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/
The website to pre-register for the vaccine is now live. Please visit https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/
The general public can now pre-register, and this will allow your residents to input their personal, contact, health insurance, and demographic information. It will also allow for individuals to schedule an appointment for those who are immediately eligible based on screening questions.
Seniors who are unable to access the internet may call the Sussex County Division of Senior Services at 973-579-0555 for help registering for a vaccination appointment.
Seniors in need of transportation to vaccination sites located throughout Sussex County can contact Skylands Ride at 973-579-0480 for assistance. When possible, please contact Skylands Ride prior to registering for your COVID-19 vaccination so that transportation can be coordinated with your scheduled vaccination date.
Seniors who have questions related to COVID19 may call the Sussex County COVID Hotline Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm at 973-579-9488.
Currently, there are 4 vaccination sites in Sussex County. Please see information below.
ShopRite of Newton (call for appointment)
ShopRite of Byram (call for appointment)
Newton Medical Center - to make an appointment: use MyChart or register at www.atlantichealth.org/covidvaccine
Sussex County Vaccination site: to make an appointment go to WWW.Sussex.nj.us/covid19
Beginning Monday 3/15 - the following categories are eligible for vaccination
Educators, including support staff, in pre-K through 12th grade settings
Childcare workers in licensed and registered settings
Public and local transportation workers, including bus, taxi, rideshare, and airport employees; NJ TRANSIT workers; and Motor Vehicle Commission staff
Public safety workers who are not sworn law enforcement or fire professionals, including probation officers and fire safety inspectors
Migrant farm workers
Members of tribal communities
Individuals experiencing homelessness and those living in shelters, including domestic violence shelters
Beginning Monday 3/29 - the following categories are eligible for vaccination
§ Food production, agriculture, and food distribution
§ Eldercare and support
§ Warehousing and logistics
§ Social services support staff
§ Elections personnel
§ Medical supply chain;
§ Postal and shipping services
§ Judicial system
Free COVID testing available-As a way to get back to the community we want people to have easy access for free COVID testing. For that reason we have “partnered” with St. Thomas church in Sandyston NJ to add a testing site done by trained Ma’s(Medical assistants ) and have Medical staff at the Church premises to communicate to those individuals being tested.
All of the testing is done at the upper church parking lot and those in need of testing go to https://cunicohealthandwellness.com/ to schedule their appt which is totally FREE.
Even if they have insurance there is no copay, no deductible and those with no insurance at all it is Free.
COVID-19 Municipal Updates
Please take notice:
Hampton Township Committee Meeting Notice- In response to Covid-19, the Hampton Township Committee will hold their meeting remotely on April 27th, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. To attend the meeting use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4919500389 or to attend the meeting by phone, dial 929 205 6099 (Meeting ID: 491 950 0389) Formal action may be taken.
For updates from the Sussex County Health Department, and to view the weekly reports, please visit https://www.sussex.nj.us/cn/news/index.cfm?NID=50903&jump2=0
October 23, 2020
Please click here for the 10-23-2020 weekly report from the Sussex County Health Department.
October 16, 2020
Please click here for the 10-16-2020 weekly report from the Sussex County Health Department.
October 9, 2020
Please click here for the 10-9-2020 weekly report from the Sussex County Health Department.
October 2, 2020
Please click here for the 10-2-2020 weekly report from the Sussex County Health Department.
September 25, 2020
Please click here for the 9-25-2020 weekly report from the Sussex County Health Department.
September 18, 2020
Please click here for the 9-18-2020 weekly report from the Sussex County Health Department.
September 11, 2020
Please click here for the 9-11-2020 weekly report from the Sussex County Health Department.
September 4, 2020
Please click here for the 9-4-2020 weekly report from the Sussex County Health Department.
August 28, 2020
Please click here for the 8-28-2020 weekly report from the Sussex County Health Department.
August 21, 2020
Please click here for the 8-21-2020 weekly report from the Sussex County Health Department.
August 14, 2020
Please click here for the 8-14-2020 weekly report from the Sussex County Health Department.
August 7, 2020
Please click here for the 8-7-2020 weekly reportfrom the Sussex County Health Department.
Below is a link to the NJDOH Communicable Disease Service (CDS) new weekly report for COVID 19.
