9/24/2020 - MISSING JUVENILE - Kahiee Howard

8/14/2020 - MISSING PERSON  - Kory Castrantas

 

COVID-19 CASES REPORTED IN HAMILTON TOWNSHIP AS OF 9/24/2020:

2,007 TOTAL POSITIVE CASES

187 DEATHS

1,668 RECOVERIES

FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION VISIT covid19.nj.gov

 GENERAL QUESTIONS? CALL: 2-1-1 OR TEXT NJCOVID TO 898-211

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Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?

Call 2-1-1

Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211

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Visit covid19.nj.gov

 

Coping with Stress

If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.org for emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed. 

You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).

 

Looking for Employment During COVID-19?

The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community at jobs.covid19.nj.gov/

The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake

Dealing with Food Insecurity?

You can find a list of Mercer County Food Pantries and Meal Services here.

Daily Updates

09/24/2020

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

1 in 78 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer during their lifetime – but when it is detected, diagnosed and treated early, the five-year survival rate is more than 90 percent. (information sourced from National Ovarian Cancer Coalition)

 

Each September organizations all over the country join together to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer, bringing attention to the signs and the symptoms, while emphasizing the importance of early detection. In a show of support and to help raise awareness, Hamilton Township buildings will be lit in teal.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of September 24th, Mercer County has 8,609 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing continues for any new case and any follow up for previously confirmed cases. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

 

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

 

HTSD Continues to Offer Breakfast and Lunch for Students During Remote Learning

 

Thank You to Scout Troop 91!

Each year Scouting Troop 91 holds a community service weekend in Veterans Park, but due to COVID-19 this years’ annual spring outing was delayed. However, this past weekend, about 60 scouts and parents from Troop 91B & Troop 91G were finally able to take to Veterans Park in order to continue their annual beautification tradition, and despite the added COVID19 protocols including mask wearing, they were able to complete the following:

  • Weeded, edged, and mulched with playground mulch the playset area in front of the tennis center.
  • Weeded, edged, and mulched the garden at the corner of two of the walkways at the side of the tennis center.

  • Weeded, edged, and mulched around 50 trees surrounding the tennis center area.

  • Applied a fresh coat of brown paint to two benches in the tennis center area.

  • Painted the dragons teeth at the entrance to the dog park parking lot.

  • Painted two information kiosks (Eagle project performed by a Scout from Troop 63).

  • Painted 2 benches in front of the park administration building, including the one with the statue on it.

  • Weeded, edged, and mulched around 20 trees between the baseball field and the soccer fields.

  • Cleared trash and debris from some of the walking trails.

     

    Today we wanted to highlight their volunteer efforts and share how these Scouts make us #HamiltonProud

09/23/2020

Free Naloxone Giveaway September 24th-26th

In partnership with the NJ Human Services, pharmacies across New Jersey are offering the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone (commonly called Narcan) for free to residents from September 24th through 26th. There is no need for a prescription and no appointment needed.

Those who obtain naloxone will also be given information regarding addiction treatment and recovery through Reach NJ, a 24-hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week addictions hotline where people who have Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or friends and family of people with SUD can get immediate assistance and support from live, New Jersey-based, trained addiction counselors.

In addition to Olden Pharmacy, who has partnered with the Hamilton Township Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse, the following Hamilton Pharmacies are participating in this important endeavor:

  • Alexander’s Twin Pharmacy, 1060 Whitehorse Mercerville Road

  • CVS Hamilton Square, 1099 Route 33

  • Walmart, 700 Marketplace Blvd

  • Sav-on Pharmacy, 953 Route 33

    A full list of all participating pharmacies across the State can be found at https://nj.gov/humanservices/stopoverdoses/

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of September 23rd, Mercer County has 8,596 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing continues for any new case and any follow up for previously confirmed cases. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

WATCH: This Month In Hamilton With Mayor Martin and Staff of Rat's Restaurant

Today, Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin and staff from Rat’s Restaurant-Michael Kurtz, General Manager and Kathleen Newman, Director of Catering sat down to film the August episode of “This Month in Hamilton,” a new monthly radio show hosted by Mayor Martin on WBCB 1490AM radio. 

To see this broadcast or visit:

https://www.facebook.com/WBCB1490/videos/439242127051478 or listen on your radio or through www.wbcb1490.com at 5 pm. 

Listen and watch "This Month in Hamilton" live on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 10 AM at www.facebook.com/WBCB1490.

NOTICE: Pump Station Replacement and Sharps Lane Park Closure

Hamilton Township Department of Water Pollution Control’s contractor, Pillari Brothers, will be installing a new sanitary sewer pressure pipe for the Crestwood pump station between Sharps Lane Park and Hempstead Road. The new pipe will be installed from the pump station in Sharps Lane Park, through the park, across Sharps Lane, and in Ashwood Road to the intersection with Bolton Road. A new pipe will also be installed from in front of 13 Roslyn Road into Hempstead Road. 

