RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough Mayor Zachary Bray is recommending that residents limit contact with others and remain home as much as possible during the coronavirus outbreak.

"We will get through this together," he said.

Bray said the borough is following the guidelines provided by the county and state, and borough hall is closed indefinitely. Court is canceled, he said, and payments can be dropped in the black box outside the municipal building.

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Property taxes that are due May 1 will be given a 30-day grace period, Bray said.

"We are asking our residents to monitor Swiftreach and the borough Facebook page for any updates," he said.

"Thank you to our police department, fire department and DPW for continuing services during these trying times," he added.

Bray added that the library is closed, all town-sponsored activities and meetings are canceled, playgrounds are closed to the public and senior meetings and bingo are canceled.

Bray said the borough is also very dedicated to the businesses, and understand how difficult this time will be.

"We hope that folks will do their best to support our local businesses through take-out and delivery orders as much as they can," he said. "We hope for guidance from the state to be able to provide economic stimulus incentives for local businesses when everything settles down."