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COVID-19 CASES REPORTED IN HAMILTON TOWNSHIP AS OF 1/27/2021:

5,429 TOTAL POSITIVE CASES

214 DEATHS

2,137 RECOVERIES

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11/2/2020 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates - November 2020

Helpful Contacts & Other Information

Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?

Call 2-1-1

Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211

Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

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

11/30/2020

Reminder: Deadline to Apply for CARES Act Grant is Tomorrow!

We are here to help our local businesses in Hamilton Township!

Tomorrow, December 1st, is the deadline to apply for the Hamilton Township CARES Act Grant. $400,000 has been set aside from the New Jersey’s CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF Funds) to help provide additional aid to businesses who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses in town have the opportunity to secure grants of up to $5,000 each. Applications are available at www.HamiltonNJ.com/CaresActGrant

 

To be eligible for the CARES Act funding, you must first register for Hamilton’s FREE Business Registry. This registry was created as a way to help our business and non-profits stay connected! You can visit www.HamiltonNJ.com/BusinessRegistry to sign up today.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of November 30th, Mercer County has 13,797 total positive cases of COVID-19. As new cases continue to increase in New Jersey we must be continue to protect one another.

  • 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 Revises Limits on Outdoor Gatherings and Suspends Indoor High School Sports

    Governor Murphy announced today that the limit on outdoor gatherings will be lowered to 25 individuals – effective 6:00 AM on December 7th.

    Exceptions to this policy are limited to:

  • Religious or political activities

  • Funerals

  • Memorial services

  • Wedding ceremonies

     

    Outdoor dining is UNAFFECTED by this announcement.

    In addition, all indoor youth and adult sports are being placed on a full pause – effective 6:00 AM on December 5th through January 2nd, 2021. The only exceptions to this order are collegiate-level sports and professional teams.

    For more information please visit covid19.nj.gov

    Three Healthy Habits for COVID-19

    3 Healthy Habits to Remember During COVID-19:

11/25/2020

Hamilton Township Celebrates Movember

Today our employees took a stand for Men’s Health Awareness by wearing blue jeans through our “Stand Up in Blue” Movember event. 

Together we can make a difference in Men’s Health including but not limited to:

  • Mental Health

  • Suicide Prevention

  • Prostate Cancer – Don’t forget to talk to your medical provider and get your prostate exam

     

    For more information on prostate cancer and other issues facing men’s heath visit the CDC cdc.gov

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of November 25th, Mercer County has 13,102 positive cases of COVID-19. As new cases continue to increase in New Jersey we must be continue to protect one another.

 

  • 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

 

Township Updates

Week of November 30th-December 4th

Tuesday, December 1

The Township will be hosting a virtual meeting from 5-6:15pm to discuss concerns related to commercial vehicle traffic in the Cornell Heights section of Hamilton using the Zoom application. Click here for instructions on how to observe and participate in the meeting. 

The Township Council will be meeting remotely using the Zoom application beginning at 6:30pm. Click here for instructions on how to observe and participate in the meeting.

Thursday, December 3

The Hamilton Alliance Against Substance Abuse will be meeting remotely using the Zoom application beginning at 5:15pm. Click here for instructions on how to observe and participate in the meeting.

Watch Hamilton's Annual Thanksgiving Day Game with WBCB!

In keeping with Hamilton tradition as much as possible during this time – the Annual Thanksgiving Day Varsity Football Game is scheduled to go on at 10:30AM tomorrow morning (November 26). However due to COVID-19 outdoor gathering restrictions – the game will be live streamed via WBCB at www.wbcbsports.com and via Facebook Live at @WBCBSports . 

There will be no general admission to the game – however the senior football players, senior cheerleaders and senior Steinert band members have each been provided with 2 adult spectator tickets so their family can cheer their child on one last time in person. To learn more about the @WeAreHTSD decision visit https://tinyurl.com/y4qexydu 

 

NAMI NJ Presents - Grateful and Present: 5 Tools to Help Make the Season Joyous!

Use this link to watch the webinar in full: https://youtu.be/fjJ-nsYUgV0  

11/24/2020

Stay Safe This Thanksgiving!

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of November 24th, Mercer County has 12,886 positive cases of COVID-19. As new cases continue to increase in New Jersey we must be continue to protect one another.

 

  • 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

Klockner Elementary School Staff Featured on The Ellen Show

We as a Township are grateful for all teachers and school staff in Hamilton Township as you work to educate the youth of our community, especially those at the Hamilton Township School District!

Did you see some of our very own hometown heroes, our teachers from Klockner Elementary School, yesterday on The Ellen Show during the first of her 12 Days of Giveaways? If not, you can watch it right here by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMlBuY50UyU

Camp Fire NJ Receives NJEDA Grant to Support Programming

We are excited to see Camp Fire NJ get a shout out from Governor Murphy today for receiving a grant from the
New Jersey Economic Development Authority! Mayor Martin had the opportunity to visit with Jessica and
Camp Fire staff earlier this year at their Hamilton offices and learn more
about the important work they do. Now more than ever our children and youth
need emotional, social and mental health support, and we are lucky to have Camp
Fire in Town.

