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Monthly Archives for April 2020

Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 30, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

We appreciate your continued patience and cooperation during this ongoing health emergency. Below is a summary of the most recent information/actions related to COVID-19.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 118,652 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 5,287 cases in Morris County. There is 1 new case in Randolph, bringing the total to date to 244.

Of the 244 cases: 41 households have more than one individual; 12 individuals are currently hospitalized; 123 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

Sadly we have lost 18 of our residents to this terrible virus. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 22 of the cases and 9 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 4 of the 12 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

STATE INFORMATION
On April 29, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 133, reopening state parks and golf courses, and restoring the authority of county governments to determine whether county parks will be open or closed. The order takes effect at sunrise on Saturday, May 2. Social distancing is still required while visiting the parks.

COUNTY INFORMATION
The Morris County Park Commission will have a partial reopening of its 38 distinct park facilities, including all four county golf courses, on Saturday, May 2. Social distancing is still required while visiting the parks. Read more

LOCAL INFORMATION
In accordance with Executive Order No. 133 issued by Governor Murphy, Randolph Township will have a partial reopening of its parks on Saturday, May 2, 2020. All Randolph parks will be open for the following passive recreation activities in which social distancing can be achieved and maintained: walking, hiking, running, jogging, biking and fishing (where applicable). All public buildings and restrooms, playgrounds, athletic fields, courts, play areas, gazebos, and picnic pavilions will remain closed. Please note that parking may be limited in certain parks to reduce the number of people in each facility. All programs, permits and events remain cancelled until further notice.

To allow parks and trails to remain open for passive recreation, users are asked to follow proper CDC protocols, including but not limited to:

  • Recommended use of face covering.
  • Only park in designated areas, do not park on roadsides or unmarked spaces.
  • No use of parks or trails if exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Remember that public restrooms are closed. In sites with portable restrooms, residents should use their personal sanitary supplies.
  • While on trails, warn others of your presence and step aside to let others pass.
  • Observe CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or leave that location.

Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 29, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

Thank you for your continued patience, understanding and commitment to staying home and/or social distancing. Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 116,264 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 5,213 cases in Morris County. There is 1 new case in Randolph, bringing the total to date to 243.

Of the 243 cases: 41 households have more than one individual; 11 individuals are currently hospitalized; 115 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

Sadly, we have had a total of 18 fatalities to date. Our thoughts and prayers continue for those families. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 21 of the cases and 9 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 3 of the 11 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

STATE/LOCAL INFORMATION
On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 130 which authorizes municipalities by resolution to extend the 2nd quarter property tax grace period from May 10, 2020 to June 1, 2020. The Randolph Township Council has scheduled an emergency council meeting to take action on a resolution to enact the extension, per the Open Public Meetings Act, on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. The meeting will be held remotely via Zoom. You may join the Zoom meeting via computer by going here. The meeting ID no. is 894 2598 8598. You can also call in by dialing 1-646-558-8656. The public will have the opportunity to speak during the open to the public sections of the meeting. If you are calling in and wish to speak during the open to the public sections please dial *9.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 28, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

Your continued patience and cooperation during this ongoing health emergency is very much appreciated. We realize that this is a challenging time for everyone and we know that our community will get through this together and be stronger. Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 113,856 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 5,128 cases in Morris County. There are 2 new cases in Randolph, bringing the total to date to 242.

Of the 242 cases: 41 households have more than one individual; 11 individuals are currently hospitalized; 115 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

It is with great sadness that we must report 1 additional fatality, bringing the total to 18. We grieve with our residents who lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 21 of the cases and 9 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 3 of the 11 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

STATE INFORMATION
The New Jersey Department of Children and Families has established a website for their staff and for families regarding COVID-19 information. The website includes resources, publications and information all in one place.

COUNTY INFORMATION
Morris County Clerk’s Office—2020 Primary Election Timeline:
May 13: Deadline for change of party affiliation declaration forms for primary election
June 30: Deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot by mail for primary election
July 3: Deadline for application to receive primary election mail-in ballots by electronic means for qualified overseas civilian and military voters
July 6: By 3:00 p.m.—Deadline for in-person mail-in ballot applications for primary election
July 7: Primary election day

For more information, visit the Morris County Clerk’s website. You may obtain a mail-in ballot on the Morris County Clerk’s website or call the Randolph Township Clerk’s Office at 973.989.7041.


Randolph’s 2020 Freedom Festival Cancelled

Posted: April 28, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Randolph Kiwanis Club and Randolph Township announce the cancellation of the three-day Randolph Freedom Festival, including Randolph’s Freedom Parade, scheduled for Fourth of July weekend.

The decision to cancel the event was not made lightly, as the Randolph Freedom Festival is a great annual tradition that brings our community together. However, given the painful reality of COVID-19 and our need to continue to prioritize the health and safety of our residents, we felt this was the right thing to do.

Coordinating the annual Randolph Freedom Festival is a big logistical undertaking requiring much lead-time and many people working together as a team. To this end, continuing to plan this event in the face of COVID-19 is impractical. In addition, the scope of the pandemic and its impact remain unknown.

The Randolph Kiwanis Club and Randolph Township would like to thank all of our community members who contribute significant investments of time, money and energy to Randolph’s Freedom Festival: the organizers, volunteers, youth, community organizations, vendors and local stakeholders.

We look forward to planning and celebrating with our community next year, at the 2021 Randolph Freedom Festival!

Randolph’s Freedom Festival is sponsored and run by the all-volunteer, not-for-profit Randolph Kiwanis Club in partnership with Randolph Township. All net proceeds benefit local charities.

We ask those who are able to consider making a donation to the Randolph Kiwanis Club to help offset the unexpected loss of income from the 2020 Freedom Festival and ensure a bright future for this great tradition in Randolph. Checks made payable to Randolph Kiwanis Club may be mailed to PO Box 106, Mt. Freedom, NJ 07970. All donations will be gratefully acknowledged.

 

 


Message from the Mayor

Posted: April 28, 2020

In spite of continuing to receive daily reports of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Randolph residents, there is reason to be cautiously optimistic. The number of new cases reported over the last 2 weeks has been trending downward and there is evidence that we are “flattening the curve.” Our social distancing efforts appear to be working. That is good news and everyone should be congratulated for doing their part by staying home and social distancing.

