COVID-19 Info and Resources
On March 18, a local state of emergency was declared in Washington Township in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a summary of changes to municipal operations and resources available to the public as of March 28.
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.
Local dining options for take-out, curbside pickup or delivery can be found here.
The Recycling Center is open normal days/hours. Customers must unload their own recyclables and maintain 6’ separation
Local stores with senior/vulnerable shopper hours can be found here
All Firearms Application & Registration System (FARS) applications will be processed with an expected delay due to COVID-19. More information is available for the Police Department.
The Washington Township Municipal Offices are closed to the public. Offices are staffed in a staggered manner to prevent spread of any illness should they impact Township employees.
Township Department contact phone numbers and email are available at: https://wtmorris.org/index.php/departments.html
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/
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
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.
More COVID-19 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
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.
For more information, residents can also contact the Washington Township Health Department at 908-876-3650. Please note the Health Department does not conduct COVID-19 lab testing.