BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ After abruptly closing in March to enforce regulations to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Bernards Township municipal buildings and offices are now set to reopen to the public next Monday, June 22.

However, changes and certain restrictions will still be in place, according to information from the municipal clerk's office.

For example, anyone entering the buildings must always wear face coverings and remain six feet apart.

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The township's reopened buildings and offices, in operning to the public, will adhere to Governor Murphy’s Executive Order no. 152, according to the township. This order allows indoor gatherings limited to 25 percent of the capacity of the room with no more than 50 individuals. 

Changes have made to the office for the protection of employees and patrons, which may include markings on the floor indicating proper distancing while waiting for service, sanitation stations, and clear partitions, according to a township press release. In addition, common areas will be cleaned daily. 

Many township services can be accessed online and residents are encouraged to visit the Bernards Township website. "If you do not see what you need on the website, or have a question, please call (908) 766-2510 and we will do our best to help you," the release said.

Bernards Township Library will not open on that date

The Bernards Township Library, at 32 S. Maple Ave., is on a different reopening schedule. Book drops will reopen on Monday, June 22, and curbside pick-up begins on June 29, according to the township release. 

Residents were again urged to sign-up for RAVE Mobile Safety Communications System at www.bernards.org to receive alerts and notices.