Mayor's Weekly Update - August 24, 2020

Update - Week of August 24, 2020   We had three new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed by the Washington Township Health Department to report on in the last week. Our total number of cases confirmed are now at 147, with 12 deaths and 126 released from isolation.  For more information...
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Utility Company Shut-off Moratorium Extended

The State's public water, gas, and electric utility companies regulated by BPU have agreed to extend their voluntary moratorium preventing shutoffs to both residential and commercial customers until October 15th.  More information is available here. Information and links for various utility assistance programs are also available here.  
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Governor Announces November Election will be Vote by Mail

Governor Murphy announced, via Executive Order 177, that the November 3rd election will be a vote by mail election.  The Morris County Clerk will mail ballots to all active registered voters.  Ballots will be mailed to voters by October 5, 2020 and must be returned by November 3, 2020.  Voters can mail back...
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Governor Murphy Has Decreased Indoor Gathering Limit

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 173 on August 3, 2020 decreasing indoor gathering limits. The EO reads, in part: [T]he number of individuals at indoor gatherings that are not religious services or celebrations, political activities, wedding ceremonies, funerals, or memorial services shall be limited to 25% of the capacity of the room...
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Governor Extends Public Health Emergency

Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 171 on August 1, extending the Public Health Emergency first declared on March 9. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed. The emergency was last extended on May 6 by EO-151. Executive Order No. 171 extends all Executive...
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