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.
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.
Payment Relief for Student Loan Borrowers
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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.