MILLBURN, NJ — In an update yesterday afternoon, Millburn Township Mayor Jackie Lieberberg information about coronavirus cases in the town and county, as well as other relevant information residents need to know.

The text of the letter is below:

There are currently 82 cases of COVID 19 in Millburn Township.  Essex County is reporting  5,565 cases throughout the county. 

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Some brief important items for our community:

Yesterday, Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order closing all State and County Parks—

For now, Our Municipal Parks will remain OPEN with the understanding that all social distancing protocols must be adhered to. If the public does not comply with these regulations, the Township WILL CLOSE all of our Parks immediately until further notice.  We all know how important these facilities are to our community. The same social distancing guidelines apply to our sidewalks and streets.  As drivers, we must recognize that pedestrian activity on the streets has increased and as pedestrians, please understand that there are still cars on the road.  Everyone should be extremely cautious and mindful.

This morning we had a webinar for our local businesses regarding Federal and State benefits under the CARES Act and other programs. A big thank you to the law firm of Hartmann, Doherty, Rosa, Berman and Bulbulia for their time and commitment to our residents and business owners. A special thank you to Paul Doherty, Heather Adelman, Naim Bulbulia, Claudia Lechtman and Maralee Sanders for all their assistance in organizing the information session and helping us navigate these programs. The presentation can be downloaded from both the Township and the Hartmann Doherty websites.

Residents—Your generosity and compassion for our fellow neighbors, merchants and front line responders is acknowledged and very much appreciated. Please continue to donate generously - your time, your service and your contributions are some of the ways that I am reminded every day what a wonderful community we are.

Tonight, the Jewish community will celebrate Passover and on Sunday, the Christian community will celebrate Easter. Enjoy the time together with your families and extended families if you are using technology to assist in your gatherings.  It is unfortunate we cannot gather physically, but this year in particular, we must recognize our gratitude for our families and loved ones.

Thank you for listening. We are an exceptional community – yes we are! Continue to use good judgment. Stay strong and stay safe.  Thank you.