RANDOLPH, NJ- The following is an update from Randolph Township:
We appreciate your continued patience and cooperation during this ongoing health emergency. Below is a summary of the most recent information/actions related to COVID-19.
As of today: 118,652 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 5,287 cases in Morris County. There is 1 new case in Randolph, bringing the total to date to 244.
Of the 244 cases: 41 households have more than one individual; 12 individuals are currently hospitalized; 123 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.
Sadly we have lost 18 of our residents to this terrible virus. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.
Included in the numbers above: 22 of the cases and 9 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 4 of the 12 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.
On April 29 Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 133, reopening state parks and golf courses, and restoring the authority of county governments to determine whether county parks will be open or closed. The order takes effect at sunrise on Saturday, May 2. Social distancing is still required while visiting the parks. https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200429c.shtml
The Morris County Park Commission will have a partial reopening of its 38 distinct park facilities, including all four county golf courses, on Saturday, May 2. Social distancing is still required while visiting the parks. https://bit.ly/2VNWGfv
In accordance with Executive Order No. 133 issued by Governor Murphy, Randolph Township will have a partial reopening of its parks on Saturday, May 2. All Randolph parks will be open for the following passive recreation activities in which social distancing can be achieved and maintained: walking, hiking, running, jogging, biking, and fishing (where applicable). All public buildings & restrooms, playgrounds, athletic fields, courts, play areas, gazebos, and picnic pavilions will remain closed. Please note that parking may be limited in certain parks to reduce the number of people in each facility. All programs, permits, and events remain cancelled until further notice.
To allow parks and trails to remain open for passive recreation, users are asked to follow proper CDC protocols, including but not limited to:
- Recommended use of face covering.
- Only park in designated areas, do not park on roadsides or unmarked spaces.
- No use of parks or trails if exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
- Remember that public restrooms are closed. In sites with portable restrooms, residents should use their personal sanitary supplies.
- While on trails, warn others of your presence and step aside to let others pass.
- Observe CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or leave that location.
Continue to check www.randolphnj.org for further information and updates.