Sharps Lane Park will be closed for about one week starting Thursday September 24, 2020, weather permitting, during pipe installation through the park. During this construction signs will be posted for road closures and detours as needed. The project is estimated to take about two months to complete.

Hamilton Township apologizes for any inconvenience the work and traffic detours will cause during construction and appreciates your understanding as we complete these much-needed upgrades to the sanitary sewer in your area.

09/22/2020

2020 Adult Public Flu Clinic Schedule

The Hamilton Township Department of Health Announces the 2020 Adult Public Flu Clinic Schedule.

Print & Complete the Flu Vaccine Registration Form in advance to save time www.HamiltonNJ.com/FluShots

Please note the following:

  • Masks / Face Coverings WILL BE Required

  • Open to Hamilton Township Residents Ages 18 and Older

  • Please Bring Your Insurance Information

  • The Child Health Clinic will provide shots for those under age 18 by appointment only for children who are under-insured or uninsured. Call (609)890-3826 for additional information.

  • Pneumonia Vaccinations will be offered by appointment only for residents age 65 and older at the Division of Health. Call (609)890-3884 for more information.

 

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of September 22nd, Mercer County has 8,583 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing continues for any new case and any follow up for previously confirmed cases. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

Applications for COVID-19 Child Care Tuition Assistance Program Have Opened

State Releases Updated Travel Advisory List

As of September 22, 2020

Governor Phil Murphy today advised individuals traveling to New Jersey from states or territories with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state or territory. The updated advisory includes five additional states-Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Wyoming-bringing the total to 35 states and territories. The travel advisory applies to any person arriving from a state or territory with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

As of Tuesday, September 22, there are currently 30 states and territories that meet the criteria stated above: Alabama; Alaska; Arkansas; Arizona; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Guam; Iowa; Idaho; Indiana; Illinois; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Minnesota; Missouri; Mississippi; Montana; North Carolina; North Dakota; Nebraska; Nevada; Oklahoma; Puerto Rico; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Virginia; Wisconsin; West Virginia; and Wyoming. 

Travelers and those residents who are returning from impacted states should self-quarantine at their home, hotel, or other temporary lodging. Individuals should leave the place of self-quarantine only to seek medical care/treatment or to obtain food and other essential items. 

It is expected that individuals will follow the public health advisory to self-quarantine. The list of states will be updated on a rolling basis and is accessible here

09/21/2020

Free Township Rabies Clinic Tomorrow 9/22

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 there will be a FREE Rabies Clinic for Hamilton Residents Pets Only from 5 PM – 7 PM at the McManimon Recreation Center, 320 Scully Avenue.

 

Please remember:

  • All (human) attendees are required to WEAR A MASK.

  • One human per animal

  • Cats and Dogs must be at least 3 months of age to be vaccinated

  • Dogs must be on a leash (no longer than 6 ft)

  • Cats MUST be in a carrier

  • Please bring proof of any prior rabies shot to receive a 3-year certificate; without proof a 1-year certificate will be issued.

  • NJ State Department of Health's Policy states no dog license can be issued if their rabies immunization expires before November 2020. The state requests a one (1) year overlap in the three (3) years rabies immunization.

  • Dog licensing will be available on site. Payment of cash, check, or money order accepted. ($8.00 spayed/neutered or $11.00 non-spayed/non-neutered, Senior Citizen fee for spayed/neutered $2.00, Senior Citizen fee for non-spayed/non-neutered $5.00.)

     

    Call the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter at 609-890-3550 with any questions.

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of September 21st, Mercer County has 8,576 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing continues for any new case and any follow up for previously confirmed cases. 

 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

 

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

 

Bromley Teen Center Reopens

We are pleased to announce the re-opening of the CYO Bromley Center Teen Program. This is a free program for Hamilton residents ages 9-17 and operates Monday through Thursday from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, and on Fridays from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. The program strictly follows all safety protocols.

 

Recreational activities are provided nightly, as well as socialization and special events. Additionally, through the assistance of Hamilton Township, a Community Development Block Grant was secured for CYO Bromley to enhance the Center, and a portion of the grant has been earmarked to distribute chrome books for students studying school remotely. 

 

For more information on the CYO Bromley Teen Program visit our website at cyobromley.org or call at 587-8100.

 

Free Shredding Event

Saturday, September 26th

Saturday, September 26th, is our annual September Free Shredding Event , the last one of the year, beginning at 8AM.

