ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township Mayor Dave Fried announced the cancellations of several local events to limit potential exposure of COVID-19, coronavirus. The cancellations, he said, come "out of an abundance of caution" even though no local residents are currently infected with the virus.
“We are in constant contact with health officials regarding the spread of the virus and the many merits of social distancing during these extraordinary times,” said Fried. “My primary responsibility is to keep our community safe. We are doing everything in our power to do just that by limiting large assemblies and encouraging personal responsibility with proper hygiene and health-oriented habits.”
Cancellations enacted by Fried's Administration include:
- Robbinsville and Hightstown Municipal Court closed next week.
- All Robbinsville Schools will be closed on Friday, March 13 and all after-school activities canceled.
- All Senior Center activities suspended beginning Friday, March 13 until further notice.
- The March 24 Miry Run Town Hall Meeting at the Senior Center to discuss recreation opportunities at Miry Run also has been canceled.
- The March 28 Mercer County Hazardous and Electronic Waste event at the Dempster Fire Training School.
This afternoon, Gov. Phil Murphy recommended the cancellation of all public gatherings of 250+ people, including parades, concerts and sporting events, saying "social distancing works."
On Tuesday, a 62-year old employee of a private business located in Robbinsville was found presumptive positive with coronavirus. He and his wife who live in Burlington County are now recovering.
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