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.
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.
- 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.
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
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.