 

Please remember, as we continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 you must:

  • Remain in your vehicle at all times for both your safety and the safety of our Township employees

  • Place all documents in your trunk – please note containers will not be returned

  • There is a 100 pound limit of documents to be shredded

  • No Binders, CD’s, Books, Magazines, Newspapers, X-Rays or Plastic Items

     

    Location: Hamilton Police Division Parking Lot on the Municipal Court Side

    Time: 8:00AM until Noon (or until trucks are full)

09/18/2020

Traffic Advisory -Sloan Avenue

Beginning Wednesday, September 23rd, you may wish to plan an alternate route to your destination as the Mercer County Department of Transportation will be working on a milling and resurfacing project on Sloan Avenue (CR649) between the I-295 Overpass and Quakerbridge Road.

 

?Construction and partial road closures will take place Monday Friday, from 9AM 3:30PM. During this time, work will be completed in half width sections, with single lane single direction traffic at all times. The work is expected to last approximately 2 weeks, weather permitting.

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of September 18th, Mercer County has 8,544 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing continues for any new case and any follow up for previously confirmed cases. 

 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

 

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

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    For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

 

Township Meeting and Event Updates

Week of September 21st-25th

Tuesday, September 22nd

The Shade Tree Commission will be meeting via audio conference beginning at 6:30 pm. Please click here for call in information: https://hamiltonnj.com/popup.aspx?listing=ShortEvents|9/22/2020|506807|2682

 

The Zoning Board of Adjustment will be meeting beginning at 6pm using the Zoom application. Please click here for information on how to observe and participate in this meeting: https://hamiltonnj.com/content/228309/228375/229641/default.aspx

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The Township will be hosting a free Rabies Clinic for cats and dogs from 5pm-7pm at the McManimon Building (320 Scully Ave) Please click here for more information and COVID-19 guidelines: https://hamiltonnj.com/qcontent/NewsFeed.aspx?FeedID=3585

 

Thursday, September 24th

The Planning Board will be meeting beginning at 6pm using the Zoom application. Please click here for information on how to observe and participate in this meeting: https://hamiltonnj.com/content/228309/228375/229625/default.aspx

 

Census 2020

Get Counted Before Time Runs Out!

It’s easy to make a difference in your community – you can even do it from the comfort and safety of your own home, but time is running out.

 

The State of New Jersey as a whole has a record 68.2% self-response rate - surpassing that of the last three censuses in 1990, 2000 and the 2010. That is higher than this years’ National self-response rate of 65.9%. However, what may be even more impressive is Hamilton Township’s self-response rate at 77.3% thus far.

 

Join your fellow Hamiltonians and Americans, respond to the 2020 Census today before it’s too late, because the deadline is September 30th! Answer online, via phone or through the mail, just don’t delay, because your response helps to provide Federal funding to our town for important services such as education, roads and libraries, while also impacting business decisions and so much more for the next 10 years.

09/17/2020

HTSD to Host Weekly Pop-Up School Houses

The Hamilton Township School District will be hosting weekly Pop-Up School Houses. At these, students and their families will have the opportunity to meet HTSD staff, connect with community organizations, receive free/reduced lunch applications, and get technology, academic and emotional support.

School Houses will be on Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm at the following locations:

  • September 23rd: Sunnybrae Elementary School

  • September 30: Lalor Elementary School

  • October 7: Kuser Elementary School

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of September 17th, Mercer County has 8,534 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing continues for any new case and any follow up for previously confirmed cases. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

 

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

 

State Announces Tax Rebate for Middle-Class Families In FY2021 Budget

As part of the State's revised Fiscal Year 2021 (FY2021) budget, Governor Murphy announced today a tax cut that will pay an up to $500 rebate to approximately 800,000 New Jersey families. 

This will be an up to $500 rebate for families with incomes under $150,000 per couple—or $75,000 for a single individual—with at least one dependent child. This rebate will be automatically distributed to eligible taxpayers in the summer of 2021, providing much-needed relief for middle-class families.  

The Governor also announced that the definition of “dependent” in the state tax code will be changed to match the federal tax code.

The final revised FY2021 budget will be announced ahead of the September 30, 2020 deadline. It will take effect on October 1, 2

 

Keep Your Pets Safe from COVID-19

09/16/2020

September is National Preparedness Month

Disasters Don't Wait - Make Your Plan Today

September is National Preparedness Month and we all know, it is harder to play catch up then it is to prepare ahead of time. Now is as good a time as any to ensure you and your loved ones are prepared before a disaster strikes, which we all hope it never will.

