The following is an update from Randolph Township:

Thank you for your continued patience and compliance during this ongoing health emergency. Below is a summary of the most recent information/actions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today, there are 11,124 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 442 of which are in Morris County. Seven new cases in Randolph were confirmed, bringing the total to 28. Five of the 28 confirmed cases are associated with two households. Two of the individuals are currently hospitalized. All individuals considered close contacts of the confirmed cases are in the process of being reached and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

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STATE UPDATE

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has announced initiatives to assist state businesses and workers facing hardship due to the impact of the coronavirus. For more information NJEDA Initiatives to Support Businesses COVID-19

Yesterday Governor Murphy put out a call for volunteers with qualified medical training and experience including retired nurses or doctors, nursing and medical students, EMTs, former members of the Armed Services' medical corps, who wish to join the fight against COVID-19, to go to https://covid19.nj.gov/volunteer to sign up. This isn't just for NJ residents – he is looking across the nation for help.

NJ COVID-19 Information Hub: https://covid19.nj.gov/

COUNTY UPDATE

Morris County announced the opening of a COVID-19 drive-thru testing center for Morris County residents only, located at the County College of Morris starting Monday, March 30. Registration will begin on Sunday at 10 a.m. To be eligible, residents must have a prescription from a medical doctor or medical provider AND a pre-scheduled appointment. For more information Morris County COVID-19 Patient Testing Facility at CCM

LOCAL UPDATE

The Randolph Township Economic Development Committee (EDC) encourages the community to “eat local" and support Randolph restaurants by (1) ordering delivery or takeout, (2) purchasing gift cards for later use, or (3) sending a meal to a friend as a kind gesture! Please visit each business Facebook page and “like” to show your support! The EDC has assembled a listing of all the Randolph restaurants that remain open during the COVID-19 crisis. If you know of a Randolph restaurant that is open and is not on the list, please contact the Randolph EDC via Chairperson John Ragan at jragan@randolphnj.org. Randolph EDC Support Food Establishments.pdf

The parking lots for all township parks remain open to accommodate residents' use of the trails, which remain open. The lots are NOT to be used for gatherings or group assembly. We urge parents in the community to share these restrictions with their children as some of the reported gatherings have involved younger residents. As previously noted, park facilities (athletic and turf fields; basketball, tennis and sand volleyball courts; restrooms; playgrounds; pavilions; skate park; lacrosse rink; and gazebo) at Brundage Park/Preserve, Freedom Park, Heistein Park, Kiwanis Park, Brundage Sussex, Randolph Park, and Tamarack are closed. Residents with questions regarding these Parks and Recreation restrictions may call the Township Recreation Department at 973-989-7081.

Residents with specific questions regarding these updates or any other township business should call 973-989-7060 or email manager@randolphnj.org.

The township recycling center remains open during its regular business hours, Wednesday-Friday 7am-3pm; Saturday 8am-4pm; and Sunday 9am-3pm.