Township Update - April 7, 2020
April 7, 2020 - The Washington Township Health Department, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health, reports it has confirmed 28 cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Washington Township through April 6, 2020. The Washington Township Health Department has confirmed recoveries in four cases. A confirmed case is those where positive results have been reported to the state and the local Health Department has opened an investigation.
Visit our COVID-19 Portal for more info and guidelines. If you’re sick, call your healthcare provider. Call your doctor or hospital FIRST before driving. Follow CDC guidelines and stay home as much as possible:
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Avoid handshakes. Try an elbow bump.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hand).
Get a flu shot to prevent the flu if you have not done so this season.
Wear a cloth mask in public where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Township boards and committees will begin holding remote meetings online next week. Info for the public on joining the meeting will be posted on the calendar on www.wtmorris.org and included on agendas.
To reiterate some recent news for those who may not have seen it: The State of New Jersey has created a COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal. Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring at https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/
Also, employers in critical industries can submit information about openings with urgent hiring needs related to COVID19 at https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake
The CDC is recommending wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
Mayor Matthew T. Murello