RED BANK, NJ: The Borough of Red Bank Mayor & Council, Administration, Office of Emergency Management, Police Department and Fire Department continue to monitor the developing situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of July 8, 2020, the Borough has been advised that there are 9,519 positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County.
In Red Bank, the total number of positive cases to date is 265. We would like to remind everyone of the importance of following the State, County and Municipal directives and orders concerning social distancing to slow further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. Follow the steps and guidelines from the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html to prepare and protect yourself and your family.
The official State and County reporting by the New Jersey Department of Health is available on the New Jersey COVID-19 Dashboard at https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml
- Landlords and property managers of office and multi-dwelling residential buildings are strongly urged by the Borough to promote the use of masks and social-distancing by tenants in common areas, elevators, and stairwells in their buildings. In addition, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order #163 requiring individuals to wear masks in outdoor public spaces when they cannot social distance. To view this order and others, visit https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/approved/eo_archive.html
- The Borough of Red Bank Municipal Building will remain closed to the public through Friday, July 31, 2020. All municipal employees continue to report to work and are serving the public by telephone, e-mail, regular mail or fax. Contact information for various municipal offices and employees as well as online services are available on the Borough website (www.redbanknj.org). Beginning Monday, August 3, 2020, the Municipal Building will begin a gradual re-opening to the public on an appointment-only basis to maintain social distancing and comply with capacity restrictions. More details will be announced later this month.
- The next scheduled Council Regular Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 6:30 p.m. The following meeting is a scheduled Council Workshop Meeting to be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 6:30 p.m. Because of the restrictions on public gatherings that impact the ability of the Borough of Red Bank to meet in the traditional manner of gathering at the municipal building, the Mayor & Council will conduct this meeting using electronic means that will allow for the public to participate. Participation information is published on the Borough website (www.redbanknj.org). Agendas are published at https://www.redbanknj.org/AgendaCenter
- In addition to parks and recreation facilities being reopened June 22nd, playgrounds were re-opened on July 2nd as permitted by the State according to Executive Order #157.
- Construction on White Street continues successfully and on-schedule. Water and sewer infrastructure improvements were completed. This week, the curb, concrete and sidewalk phase of the project began on the northern curbline. The southern curbline and brick paver installation will begin next week. White Street businesses remain open and access is available - entrance through Monmouth Street/Drummond Place and English Plaza is recommended. This project will also increase parking, improve safety, and complement the aesthetic enhancements of the recently completed English Plaza project. Updates will continue to be provided throughout the project.
- Beginning September 1, 2020, the Borough of Red Bank will be serviced by the Monmouth County Health Department for State-mandated public health needs under a new shared services agreement. This transition from the current provider, the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission, will represent a nearly 45% savings annually to Red Bank taxpayers. There will be no reduction in services and some additional benefits may be provided to residents and businesses throughout the year.
- Visit Red Bank River Center’s website at www.redbank.org for a comprehensive listing of reopened businesses downtown and an updated calendar of events.
- Monmouth County ACTS has published a Community Resource Guide in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide assistance for seniors in a wide range of information and contacts for food delivery, pharmacies, caregiver support, financial assistance and so much more. The COVID-10 Community Resource Guide is available on www.MonmouthACTS.org/covid19
- NJ Mental Health Cares, the state’s behavioral health information and referral service, is offering help to people dealing with anxiety and worry related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. New Jerseyans can call 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support. NJ Mental Health Cares will be answered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week by live trained specialists.
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