The CDS is sharing a report developed similar to the “Influenza-like Illness” report they prepare during flu season.
The report provides a color code of the State by region (Sussex is in the North-West region with Morris, Passaic and Warren Counties).
Included in the report is a link to a MAP prepared by Covid Act Now https://covidactnow.org/us/nj?s=891176 which shows information on daily new cases per 100,000 population, infection rate, positive test rate.
Our Region is currently “GREEN”, let’s keep that up!!
Public health recommendations
• Wear a cloth face covering when in public (both indoors and outdoors).
• Practice social distancing (keep a 6 feet space between you and others).
• Follow good respiratory hygiene recommendations.
• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve, not your hands.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
• Stay home if you are sick and avoid sick people.
• Review and follow CDC travel advisories when planning travel. If you become ill after returning home to the United States, call your healthcare provider before going to a doctor’s office or emergency department of a hospital. Wear a face covering/mask on entering the building to protect other people.
• Stay up to date about COVID-19. If you have COVID-19 questions call 211, 1-800-826-1253, or visit the website at covid19.nj.gov
July 24, 2020
Please click here for the 7-24-2020 weekly reportfrom the Sussex County Health Department.
July 17, 2020
Please click here for the 7-17-2020 weekly report from the Sussex County Health Department.
July 10, 2020
Please click here for the 7-10-2020 weekly reportfrom the Sussex County Health Department.
July 2, 2020
Please click here for the 7-2-2020 weekly report from the Sussex County Health Department.
June 26, 2020
At home test kits now available to those who qualify on the State site towards the bottom is a link to an At-Home Testing kit.
Please click here for the 6-26-2020 weekly report from the Sussex County Health Department.
June 19, 2020
Please click here for the 6-19-2020 weekly reportfrom the Sussex County Health Department.
June 15, 2020
The Hampton Township Committee is holding a food drive to help our neighbors & local families who are coping with the economic impact of the COVID19 Pandemic. Please join them in their efforts by dropping off food donations at the Hampton Township Community & Senior Center located at 1 Rumsey Way on Sunday, June 28th from 12:00pm - 4:00pm OR Monday, June 29th from 9:00am-4:00pm. Please click here for more information.
June 12, 2020
Please click here for the 6-12-2020 weekly reportfrom the Sussex County Health Department.
June 9, 2020
From the Sussex County Health Department:
How can I tell if PPE, specifically N95s, I purchased is legitimate or counterfeit?
Counterfeit respirators are products that are falsely marketed and sold as being NIOSH-approved and may not be capable of providing appropriate respiratory protection to workers. Information about counterfeit respirators and how to identify counterfeit respirators may be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/usernotices/counterfeitResp.html
Information on LONG TERM CARE/POST-ACUTE/RESIDENTIAL SETTINGS
On June 3, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy announced a series of recommendations and actions from Manatt Health’s rapid review of New Jersey’s long-term care facilities to address systemic challenges in long-term care and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and reduce impacts of future outbreaks.
The nationally recognized Manatt Health team, led by Cindy Mann and Carol Raphael, provided several recommendations for the New Jersey Department of Health and long-term care facilities, as well as for state and federal action, to improve quality, safety, and resilience within New Jersey’s long-term care system. These recommendations outline how long-term care facilities can move forward both in the near- and long-term.
The report gives guidance for new residents and visitors after the current COVID-19 outbreak and addresses mitigation, protection, and resiliency against future outbreaks, both in the near- and long-term. The recommendations also present a roadmap for rebuilding a high-functioning long-term care system that emphasizes quality of care, patient safety, robust data infrastructure, and strong staff supports.
Based on their assessment, the Manatt report outlines the following recommendations to improve New Jersey’s long-term care facilities:
Strengthen Emergency Response Capacity by strengthening the ability to plan, coordinate, and execute effective responses to the emergency protentional surges.
1. Consolidate and strengthen response through a central Long-Term Care Emergency Operations Center that would coordinate all activity and communications for nursing homes and long-term care facilities and obtain real-time input regarding staffing, supplies, and operational issues;
2. Implement a “reopening” and forward-looking testing plan; and,
3. Reinforce existing pathways for resident and family communications.
Stabilize Facilities and Bolster Workforce by increasing the responsibilities of and support for New Jersey’s nursing homes and their workers in the short and long-term.
