January 19, 2021 - Missing Person - Todd Dekis

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

5,429 TOTAL POSITIVE CASES

214 DEATHS

2,137 RECOVERIES

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

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Call (855) 568-0545 for automated phone support. Live operators are available  from 8 am to 8 pm.

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1/4/2021 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates - January 2021

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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

1/27/2021

Today We Remember: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today we pause to remember the 6 million Jewish lives, as well as countless others, who perished during the Holocaust.  Today we are reminded to speak up for others and to fight systemic hatred before it is too late.  Today we are reminded of our obligation to never forget.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of January 27th, Mercer County has 23,155 total positive cases of COVID-19. The State Department of Health announced that they believe our next surge of COVID-19 cases will start as early as next week and continue into February. While Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is expected to be readily available, the main concern at this time is the potential need for hospitals to move to contingency staffing. Let's do our part to keep cases and hospitalizations low. 

 

  • 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 on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 visit covid19.nj.gov or

    cdc.gov/coronavirus

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

As of January 14, 2021 the following groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and can begin to make their appointments.

  • Frontline First Responders

  • Long Term Care Facility Residents

  • Paid/unpaid persons working/volunteering in a healthcare setting

  • Persons aged 65 and older

  • Persons aged 16-64 years old who have at least one chronic medical condition that poses high-risk for severe COVID-19

     

    At this time, the best place to register for the vaccine is through the NJVSS system HERE

     

    For a list of open vaccination sites visit:

    covid19.nj.gov/vaccine

     

    Residents may also call (855) 568-0545 for phone support between 8 am to 8 pm daily.

Thank You! Cultural Affairs and Performing Arts Commission Celebrates "Grateful" Arts Challenge Submissions

Our Hamilton Township Cultural Affairs & Performing Arts Advisory Commission recently presented the community with a ‘Grateful’ themed Arts Challenge. They received several submission, including painted artwork, sculptures, and even 2 song performances!

We are grateful for all submissions received, which we’ve incorporated into a collage. Watch the song performances at https://hamiltonnj.com/ArtsChallenge. We are #HamiltonProud of the variety of talent shared by our residents! 

School District Provides List of Local Community Resources

1/26/2021

WATCH: This Month in Hamilton with Wilson Center Director Laurethea Kidd and Bromley Center Director Pat Hardiman

Today, Mayor Jeff Martin sat down with special guests Laurethea Kidd, Executive Director of the John O. Wilson Hamilton Neighborhood Center and Patrick Hardiman, Director of the CYO of Yardville & Bromley Civic Center. 

To watch Mayor Martin's COVID-19 and Township Update click here. To see the interviews of Laurethea Kidd and Patrick Hardiman click here. The discussion will also be broadcast on WBCB 1490 AM Radio tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27th 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.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of January 26th, Mercer County has 23,029 total positive cases of COVID-19. The State Department of Health announced that they believe our next surge of COVID-19 cases will start as early as next week and continue into February. While Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is expected to be readily available, the main concern at this time is the potential need for hospitals to move to contingency staffing. Let's do our part to keep cases and hospitalizations low. 

 

  • 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 on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 visit covid19.nj.gov or

    cdc.gov/coronavirus

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

As of January 14, 2021 the following groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and can begin to make their appointments.

  • Frontline First Responders

  • Long Term Care Facility Residents

  • Paid/unpaid persons working/volunteering in a healthcare setting

  • Persons aged 65 and older

  • Persons aged 16-64 years old who have at least one chronic medical condition that poses high-risk for severe COVID-19

     

    At this time, the best place to register for the vaccine is through the NJVSS system HERE

     

    For a list of open vaccination sites visit:

    covid19.nj.gov/vaccine

     

    Residents may also call (855) 568-0545 for phone support between 8 am to 8 pm daily.

Hamilton Township & our Division of Health would like to introduce you to the Vaccinator. He is here to help answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

What is mRNA in the COVID-19 vaccine?

mRNA stands for Messenger RNA. The mRNA COVID-19 vaccine cannot give someone COVID-19 and does not affect our DNA. Check out this resource from the CDC explaining the research behind mRNA in the COVID-19 vaccine.

You can also check out other facts that researchers, health and medical experts want you to know by visiting:

https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/COVID19-Vaccines-Know-the-Facts.pdf

1/25/2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of January 25th, Mercer County has 22,889 total positive cases of COVID-19. The State Department of Health announced that they believe our next surge of COVID-19 cases will start as early as next week and continue into February. While Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is expected to be readily available, the main concern at this time is the potential need for hospitals to move to contingency staffing. Let's do our part to keep cases and hospitalizations low. 

 

  • 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 on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 visit covid19.nj.gov or

    cdc.gov/coronavirus

     

    COVID-19 Vaccine Information

     

    As of January 14, 2021 the following groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and can begin to make their appointments.

