Coronavirus Information Update
Posted: March 25, 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 during this ongoing health emergency. 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 4,402 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 223 of which are in Morris County including 18 confirmed cases in Randolph. Five of the 18 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.
The New Jersey State Director of Emergency Management, Patrick J. Callahan, issued an administrative order to add to the list of essential businesses. The additional businesses include mobile phone retail and repair shops, bicycle shops (only to provide service and repair), livestock feed stores, nurseries and garden centers, and farming equipment stores.
As a reminder, part of Governor Murphy’s Executive Order issued on Saturday, March 21 includes restrictions on public outings, the prohibition of gatherings for parties and celebrations, and requires all New Jersey residents to remain at home with limited exceptions. Residents should remain at home unless they are:
- Obtaining goods or services from essential businesses
- Obtaining takeout food
- Seeking medical attention
- Visiting family members as a caretaker or romantic partner
- Reporting to or performing their job
- Engaging in outdoor activities (social distancing permitted)
- Leaving home for an educational, religious, or political reason
- For health or safety reasons
- At the direction of law enforcement or a government agency
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!
The township recycling center remains open during its regular business hours, Wednesday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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.