1. Recognize, stabilize, and resource the workforce by
A. Ensuring staff have access to paid sick leave;
B. Instituting wage enhancements;
C. Implementing minimum staffing ratios for direct care;
D. Establishing a wage floor and wage pass-throughs for Medicaid rate increases; and,
E. Strengthening training and career development opportunities;
2. Institute COVID-19 relief payments for facilities and review rates.
3. Create a Medical Loss Ratio to ensure payments to nursing homes, including any increases, are used for patient care.
Increase Transparency and Accountability by implementing stronger mechanisms to ensure a greater degree of accountability and increase transparency through data and reporting.
1. Institute new procedures to regulate and monitor facility ownership, with a focus on increasing transparency;
2. Improve oversight of and increase penalties for nursing homes; and,
3. Centralize long-term care data collection and processing.
Build a More Resilient and Higher Quality System by establishing structures for stronger collaboration and advance payment and delivery reforms and increased reliance on home and community-based services.
1. Improve safety and quality infrastructure in nursing homes by requiring facilities to maintain Infection Control Preventionists and by supporting the state’s current surveillance efforts;
2. Strengthen state agency organization and alignment around long-term care operations; and,
3. Create Governor’s Task Force on transforming New Jersey’s long-term care delivery system.
New Jersey Department of Health- Domestic Companion Animals & COVID-19
New Jersey Department of Children & Families- Guidance for NJ Child Care Facilities on COVID-19 Related Health & Safety Requirements
June 5, 2020
Please click here for the 6/5/20 weekly report from the Sussex County Health Department.
May 29, 2020
Please click here for the 5/29/20 weekly reportfrom the Sussex County Health Department.
May 22, 2020
The Hampton Township Municipal Park walking path is now open daily from dawn until dusk. The park fields, basketball courts & playground will continue to be closed until further notice. As a reminder, there are no dogs, bicycles or roller skating/skateboarding allowed in Hampton Park. Please continue to follow safe social distancing while in the park and be respectful of others.
May 19, 2020
From the Sussex County Health Department: Please view the two flyers below for information on cloth face coverings.
May 18, 2020
*Cancelled* SCMUA Household Hazardous Waste Day that was scheduled for June 6. Please Note: SCMUA cannot accept Hazardous waste without an authorized HHW event! Options: Make "online-only" apt with Morris County MUA (after HHW facility reopens), Contact MXI Environmental Services @ 732-328-0320 (Commercial & Large Quantity generators), Safely store HHW until the SCMUA Fall HHW Event scheduled for Saturday November 7, 2020. Fore more information call 973-579-6998 or visit www.scmua.org
May 15, 2020
Please click here for the 5/15/20 weekly report from the Sussex County Health Department.
Face coverings protect the wearer from individuals who may be sick.
Wearing face coverings, practicing frequent hand washing, and social distancing are good prevention activities.
May 14, 2020
The Hampton Park walking path will be OPEN to the public onweekdays only from 7:00am - 3:00pm starting on May 15, 2020. The park fields, basketball courts & playground will continue to be closed until further notice. As a reminder, there are no dogs, bicycles or roller skating/skateboarding allowed in Hampton Park. Please continue to follow safe social distancing while in the park and be respectful of others.
Please view the following flyers from the New Jersey Hospital Association:
May 12, 2020
Join NJ Human Services on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NJDHS/
this Wednesday, May 13th at 7 p.m for a live discussion about services that could help you and your family during this public health emergency.
May 8, 2020
From the Sussex County Health Department: Please click here for a copy of a CDC report that was received over the weekend. Additionally, we opened our testing site today and operations ran smoothly.
Please click here for the 5/8/20 weekly reportfrom the Sussex County Health Department.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NJ’s Drug Monitoring Initiative (DMI) has created a “New Jersey Resource Guide” and accompanying overview IDR to provide all partners and the public with a comprehensive directory/list of programs, links, and information to relevant resources for a variety of topics. To access the resource guide, please click here.
May 7, 2020
The Sussex County COVID-19 Patient Testing Center Opens Monday, May 11 at SCCC. Appointment and prescription required, schedule appointments now. For the full press release, please click here.
