CLARK, NJ – Wednesday’s township update from Mayor Bonaccorso said there have been no positive COVID-19 cases identified in Clark, but there are test results pending on one resident at this time.

The mayor additionally reminded residents that New Jersey State directives from Governor Murphy supersede any local rulings and the township will remain in compliance with the state.  “As an example, the Governor says 8 p.m. curfew, we are going to follow,” said Bonaccorso.  “We have no jurisdiction to disregard that.”

Township services have remained the same since the last update as listed here:

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Recreation

The Recreation and Teen Centers and all programs run under those entities are fully suspended and closed to the public. 

Senior Busing Service

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.

Town Hall

Town Hall is closed to the public, but employees are working regular business hours.  Residents can pay sewer bills online or by mailing in a check.  The town has a drop box outside the main doors for residents to drop tax payments too.  Phone numbers and email addresses for each department can be found at ourclark.com

Municipal Courts

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

Public Works

The Department of Public Works will continue all services as planned including the start of Bulky pick-up this month.  Recycling schedules remain the same.

Schools

Clark schools remain closed per Superintendent Grande from March 16 through April 3.  Weekly updates will be provided. Private schools such as Mother Seton and Saint John the Apostle remain closed too.

Library

The Clark Library is closed until further notice.  All book and materials out on loan have been renewed through April 20.

Bonaccorso once again said any of these services and plans may change and the township will respond as needed.  He also agreed to update citizens day by day as/if things change.

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COVID 19 Update from Mayor Sal Bonaccorso:

As of March 18, 2020, the Township of Clark Health Department has received no reports of positive COVID 19 cases. Test results are pending on the one resident.

We are following Governor Murphy's Directive. Please note that State law supersedes Township laws.

Town Hall will remain closed to the public. However, we do have staff working and available to answer phones and emails. You can find each departments contact information at ourclark.com

Furthermore, I'd like to announce that Clark Shoprite will be implementing early morning hours to Seniors 65 and older starting on Friday, March 20th. If you are 65 and older you will be able to shop from 6am-7am. All other customers can visit 7am-12am. The Clark Acme will also be starting early hours for seniors but for the hours of 7am-9am. If you are a senior and need transportation to the grocery store please call DPW at 732-428-8402 or email dpw@ourclark.com to schedule a pick-up.

Thank you and stay healthy.