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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8/3/2020 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update - August 2020

Resource Guides, 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

8/31/2020

International Overdose Awareness Day

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event held annually on August 31 to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma associated with drug-related death.

Substance addiction knows no boundaries, it knows no race, ethnicity, gender, profession or economic status. No one should ever have to face substance addiction alone! There is hope for treatment and recovery!

Hamilton Township is home to various organizations that can help – today and every day these groups make us #HamiltonProud

Visit https://HamiltonNJ.com/HAASA for a list of available resources.

In memory of those who have lost their lives, Hamilton Township buildings will be lit in purple this evening.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of August 31st, Mercer County has 8,333 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 Indoor Dining, Reopening of Movie Theaters and Performance Venues

Governor Murphy announced today that restaurants in New Jersey may begin offering indoor dining starting Friday, September 4th.The following regulations will be in place:

  • Restaurants will be subject to 25% capacity

  • Tables must be socially distant (6 feet apart)

  • Parties are capped at 8 persons per table

  • Staff must wear masks at all times

  • Diners must wear masks when not in their seats

  • Food and beverages can only be consumed while seated

  • If you are dining at a restaurant that only offers table service, you will only be able to order your food while seated at your table

  • Restaurants that provide food service at the bar may allow dining while maintaining social distancing

  • Windows must be open to allow for air flow into dining areas

  • Air conditioning units must be turned for outdoor air to flow into dining areas

    In addition, movie theaters and other indoor performance venues may reopen on Friday, September 4th. Capacity will be limited to the lesser of 25% or 150 people-social distancing and masks must be enforced at all times. This capacity limit also applies to religious services, weddings, funerals & memorial services, and political activities.

8/27/2020

Local Firefighters Leave to Help with Hurricane Laura Response

Today 5 members of the Hamilton Township Professional Firefighters joined NJ-TF1 on route to Louisiana to assist in the response to Hurricane Laura. These hometown heroes remain in our thoughts during this deployment - these First Responders make us proud!

Visit the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management Facebook page for footage of the team leaving: https://www.facebook.com/READYNEWJERSEY/videos/600295973903475

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of August 27th, Mercer County has 8,303 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

Traffic Notice: Ramp Closure

Route 129 SB to Route 29 SB

The New Jersey Department of Transportation will be paving the ramp from Route 129 southbound to Route 29 southbound tonight, August 27th, from 10 pm to 5 am of Friday, August 28th. A detour will be in place.

Please note that all work is weather dependent.

8/26/2020

TASK to Host Weekly Food Distribution At Kuser Elementary School

Are you or someone you know in need of a helping hand facing food insecurity? The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen is now offering free grab and go meals at Kuser Elementary School, 70 Newkirk Avenue, Hamilton 08629, every Thursday afternoon from 4:30 pm- 6 pm.

This Thursday August 27th, FeedNJ, an anti-hunger campaign, has purchased meals from Killarney's Publick House for distribution. We are thankful for the generosity of local organizations during these challenging times.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of August 26th, Mercer County has 8,288 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

    Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment 

    100 years ago the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, states and the federal government were prohibited from denying anyone the right to vote based upon their gender. Women’s Equality Day is recognized on August 26th each year to commemorate not only woman’s suffrage but to draw attention to the continued effort towards full equality for women. For generations little girls have had big dreams and today our daughters know they can do more than dream, with hard work and dedication they can grow up to do great things!

    “We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever.” – Susan B. Anthony, suffragette

    To find out more on how to vote in this years’ upcoming General Election in November or to obtain a Voter Registration Form, visit: https://www.nj.gov/state/elections/

    State Announces Gyms May Reopen 9/1 Under New Rules

    Governor Phil Murphy announced today that gyms in New Jersey will be able to reopen on Tuesday, September 1st. Gyms will be limited to 25% capacity and must follow the additional rules:

  • Restrictions on indoor group activities (such as cycling classes) to one person for every 200 square feet of space in the room.

  • Masks or face coverings must be worn at all times inside the gym.

  • Equipment must be six feet apart.

  • People must sign a form when they enter the gym that says they will adhere to the safety guidelines.

  • Gyms must keep a log of workers and clients, including names and phone numbers, so the information could be made available to contact tracers in the event there’s a COVID-19 exposure at the facility.

8/25/2020

Severe Weather Alert

August 25, 2020

Our area may experience strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon into this evening ahead of a cold front moving through. A potent, cold front will arrive after 4 PM, bringing a far higher precipitation risk. This front, combined with the unseasonably high temperatures, allows for a few strong to severe storms. The main hazard would be damaging gusts, and a few instances of penny to quarter size hail.

Strong, damaging winds could lead to tree damage and power outages. Make sure you have an emergency plan, and charge your mobile devices. To report a power outage to PSE&G, call 1-800-436-7734 (PSEG,) text OUT to PSE&G (47734,) or visit https://nj.myaccount.pseg.com/myservicepublic/outagepublic.

To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline-powered generators in any enclosed space. If you are on life sustaining medical equipment, ensure that you alert PSE&G in advance.

Stay away from downed wires! Downed wires should always been considered live. Stay at least 30 feet away from downed power lines and immediately call PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734) or 911 to report downed wires.

Should you need to report fallen trees across roadways, please contact the Hamilton Township Police Department Non-Emergency Line at 609-581-4000

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of August 25th, Mercer County has 8,274 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 HTSD Superintendent Dr. Scott Rocco

Today, Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin and Hamilton Township School District Superintendent Dr. Scott Rocco 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, click the image above or visit: https://www.facebook.com/WBCB1490/videos/315630389686175 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.

State Releases Updated Travel Advisory List

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 the addition of Guam — with Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Maryland, and Montana removed from the list, bringing the total to 31 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, August 25, there are currently 31 states and territories that meet the criteria stated above: Alabama; Arkansas; California; Florida; Georgia; Guam; Hawaii; Iowa; Idaho; Indiana; Illinois; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Minnesota; Missouri; Mississippi; North Carolina; North Dakota; Nebraska; Nevada; Oklahoma; Puerto Rico; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Virginia; Virgin Islands; and Wisconsin.

 

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.

8/24/2020

Need to Get Tested for COVID-19?

List of Sites Available

Need to get tested for COVID-19, but not sure where to start? While testing is readily available across the state, there are many variables you may want to consider when you decide where to get the test. Who is the center open to; do you have to be showing symptoms, what kind of tests do they offer; and what is the average turnaround time to receive results?

The Hamilton Township Health Department has compiled a list of COVID-19 testing locations throughout Mercer County, which you can review at

https://hamiltonnj.com/Health.

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update


As of August 24th, Mercer County has 8,267 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

 

Mercer County Board of Elections Moves to Temporary Location