WARREN, NJ - Warren Mayor Mick Marion and Deputy Mayor George Lazo, recorded a broadcast in order to keep Warren residents informed of actions being taken by the Township Committee in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic on Friday, March 27.  The video can be found at https://warrennj.org/covid-19/.

As of today, Saturday, March 28, 2020, the Health Department has reported that Warren Township currently has 15 confirmed cases.  Warren residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 are between the ages of 28 and 80.  The Health Department is conducting follow-ups with all confirmed cases.

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is coordinating with the pharmacies and grocery stores.  Edgewood Pharmacy and Walgreens are providing curbside delivery for prescriptions only, Walgreens requires that there be a credit card on file.  Kings and Acme are reporting that meat and produce are available, but there are occasional shortages for dairy, paper products and over-the-counter medicines.  

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The grocery stores are requesting that residents bring their own gloves and hand sanitizers to shop in order to protect themselves from touching pin-pads or grocery cart handles.  Carts are being sanitized using CDC guidelines.  Signage has been posted to remind shoppers to practice social distancing and flooring has been marked with tape to enforce social distancing practices.

Residents are strongly encouraged to patronize local restaurants by using take out or delivery.  It is important that all residents help our local restaurants “stay in business” at this time.

Mayor Marion stated, “We are all in this together.   If we support one another, we will get through this as a Township. 

Our thanks go to the Township pharmacies and grocery stores for working closely with the Township and serving our residents."

The OEM is following up with our long-term facilities and assisting senior citizens and those who are home-bound.  Residents in our vulnerable population who are in quarantine or isolation can email Emergency Management personnel at OEM@Warrennj.org.    OEM trained volunteers will shop and deliver groceries to these residents.

Deputy Mayor Lazo commented that residents should make sure they are getting information from credible sources such as the CDC at coronavirus.gov and the State Health Department at covid19.nj.gov .

 

The Township Committee has expanded the use of social media during the Pandemic response.  Residents can obtain Township updates through Twitter at @WarrenTwpNJ, Facebook at “Warren Township, New Jersey, Instagram at “warrentownshipnj,” and on the COVID-19 page of the Township website at warrennj.org.  Additionally, COVID-19 details to our Public Access channel.  Verizon customers can access it on Channel 44 and Optimum/Altice One customers can access it on Channel 15

 

For more see TAPinto Warren Coronavirus News Section here: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/warren/sections/coronavirus-news


 

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