LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following an emergency telephonic meeting on March 16 between the Livingston Township Council, the local health department, police chief and emergency management coordinator to discuss the township’s continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the governing body has decided to shut down all basketball, tennis and Pickleball courts, fields and playgrounds in order to minimize transmission of the virus.
Certain parks, such as the Livingston Memorial Oval, will remain open to pedestrians; but events and other social gatherings will not be permitted. Livingston police officers have been instructed to break up any spontaneous gatherings or organized activities, according to the township.
All township offices and buildings are also closed to the public, although municipal services will continue to be provided.
Livingston Township continues to closely monitor information and updates regarding COVID-19, and remains in daily contact with health officials, including Saint Barnabas Medical Center, as well as state and federal agencies.
The mayor and council encourage residents to pay attention to official information and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH). The public is also urged to minimize person-to-person contact while maintaining basic municipal services to the Livingston community.