April 10, 2020
A Message from Mayor Susan Shin Angulo
Township News & Events
Celebrating at home together
On behalf of Mayor Angulo and Township Council, we wish you a very Happy Easter and Passover. Although, we cannot gather with our friends and families this year, we remain hopeful that we can soon celebrate together. During your celebrations this year, try to connect with relatives virtually, order a special meal from a local restaurant, or attend religious services virtually. Wishing you good health and joy.
Township Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, April 13; location change
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that in accordance with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., and due to the current State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency declared by Governor Phil Murphy, in an effort to prevent further spread of COVID-19, notice is hereby given that the Public Meeting of the Township Council to be held at 7:30 PM has been changed to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020 at the Cherry Hill Municipal Building and the meeting has been changed to virtual Zoom Meetings. 

Members of the public will be able to watch and give public comment utilizing the Public Comments section of the meeting through Zoom or by telephone. For all information and details regarding this meeting, please visit our website.
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Township Parks, Playgrounds, and Trails Closed
We would like to remind residents that parks and playgrounds are closed and are not to be used at this time. This includes swings, playground equipment, tennis courts, pickleball courts, basketball courts, hockey courts, and all other recreational facilities. Please do not use these facilities at this time. Please do not gather in these areas with others.

In the spirit of Governor Murphy's Executive Order to close all state and county parks and trails, Cherry Hill Township will be adhering to this order by closing all Township trails as well.

Parents, please talk to your children about congregating in groups and about the importance of social distancing. Thank you and please stay safe! Please share this message with your friends and neighbors.
State and County Parks Closed
Due to the threat posed to public health from COVID-19,  Governor Phil Murphy  signed EO 119, ordering all state parks, forests & county parks to close until further notice.This full closure includes all park lots, grounds, facilities, trails, playgrounds.

All park gates and entrances are CLOSED. Trail use is PROHIBITED. Save yourself the trip and STAY HOME to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

New Jersey State Park Police will patrol park areas to ensure the public is following the Governor’s directives to stay home to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

To keep your family and our entire New Jersey family safe, stay home, practice good hygiene and follow all State and CDC guidelines concerning COVID-19.

To learn more about COVID-19 or find resources, go to  COVID19.NJ.GOV , text NJCOVID to 898-211, or call 211. For updated parks information, please follow this Facebook page or visit the Division of Parks and Forestry’s website .
American Red Cross Donations
The American Red Cross is reporting a severe blood shortage due to coronavirus-related blood drive cancelations. More than 600 blood drives have been canceled nationwide, resulting in about 200,000 fewer donations. Please, share your good health! If you are healthy and feeling well, please make an appointment to donate this week by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting  RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 

*Please be patient when making an appointment. As this important message is getting out and more people are making appointments, you may experience a longer than usual wait time. New blood drives are being added daily, if you do not find a drive in your area today, please check again in the near future.  

Upcoming Local Donation Sites: 
Crossfit Hygge, 5 Rockhill Rd - Suite #4, Cherry Hill
April 16 from 12pm-5pm 
To schedule an appointment, click here and enter sponsor code: Crossfit Hygge

Cherry Hill Skating Rink, 664 Deer Road, Cherry Hill
April 21 from 10am-3pm 
To schedule an appointment, click here and enter sponsor code: CH Skating Rink

CHYAA Complex, 150 Deland Ave, Cherry Hill
April 23 from 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, click here and enter sponsor code: Cherry Hill Community 

Virtua Health & Wellness Center
1 Brace Road, Cherry Hill
April 24 from 2pm-7pm 
To schedule an appointment, click here and enter sponsor code: Virtua  

COVID-19 Plasma Donations
The Red Cross is currently working closely with FDA to develop a process to identify and qualify individuals who have recovered from the virus and have the necessary antibodies to participate in this effort. These collections will not be done at mobile blood drives listed above. Please visit their newly established webpage , to help collect prospective donor information. The Red Cross will then follow-up with prospective candidates to confirm eligibility and participation.