New Jersey is behind only New York in terms of states that have been hit the hardest with COVID-19. This past week Governor Murphy pointed out that the loss of lives in New Jersey due to COVID-19 now exceeds those lost in World War I, the Korean War and the Vietnam War combined. That is certainly a significant and sobering statistic.

As we know, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our own community. In Randolph, we now have 242 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection. Eighteen members of the Randolph community have passed away due to COVID-19 infections and 11 residents are currently hospitalized. Fortunately, 115 residents are no longer symptomatic and are on the road to recovery.

Beyond the health impact of the pandemic, many of our residents are experiencing economic hardships due to layoffs and business closures. This financial fallout from the pandemic is taking its toll on our community. Today, the governor issued an executive order which established the Governor’s Restart and Recovery Commission that will provide guidance for a phased-in reopening of the New Jersey economy. This is good news.

In the meantime, however, one way we can all help our neighbors is to donate to local foodbanks that are trying to meet the increased needs during this unprecedented time. The Randolph Food Pantry is operated by the Randolph Township Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, located at 30 Calais Road. For those who are able, please consider donating nonperishable food items. Suggested items are listed here. At this time, the Randolph Food Pantry is also accepting financial donations as well as store gift cards that will be used by staff to purchase perishable items which would not normally be available in our pantry.

Residents are asked to drop off non-perishable food donations directly in the donation bin located in the foyer of the community center during office hours, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Please be sure that the expiration dates are current. Residents needing to drop off donations outside of normal office hours or seeking to make financial contributions to the food pantry should call community services at 973.989.7084. All residents who need food assistance are encouraged to call the Randolph Food Pantry at 973.989.7084 during office hours.

Thanks for your support and patience during this challenging time.

Stay safe,
Mayor Christine Carey
April 17, 2020


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 27, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

Thank you to everyone for your continued patience and support during this challenging time. The following is a summary of the most recent information/actions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 111,188 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 5,030 cases in Morris County. There are 2 new cases in Randolph, bringing the total to date to 240.

Of the 240 cases: 41 households have more than one individual; 11 individuals are currently hospitalized; 110 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

It is with great sadness that we must report 1 additional fatality, bringing the total to 17. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 21 of the cases and 9 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 4 of the 11 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

STATE INFORMATION
On April 24, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 128, which authorizes tenants under certain circumstances to apply their security deposit monies to pay rent.

On April 24, NJ Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner issued a second Omnibus Order concerning court operations, which includes municipal courts.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 26, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

We appreciate your continued support during this COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a summary of the most recent information.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 109,038 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 4,976 cases in Morris County. There are 9 new cases in Randolph; however, one of the previously reported cases was from another town. The total number of cases to date is 238.

Of the 238 cases: 41 households have more than one individual; 14 individuals are currently hospitalized; 103 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

Sadly we have lost 16 of our residents to this terrible virus. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 21 of the cases and 9 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 5 of the 14 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 25, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

We appreciate your continued support during this COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a summary of the most recent information.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 105,523 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 4,821 cases in Morris County; 5 new cases in Randolph, bringing the total to date to 230.

Of the 230 cases: 39 households have more than one individual; 13 individuals are currently hospitalized; 103 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

Sadly we have lost 16 of our residents to this terrible virus. We continue to grieve with the families who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 21 of the cases and 9 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 5 of the 13 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 24, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

We realize this has been a long and trying time for everyone, but please remain vigilant by staying home as much as possible and maintaining social distance and wearing a mask when going out for essentials. Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 102,196 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 4,716 cases in Morris County; 2 new cases in Randolph, bringing the total to date to 225.

Of the 225 cases: 39 households have more than one individual; 12 individuals are currently hospitalized; 99 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

Sadly we have lost 16 of our residents to this terrible virus. We continue to grieve with the families who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 21 of the cases and 9 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 5 of the 12 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

STATE INFORMATION
NJ Motor Vehicle Commission agencies, road testing, and inspection facilities will remain closed to the public through May 10. All driver licenses, non-driver IDs, vehicle registrations, and inspection stickers expiring before May 31 have been extended by two months. Most renewals, replacements, changes of address, and other transactions can be processed online at NJMVC.gov.

COUNTY INFORMATION
Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi assures residents that all essential functions of her office are still being fully handled. For more information


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 23, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

Good afternoon. We thank you for your support and continued patience. Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 99,989 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 4,680 cases in Morris County; 1 new case in Randolph, bringing the total to date to 223.

Of the 223 cases: 39 households have more than one individual; 12 individuals are currently hospitalized; 89 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

Sadly we have lost 16 of our residents to this terrible virus. We continue to grieve with the families who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 20 of the cases and 9 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 5 of the 12 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

COUNTY INFORMATION
United Way Announces Grant Program for Lower Income Working Families
United Way launches the “ALICE Recovery Fund” to help support working families who are have lost their jobs, businesses, or had a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 22, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

We are so fortunate to have such generous residents in Randolph willing to help the community in various ways! Residents have donated to the food pantry as well as to the personal protective equipment drive sponsored by the Randolph Rescue Squad. There have also been masks (both hand-sewn and purchased) donated to the township for employees as well as for senior citizens to use when they’re shopping. And of course we thank all of the essential workers and healthcare workers who continue to work to ensure the safety and well being of our community. Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 95,865 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 4,556 cases in Morris County; 8 new cases in Randolph; however, 1 of the previously reported cases was from another town. This brings the total to date to 222.

Of the 222 cases: 39 households have more than one individual; 11 individuals are currently hospitalized; 81 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

It is with sadness that we must report 2 additional fatalities, bringing the total to 16. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the families who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 19 of the cases and 9 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 4 of the 11 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

STATE/COUNTY INFORMATION
Payment Relief for Student Loan Borrowers
Governor Murphy and Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Caride announced that the state has secured relief options with private student loan servicers to expand protections the federal government granted to federal student loan borrowers. Read more

LOCAL INFORMATION
The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) reminds residents that items such as disposable gloves, wipes, masks and tissues should NOT be placed in recycling containers. These items are contaminants and must be placed in the trash. Recycling crews are finding high rates of these contaminants in the recycling mix which then requires workers to sort them out by hand. When these materials and items such as plastic bags and plastic film end up in the recycling stream, they can trigger equipment problems and breakdown. Keeping these items out of the recycling stream is important to ensure the health and safety of the MCMUA workers and to prevent the breakdown of equipment. For more information on proper recycling and trash disposal visit the MCMUA’s website.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 21, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

Thank you for your continued support and patience. Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 92,387 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 4,435 cases in Morris County; 8 new cases in Randolph, bringing total to date to 215.

