Coronavirus Update - March 26, 2020

 

There is no new COVID-19 positive confirmation in the Township to report today. The total number of positive cases in Washington Township remains at five. The Washington Township Health Department continues to monitor the positive cases and the individuals remain in isolation.

 

Protect yourself from COVID-19 by observing social distancing. If you have fever, cough or shortness of breath, stay home and call your doctor or hospital. 

 

Please take care of not only your physical health, but also your mental health in these trying times. For those who are struggling, you can find assistance online or by phone. More information is available from Morris County.

 

Playgrounds are closed but walking trails are open. Please keep 6' separation. The County's Columbia Trail is the most popular but try some of the others in WT.

 

The recycling center will be open Saturday. We ask customers to unload their own recyclables and maintain six feet separation.

All Firearms Application & Registration System (FARS) applications will be processed with an expected delay due to the COVID-19 response and recovery. More information is available from the Police Department.

The Washington Township Police Department has started an online reporting system to help people get assistance with non-emergent matters. Citizens can report criminal mischief, harassment, lost property, property damage, minor thefts, and fraud/credit card theft. This is for non-emergent reports only. The link is: https://www.frontlinepss.com/WashingtonTownship

 

The Washington Township Municipal Offices will continue to be closed to the public.  Offices are staffed in a staggered manner to prevent spread of any illnesses should they impact Township employees. 

 

Many    documents    and    forms    can    also    be    found    online at: https://wtmorris.org/index.php/government/township-forms-and-documents. Service Requests can also be made online at  https://wtmorris.net/ 

 

Township Department contact phone numbers and email are available at:  https://wtmorris.org/index.php/departments.html 

 

The New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES) opened a COVID-19 Information Hotline to assist in answering questions from the general public. Residents should contact the call center at 1-800-222- 1222 or, if in NJ but using a non-NJ cell phone, at 1-800-962-1253. The call center is available 24/7 and can accommodate calls in multiple languages. Clinicians should contact their local health department for guidance.

 

Additional information can be found on NJ Department of Health’s website:  https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml  and the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

For more information, residents can also contact the Washington Township Health Department at 908-876-3650.

 

The Health Department does not conduct COVID-19 lab testing.

 

Mayor Matthew T. Murello

 

 

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