MILLBURN, NJ — Yesterday afternoon, Millburn Township Mayor Jackie Lieberberg provided the latest update for residents regarding cases of COVID-19 in town, as well as a couple of other peices of important information.

As of Monday's update, there were currently 91 confirmed patients with COVID-19 in Millburn Township. Essex County had reported 7,589 patients throughout the county.  

Additionally, according to Mayor Lieberberg, the building department will accept new permit applications.  These permits will be processed, but not issued at this time.  No new construction can be started, but the town will work to make sure that the permits are ready when new construction is allowed. 

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Township Parks are still open for passive recreation only.  Social distancing is required.  This is not an option.  The Township’s Public Works Yard remains open, but the same guidelines are in place. Public Works employees may reduce the number of vehicles allowed in the yard at one time to help ensure compliance.

She also asked parents to speak with their children about their responsibilities in maintaining social distancing to fight the spread and flatten the curve.

And on the charity front, Down the Block, based in Millburn Township and run entirely by township residents, is available for neighbors in need.  All the Board Members are all volunteers, so any donations are used 100% to support the health and well-being neighbors in crisis.  

For those seeking assistance with short term emergency needs due to a financial setbacks, find out more and apply via www.downtheblock.org or call them directly at (973) 943-1424. For those willing to help support their neighbors in this time of crisis, they can go through Down the Block. All inquiries regarding support services are confidential.

Given the current economic climate, now more than ever, donations are very much needed to continue their support for the community.