MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Ten cases of Coronavirus have been reported in Morris Township, said officials in an update community members. Although township officials did not provide any additional information regarding the eight other cases (two cases are men ages 66 and 70), township officials stated that they are "doing everything possible to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone in the community".
"Our municipal team, including our Health Department officials, first responders (police, fire, OEM), and Administration – are working closely together to plan and implement best-practice local actions", said officials. "We are in frequent contact with County and State officials to ensure that our actions align with CDC recommendations, with guidance and directives issued by the State, and with plans that are being coordinated at the County level".
The township has implemented new procedures to ensure the safety of residents. The new procedures are:
- All municipal buildings are now closed
- All events and activities have been canceled
- Trash and recycling will continue as scheduled; all non-essential services are cancelled
- Township Administrator's Office will answer calls by phone 973-326-7360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Township Health Department can answer calls by phone 973-326-7390 or email email@example.com
- Pay sewer fees by April 1st by mail or online
- All parks and playgrounds are closed
"This is an extraordinary time for all of us", said officials. "Our bottom line goals are to ensure that all of us stay safe, that we all do our part to contribute to the safety of our community as a whole, and that everyone has the information that’s needed to understand what’s going on in our town. Fighting the spread of COVID-19 is going to take everyone’s participation. Please do your part by adhering to the new guidelines".
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