Editor's Note: Story Updated at 1:58 p.m. to include Clark PD status below.

CLARK, NJ – Mayor Bonaccorso closed Town Hall to the public on Monday morning.  He said town employees are working normal hours and available for questions and concerns via phone or email but the doors to the building are locked.   The mayor is asking anyone with pressing business needs to call or email the department and township employees will figure out how best to accommodate residents' needs.  

Bonaccorso is asking the public to hold off on non-urgent requests as employees and the town navigates this new way of conducting business.   A list of Clark Township Departments can be found on their website.  

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Recreation

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

Senior Busing Service

According to Bonaccorso the busing service will remain available to seniors without transportation to get to supermarkets in town.  The regular schedule is in effect.

Food Pantry

The monthly food pantry will be held on March 17 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Recreation building.  All attendees are asked to use the side cafeteria doors by the parking lot to enter and exit the building.

Town Hall

Town Hall closed to the public Monday, March 16.  Employees are on site and are available from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. by phone or email until further notice. 

Clark Police

Clark Police are on duty and serving the public, 911 dispatchers are on duty and the non-emergency hotline at 732-388-3434 is manned but the building is closed to the public at this time.  Read more here about how to conduct other police business.

Municipal Courts

Local courtrooms are closed for the next two weeks 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 through March 21.  Closures will be reevaluated weekly.

Bonaccorso once again said 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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