NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Senior Shuttle will suspend its service beginning Sunday, April 5.  According to town officials, the service “will be resumed once it is deemed safe to do so.”

Sussex County will continue to offer Shopper’s Service on Wednesdays for Newton Residents.  On Wednesdays, the shuttle service will make stops at the Walmart, ShopRite and Weis Market in Newton.  Anyone seeking to use the county service must call two business days in advance to make a reservation.  The number is 973-579-0480.

The Town of Newton recreation is reminding everyone that the Newton Parks are closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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They ask that residents “pass this information onto those community members who may not have access to the town’s Facebook pages.”

The Town of Newton recreation page also tells residents not to forget to participate in their hashtags. #NewtonNJGetsCrafting and #NewtonNJThanksYou.

ShopRite of Newton will be changing their store hours starting Friday, April 3. Monday through Friday their hours will now be 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Their hours on Sunday will remain the same, 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

“This will allow us to focus on cleaning, product replenishment and the well-being of our valued associates. Thank you for your understanding as we go through this time together.”

The store will also be limiting the amount of customers within the store, by closing all entrances except one. A security guard will be assigned to the entrance and exit to track the number of customers entering and leaving the store.

“When the store opens, the guard will allow customers into the building, counting them along the way. Once the store is at capacity, we will ask the remaining customers to please wait in the designated line until they are called to enter the store.”

ShopRite is asking all patrons to be patient and kind to one another as they put the new procedure in place. “We appreciate your understanding in helping us keep everything in the community safe”.