CLARK, NJ – Clark Township released the last of the week’s COVID-19 updates late Saturday.   In the report officials said there has been a total of 146 COVID-19 in the township.  125 of these cases have closed as recovered, recovering or deceased.  21 cases are still under investigation.

Throughout his weekly updates the mayor has reminded residents to help flatten the curve by staying home and social distancing from anyone outside your immediate home. 

Township services have been updated here:

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Health Office ( Last Updated April 11)

Mayor Bonaccorso is asking residents to limit calls and emails to Health Officer Nancy Raymond to urgent issues only during this time of pandemic management.

The State of New Jersey initiated 2-1-1 during the community health crisis.  Residents can call for information and resources.

Police ( Last Updated April 11)

Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos has updated policies and procedures for officers to mitigate the risk of infection spreading to and between officers and the public.  Matos said these revisions are important to his ability to keep the police force intake to serve the community over the long term.

  • Clark Police Headquarters remains closed to the public except for emergencies. Residents are asked to call 732-988-3434 for non-emergency assistance and not to come to the building.
  • Police may not be dispatched to the site of non-emergent calls. Dispatch will remain with caller as Clark Volunteer Ambulance Squad is dispatched and police will arrive if the situation evolves into a more critical situation.
  • Any calls to dispatch requiring an officer to the scene will be screened to assess health of those on site
  • Officers will be wearing PPE when responding to calls to help prevent the spread of illness
  • Police have been issued N95 masks and disinfecting products to use for themselves and cars while on duty.   

Public Works ( Last Updated April 18)

  • Grass pick up begins on May 5.   DPW will not remove grass unless it is bagged in biodegradable bags. Any grass placed in the street will not be removed and the resident will receive a violation letter.
  • Residents in need of grass bags can pull up to the front of Town Hall and open their trunk on Monday, April 20 to receive 10 free grass bags.  The drive through pick up will run from 8:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. A DPW worker will request motorists’ address and mark that bags were issued to that address. 
  • The Department of Public Works continues most residential services as planned including Bulky pick-up by ward and appliance pick-up. Residents must email dpw@ourclark.com to make an appointment for both services. 
  • Recycling schedules remain on alternating Wednesdays by zone.
  • Spring branch pick-up continues through April.
  • Residents are reminded to dispose of all flushable, baby and cleaning wipes in the garbage and not down the toilet.  Flushable wipes and all household wipes are not biodegradable and cause major sewer blockages over time. 

Recreation ( Last Updated April 11)

  • Local, county, and state parks were closed this past week to assist with social distancing and ultimately flattening NJ’s curve according to officials. 
  • The Recreation and Teen Centers and all programs run under those entities remain fully suspended and closed to the public. 

Town Hall ( Last Updated April 11)

  • Town Hall remains closed to the public, and employees are checking the drop box outside the main doors M-F. 
  • Residents are asked to put their items for drop off in an envelope, so all paperwork stays together.  Envelopes are to be addressed to the department for which they are intended.  
  • Phone numbers and email addresses for each department can be found at ourclark.com

Municipal Courts ( Last Updated April 11)

Local courtrooms are closed until further notice by direction of the NJ Supreme Court Chief Justice. 

Schools( Last Updated April 18)

  • Clark schools remain closed through May 15 after Governor Murphy’s recent mandate.
  • Clark schools spring break ends on April 14.
  • Private schools such as Mother Seton and Saint John the Apostle remain closed too.

Library ( Last Updated April 11)

  • The Clark Library is closed until further notice.  
  • The drop boxes at the library are closed
  • Patrons of the library are invited to make use of many online books, magazines and other resources while the building is closed.

Senior Busing Service ( Last Updated April 11)

Busing service is still available to seniors in need of transportation to get to supermarkets in town.  The regular schedule is in effect. Call DPW at 732-428-8402 or email dpw@ourclark.com to schedule a pick-up.

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