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Monthly Archives for November 2020

Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: November 24, 2020

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

LOCAL INFORMATION
There is a new feature in the COVID-19 section of the township website. Residents can now view a graphical analysis of the COVID-19 data. This information will be updated weekly.

Also, starting today the township is making a minor change to the daily COVID-19 information that is posted on social media and the township website. Due to a change in the way the health department is now being asked by the state to categorize cases, we will be removing the “Total Positive Cases—Symptoms Resolved/Released from Isolation to Date” from the daily update. The other categories of data included in the report will remain unchanged.


A Message from the Mayor

Posted: November 23, 2020

We’ve all had a lot on our minds this year—a global pandemic, an economic downturn and high unemployment, a presidential election, and heightened awareness of racial and social injustice—to name just a few issues. Because of these concerns, medical experts are telling us that Americans are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety, which can be exacerbated by isolation and quarantining. This probably doesn’t come as a surprise to many of us. We are definitely living through a stressful time. Unfortunately, the stress and anxiety that many are feeling can sometimes manifest itself in negative ways.

Like other towns throughout the country, Randolph is affected by all of these issues. In fact, some residents have shared with me recent experiences that have caused them distress. They have been made to feel unwelcome because of their ethnicity or skin color or because of causes they support or political views they hold. Some have had signs that they placed in their yards indicating their support for certain issues or candidates defaced or taken, presumably by people who disagreed with the sentiments expressed on those signs. Tempers are also flaring on social media sites and there seems to be a growing intolerance for different opinions.

Our nation appears to be deeply divided on many issues right now. Admittedly, most of us have strong opinions on many issues and as Americans we proudly treasure our right to free speech and expression. As a town, though, we strive to be a welcoming community—a great place to live. The township council has always supported and encouraged universal respect for all people and we continue to do so. I encourage everyone to celebrate the diversity in our community and not just tolerate, but truly accept and respect each other. Together we can make Randolph an even better place to live.

November and December are marked by many religious and cultural holidays including among others Diwali, Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. These holidays offer a time to reflect on our similarities and what unites us as a community. I wish everyone the best during this upcoming holiday season.

Mayor Chris Carey

 


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: November 17, 2020

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STATE INFORMATION
Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 196 yesterday which lowers indoor and outdoor gathering limits. Effective today, November 17, 2020 at 6:00 a.m., the indoor gathering limit decreased from 25 to 10 people. The outdoor gathering limit will decrease from 500 people to 150 people effective Monday, November 23 at 6:00 a.m. The following indoor gatherings may continue under the current rules—limited to 25% of a room’s capacity, up to 150 people: religious services/celebrations, political events, weddings, funerals, memorial services, performances, judicial and legislative proceedings.


Thanksgiving Food Distribution

Posted: November 16, 2020

Nonprofit Table of Hope, with support of the Morris County Board of Freeholders, sheriff, and other officials and organizations serving Morris County, will hold a Thanksgiving food distribution event at County College of Morris (CCM) on Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Table of Hope will also be honoring Mayor Carey for her distinguished service and support of Morris County families fighting food insecurity.

All Morris County residents are welcome to attend to receive fresh produce, turkeys, dairy and canned goods for a holiday meal. The event will take place in Parking Lot 1 on the CCM campus; please use the Center Grove Road entrance. Face coverings are required. To maintain social distancing, recipients should remain in their vehicles and food will be placed in their cars by the event volunteers. Hats and gloves for the colder months will also be distributed.

You may also support the event by donating turkeys, toys or funds. More information

Table of Hope is operated by the Spring Street Community Development Corporation; its mobile food pantry delivers food to those in need throughout Morris County.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: November 10, 2020

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

STATE INFORMATION
Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 194 which includes new COVID-19 mitigation measures. The measures include restrictions on seating and hours for restaurants, bars, clubs, and lounges, and prohibition of interstate indoor K-12 and youth sports. The measures will take effect on Thursday, November 12 at 5:00 a.m.


Fairness Hearing to Approve Settlement of Mount Laurel Litigation

Posted: November 5, 2020

A fairness hearing will be held on December 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. before the Honorable Stephan C. Hansbury to consider the proposed settlement agreement between (1) the Township of Randolph and LYS Realty Associates, LLC and Toll Bros, Inc., and (2) the Township of Randolph and Canoe Brook Development, LLC in the Mount Laurel action entitled In the Matter of the Application of the Township of Randolph, Docket No. MRS-L-1640-15.

Due to the public health emergency and state of emergency declared by Governor Murphy, this hearing will take place through virtual technology adopted for use by the court. Instructions for accessing and/or participating in the hearing can be found in the public notice .

View the settlement agreements:


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: November 4, 2020

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

STATE INFORMATION
On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 192 providing mandatory health and safety standards to protect all New Jersey’s workers while at work during the pandemic. The executive order will require both private and public sector employers to follow health and safety protocols that will serve to protect their in-person workforces. The order goes into effect at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2020.