The safety of staff, donors and ultimate recipients remains their top priority. Only those individuals who have recovered fully from COVID-19 are eligible to donate therapeutic plasma, which means they have no detectable virus and are not infectious to others.
Virtual Recreation Center
The Cherry Hill Township Recreation Department launched a Virtual Recreation and Resource Center on our website .

This is your place for resources to help you navigate these ever changing times. We are committed to ensuring that our community members have resources to maintain healthy lives, grow meaningful relationships and continue to have extraordinary experiences. In these challenging times, our Virtual Recreation Center will bring programs and resources right to you and your family with the hope of making it easier to manage your health and well-being.

If you have additional resources to share with us, please email  Recreation@chtownship.com.
Show us YOUR Cherry Hill!
Artists of all abilities, ages and medium are invited to enter the Focus on Cherry Hill Virtual Art Show. All entries must have either been taken in/of Cherry Hill and four winners will be selected by the community online. 

For complete guidelines, please visit our website .

Entries should be emailed to Arts@CHTownship.com and must be received by Saturday, April 11 at 11:59 p.m.
Department of Public Works
Wash your hands after touching trash and recycling bins
Just a reminder to wash your hands or use a disposal glove while moving your trash and recycling bins. Thousands of bins are picked-up every day and could potentially be a hotspot for COVID-19.
Bulk Trash Suspended
To ensure the health and well-being of our employees and residents, the Township Municipal Building and Department of Public Works Administrative Offices will remain closed to the public until further notice. All essential Township operations – including police and public works, will continue functioning. Emergency services will continue.

At this time, due to lower than normal staffing levels and measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, trash and recycling services in certain areas may be delayed. We ask for your patience and cooperation during this time.

Republic Services has temporarily suspend bulk collection. This will help to avoid disruptions in trash and recycling collection, and keep Republic employees from touching residents’ personal items. Residents who have bulk trash are asked to secure it for later disposal when normal business resumes.

If your trash is missed, please leave it curbside. It will be collected. Please contact the Department of Public Works with any questions at publicworks@chtownship.com or (856) 424-4422.
Senior Living
As you may know, the state personal tax filing and corporation business tax filing deadline have been extended from April 15 to July 15 to allow New Jerseyans time to focus on their safety and livelihood. If you did not have the opportunity to attend AARP's Free Tax Preparation, there are some free resources online where you can file your income taxes and arrange for direct deposit if you qualify for a refund. Please visit the IRS's website for additional information and resources.

Although, Township offices are closed, our Senior Services Coordinator is still responding to voicemail and email during the state-mandated quarantine. Please note that during this time, senior bus services are currently suspended. If you have any questions regarding Cherry Hill Senior Services, please contact Gaye Pino by email or (856) 661-4800.
Cherry Hill Public Library News & Events
The Library will remain closed until further notice per NJ Executive Order No. 104 (2020) ordering the closing of all libraries to the public. Although our building is closed our virtual library is always open and accessible at www.chplnj.org.

We always strive to do what is best for our patrons and the decision to close our building is our proactive attempt at protecting the community against COVID-19.
April is National Poetry Month!
Throughout the month our Adult Services librarians are reading their favorite poems and sharing them on our website and social media. Make sure you check them out online

Are you missing the help of library staff?
Now you can reach our librarians! Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. you can email questions to CHPL librarians and they will do their best to help you from the safety of their homes. Email chplref@chplnj.org .

Children's Story Times and Rhyme Times are still new and exciting!
Our Children's librarians have been creating videos for our younger patrons. New videos are available every week on YouTube .

Census 2020 has started!
You can respond online without leaving the safety of your home. It is very important that every resident gets counted, regardless of age or immigration status. Our Congressional representation depends on it. For more information and to complete the form, visit our website .

COVID-19 Resource Guide
Visit the New Jersey State Library's  COVID-19 Resource Guide  for more information about the Coronavirus, including guidelines and phone numbers.