Of the 215 cases: 38 households have more than one individual; 15 individuals are currently hospitalized; 75 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

Unfortunately our community has lost a total of 14 individuals; our thoughts and prayers continue for their families. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 19 of the cases and 9 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 5 of the 15 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

On April 20, the state established a new summary providing specific information on long term care facility cases and fatalities. The summary can be found on the state Department of Health website. Please note that the fatality information included on the state website includes those which were not confirmed by laboratory testing. Additionally, the case and fatality information listed on the site was self-reported by the facilities, and is not from a verified state database and may not reflect real-time data. As a result, the information on the state site does not correspond with the long term care case and fatality information the township has been releasing to date, which is more current and includes only those verified by laboratory confirmed test.

COUNTY INFORMATION
Morris County Sheriff James Gannon reported that fatal overdoses in Morris County are up by 38 percent this year over the same 14-week time frame in 2019. He urges residents to reach out to Hope One at 973.590.0300 if they need assistance or resources.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 20, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

We thank you for your continued commitment to staying home and social distancing when needed in order to minimize the impact of COVID-19 to our community. Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 88,806 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 4,236 cases in Morris County; 8 new cases in Randolph, bringing total to date to 207.

Of the 207 cases: 35 households have more than one individual; 13 individuals are currently hospitalized; 75 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

It is with great sadness that we report 2 additional fatalities, bringing the total to 14. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 19 of the cases and 9 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 5 of the 13 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Effective today, April 20, 2020, the state established a new summary providing specific information on long term care facility cases and fatalities. The summary can be found on the state Department of Health website.

Please note that the fatality information included on the state website includes those which were not confirmed by laboratory testing. Additionally, the case and fatality information listed on the site was self-reported by the facilities, and is not from a verified state database and may not reflect real-time data. As a result, the information on the state site does not correspond with the long term care case and fatality information the township has been releasing to date, which is more current and includes only those verified by laboratory confirmed test.

COUNTY INFORMATION
Morris County Chamber of Commerce Virtual Seminars for the Week

LOCAL INFORMATION
May 1 Property Tax Payments
To date, the State of New Jersey has not permitted municipalities to change the May 1 property tax deadline or extend the grace period beyond the statutory ten day maximum. If the state permits either of these changes, the township will review and act accordingly.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 19, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

We appreciate your continued support and patience as we all navigate through this challenging time. Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 85,301 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 4,136 cases in Morris County; 2 new cases in Randolph, bringing total to date to 199.

Of the 199 cases: 33 households have more than one individual; 11 individuals are currently hospitalized; 66 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

To date, Randolph has lost 12 residents to this terrible virus. We continue to grieve as a community for those whom we have lost and extend condolences and prayers to their families. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 18 of the cases and 7 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 4 of the 11 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

LOCAL INFORMATION
Randolph Township Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department Food Pantry
Due to the impact of COVID-19, we are anticipating increased needs in the coming weeks and months. Non-perishable items are always needed as well as paper products, dish detergent and other cleaners; please be sure to check expiration dates on items.

To meet the need created by the current crisis, the pantry is also accepting financial donations as well as store gift cards that will be used by township staff to purchase perishable items which would not normally be available in our pantry.

There is a donation bin in the foyer of the community center at 30 Calais Road. This bin is for food and grocery items, not financial contributions or gift cards. Donations should only be left during office hours, 8:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Please call 973.989.7084 with questions.

Residents requiring food assistance are encouraged to call 973.989.7084 during the hours listed above. Staff members will try to accommodate requests; items will be bagged and available on a scheduled basis for those in need to either pick up from the community center or to have delivered by a volunteer.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 18, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

Thank you for continuing to stay home and for maintaining the appropriate social distance when you do go out for essentials or for a walk on the trails. Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 81,420 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 3,984 cases in Morris County; 5 new cases in Randolph, bringing total to date to 197.

Of the 197 cases: 29 households have more than one individual; 11 individuals are currently hospitalized; 63 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

To date, Randolph has lost 12 residents to this terrible virus. We continue to grieve as a community for those whom we have lost and extend condolences and prayers to their families. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 18 of the cases and 7 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 4 of the 11 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

COUNTY INFORMATION
Morris County Prosecutor Warns of Stimulus Check Scams


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 17, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

Your continued cooperation and efforts during this ongoing health emergency are very much appreciated. We realize that this is a challenging time for residents young and old. We know that our Randolph community will get through this together! Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 78,467 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 3,822 cases in Morris County; 3 new cases in Randolph, bringing total to date to 192.

Of the 192 cases: 29 households have more than one individual; 11 individuals are currently hospitalized; 58 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

It is with great sadness that we must report 1 new fatality, bringing the total to 12. Our thoughts continue to be with all of the families in our community who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 18 of the cases and 7 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 4 of the 11 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

LOCAL INFORMATION
Randolph Trails Remain Open
The municipal trail system is open, with the exception of specific sections that are on county property. View a trail map depicting the township trail system and the trails that remain open . Residents are encouraged to utilize the township trail system, but must follow appropriate social distancing measures. Residents with questions about the trails may contact the township recreation department at 973.989.7081.

The township recycling center remains open during its regular business hours, Wednesday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

RESOURCES
NJ COVID-19 Information Hub
NJ Department of Health

NJ 211: Speak to a healthcare professional at 1-800-962-1253. For general information and basic needs, dial 211. For alerts/updates, text NJCOVID to 898-211.


Message from the Mayor

Posted: April 17, 2020

Dear Randolph Residents,

It’s been more than 4 weeks since we first reported cases of COVID-19 in Randolph. Since then, 192 Randolph residents have tested positive for the virus. Many have been hospitalized and unfortunately 12 members of our Randolph community have passed away from COVID-19 infections. The impact of this pandemic has been heartbreaking.

