SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The offices of the Township of South Orange Village are closing its doors to the public again, beginning today. The Village had reopened to the public in June after originally closing in March with the state shutdown, but “with the uptick in cases, we decided at this point that it would be the safest way to go,” Scott Egelberg, Office of Emergency Management Director, told TAPinto SOMA. 

The Village has reported 262 COVID-19 positive test cases as of this morning, up 13 cases over the weekend since Friday, Nov. 20.  Egelberg said South Orange will continue to maintain Village services, such as inspections, and the South Orange Public Library will remain open for now with its 25 percent capacity restriction in place and special hours for seniors.

An email sent to residents this morning said, “If you have business to take care of, please contact your department directly. You can find the phone directory on”

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