April 3, 2020
A Message from Mayor Susan Shin Angulo
Dear Residents:

I hope you are all staying healthy and safe while adjusting to this new normal for the time being.

Our top priority in Town Hall is to continue to protect the health and safety of our residents as we work alongside with County and State Officials to communicate the best practices to help flatten the curve during this global pandemic.

These trying-times have made an impact on us locally and globally and we are working diligently to help fill the needs of our citizens.

As you may have heard, the state 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 during the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension was announced in a joint statement by Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin on Wednesday morning.

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has announced that it will begin accepting applications today, Friday, April 3, for its Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. The grant program is part of the state’s efforts to help businesses and workers negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Small- and mid-sized businesses wishing to apply for a grant can apply online beginning at 9 a.m. by following a link that will be posted on the state’s COVID-19 Business Information Hub .

Yesterday, it was announced that Cherry Hill was awarded a Community Development Block Grant for over $270,000 to address the COVID-19 pandemic. This is welcome support from our federal delegation who have been tireless advocates for our community. I applaud the work Senator Menendez, Senator Booker, and Congressman Norcross have done for Cherry Hill residents.

Safety is paramount during these extraordinary and unprecedented times, and it’s important that we have the tools necessary to protect the health and well-being of our families, friends, and neighbors.

Please continue to stay positive during this difficult time and I promise we will get through this together.

Sincerely,
Susan Shin Angulo
Mayor
Township News & Events
Parks and Playgrounds 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. If you are visiting a trail or open space with your family, please follow social distancing guidelines. Adhering to this order will save lives, and it is the responsibility of every Cherry Hill resident to do their part. 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.
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
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

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.
First Korean United Methodist Church make donation to first responders
On behalf of the First Korean United Methodist Church of Cherry Hill, Pastor Will Kim and his associate Sunni Kim made a generous donation of 1,500 surgical masks to be redistributed to Jefferson Health, the Cherry Hill Police Department, and the Cherry Hill Fire Department. Thank you for your donation!
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.
Cherry Hill Trails Open
Although all Township playgrounds and parks are closed to the public, the trail systems will remain open. Getting out into nature can help mentally and physically during these uncertain times. Right here in Cherry Hill, residents have an abundant amount of opportunities to access trails within the Township.

When using the trails, please note these health safety tips:
  • Maintain a six feet distance between you and others on the trail.
  • Don’t gather in groups on the trails.
  • Carry water and hand sanitizer
  • Keep your pet on a leash, as per Township Ordinance
  • Stay at home if you note symptoms of an illness
  • Soak up the solace and wonder of the natural world that you will find on Cherry Hill Trails

To find a trail near you, please visit our website .
Need assistance or want to assist others?
The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey and their family of agencies are committed to providing essential resources to the entire community during this unprecedented time.

There website will remain up-to-date with the latest links to programs and services that are here to help you cope during, and after, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Interested in volunteering? JFSNJ is looking for volunteers willing to shop for groceries for those in the community who are unable to get to a store and then drop those groceries at the client’s doorstep. The Jewish Federation will provide gifts cards donated by Ravitz ShopRite and others to cover the cost of your shopping trip. If you are interested, please fill out the following form in its entirety. Once this process is complete, you will hear from a Jewish Federation employee and be given the next steps.
Cherry Hill Police Records
Due to the recent State of Emergency declaration a number of Police reporting services will be handled online only. Access to the Municipal Building is restricted to emergencies only.

  • To file an incident report (non-emergency), please call 856-665-1200. Your information will be taken and a police representative will call you back to take the report over the phone.
  • For a copy of an incident report, please write a letter requesting the report and mail it along with a copy of your valid driver license or government issued ID. The mailing address is 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill NJ 08002, ATTN: Police Records.
  • To obtain a copy of an accident report, please email Police Records. Please include your case number or information (name of driver, vehicle info, date/time of accident & etc.) that can be used to locate the report.
  • For A letter of Good Conduct for a Cherry Hill resident, please fill out the Good Conduct Questionnaire form and email it along with a copy of your Driver License or government issued ID. This form can be found online
  • For defendant discovery requests or a copy of an arrest report, please fill out the defendant discovery form and have the form notarized and mail it along with a copy of your valid driver license or government issued ID. The mailing address is 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill NJ 08002, ATTN: Police Records. This form can be found online.
  • For more information please contact Police Records by calling 856-488-7822 between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday, or email Police Records. 
  • You can find information on applications, permits and services on our website.
  • Fingerprinting services have been temporarily suspended.
  • Firearms Permit Application: Individuals wishing to apply for a Firearms Identification Card or Handgun Purchase Permit, please go to https://www.njportal.com/NJSP/fars
  • Temporary Handicapped Placard: To apply for a temporary parking placard, please download and complete the Temporary Placard Application. The application form can be found online.
  • Canvasser Permit: Individuals wishing to solicit Door-to-Door in any residential area within Cherry Hill Township must obtain a Canvasser Permit (PDF). The application form can be found online.
  • Forms and Reports listed below can be found at http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/134/Forms-Reports.
Department of Public Works
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.

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.
Republic Services temporarily suspending bulk trash pickup in Cherry Hill
While trash and recyclable pick-up will continue, due to staffing shortages and concerns about the spread of COVID-19,  Republic Services  will 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.
Senior Living
During these difficult times when we cannot do our normal routine, we must find new things to make us happy and keep us engaged.
 
Call  your friends, neighbors, and your relatives, especially those that you haven't talked to in a while. They are home and would be happy to hear from you.
 
Write  letters to the special people in your life. Share your ideas and let them know you're thinking of them. 
 
Organize  your closets and drawers. Find things to donate or get ready for the neighborhood garage sales that will be coming soon when things get better.
 
Take care  of your health. Take your temperature and your blood pressure if you have a home monitor. Eat and drink well. Keep moving; walk around your house, dance, exercise.
 
Now is the time to pull out the "if only I had time" list and catch up, but remember: be safe, be healthy, and be happy. Sometimes there can be good in change.

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.

The Library staff is diligently working at home maintaining our comprehensive online collections. Any fines that would have been accrued during our closure will be waived. Library cards that would have expired have been updated through June 2020. If you are a Cherry Hill resident and need a library card, you can obtain one online .

PLEASE keep your library materials or book donations at home until we reopen. The book drops at CHPL and on Marlkress Road at the Post Office are CLOSED. Do NOT leave any items at our library doors or on the book drops. 

Email and phone notifications for items due or on hold have been turned off while we are closed. 
We will continue to share via our  social media posts  online content and services offered to the community. Our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts are updated multiple times a day with helpful online resources. Follow us @chplnj for important and helpful information!

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.