As a community, we are staying home, social distancing, and wearing face masks when we do venture out for essentials. We are working remotely, attending school virtually and trying to find cleaning supplies and paper products. The last 4 weeks have been like nothing we ever imagined.

These have been challenging times for all Americans, and our area of the country has been particularly hard hit. There is some positive news, though. According to public health officials, our social distancing efforts appear to be working. The number of new cases reported regionally is slowing. What does the future hold? It’s not clear yet. The governor announced yesterday that schools in New Jersey will remain closed at least through May 15. There’s a great deal of discussion on the national and state level about a phased re-opening of the country. It may be some time before we are back to “normal” and it may all depend upon the development of a vaccine.

Most people tell me they are growing weary of the restrictions that have been placed on us, even as they understand the need for them. We are all eager to get back to the way life used to be. Tough times like this give us opportunities to show who we are and how much we care. The Randolph community has certainly done this. We see examples of extraordinary people every day.

  • First responders, the police, firefighters and EMTs, who are responding to calls for assistance and keeping us safe.
  • Medical personnel who continue to work under very trying conditions helping those who are sick.
  • Essential workers who are keeping our country going and helping all of us get food, medicine and supplies.
  • Residents who have called and emailed to offer to help in any way.
  • Everyone who has donated medical supplies and personal protective equipment for our medical professionals and first responders.
  • All those who have donated food to food banks and blood to the Red Cross.
  • The town staff who are keeping Randolph running smoothly under challenging conditions.
  • Everyone who has reached out to neighbors, especially those who are alone, to check on them and offer assistance and encouragement.

There are many bright spots to lift our spirits and so many examples of Randolph residents helping each other.

Let’s all stay safe and get through this together.

Mayor Christine Carey
April 17, 2020


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 16, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

We appreciate your continued patience and cooperation. Please stay safe, stay healthy, and try to stay positive! Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 75,317 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 3,701 cases in Morris County; 8 new cases in Randolph. It was determined that 1 of the cases previously reported as a Randolph resident was from another town. Therefore, the total number of cases to date is 189.

Of the 189 cases: 28 households have more than one individual; 14 individuals are currently hospitalized; 52 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

Sadly we have lost 11 of our residents to this terrible virus. We continue to grieve with the families who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 18 of the cases and 7 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 8 of the 14 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

FEDERAL INFORMATION
Summary of federal government information and actions regarding the COVID-19 virus

STATE INFORMATION
NJ COVID-19 Information Hub
NJ COVID-19 Dashboard

COUNTY INFORMATION
Morris County Office of Health Management website

GENERAL INFORMATION
JCP&L reminds customers to beware of scammers trying to trick people into paying an “unpaid bill” to avoid a shutoff. JCP&L has suspended shutoffs during the COVID-19 emergency and they would NEVER ask for personal information such as social security numbers. To protect yourself and find out more about scams related to JCP&L, visit their website.

NJ211 has a wealth of information and resources related to the COVID-19 emergency.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 15, 2020

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Thank you for continuing to stay home as much as possible and maintaining social distance when you are out. Together our community will get through this challenging health emergency. Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 71,030 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 3,525 cases in Morris County; 8 new cases in Randolph, bringing total to date to 182.

Of the 182 cases: 28 households have more than one individual; 14 individuals are currently hospitalized; 46 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

It is with great sadness that we must report 1 additional fatality, bringing the total to 11. Our thoughts continue to be with all of the families in our community who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 17 of the cases and 7 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 8 of the 14 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

STATE UPDATE
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has prepared two guides to help self-employed NJ workers understand what benefits are available and how to apply for them.

LOCAL INFORMATION
May 1 Property Tax Payments
At this time, the State of New Jersey has not permitted municipalities to change the May 1 property tax deadline or extend the grace period beyond the statutory ten day maximum. If the state permits either of these changes, the township will review and act accordingly.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 14, 2020

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We appreciate your continued support, patience and cooperation during this health emergency. Please continue to stay home, stay safe and stay healthy! Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 68,824 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 3,424 cases in Morris County; 14 new cases in Randolph, bringing total to date to 174.

Of the 174 cases: 24 households have more than one individual; 15 individuals are currently hospitalized; 37 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

It is with great sadness that we must report 3 new fatalities, bringing the total to 10. Our thoughts continue to be with all of the families in our community who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 17 of the cases and 6 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 9 of the 15 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

LOCAL INFORMATION
All township initiated closings and restrictions, not previously superseded by executive orders of Governor Murphy, have been extended until May 1 and will be reassessed again at that time.

RESOURCES
2NDFLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey’s youth and young adults. For young people between the ages of 10 and 24 who live in New Jersey and need to talk about an issue or problem that they are facing, call or text the 2NDFLOOR helpline any time at 888-222-2228. For more information, visit their website.

NJ COVID-19 Information Hub

Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris County


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 13, 2020

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Thank you for your continued support and efforts during this time. Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 64,584 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 3,225 cases in Morris County; 4 new cases in Randolph. However, it was determined that 3 of the cases previously reported as a Randolph residents were from another town. Therefore, the total number of cases to date is 160.

Of the 160 cases: 24 households have more than one individual; 30 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities; 14 individuals are currently hospitalized.

It is with great sadness that we must report 2 new fatalities, bringing the total to 7. Our thoughts are with all of the families in our community who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 12 of the cases and 4 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 7 of the 14 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

STATE UPDATE
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) Chief Administrator Sue Fulton announced today that all NJMVC agencies, road testing and inspection facilities remain closed to the public through April 26, 2020 as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. All driver licenses, non-driver IDs, vehicle registrations and inspection stickers expiring before May 31 have been extended by two months. Most renewals, replacements, changes of address and other transactions can be processed online at NJMVC.gov.

Today Governor Murphy announced that NJ, NY, CT, PA, DE, and RI have formed a regional advisory council to help guide the reopening once the COVID-19 emergency has passed. He stated that New Jersey cannot act alone and must be smart and tactical in how our region comes out of this or else we’ll be right back to square one.

LOCAL INFORMATION

  • The spring bulk trash collection has been postponed until the week of June 1.
  • The spring branch collection WILL take place the week of April 20.
  • The spring Clean Communities Day and paper shredding has been cancelled.
  • The following recreation events and classes have been cancelled: Little League Opening Day (April 18), Gordon Raupp/Kiwanis Fishing Derby (May 9), Arts in the Park (May 30), spring Artworks classes and spring tennis lessons.

Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 12, 2020

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Thank you for reading our updates and sharing the information with others in the community who may not have online access. We look forward to the day when we no longer have to write these updates! Until then, we appreciate your continued patience and efforts to put an end to this terrible virus. If you have any questions about the information we provide, please contact the township manager at 973.989.7060 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address). Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 61,850 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 3,099 cases in Morris County; 11 new cases in Randolph, bringing total to date to 159.

Of the 159 cases: 24 households have more than one individual; 22 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities; 16 individuals are currently hospitalized.

Sadly, our community has had 5 fatalities to date. Our thoughts continue to be with those families at this extremely difficult time. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 12 of the cases and 3 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 8 of the 16 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

COUNTY INFORMATION
Due to tomorrow’s weather forecast of rain and wind, Morris County has closed the COVID-19 testing site at CCM; site operations will resume on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 11, 2020

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We appreciate your continued support, patience and cooperation. Stay safe and stay healthy! Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 58,151 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 2,925 cases in Morris County; 4 new cases in Randolph, bringing total to date to 148.

Of the 148 cases: 23 households have more than one individual; 22 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities; 15 individuals remain hospitalized.

Sadly, our community has had 5 fatalities to date. Our thoughts continue to be with those families at this extremely difficult time. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 12 of the cases and 3 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 8 of the 15 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

FEDERAL INFORMATION
Summary of federal government information and actions regarding the COVID-19 virus

STATE INFORMATION
NJ COVID-19 Information Hub
NJ COVID-19 Dashboard

COUNTY INFORMATION
Morris County Office of Health Management website

The COVID-19 testing site at CCM is expected to resume on Monday; however, the forecasted weather may postpone testing. See announcement

LOCAL INFORMATION
Archive for all information, alerts and announcements from Randolph Township regarding the COVID-19 virus »


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 10, 2020

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Thank you for continuing to do your part to flatten the curve of this terrible virus. Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 54,588 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 2,771 cases in Morris County; 11 new cases in Randolph, bringing total to date to 144.

Of the 144 cases: 23 households have more than one individual; 22 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities; 15 individuals are currently hospitalized.

Sadly, our community has had 5 fatalities to date. Our thoughts continue to be with those families at this extremely difficult time. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 12 of the cases and 3 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 8 of the 15 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

STATE UPDATE
Governor Murphy has issued Executive Order No. 123 extending the grace period on insurance premiums for residents who may be unable to pay due to financial hardship from COVID-19. Read more

LOCAL INFORMATION
Residents continue to ask why Randolph Township does not provide more detail as to the individuals with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Some have even noted that other towns supply this information. At the time of the initial confirmed case in Randolph, the township manager and the Randolph Township Health Department reviewed the release of case information in detail with the New Jersey Department of Health. The state was very firm in its guidance that the release of specific age and gender information regarding confirmed cases was not permissible. The Morris County Office of Health Management reiterated the same information to township staff last week. We cannot speak for other towns and how they handle their information, but Randolph Township will not be releasing such details unless the state and county advise otherwise.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 9, 2020

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Your continued patience and cooperation during this ongoing health emergency is very much appreciated. We realize that this is a challenging time for everyone and we know that our community will get through this together and be stronger. Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today, there are 51,027 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 2,645 of which are in Morris County. Four new cases in Randolph were confirmed, bringing the total to 133. Of the 133 cases, twenty-two households have more than one individual. Fourteen individuals are currently hospitalized. All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are in the process of being reached and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Twenty-two of the confirmed cases have resolved and the individuals can return to normal activities.

It is with great sadness that we must report 3 additional fatalities, bringing the total to five. Our thoughts are with the families at this extremely difficult time. The families have requested that out of respect for their privacy, no further information be released.

Ten of the cases and three of the fatalities included in the above numbers are associated with long-term care facilities. Six of the fourteen individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

STATE UPDATE
On April 8, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 122, which requires the closure of all non-essential construction projects and imposes additional mitigation requirements on essential retail businesses and customers of those businesses such as limiting the number of people in the store and the mandatory wearing of a face covering.

LOCAL INFORMATION
Randolph Trails Remain Open
Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 118 issued on Wednesday, April 7, 2020, closed state and county parks and trails. The township made the decision to keep the entire municipal trail system open, with the exception of specific sections that are on county property. View a trail map depicting the township trail system and the trails that remain open . Residents are encouraged to utilize the township trail system, but must follow appropriate social distancing measures. Residents with questions about the trails may contact the township recreation department at 973.989.7081.

Holiday Schedule for Municipal Offices & Recycling Center
Municipal offices are currently closed to the public, but staff is available to answer calls. However, Friday, April 10 is a holiday and offices will be completely closed. Critical staff members will be working on the holiday and through the weekend, however, they will not be available on those days to respond to phone calls or e-mails. The recycling center on Sussex Turnpike will be closed on Friday, April 10 and Sunday, April 12; the recycling center will be open on Saturday, April 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 8, 2020

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We thank you for your continued commitment to staying home and social distancing in order to minimize the impact of COVID-19 to our community. Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today, there are 47,437 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 2,468 of which are in Morris County. Twelve new cases in Randolph were confirmed, bringing the total to 129. Of the 129 cases, twenty-two households have more than one individual. Fifteen individuals are currently hospitalized. All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are in the process of being reached and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Unfortunately, there have been 2 fatalities in our community from this terrible virus.

Nine of the cases and one of the fatalities included in the above numbers are associated with long-term care facilities. Seven of the fifteen individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

STATE & COUNTY UPDATE
One of the most critical needs for many families in our community is for food and basic household supplies. Interfaith Food Pantry located in Morris Plains is a local organization, fully staffed with volunteers, and able to deliver items to any resident in need. Residents needing food should contact them directly at 973.538.8049. For more information on the food pantry, please visit their website. There are also many other food pantries and soup kitchens in the area as noted in this recent press release from Morris County.

Today Governor Murphy postponed the New Jersey Primary Election to July 7, 2020. The Vote by Mail System may be employed. Read Executive Order 120. Randolph residents may download an Application for Vote by Mail Ballot  or they may contact the township clerk’s office at 973.989.7041to request a form.

