April 24, 2020
A Message from Mayor Susan Shin Angulo
Dear Residents:

To help combat the outbreak of COVID-19 within long term care facilities in Cherry Hill, critical personal protection equipment (PPE) is being delivered to Cherry Hill facilities. Our first responders are working with the Camden County Office of Emergency Management to help direct approximately 25,000 pieces of assorted PPE to facilities in need. This protective equipment is critical to protect staff and residents working and living in our Cherry Hill facilities from this deadly virus.
Additionally, the Camden County Department of Health is conducting random inspections of long term care facilities to ensure patient safety. Unfortunately, we are seeing an increase in reported coronavirus infections at these locations. Residents can report concerns about any long term care facility to the county’s COVID Hotline at 1-800-999-9045. Our friends, family members, and neighbors living in long term care facilities represent some of the most vulnerable to coronavirus infection. Safety is paramount during these unprecedented times. Supplying facilities with necessary PPE, and ensuring quality of care guidelines and precautions are followed will save lives and flatten the curve.
My top priority continues to be the health, safety, and protection of our residents. I along with my administration continue to be in contact with officials from the County and State to help communicate the best practices to keep our community and residents safe. We will continue to work diligently to help fulfill the needs of our citizens.
As we continue to run Town Hall as affectively and effectively as possible - information on how to conduct Town Hall business, closures throughout town, FAQs, helpful links and resources, and additional information can be found on our  website . This situation continues to evolve, so please monitor our website and   social media  sites for up-to-date information. The latest on New Jersey’s response to COVID can be found on the  State’s COVID-19 Information Hub .  And although Town Hall is closed to the public, we are here for you, twenty-four seven. Please reach out if you have questions. You can send me an  email  or reach out by phone (856) 488-7878. We are doing our best to provide as much information as possible.
Finally, I’d like to extend a Happy Ramadan to everyone celebrating this joyous occasion. Now more than ever we are realizing the importance of family and community, and although social distancing keeps us physically apart, we are together in spirit (and in Zoom).

Please stay safe and healthy.

Susan Shin Angulo
Township News & Events
Cherry Hill Township Council Meeting
Due to the current State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency declared by Governor Phil Murphy Pursuant to Executive Order No. 103 and in an effort to prevent further spread of COVID-19, that the regularly scheduled Township Council Meeting for Monday, April 24, 2020 has been changed to a Virtual Zoom Meeting. Please take note that the Public Hearing start time has been changed to 7:00 p.m. 

Although the public will be excluded from the Township Council Meeting in person, the meeting will be accessible to the public online, by following the instructions on our website. Those who do not have the ability to access Zoom on a computer may participate using the telephone numbers and instructions on our website .
Information for Cherry Hill residents regarding COVID-19
Stay up to date with the latest information regarding COVID-19 in Cherry Hill. Find information such as the following:
  • How to Conduct Township Business
  • Closures throughout Town
  • Helpful Links and Resources
  • FAQs
  • Information for Local Businesses
New Jersey Information Hub for COVID-19
Stay up to date with the latest information regarding COVID-19 in the state of New Jersey.

  • How to protect yourself
  • Ask Questions
  • Information and Services
  • Announcements
  • Live Updates
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.
Winners Announced for Virtual Art Show
On behalf of Cherry Hill Township, we’d like to thank everyone who submitted artwork into the Focus on Cherry Hill Virtual Art Show. We are surrounded by such talented residents and we hope this show brought some cheer to everyone. Thank you to everyone who voted as well. View the complete gallery,  here .

1st Place: Carolyn Tyndall
2nd Place: Ron Ordonez
3rd Place (tied): Evelyn Buehler 
3rd Place (tied): Nichole Howard
4th Place (tied): Eleta Eichfeld 
4th Place (tied): Caren Begun
"Drop & Go" Food Drive
Our community's need for food continues to grow as the COVID-19 pandemic extends through the spring. Please consider safely donating food to the JFCS's Drop & Go Food Drive on Friday, May 1 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cherry Hill Environmental Board's Wildlife Habitat Community Initiative
While so many of us are at home, and our township trails are closed, the Cherry Hill Environmental Board is launching a Wildlife Habitat Community Initiative. CHEB urges as many citizens as possible to apply for the National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Wildlife Habitat Certification. If we involve enough of our citizens, we can make Cherry Hill Township a National Wildlife Federation certified community.
In the coming weeks, we will share some simple ideas for making your backyard into a certified Wildlife Habitat. In the meantime, visit the link to the National Wildlife Federation's Wildlife Habitat Certification Program.
Department of Public Works
36 Ideas, Big and Small, for an Eco-friendly Home
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Recycle Coach is sharing select stories from individuals across North America on tips, tricks, and lifestyle changes on showing love for the environment.

Visit the link below for eco-friendly ideas for your home!
Trash and Recycling
At this time, due to lower than normal staffing levels and measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste Collection in certain areas may be delayed. We ask for your patience and cooperation during this time.If your Yard Waste is missed, please leave it curbside.

Please contact the Department of Public Works with any questions at publicworks@chtownship.com or (856) 424-4422.
Senior Living
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 Cherry Hill Public Library building will remain closed until further notice per NJ Executive Order No. 104 (2020) ordering the closing of all libraries to the public.

Children's Story Times
Available online

April is National Poetry Month!
Enjoy favorites poems of the staff read aloud on our website  

Don't forget to complete the Census!
This takes a couple minutes and is extremely important! For more information click here .

We appreciate the support of the community in NOT dropping off books or donations
PLEASE stay home, stay healthy, and keep your library items AT HOME!  Have CHPL questions? We have answers! Visit our website .

Please check our Events Calendar for virtual programming. Some programs we are excited to share include the following:

Teens Dungeons & Dragons
Saturday, April 25 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Join our DungeonMaster via Zoom for a quick D&D one-shot campaign! Registration i s limited, so sign up early. You will be e-mailed a link to the Zoom meeting room + password upon registering. This meeting will not be recorded. Open to grades 6-12.

Virtual Planner Meetup
Wednesday, April 29 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
We've all been impacted by COVID-19 in different ways. Let's check in with each other and share the ways we've been managing and organizing our daily lives during quarantine. Whether you're still bullet journaling or learning to rely more on digital planners, we want to hear about it. This meeting will take place through Zoom and registration is limited. Please include an email as main list registrants will be emailed a link to access the event. This event will not be recorded. 

Instagram LIVE: Teen Chat 'n' Chew
Friday, May 1 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy your lunch while Teen Librarian, Melissa Brinn, and Adult Services Librarian, Jasmine Riel, share some teen book recommendations through Instagram live! Tune in to the livestream on May 1st at 1 p.m. at either of our Instagram accounts:  @CHPLNJ   or  @CHPLteens  (you will need to be logged in to Instagram to watch either on the app or on your computer). A recording of this livestream will be available for 24 hours after the event. 

Zoom Toddler Dance Party
Friday, May 1 from 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Need to shake those sillies out? Join us for a virtual dance party for toddlers and their caregivers. Put on your finest costume or wear your PJs and dance along with us from the comfort of your living room. Even if we can't go out we can dance together! Toddler Dance Party will take place via Zoom. Invite to follow after you register