Coronavirus Information Update
Posted: March 24, 2020
All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »
Your continued patience during this ongoing health emergency has been, and continues to be, greatly appreciated. We realize everyone would like more detailed information related to those testing positive in Randolph, but hope that you understand the reason we do not provide such details. Below is a summary of the most recent information/actions related to the COVID-19 outbreak as well as some helpful links.
As of today, there are 3,675 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 204 of which are in Morris County including 15 confirmed cases in Randolph. Five of the 15 confirmed cases are associated with two households. None of the individuals is 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.
On Monday, March 23, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 109, directing the suspension of all elective surgeries and invasive procedures performed on adults that are scheduled to take place after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27. The Governor’s executive order applies to all medical and dental operations that can be delayed without undue risk to the current or future health of the patient, as determined by the patient’s physician or dentist. Read Executive Order No. 109
Governor Murphy announced the launch of a new online portal to connect New Jersey residents with jobs in critical industries responding to COVID-19. Employers in critical industries should submit information about openings with urgent hiring needs related to COVID-19. The jobs portal already has more than 12,000 openings and more are being added every day. These openings are in industries that are critical to New Jersey’s COVID-19 response, such as grocery stores, shipping and logistics, healthcare, janitorial services, human services and warehousing. By connecting workers to these new openings, the tool will allow New Jersey residents to get back to work while increasing these key industries’ capacity to perform their essential duties.
The State of New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness created a web page to help the public distinguish between facts and rumors/disinformation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Randolph Rescue Squad (RRS) is collecting 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 and Denville campuses, and to Morristown Medical Center. Collections bins will be 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 will be collecting items daily. Thank you for your help!
NJ and Other COVID-19 Resources
- NJ COVID-19 Information Hub
- Text NJCOVID to 898-211 for text message updates
- Dial 211 or 1-800-962-1253
- Information for NJ businesses
- Mental Health Hotline: 866-202-4357
- NJ Vet2Vet provides 24/7 services by veterans. Call 866-838-7654, chat online at njvet2vet.com or on social media @njvet2vet.
- Center for Addiction, Recovery, Education and Success (CARES) virtual programming
- While AA group meetings are cancelled, AA’s Northern New Jersey Intergroup suggests the international online intergroup for resources.
- Diabetes Foundation hotline for individuals living with all types of diabetes to receive a free Backup Emergency Kit or call 973-849-5234.
- Mental Health Association of Morris and Essex provides helpful information and resources.