LOCAL INFORMATION
Randolph Township Food Pantry
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department operates a food pantry throughout the year for township families and individuals who are in need. Due to the impact of COVID-19, we are anticipating increased needs in the coming weeks and months. For those who are able to donate, some of the items frequently requested include, but are not limited to, the following non-perishables:

  • Any kind of cereal and breakfast items
  • Canned fish and meats
  • Canned peas, green beans, kidney and wax beans
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Boxed mashed potatoes and canned potatoes
  • Canned fruit and apple sauce
  • Powdered milk

Please be sure that food items are not expired. The pantry can also always use paper towels, toilet paper, dish detergent, and bags to transport the deliverables to the families in need.

To meet the need created by the current crisis, the pantry is also accepting financial donations as well as store gift cards that will be used by township staff to purchase perishable items which would not normally be available in our pantry.

There is a donation bin in the foyer of the community center at 30 Calais Road. This bin is for food and grocery items, not financial contributions or gift cards. Donations should only be left during office hours, 8:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Residents needing to drop off donations after office hours should call community services at 973.989.7084 to coordinate the drop off. Residents seeking to make financial contributions to the pantry should also call community services during office hours.

Residents requiring food assistance are encouraged to call 973.989.7084 during the hours listed above. A staff member will provide a checklist of available items from our pantry. Requested items will be bagged and available on a scheduled basis to either be picked up from the community center or delivered by a volunteer.

Randolph Trail System
Due to Executive Order #118 from Governor Murphy, all state and county park facilities, including trails, are now closed to the public. These closures are reflected in this trail map  which indicates areas where township trails cross through James Andrew County Park. The other trails in Randolph are not impacted at this time and remain open for walking, running and biking. Residents are strongly urged to maintain social distancing while on the trails. The National Recreation and Park Association advises the following:

  • Do not use trails if you are exhibiting symptoms.
  • Remember that there is no access to public restrooms or water fountains.
  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to visiting trails.
  • Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence so you may pass safely.
  • Observe CDC’s minimum recommended physical distancing of 6 feet from other trail users at all times.
  • Consult their local and state ordinances and guidelines for the most up-to-date information on trail use.

Message from the Mayor

Posted: April 8, 2020

Dear Randolph Residents,

I hope you are staying strong as we continue to face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Sunday, the U.S. Surgeon General predicted that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic this week would be the “hardest and the saddest” for us, describing it as a “Pearl Harbor moment” and a “9/11 moment” for our country. In Randolph, we have continued to see an increasing number of our residents infected with the virus. As of today, we have had 129 Randolph residents test positive for the virus after exhibiting symptoms, and we expect that number to continue to increase for some time. Sadly, 2 residents infected with the virus have passed away and 15 others currently remain hospitalized. We hope that soon we can also begin reporting the number of individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 infection.

Our healthcare professionals continue to demonstrate dedication and heroism as they work each day to provide medical care for the sick. Others in our community, who continue to work in “essential” jobs that benefit all of us, are also taking risks each day. Without these individuals, it would be difficult for us to get food, medical care and other essential services. In contrast, the rest of us are being asked to do our part by staying home and social distancing. It sounds easy, but we know it’s not. None of us like being confined to our homes, but we need to do our part to protect ourselves and our community. Social distancing continues to be the most effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please stay home. If you have to go out, please stay at least 6 feet away from others.

While the majority of people in Randolph are doing their part, I have heard concerns from community members who worry that social distancing guidelines are not being followed. They observe groups gathering in neighborhoods and they are concerned. This week, public health officials in New York and New Jersey expressed some optimism. They said there is evidence to suggest that mitigation efforts are working based on data that indicate a slowing of infection rates. This is certainly good news, although we will need more time before this can be confirmed. So, please let’s all hang in there and continue to follow the social distancing guidelines.

Throughout this public health crisis, Randolph Township continues to run smoothly. Even though all township buildings have been closed to the public, the staff continues to work and provide critical services. Residents needing to reach township staff are asked to call or email the relevant department to conduct any necessary business transactions without visiting municipal offices.

The township trails remain open. They are more popular than ever and being used increasingly by residents. However, all park facilities have been closed in order to reduce group gatherings and facilitate social distancing. When using the trails, please continue to keep your distance from others.

Although the Randolph Library is closed to the public, book clubs and children’s storytime are being offered virtually. There is unprecedented growth in the number of digital books being borrowed. The staff has increased the number of digital titles they are buying in order for Randolph residents to have a larger selection and reduced wait times. It’s great to see these library resources being used to help get us through these times.

The recycling center remains open, and curbside pickup of garbage and recyclables continues as scheduled.

Stay safe. We will get through this as a community.

Mayor Christine Carey
April 8, 2020


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 7, 2020

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Today, April 7 is World Health Day. We thank all of our residents who are first responders, doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals who are providing care to others each day and especially during this health emergency. Let’s honor and celebrate these heroes by staying home and flattening the curve!

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today, there are 44,416 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 2,239 of which are in Morris County. Ten new cases in Randolph were confirmed, bringing the total to 117. Of the 117 cases, twenty households have more than one individual. Fourteen individuals are currently hospitalized. All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are in the process of being reached and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Unfortunately, there have been 2 fatalities in our community from this terrible virus.

Eight of the cases and one of the fatalities included in the above numbers are associated with long-term care facilities. Six of the fourteen individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

STATE/COUNTY/LOCAL UPDATE
Governor Murphy has issued Executive Order 118 ordering the closure of all county and state parks and forests as of 8:00 p.m. today due to the COVID-19 crisis. The governor said the parks and forests were too often becoming gathering places where social distancing is not being observed.

The Randolph Township park facilities remain closed, however, our trail system is open. Trail users are urged to maintain social distancing practices while on the township trails.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 6, 2020

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Over the last several days we have received kind words from residents about our daily updates, and we appreciate each one. Residents have also responded very positively to the announcement in Saturday’s update about the township food pantry and we thank everyone for supporting it with donations and with offers to volunteer! For more information on the township’s food pantry, please call 973.989.7084. This is an unusual time for all of us, and we appreciate your continued patience and support. Below is a summary of the most recent information/actions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today, there are 41,090 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 1,956 of which are in Morris County. Eleven new cases in Randolph were confirmed, bringing the total to 107. Of the 107 cases, twenty households have more than one individual. Ten individuals are currently hospitalized. All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are in the process of being reached and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Our thoughts and prayers continue for the families of the two residents who died last week.