  • Frontline First Responders

  • Long Term Care Facility Residents

  • Paid/unpaid persons working/volunteering in a healthcare setting

  • Persons aged 65 and older

  • Persons aged 16-64 years old who have at least one chronic medical condition that poses high-risk for severe COVID-19

     

    At this time, the best place to register for the vaccine is through the NJVSS system HERE

     

    For a list of open vaccination sites visit:

    covid19.nj.gov/vaccine

     

    Residents may also call (855) 568-0545 for phone support between 8 am to 8 pm daily.

Wilson Center Continues to Offer Food Pantry to Mercer County Residents

Do you know someone who could use a helping hand as they face food insecurity?

The John O. Wilson Neighborhood Center offers a Food Pantry which is open to most Mercer County residents. 

Check out the flyer for details on how to apply and schedule an appointment for pick-up.

Mercer County Sheriff Warns of Bank Account Scams

 

Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler issued a warning on Friday to area residents regarding telephone scammers posing as Mercer County Sheriff’s Officers. The Sheriff said his office has received numerous complaints over the last month about suspected phone scams asking residents for personal bank account information or cash payments.

Some calls have reached residents throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The scammers identify themselves as Mercer County Sheriff’s Officers with along with fictitious badge numbers. The callers state they have an arrest warrant related to money laundering charges and need access to their bank accounts. The scammers also suggest meeting at a location and to bring cash for bail or fine or risk being taken into custody. 

The Sheriff's office said that it can be difficult to crack down on telephone scammers because calls are often generated from phone banks located out of state. While the calls remain under investigation, the best advice is to exercise common sense.

If a resident suspects a particular telephone call may be a scam, do not give out any personal information and simply hang up. Anyone who receives such a call and is uncertain of its validity should report the call to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office at (609) 989-6111.

1/22/2021

WATCH: Mayor Jeff Martin, Superintendent Dr. Scott Rocco, and Health Director Kathy Fitzgerald Provide Community Update

Yesterday Mayor Jeff Martin, HTSD Superintendent Dr. Scott Rocco, and Director of Health Kathleen Fitzgerald taped a COVID-19 Community Update. If you haven't yet had an opportunity to watch, we recommend you do, as this update includes information not just related to the Hamilton Township School District but also our Municipal Government as a whole.

To watch, visit: https://youtu.be/G4pJjR87YYg

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of January 22nd, Mercer County has 22,366 total positive cases of COVID-19. The State Department of Health announced that they believe our next surge of COVID-19 cases will start as early as next week and continue into February. While Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is expected to be readily available, the main concern at this time is the potential need for hospitals to move to contingency staffing. Let's do our part to keep cases and hospitalizations low. 

 

  • 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 on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 visit covid19.nj.gov or

    cdc.gov/coronavirus

     

    COVID-19 Vaccine Information

    As of January 14, 2021 the following groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and can begin to make their appointments.

  • Frontline First Responders

  • Long Term Care Facility Residents

  • Paid/unpaid persons working/volunteering in a healthcare setting

  • Persons aged 65 and older

  • Persons aged 16-64 years old who have at least one chronic medical condition that poses high-risk for severe COVID-19

     

    At this time, the best place to register for the vaccine is through the NJVSS system HERE

     

    For a list of open vaccination sites visit:

    covid19.nj.gov/vaccine

     

    Residents may also call (855) 568-0545 for automated phone support. Live operators will be available beginning Monday, January 25th from 8 am to 8 pm.

Township Library Announces Access to Online Tutoring Service

The Library is now offering access to the online tutoring service Brainfuse. Individuals of all ages can take advantage of one-on-one tutoring, GED test prep, resume assistance and so much more - all you need is your library card number!

To learn more and sign up, follow this link:

https://landing.brainfuse.com/index.asp?u=main.hamilton.hn.nj.brainfuse.com

Township Meeting Updates Week of January 25th-29th

Monday, January 25th

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

Tuesday, January 26th

The Zoning Board of Adjustment will be meeting remotely using the Zoom application beginning at 6pm. Please visit https://hamiltonnj.com/ZoningBoard for instructions to observe and participate in this meeting as well as review information on applications received.

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

Thursday, January 28th

The Planning Board will be meeting remotely using the Zoom application beginning at 6pm. Please visit https://hamiltonnj.com/PlanningBoard for instructions to observe and participate in this meeting as well as review information on applications received.

1/21/2021

HTSD Kindergarten Registration

Hamilton Township School District is virtual Kindergarten registration for Fall 2021 is now open.

Please remember that children entering Kindergarten in September 2021, must be five years of age on or before October 1, 2021.

Visit www.htsdnj.org to register your child today!

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of January 21st, Mercer County has 22,251 total positive cases of COVID-19. The State Department of Health announced that they believe our next surge of COVID-19 cases will start as early as next week and continue into February. While Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is expected to be readily available, the main concern at this time is the potential need for hospitals to move to contingency staffing. Let's do our part to keep cases and hospitalizations low. 