May 6, 2020
Important Message From Waste Management Regarding Bulk Item Collection: Effective Monday, May 11, 2020 they will resume a limited bulk item collection. Each Resident can place one bulk item at the curb on their regularly scheduled collection day during the month of May (from May 11 - May 29). Starting June 1, 2020 bulk pickup may be one large bulk item or an extra 30 gallon container. A bulk item could include small furniture, carpet, mattress or an appliance. As they resume bulk collection, residents' collection times may be later then normal. Waste Management appreciated your patience, cooperation, and understanding during this difficult time.
May 4, 2020
New Jersey Office of Vital Statistics: The Governor has signed an Executive Order relaxing the in person requirement of applying for a marriage/civil union license and for the ceremony during the COVID-19 pandemic. For a brief "How to" on the ceremony process, please click here. Please call the office for more information.
May 1, 2020
COVID-19: Drive-Through Testing Center Being Created at SCCC in Newton
Sussex County is completing the process of creating a drive-through coronavirus testing site located in a parking area at the Sussex County Community College in Newton.
Residents may see the presence of tents that are being erected at the site, which is expected to serve only symptomatic persons who have prescriptions for testing from their medical providers when it opens.
"I'm proud of the efforts of the Office of Emergency Management and the persistence of our County Administrator in his steadfast pursuit of securing a commitment with a partnering healthcare agency, Atlantic Health System," said Deputy Freeholder Director Dawn Fantasia. "We are grateful to Morris County for their support and partnership that provided testing to our residents as we secured all of the necessary components for the Sussex site."
The Sussex County Division of Health and the Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management are creating the drive-through center in partnership with Atlantic Health System. Other partners in this venture are Sussex County Sheriff's Office and Sussex County Community College. Special thanks to Morris County for its logistical and operational guidance.
"Our County administration, especially County Administrator Greg Poff, County Emergency Management Coordinator Sheriff Mike Strada and team, and our health department have worked hard, with very limited resources, to stand up our own testing center. Now we can focus our much needed effort on safely getting our economy started again," said Freeholder Josh Hertzberg.
The opening of the testing facility is contingent on the receipt of necessary medical equipment. More specific details on the operation of the testing center will be made public in the coming days.
From the Sussex County Health Department:5-1-2020 Weekly Report
April 29, 2020
Hampton Township Resolution Prohibiting Short Term Rentals During the Public Health Emergency- Please click here to view the Resolution.
April 27, 2020
From the Sussex County Health Department:
Should I wear gloves while grocery shopping?
Latex gloves are not recommended to wear when grocery shopping. Handwashing is recommended. Wash your hands before leaving your home, after leaving the store, and again when you get home. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Do you have any other safe grocery shopping tips?
• Avoid crowds
• Make a list and shop quickly
• Shop alone, don’t bring the family
• Wear a face covering
• Sanitize carts and hands, before and after shopping
• Give the cashier some space or use the self-check out
• Choose no-touch payment when you can
• If you are anxious about grocery shopping, select the pick-up option at your grocery store instead of going inside and doing the shopping yourself
Do I need to wear a face covering while exercising outdoors?
The CDC recommends wearing a face covering in public settings where it is harder to stay away from people. If you are exercising in an area where you know you will be crossing paths with a lot of other people, you should wear a face covering. But you should also try to avoid those settings. It is recommended to find less crowded areas and avoid peak hours when others are out exercising.
Any tips about how to wear a face covering when exercising outdoors?
Wearing a face covering makes it harder to breathe when you are exercising. Don’t be afraid to slow down and take breaks. Don’t push yourself too hard. Select a face covering that is comfortable, stays in place, and covers your mouth and nose. Figure out what type of face covering works best for you when you are outdoors exercising.
Are there any coronavirus grief and loss support groups? .
Yes, the Atlantic Health System is hosting a Coronavirus Grief and Loss support group. To register call 862-260-3199 (option 3) for an invitation. The support group is web-based and is led by Atlantic Health behavioral health clinicians and social workers
See suspicious online content?
Report it to your local authorities or to the NJ Homeland Security Counterterrorism Watch Desk at 1-866-4-SAFE-NJ or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 24, 2020
From the Sussex County Health Department: 4/24/2020 Weekly Report for Sussex County
April 22, 2020
From the Sussex County Health Department: April 22, 2020 Press Release
Please click here to view the Communicable Diseases Reporting Surveillance System Statistic Report from 1/1/2020 to 4/21/2020 by Municipality.
