Message from the Mayor
Posted: March 20, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily lives. As of today, 10 Randolph residents have tested positive for the virus. It’s very likely that that number will increase over the coming weeks. Many residents have reached out to me and township staff asking for more information about these individuals. They want to determine whether they know the affected individuals and if they have been in contact with them. While it is understandable to have these reactions and questions, I want to remind everyone that there are laws in place that prohibit the disclosure of confidential health information about individuals. These laws were put into place to safeguard our individual privacy.
When a Randolph resident has a confirmed positive test for COVID-19, the township public health officials are notified. They then undertake efforts to reach out to individuals who have been in contact with the affected person. Those contacts will be notified in a timely manner. I know people are anxious, but they will be notified if they have had direct contact with individuals with confirmed COVID-19 infection.
As this public health emergency continues to evolve, we have made the decision to restrict access to township buildings and facilities, including the municipal building, community center, and the library. This is being done to limit the interactions that the staff is having with the public and provide them with a measure of safety and social distancing. Staff at all township facilities will continue to work normal hours and maintain township business functions; however, access to the facilities will be managed by appointment only. Residents are asked to call or e-mail the relevant department and are encouraged to conduct any necessary business transactions without visiting municipal offices. There is a drop box located in front of the municipal building on Millbrook Avenue where payments for taxes, water, sewer, and court matters can be safely made without entering the building. View a comprehensive list of services and departments
Our normal routines have certainly been disrupted as we practice social distancing and try as a nation and as a community to slow the spread of the coronavirus. I thank you for your patience in dealing with these restrictions and inconveniences. On the bright side:
- The 16 miles of Randolph Township trails remain open for fresh air and exercise.
- Dozens of our favorite Randolph restaurants remain open for takeout and delivery.
- Requests for materials from the Randolph Library can be made online or via phone. As always, residents can borrow eBooks from the library by downloading them from Cloud Library. Please visit the library website or call the library at 973.895.3556 for more information.
- The recycling center remains open for regular business hours.
We will all get through this challenging time together if we continue to help each other.
Mayor Christine Carey
March 20, 2020