 

  • 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 on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 visit covid19.nj.gov or

    cdc.gov/coronavirus

     

    COVID-19 Vaccine Information

     

    As of January 14, 2021 the following groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and can begin to make their appointments.

  • Frontline First Responders

  • Long Term Care Facility Residents

  • Paid/unpaid persons working/volunteering in a healthcare setting

  • Persons aged 65 and older

  • Persons aged 16-64 years old who have at least one chronic medical condition that poses high-risk for severe COVID-19

     

    At this time, the best place to register for the vaccine is through the NJVSS system HERE

     

    For a list of open vaccination sites visit:

    covid19.nj.gov/vaccine

     

    Residents may also call (855) 568-0545 for automated phone support. Live operators will be available beginning Monday, January 25th from 8 am to 8 pm.

    NAMI NJ to Host "Improving Mental Health With Digital Technology" Webinar

    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27TH

    1PM-2PM

     

    In this presentation, Becky Wong, MBA, PharmD, discusses the prevalence of mental health in America and how mental health providers can utilize technology to address consumer needs. Telepsychology, mobile applications, and medication adherence technology are some of the new assessment and management tools available to providers. Dr. Wong also examines the pros and cons of mental health applications and considerations when selecting an app.

     

    REGISTER HERE https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Gd5dMP09SfSLAPU0qpAfMQ

1/20/2021

WATCH: Associate Director of Economic Development Kate Kane Gives Update on Chamber LIVE

Earlier this week, Kate Kane, Associate Director of Economic Development for Hamilton Township was featured on Chamber LIVE, a program hosted by the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber. As Small Businesses continue to struggle during these cold months of the pandemic, this Township Team is on the move to make sure that the vitality of their business in the Township of Hamilton stay #Openforbusiness! From Propane programs and door to door stimulus checks, Show Host, Christine Curnan discusses with Kate the various ways the Administration of this New Jersey Small Town is doing everything in their power to proudly say Hamilton Township is OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

Get to know Kate Kane and more about Hamilton Townships Economic Development by watching the broadcast here! https://www.facebook.com/princetonmercer/videos/561768308130134

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of January 20th, Mercer County has 22,115 total positive cases of COVID-19. The State Department of Health announced that they believe our next surge of COVID-19 cases will start as early as next week and continue into February. While Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is expected to be readily available, the main concern at this time is the potential need for hospitals to move to contingency staffing. Let's do our part to keep cases and hospitalizations low. 

 

  • 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 on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 visit covid19.nj.gov or

    cdc.gov/coronavirus

     

    COVID-19 Vaccine Information

     

    As of January 14, 2021 the following groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and can begin to make their appointments.

  • Frontline First Responders

  • Long Term Care Facility Residents

  • Paid/unpaid persons working/volunteering in a healthcare setting

  • Persons aged 65 and older

  • Persons aged 16-64 years old who have at least one chronic medical condition that poses high-risk for severe COVID-19

     

    At this time, the best place to register for the vaccine is through the NJVSS system HERE

     

    For a list of open vaccination sites visit:

    covid19.nj.gov/vaccine

Remember: Health Insurance is Still Available Through GetCoveredNJ

The Hamilton Township Division of Health would like to remind everyone it’s not too late to obtain health insurance for 2021. Open enrollment is available until January 31st! Visit https://nj.gov/getcoverednj/ to find a plan that’s right for you and your family and to
see if you qualify for financial assistance.

1/19/2021

Council Meeting Tonight 6:30 PM on Zoom

The Hamilton Township Council will be meeting this evening beginning at 6:30 PM. Please be advised that due to the State of Emergency (COVID-19), this meeting will be conducted remotely via Zoom.

Participants may join by visiting:
http://www.zoom.us/join or by phone 1-929-205-6099

Meeting ID: 943 6641 2478
Passcode: 546915 

Participants will be put in a waiting room prior to the meeting starting. They will be muted and may request to speak by opening the “Participants” window and selecting “Raise Hand”. Participants joining by phone may raise their hand by dialing *9.

  • As of January 19th, Mercer County has 21,956 total positive cases of COVID-19. The State Department of Health announced that they believe our next surge of COVID-19 cases will start as early as next week and continue into February. While Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is expected to be readily available, the main concern at this time is the potential need for hospitals to move to contingency staffing. Let's do our part to keep cases and hospitalizations low. 

  • 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.

  •  

  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update
    As of January 14, 2021 the following groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and can begin to make their appointments.

  • Frontline First Responders
    Long Term Care Facility Residents
    Paid/unpaid persons working/volunteering in a healthcare setting
    Persons aged 65 and older
    Persons aged 16-64 years old who have at least one chronic medical condition that poses high-risk for severe COVID-19 (see photo for details)

  • For a list of open vaccination sites visit:
    covid19.nj.gov/vaccine


    For more information on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 visit 
    covid19.nj.gov or cdc.gov/coronavirus