Coronavirus Information Update
Posted: March 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 the COVID-19 outbreak.
As of today, there are 16,636 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 720 of which are in Morris County. Ten new cases in Randolph were confirmed, bringing the total to 45. Of the 45 cases, five 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.
Per direction of the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey, municipal court sessions are cancelled through April 26. View Modifications to Court Operations
The Morris County COVID-19 drive-thru center at CCM opened this morning at 9:00 a.m. and has so far been working very well. Nearly 90 Morris County residents are expected to be tested today and another 90 on Tuesday. More information or to make an appointment
Morris area food pantries and soup kitchens need donations—with early spring food drives and fundraisers cancelled, and increased numbers of county residents in need of food as they are out of work due to the COVID-19 situation, food providers and soup kitchens across Morris County are in need of some help. In addition to a need for food, these nonprofit providers also need supplies, such as forks, spoons, to-go boxes, sandwich bags, and other items for their operations. More information
Morris County announced today that a joint federal-state task force has been created to investigate and prosecute a wide range of misconduct arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The task force will probe unlawful hoarding of medical supplies, price gouging, charity scams, procurement fraud, insurance fraud, phishing schemes and false and misleading investment opportunities. For more information and the hotline number to report such misconduct
Residents have asked 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 today reiterated the same information to township staff. 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.