March 25, 2020 Updates
Please Take Notice: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Township of Hampton is taking the following emergency
and precautionary measure to ensure the safety of our residents and staff:
Until further notice all Municipal facilities are closed to the public, including but not limited to
the following: Hampton Township Municipal Building, park/pavilion, playground, fields, Senior
Center, and DPW Garage. Staff will be working onsite and available to answer your questions.
Please call (973) 383-5570 with comments and/or inquires.
Until further notice, meetings for the Township Board of Health, Township Planning/Zoning
Boards, and the Township Recreation Committee are cancelled.
The Hampton Township Committee Meetings will take place; however, accommodations are
being put in place to enable remote attendance. Dial-in information will be posted on the
Hampton Township Website once available. The electronic meeting is being held in compliance
with P.L. 2020, c.11
March 24, 2020 Updates
Breaking News for the Business Community:Please click here.
U.S. Small Business Administration Fact Sheet- Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Please click here.
For the Small Business Administration Declaration,please click here.
Sussex COVID-19 Hotline: The Sussex County Division of Health COVID-19 Hotline is now open. Residents may call the Hotline number at 973-579-9488 to speak with a Sussex County Division of Health staff member or Sussex County Medical Reserve Corp volunteer. The Hotline's hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm. Additional info can be found at the locations listed below.
Sussex County website: https://sussex.nj.us/covid19
2-1-1 (NJ Department of Health)
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 (NJ Department of Heath)
3/23/20 Electronic Meeting Notice: Due to recent social distancing in response to COVID-19, the Hampton Township Committee will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on March 31, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. via teleconferencing rather than at the Municipal Building. Connectivity information will be available on our website www.hamptontownshipnj.info as well as on the sign located in the front of the Hampton Township Municipal Building at 1 Rumsey Way, Newton, NJ 07860. Formal action may be taken during the meeting.
3/23/20 Please click here to view an important message from the Construction Official-our Building Department is taking all precautions to prevent exposure to our staff as well as our homeowners & contractors. We are encouraging "Save the Trip"; we will try to answer all questions by phone & offer the option to mail applications & permits. A DROP BOX is set up in front of the Municipal Building for anyone who must drop off applications, blueprints, etc. Please view the rest of the document to see further instruction.
3/23/20 Emergency Meeting Notice: Due to the recent spread of COVID-19, the Hampton Township Committee held an Emergency Meeting, via teleconferencing, on March 23, 2020 at 11:15 A.M. to discuss emergency measures and staffing protocol. Formal action was taken.
3/18/20 Effective Immediately: Hampton Park is closed to the public until further notice. This includes the fields, walking path and playground.
3/15/20 Due to the current status of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and in following the guidance of our schools, it is with regret that the Hampton Township Municipal Building and Community Center will be closed until further notice to all non-essential business for the health and safety of our employees and our community as a whole. We will do our best to continue to meet the needs of our residents while practicing the advice of "social distancing".
All tax payments and dog licensing will be accepted via the mail or it can be deposited in the brown non-postal mailbox found to the left of the front doors of the Municipal Building.
If you have a blue book (PTR-1 or 2) or a completed building permit application, please leave it in the bin with your phone number and we will notify you when it is completed.
If you have any questions or if you would like to make an appointment for business of a personal nature, please contact the appropriate office as found below. We will do our best to respond to your needs promptly,
Administration (i.e. Clerk, Finance): 973-383-5570
Tax Collector: 973-383-1692 firstname.lastname@example.org
Construction: 973-383-8845 email@example.com
Public Works: 973-383-8745 firstname.lastname@example.org
As we will all be monitoring the situation carefully, we will be sharing vital information as it becomes available to us. The health and welfare of our community is of our utmost concern and priority.
Please remain safe and healthy and we will weather this situation together.
3/15/2020 The County had a conference call with Mayors & Municipalities for an update on COVID-19 in Sussex County. Some of the main messages received were as follows;
Individuals with no symptoms are not recommended to be tested. Individuals with mild symptoms should stay home if they are sick & follow the guidance of their health care provider.
Everyone is encouraged to practice social distancing and avoid large crowds and gatherings, practice good hand hygiene, and stay home if they are sick.
Social distancing is a public health measure taken to help slow down the spread of a contagious disease by restricting when and where people can gather. These measures can include limiting large groups of people coming together, closing buildings, and canceling events.
On March 12, 2020 Governor Murphy recommended that all public gathering of more then 250 persons be cancelled. This follows the strategies of social distancing which is public health practice that is meant to stop or slow down the spread of a contagious disease. Social distancing measures include limiting large groups of people coming together, closing buildings and canceling events.
Calls from concerned public should be referred to the NJ State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
Interactive dashboard listing the positively confirmed COVID-19 cases per New Jersey counties is available at https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml
The NJ Department of Human Services operates a toll free "warm line" which is a resource for people seeking mental health service. The warm line is activated during events that impact the mental health of New Jersey residents. The warm line is available 24 hours and has language access; (877) 294-HELP (4357). NOTE: The "warm line" does not replace 911 and is not used to report emergencies.
Please visit the CDC for more information on the Coronavirus. This tab is just informational for updates that we receive as a Municipality. For important up to date information, please go directly to the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/
COVID-19 Municipal Updates