Six of the cases and one of the fatalities included in the above numbers are associated with long-term care facilities. Four of the ten individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

FEDERAL UPDATE
Summary of federal government information and actions regarding the COVID-19 virus

STATE UPDATE
Mom2Mom is a statewide program funded by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families and directed by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC). Social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation. The Mom2Mom hotline through Rutgers UBHC connects moms of children with special needs to peer counselors—other moms who understand, will listen, and can help. Call 1-877-914-MOM2.

COUNTY UPDATE
Morris County residents are now urged by the CDC to wear face masks when going outside, particularly in areas where it may be a bit difficult to practice full social distancing, such as supermarkets, pharmacies, mass transit, walking trails, and other settings. Complete press release

Morris County Chamber of Commerce continues its free virtual business lectures this week.

Morris County reported that applications are now being taken for the Paycheck Protection Program which provides cash flow assistance to companies to meet costs such as payroll, benefits, rent, mortgage interest, and utilities. Complete information

LOCAL UPDATE
As a reminder, Randolph Township buildings have been closed to the public since Thursday, March 19. Township facilities continue to be staffed, however, access to the facilities is very minimal and available only by appointment. Residents are encouraged to utilize online service options wherever possible and to call or e-mail the relevant department regarding any other matters of business. View list of services and contact information 

The township trails remain open, however, park facilities (athletic and turf fields; basketball, tennis and sand volleyball courts; restrooms; playgrounds; pavilions; skate park; lacrosse rink; and gazebo) at Brundage Park/Preserve, Freedom Park, Heistein Park, Kiwanis Park, Brundage Sussex, Randolph Park, and Tamarack are closed. Residents with questions regarding these parks and recreation restrictions may call the township recreation department at 973.989.7081.

In addition, the following activities have been postponed or cancelled:

  • The spring bulk trash collection has been postponed until the week of June 1.
  • The spring branch collection WILL take place the week of April 20.
  • The spring Clean Communities Day and paper shredding has been cancelled.
  • The following recreation events and classes have been cancelled: Little League Opening Day (April 18), Gordon Raupp/Kiwanis Fishing Derby (May 9), Arts in the Park (May 30), spring Artworks classes and spring tennis lessons.

Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 5, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

Thank you for continuing to stay home as much as possible and maintaining social distance when you are out. Together our community will get through this health emergency. We appreciate your support and patience. Below is a summary of the most recent information/actions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today, there are 37,505 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 1,800 of which are in Morris County. Fourteen new cases in Randolph were confirmed, bringing the total to 96. Of the 96 cases, seventeen households have more than one individual. Six individuals are currently hospitalized. All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are in the process of being reached and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Our thoughts and prayers continue for the families of the two residents who died this past week.

Five of the cases and one of the fatalities included in the above numbers are associated with long-term care facilities. Three of the six individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

FEDERAL UPDATE
Summary of federal government information and actions regarding the COVID-19 virus

STATE UPDATE
NJ COVID-19 Information Hub
NJ COVID-19 Dashboard

COUNTY UPDATE
Morris County Office of Health Management website

LOCAL UPDATE
Archive for all information, alerts and announcements from Randolph Township regarding the COVID-19 virus »


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 4, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

We appreciate your continued patience as we all try to navigate this health emergency. Below is a summary of the most recent information/actions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today, there are 34,124 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 1,618 of which are in Morris County. Fourteen new cases in Randolph were confirmed, bringing the total to 82. Of the 82 cases, fifteen households have more than one individual. Five individuals are currently hospitalized. All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are in the process of being reached and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Our thoughts and prayers continue for the families of the two residents who died this week.

Four of the cases and one of the fatalities included in the above numbers are associated with long term care facilities. Two of the five individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

STATE & COUNTY INFORMATION
The current health crisis is impacting our community in every imaginable way. Residents in need of assistance have a one-stop resource—NJ 2-1-1. NJ 2-1-1 is a statewide information and referral service for health and human service needs. With roughly 3,000 agencies in the organization’s resource database and over 10,000 programs and services listed, NJ 2-1-1 provides the public with front door access to nonprofit, government and faith-based services as well as disaster response information. For more information and/or to connect with NJ 2-1-1, visit https://www.nj211.org/.


One of the most critical needs for many families in our community is for food and basic household supplies. Fortunately, there are many options available for those with such needs both on a county and local level. One of the primary food banks in the area is the Interfaith Food Pantry located in Morris Plains. Any resident needing food should contact them directly at 973.538.8049. The pantry is fully staffed with volunteers and has the ability to deliver to any resident in need. For more information on the food pantry please visit their website. There are also many other food pantries and soup kitchens in the area as noted in this recent press release from Morris County.

LOCAL INFORMATION
Many may not be aware that the Randolph Township Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department operates a food pantry throughout the year for township families and individuals who are in need. Due to the impact of COVID-19, we are anticipating increased needs in the coming weeks and months. For those who are able to donate, some of the items frequently requested include, but are not limited to, the following (only non-perishables please & also be sure to check expiration dates):

  • Any kind of cereal and breakfast items
  • Canned fish and meats
  • Canned peas, green beans, kidney and wax beans
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Boxed mashed potatoes and canned potatoes
  • Canned fruit and apple sauce
  • Powdered milk

The pantry can also always use paper towel, toilet paper, dish detergent, and bags to transport the deliverables to the families in need.

To meet the need created by the current crisis, the pantry is also accepting financial donations as well as store gift cards that will be used by township staff to purchase perishable items which would not normally be available in our pantry.

There is a donation bin in the foyer of the community center at 30 Calais Road. This bin is for food and grocery items, not financial contributions or gift cards. Donations should only be left during office hours, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Residents needing to drop off donations after office hours should call community services at 973.989.7084 to coordinate the drop off. Residents seeking to make financial contributions to the pantry should also call community services during office hours.

