August 14, 2020
Volume 41
The Morning Report

The Hunterdon County Morning Report provides up to date information on the actions of the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Constitutional Officers and the activities of County government.
Joint Hunterdon - HMG COVID-19 Test Site
Tuesday, August 18th and August 25th from 1-5 pm
121 Route 31S Suite 100 Raritan Township
HMG requires a provider prescription. Make an appointment by calling
908-237-4230 or email
Hunterdon County Sheriff Warns Of COVID-19 Scams:
False Test Results And Fake Cure Claims On The Rise
Hunterdon County Sheriff Frederick W. Brown recently began hearing complaints from citizens that they are receiving calls from persons and organizations claiming to be from the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) with COVID-19 test results.

Sheriff Brown said, “I would like to remind all residents of Hunterdon County about the increased prevalence of internet and telephone crime scams stemming from COVID-19, specifically relating to testing or test results, contact tracing (notification of potential contact with person who has had a positive test result), and fake cures or vaccines, all in an effort to obtain your social security or bank account information.”

BPU Storm Investigation Should Include
JCP&L Online Reporting Crash In Hunterdon 
The crash of Jersey Central Power and Light’s (JCPL) on-line reporting system with Hunterdon County’s Communications Center during tropical storm Isaias should be an investigation priority when the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) conducts its recently announced post mortem, according to Hunterdon Freeholder Board Deputy Director Sue Soloway.

Soloway stated, “JCP&L’s on-line reporting tool is supposed to make it easier for 9-1-1 dispatchers to report outages, downed lines, road closures and other power infrastructure damage instantaneously to JCP&L, through the internet, instead of time consuming phone calls and faxes, as was done in the past.

Soloway pointed out, “Hunterdon County’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has reported the system was not functional during the recent storm. Time is always of the essence for emergency response. Clearing roadways for emergency vehicles is a priority. The failure of JCP&L’s on-line reporting created a great hindrance for Hunterdon County’s public safety response.”

Hunterdon Roads And Bridges
Annual Report Provides Extensive Look At Road Safety Projects
The Hunterdon County Department of Public Works and Engineering’s 2019 Annual Report, which provides a photographic and informational summary of various road, bridge and culvert improvement projects completed last year, demonstrates the magnitude of the County’s transportation infrastructure responsibilities, Freeholder Zach T. Rich reported at the August 18th Freeholder Board meeting.

Freeholder Rich, the Board’s liaison for the Department, said, “The 2019 list of projects, including twelve road paving and reconstruction projects and over twenty bridge and culvert improvement projects, is worth public review. The report shows the true extent of the hard work and construction expertise of the county’s infrastructure maintenance programs."

Hunterdon 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony Will Be Held On Historic Courthouse Steps With Social Distancing

The annual Hunterdon County September 11th Remembrance Ceremony will be held again this year on the Historic Courthouse steps in Flemington, but with attendees observing social distancing and wearing face coverings, Sheriff Brown announced.

Outdoor Dining In Hunterdon County
Additional COVID-19 Testing

Walmart is offering COVID-19 testing
152 NJ-31 N, Flemington

CVS is offering COVID-19 testing
798 Route 202, Flemington

Hunterdon Medical Center
You can donate blood at the Hunterdon Medical Center by making an appointment. Blood donations are urgently needed, sign up today.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11 am – 4 pm
Clinton Presbyterian Church 91 Center Street, Clinton
Please bring photo identification and remember to eat a healthy breakfast
and drink fluids before donating!
                        If you have any questions, please contact: 1-800-Redcross (733-2767)
Hunterdon County Division of Senior Services
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Call Pia Rey-Doklan 908-788-1361 with any questions
Important COVID-19
Health Links

Hunterdon County Department of Health continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19), websites and resources are available.

You can also get Health Department updates
from their Facebook and Twitter pages.

If you have any questions, please call the 24-hour Hotline:
Hunterdon County Community Alert
Emergency Notification

Sign up for Hunterdon County Emergency notification system.

Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Constitutional Officers
Shaun C. Van Doren,

Susan Soloway,
Deputy Director

Matt Holt
John E. Lanza
Zach Rich

Mary Melfi
County Clerk
Fred W. Brown
Susan J. Hoffman
Michael J. Williams
Acting Prosecutor
Boards and Commissions
continue to conduct meetings remotely.

Hunterdon County
Board of Chosen Freeholders Meeting

Meeting will be held August 18, 5:30 pm via teleconference to observe social distancing requirements and to protect public health.

Hunterdon County Government | Hunterdon County Website