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Coronavirus Update - March 27, 2020
There are no new COVID-19 positive confirmations 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.
Washington Township has a new online portal for COVID-19 information available here.
Atlantic Health is in need of protective masks. Please visit their website to see how you can help by making masks at home.
Walking trails are open but playgrounds are closed. Please visit this map put together by one of the Township’s Eagle Scouts to find a trail of the beaten path.
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.
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-emergency matters. Citizens can report criminal mischief, harassment, lost property, property damage, minor thefts, and fraud/credit card theft. This is for non-emergency 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/
Department 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