 

  • Make a Plan – include how you plan to communicate before, during and after a disaster. If you already have a plan, make sure no changes are necessary due to COVID19

  • Build a Kit – gather supplies that will last for several days for each person in your home and your pets

     

    Additional Resources Available Include:

  • Sign up for emergency alerts to your mobile phone through CODE Red – Hamilton Townships Emergency Notification System: hamiltonnj.com/featured/?FeedID=1171

  • Sign up for preparedness text messages from FEMA: Text PREPARE to 43362 (msg/data rates apply)

  • Visit PSE&G to learn more about Emergency Preparedness nj.pseg.com/safetyandreliability/emergencypreparedness

  • Alert PSE&G ahead of time if anyone in your household utilizes Life-Sustaining Equipment which requires electricity to operate. To learn more visit: nj.pseg.com/saveenergyandmoney/gethelppayingyourbill/additionalresources

  • “NJ Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters” – designed specifically for residents with disabilities or access and functional needs (or their families, friends, caregivers and associates) to provide information allowing emergency responders to better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency. To learn more, call 2-1-1 or visit registerready.nj.gov

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of September 16th, Mercer County has 8,526 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing continues for any new case and any follow up for previously confirmed cases. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

 

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

 

Census 2020

BIG NEWS: New Jersey’s current self-response rate for the #2020Census is the highest we’ve achieved in the past four Censuses!

Our current statewide self-response rate is 68.1% and our statewide overall response rate is over 92%.

Have you filled out the Census yet? You can still respond online, via phone or mail so visit https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html to learn more. 

09/15/2020

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

In the United States alone, an estimated 15,780 children between the ages of 0-19 are diagnosed with cancer each year. That means every 3 minutes a family hears the heartbreaking news that their child has been diagnosed with cancer. New Jersey is just one of 21 states that mentions Childhood Cancer in their Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan. The New Jersey plan has 3 main goals – it looks to improve care for those diagnosed, advocate and educate. (information sourced from American Childhood Cancer Organization & the New Jersey State Cancer Plan)

And so, September is recognized as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month around the world. In a show of support and solidarity this week, the Hamilton Township Municipal Building will be lit in gold because no child and no family should ever have to face childhood cancer alone!

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of September 15th, Mercer County has 8,510 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing continues for any new case and any follow up for previously confirmed cases. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

 

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

 

Town Council Meeting Tonight 9-15-2020

Tonight's Town Council Meeting will be conducted via audio conference.

All rules and regulations that govern Council meetings are still applicable, and there will be opportunity for public comment.

Please find detailed instructions on how to join the call below. Should you have difficulties connecting, please leave a comment on this thread and we'll address with you directly.

 

State Releases Updated Travel Advisory List

As of September 15, 2020

Governor Phil Murphy today advised individuals traveling to New Jersey from states or territories with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state or territory. The updated advisory includes one additional territory-Puerto Rico-with California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada and Ohio removed from the list, bringing the total to 30 states and territories. The travel advisory applies to any person arriving from a state or territory with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

As of Tuesday, September 15, there are currently 30 states and territories that meet the criteria stated above: Alabama; Alaska; Arkansas; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Guam; Iowa; Idaho; Indiana; Illinois; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Missouri; Mississippi; Montana; North Carolina; North Dakota; Nebraska; Oklahoma; Puerto Rico; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Virginia; Wisconsin; and West Virginia.

Travelers and those residents who are returning from impacted states should self-quarantine at their home, hotel, or other temporary lodging. Individuals should leave the place of self-quarantine only to seek medical care/treatment or to obtain food and other essential items. 

It is expected that individuals will follow the public health advisory to self-quarantine. The list of states will be updated on a rolling basis and is accessible here

 

09/14/2020

MCIA to Host Hazardous Waste Collection & Electronics Recycling Event  9/18-9/19

Do you have electronics and household hazardous waste items like aerosol cans, car batteries, oil based paint and fluorescent bulbs you are looking to get rid of? If so, then this Friday and Saturday Mercer County residents can visit the Dempster Fire School to dispose of these and other hazardous items that cannot be disposed of in your regular trash. Be sure to check out the attached image for more details on the Mercer County Improvement Authority event – including a list of items that can and cannot be disposed of, as well as COVID19 protocol which has been put in place for everyone’s safety.

 

Friday, September 18, 2020 from 12PM – 5PM

Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 8AM – 3PM

Dempster Fire School located at 350 Lawrence Station Road

This event will be held Rain or Shine

Questions? Visit http://mcianj.org/hhw

 

 

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of September 14th, Mercer County has 8,498 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing continues for any new case and any follow up for previously confirmed cases. 

 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

 

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

    NAMI New Jersey Overview

    Wednesday, September 16th

    11 am - 12 pm

     

    Join NAMI NJ to learn about the wide range of services that they provide to our State's diverse population!

     

    NAMI NJ is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Through education, support, advocacy and public awareness programs NAMI NJ fosters understanding about mental illness, confronts stigma often associated with mental disorders, advocates for public policies that benefit those affected by mental illness, and promotes research into the causes, treatment and recovery of mental health disorders.

     

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