RANDOLPH, NJ- The following is an update from Randolph Township:

Thank you for your continued patience, understanding and commitment to staying home and/or social distancing. Below is a summary of the most recent information and news.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 116,264 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 5,213 cases in Morris County. There is 1 new case in Randolph, bringing the total to date to 243.

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Of the 243 cases: 41 households have more than one individual; 11 individuals are currently hospitalized; 115 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

Sadly, we have had a total of 18 fatalities to date. Our thoughts and prayers continue for those families. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 21 of the cases and 9 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 3 of the 11 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

STATE/LOCAL INFORMATION

On Wednesday April 29 Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 130 which authorizes municipalities by resolution to extend the 2nd Quarter property tax grace period from May 10, 2020 to June 1, 2020. The Randolph Township Council has scheduled an Emergency Council Meeting to take action on a resolution to enact the extension, per the Open Public Meetings Act, on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. The meeting will be held remotely via Zoom; the public will have the ability to attend remotely and provide comment during the public sessions. Instructions for accessing this remote meeting through Zoom, along with procedures for commenting, will be posted on the Randolph Township website, www.randolphnj.org