11/23/2020

Hamilton Township Hosting Holidays in the Park During December

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Township has scaled back our traditional Winter Wonderland event and will be hosting "Hamilton's Holidays in the Park" where visitors can take in the decorations, lights, and festive music throughout Kuser Farm Park. December 4th and 5th will be walk thru while December 6th through January 1st will be drive thru. 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of November 23rd, Mercer County has 12,620 positive cases of COVID-19. As new cases continue to increase in New Jersey we must be continue to protect one another.

  • 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

Resources Are Available for Local Businesses!

 

Hamilton Township is here to help our local businesses!

Recently Hamilton Township created a FREE Business Registry to help our business and non-profits stay connected!

Visit www.HamiltonNJ.com/BusinessRegistry to sign up today.

Once you’ve registered, your business is eligible to then apply for for the Hamilton Township CARES Act Grant through December 1st. $400,000 has been set aside from the New Jersey’s CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF Funds) to provide additional aid to businesses who have been economically impacted by COVID-19.

Businesses in town have the opportunity to secure grants of up to $5,000 each. Applications are available at www.HamiltonNJ.com/CaresActGrant

Hamilton Police Division Hosting Toys for Tots Drive

Tomorrow, November 24th, the Hamilton Township Police Division has arranged for the first pop-up Toys for Tots drop-off location to be held at Brothers Pizza 33. If you would like to donate a new, unwrapped toy for a child ages 4-17 stop by between 3PM – 7PM … plus, you never know who you might see grabbing a slice of pizza in town! 

 

Brother’s Pizza on Rt 33 is a family owned and operated business – which has called Hamilton home since 1973. We are happy to have Brother’s Pizza on Rt 33 be one of our pop-up locations for this charitable endeavor and remind our residents to #ShopLocal #ShopHamilton .

 

Toys can also be brought to one of the permanent drop off locations until December 18th, including:

  • Hamilton Police Division-1270 Whitehorse Mercerville Road Hamilton, NJ 08619

  • Foley's Family Market-1080 White Horse Avenue Hamilton, NJ 08610 and

  • Hamilton Car Wash-709 NJ 33 Hamilton, NJ 08619

    Traffic Notice: 295 NB to 195 EB Ramp Closure

    Beginning tonight, Monday, November 23rd, and tomorrow, during the hours of 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM, the
    New Jersey Department of Transportation will continue their work on slope
    stabilization on the Route 295 Northbound, Exit Ramp to Route 195 Eastbound.
    Work will be performed weather permitting and a detour will be posted. 

11/20/2020

Township Announces Propane Support Program to Assist Local Restaurants

Hamilton Township recently created the Hamilton Township Propane Support Program to assist local restaurants with heating costs. Funded through the Community Development Block Grant - $20,000 has been made available to help with purchase refilling of propane tanks in use while outdoor dining during COVID-19. 

Through a partnership with Yardville Supply Company and Mercer Ace Hardware – we as a Township will be able to supply the tanks at a discounted rate and allow restaurants to refill these tanks for the same price.

To participate, restaurants must register with the Township by e-mailing kkane@HamiltonNJ.com with the following information:

  • Name of the business

  • Contact Information (name, phone, e-mail)

  • An approximate number of tanks your business typically goes through in 1 week

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of November 20th, Mercer County has 12,087 positive cases of COVID-19. As new cases continue to increase in New Jersey we must be continue to protect one another.

 

  • 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

    Hamilton Township School District to Begin Full Remote Learning

    November 30, 2020 - January 19, 2021

Today, Hamilton Township Superintendent of Schools Dr. Scott Rocco announced that the district will start a full remote instructional model on Monday, November 30, 2020 and will return to a hybrid schedule on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Remote Learning will be 5 days per week. Students will follow their regular daily schedule, with the exception that Wednesdays will be one session days for all students.

Student technology issues during remote may be resolved through HTSD Tech Support Zoom line. The line will be monitored from 7:30am until 5pm Monday through Friday on school days. 

Dial in information:

Phone #1-929-205-6099

Meeting ID: 850 7063 4985

Passcode: 269536

 

Elementary School Parent / Teacher Conferences will continue on December 1st through December 4th with all of those days remaining as One Session Days (Elementary Division only). Conferences will be held remotely and each school will send details about the process. 

Visit https://www.htsdnj.org/ for more information.

 

Township Updates-Week of November 23rd-27th

Monday, November 23rd

The Library Board of Trustees will be meeting via conference call beginning at 5pm. Please click here for dial in instructions.

Tuesday, November 24th

The Shade Tree Commission will be meeting via conference call beginning at 6:30pm. Please click here for dial in instructions.

Thursday, November 26th

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all Township Offices will be closed. Garbage will not be collected.

Friday, November 27th

In observance of the day after Thanksgiving, all Township Offices will be closed. Garbage will be collected.

Reminder: Final Free Township Flu Clinic Tomorrow at Colonial Fire Station

11/19/2020

Hamilton Police Division Hosting Toys for Tots Collection

Santa & Mrs. Claus were joined today by the Foleys, members of the Hamilton Township Police Division and Mayor Jeff Martin to kick-off this years’ Toys for Tots Drive in Hamilton Township. 

This year the need for toys for those less fortunate is higher than ever before. If you would like to donate a new, unwrapped toy for children ages 4 – 17, Drop Box locations have been established at:

  • Hamilton Police Division – 1270 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road

  • Foleys Family Market – 1080 Whitehorse Mercerville Road

    (Additionally pop-up locations will be available throughout the duration of the collection as well)

     

    Thank you for helping to spread holiday cheer!