Residents requiring food assistance are encouraged to call 973.989.7084 during the hours listed above. A staff member will provide a checklist of available items from our pantry. Requested items will be bagged and available on a scheduled basis for those in need to either pick up from the community center or to have delivered by a volunteer.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 3, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

We appreciate your continued patience as we all try to navigate this health emergency. Below is a summary of the most recent information/actions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today, there are 29,895 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 1,298 of which are in Morris County. Ten new cases in Randolph were confirmed, bringing the total to 68. Of the 68 cases, thirteen households have more than one individual. Four individuals are currently hospitalized. All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are in the process of being reached and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Our thoughts and prayers continue for the families of the two residents who died this week.

Four of the cases and one of the fatalities included in the above numbers are associated with long term care facilities. Two of the four individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

LOCAL INFORMATION

  • The spring bulk trash collection has been postponed until the week of June 1.
  • The spring branch collection WILL take place the week of April 20.
  • The spring Clean Communities Day and paper shredding has been cancelled.
  • The following recreation events and classes have been cancelled: Little League Opening Day (April 18), Gordon Raupp/Kiwanis Fishing Derby (May 9), Arts in the Park (May 30), spring Artworks classes and spring tennis lessons.

FEDERAL INFORMATION
The IRS issued a warning yesterday about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to economic impact payments. To read the complete warning, please visit https://bit.ly/346jQAc

STATE INFORMATION
NJ Economic Development Authority (EDA) - Small Business Emergency Assistance Grants are now available. Apply now through April 10.

Governor Murphy is still asking for volunteers with prior medical experience (retired doctors/nurses, nursing and medical students, EMTs, former members of our Armed Services medical corp) to join the other 7,539 people who have signed up so far by visiting https://covid19.nj.gov/volunteer to join the team. Governor Murphy thanks those who have already volunteered!

Governor Murphy announced blood donation drives are critical to the state’s health care needs and can continue operations: https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200402a1.shtml.


Message from the Mayor

Posted: April 3, 2020

Dear Randolph Residents,

This has certainly been a tough week in Randolph. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and affect all of us. As of today, we have had 68 Randolph residents test positive for the virus after exhibiting symptoms. While many of these individuals are on the road to recovery, the worst possible news is that 2 of our residents who were infected with the virus passed away this week. I know our entire community is saddened and sends condolences to their families and friends as they grieve.

As we all adapt in this stressful time, we are told by public health officials that the best thing we can do to help our communities is to STAY HOME. It’s the best way to avoid exposing ourselves to potential infection and to reduce the chance that we may unknowingly spread the infection to others. Remember, not everyone who is infected will have symptoms. We are being asked to practice social distancing in order to help slow the spread of the virus so that we don’t overwhelm our hospitals, health care professionals and medical supplies. I am happy to say that the vast majority of Randolph residents have embraced social distancing and are doing their part. Thank you to all of you.

With widespread concerns about the economy, many residents have reached out to me and other council members to ask about property tax payments, especially those due on May 1, and any accommodations that might be made during this public health emergency. The township council discussed this issue at length at the recent council meeting and we understand these concerns. It’s important to note that the deadlines for quarterly tax payments are established by the State of New Jersey, and local municipalities are not permitted to adjust these dates. There are also limitations on what a local municipality can do in terms of waiving penalties for late tax payments.

Currently, our state legislators are considering a bill (A3902) that could extend the due dates for the payment of property taxes or possibly reduce or waive penalties for late payment. At the request of the council, I have reached out to our state representatives to request additional information about the proposal. I will keep you updated on this issue.

Enjoy the weekend and stay safe.

Mayor Christine Carey
April 3, 2020


MAC Program About Vaping to Be Held Via Zoom

Posted: April 3, 2020

The Randolph Township Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC) is sponsoring the program “Let’s Clear the Air About Vaping” on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 beginning at 12:30 p.m. via a Zoom meeting.

This informative program is designed to educate residents about the dangers of vaping in adolescents, the latest trends, the risks of nicotine addiction, and how parents and adolescents can talk about these issues. Substance use navigator and therapist at Daytop Village, Rebecca Tritt, MA, LAC, LCADC, NCC, will present the program.

To take part in this program, visit https://us04web.zoom.us/j/566291336. The password is 919862. The meeting ID no. is 566 291 336. You can also call in by dialing 1-646-558-8656.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 2, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

Thank you to everyone for your continued patience and support during this challenging time. The following is a summary of the most recent information/actions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today, there are 25,590 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 1,082 of which are in Morris County. Three new cases in Randolph were confirmed today. However, it was determined that one case previously reported as a Randolph resident was from another town; the total number of cases to date is 58. Of the 58 cases, thirteen households have more than one individual, accounting for 27 of the cases. Four individuals are currently hospitalized. All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are in the process of being reached and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

It is with great sadness that we must report another fatality in Randolph, bringing the total to two. Our thoughts are with the families at this extremely difficult time. The families have requested that out of respect for their privacy, no further information be released.

LOCAL INFORMATION
The township recycling center remains open during its regular business hours, Wednesday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Randolph Rescue Squad (RRS) continues to collect N95 masks, eye protection, sterile gowns, disposable gowns, surgical gloves, nitrile gloves, regular masks, and slip resistant shoes. The items will be distributed to St. Clare’s Hospital, Dover & Denville campuses, and to Morristown Medical Center. Collections bins are located outside the RRS building, 780 Route 10 West, and the Randolph Municipal Building, 502 Millbrook Avenue. Residents can drop off items 24/7; RRS volunteers are collecting items daily. Thank you for your help!


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: April 1, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

We continue to appreciate your patience and cooperation during this challenging time. We hope that you are staying safe in your homes and limiting your number of trips to obtain essential items. Please continue to maintain social distancing when out and be extra careful when walking, jogging or biking along roadways.

Below is a summary of the most recent information/actions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today, there are 22,255 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 942 of which are in Morris County. Seven new cases in Randolph were confirmed, bringing the total to 56. Of the 56 cases, eleven households have more than one individual. Four individuals are currently hospitalized. All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are in the process of being reached and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

It is with great sadness that we must report Randolph’s first fatality associated with COVID-19; our thoughts are with the family in this extremely difficult time. The family has requested that out of respect for their privacy, no further information be released.

STATE UPDATE
Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Coughlin issued a joint statement extending the state income tax filing deadline and the corporation business tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15.

Governor Murphy announced today that the FAFSA deadline for eligible college students is extended from April 15 to June 1.

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