Effective July 30, 2021 and remaining in place until further notice, masks or face coverings are required in all Cranford municipal buildings and Township of Cranford facilities. This includes the Cranford Public Library. This decision is based on recommendations from the Township of Cranford's Health Officer/Epidemiologist in response to new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the state of New Jersey.
According to Township Administrator Jamie Cryan:
"This week, the CDC made changes in its recommendations for masking in areas of the country with “high” or “substantial” transmission in an effort to slow the spread of the Delta variant. Union County is considered an area of substantial transmission. Yesterday, Governor Murphy and NJDOH Commissioner Persichilli announced that all people in New Jersey, regardless of vaccination status, are ”strongly recommended” to wear masks in indoor settings when there is increased risk, such as indoor settings involving activities with close contact with others who may not be fully vaccinated and indoor settings where the vaccine status of other individuals in the setting is unknown... We are all in this together and it is clear that our collective actions to abide by all Executive Orders and safety protocols has no doubt kept us safe. Requiring visitors and employees to mask up as the numbers rise ensures our shared safety and hopefully is a temporary measure until the numbers come down."
We appreciate your cooperation, patience and consideration of others as we continue to adjust our policies and procedures, and work to ensure your safety and health.