April 21, 2020
From the Sussex County Department of Health & Senior Services:
Please click here to view information from the Morris County Drive Thru Testing showing an average of 30 Sussex County residents requesting testing per day.
Here is a YouTube video of the Morris Site.
April 20, 2020
From the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders: Please click here to find the press release, “Sussex County Freeholders Support Attorney General's Investigation into Tragedy at Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center,” from the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders for immediate release.
From the Sussex County Health Department:
I am not a medical professional, but I would like to volunteer to help during the COVID-19 response. How do I sign up and what types of assistance is needed?
Non-medical volunteers are needed to assist at food pantries and deliver meals to vulnerable individuals. To sign-up go to the website and someone will contact you: https://covid19.nj.gov/help
Scroll down to “How you can Help” and locate button on left side to “Volunteer in your Community”
April 14, 2020
Sussex Residents Can Access CCM Drive-Thru Test Center- please click here for more information.
Governor's Executive Order No. 122 as it Pertains to Hampton Township- Please click here to view the notice.
April 7, 2020
Need food pantry home delivery? The Hunger Coalition stakeholders and the Sussex County Human Services Advisory Council are collaborating to create a safe, efficient method of food distribution for those in Sussex County.
A list of the most up-to-date food pantry services currently being offered can be found at https://www.sussex.nj.us/documents/coronavirus-2020/food-pantry-update.pdf.
NORWESCAP Pathways 2 Prosperity is offering food delivery services every Tuesday for those who are not able to drive or lack transportation. To request delivery service please call 973-862-6680 or email email@example.com for further details. For information regarding how you can contribute donations please contact Jennifer Salt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 5, 2020 Updates
From the office of Josh Gottheimer:Please click here to find a letter from me that outlines the ways in which Sussex and Warren benefit and can receive federal dollars and resources from the bipartisan Coronavirus legislation (including the CARES Act rescue and relief package). I've also noted other ways I’m fighting for our families, businesses, first responders, and front-line health care workers in DC and here at home. I’m hoping this update addresses some of the confusion about the Coronavirus legislation. As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns at email@example.com.
From the County of Sussex, Department of Health & Human Services: Personal protective equipment (PPE) donations may be brought to the Sussex County Office of Mosquito Control, located at 150 Morris Turnpike in Newton, on Monday-Friday from 10 am to 3 pm. Thank you for helping to protect the safety of our healthcare workers and first responders!
Requested items include:
Nitrile Gloves (any size)
Coveralls/ Tyvek Suits/ Medical Gowns (any size)
Face Shields/ Goggles
P100 Masks/ Air Purifying Respirators
All employees and volunteers working at the donation site will be practicing social distancing and maintaining a space of six feet or more. Donors are asked to do the same. For more information on PPE donation, please call 973-579-0380, extension 2200. Any contributions of PPE are greatly appreciated. The SCDOH and SCOEM remain grateful to those businesses and persons who are able donate. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe and healthy during this time. More information on COVID-19 may be found on the Sussex County website at https://sussex.nj.us/covid19. Residents may also call 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253, or text NJCOVID to 898-211 for information from the New Jersey Department of Health.
From the office of Josh Gottheimer: I hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy. I wanted to share with you a guide we developed to help navigate the recently enacted bipartisan federal legislation regarding Coronavirus response. Please feel free to share with others, and I will update the document as we take additional measures. Please click here for the document.
In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to me at any time (201) 250-1681 or at Josh.Gottheimer@mail.house.gov. Thank you for your leadership and please let me know what we can do to help.
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.
From the office of Josh Gottheimer:
I wanted to reach out regarding the recent developments related to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). You all are on the front lines in the fight to contain the virus, and please know my office is available to you as a resource for whatever you might need.
I have been coordinating closely with the Governor's office, state, county, and local officials, and first responders to maintain close coordination as towns and municipalities manage the growing number of presumptive positive cases. I wanted to share the action we've taken at the federal level over the last weeks to confront the virus.
Nearly every day, we have held conference calls with the medical and executive leadership of our stellar hospital systems in North Jersey, where they are sharing best practices, triaging needs, and preparing for the next stages of the Coronavirus. Topics range from supplies to testing to support for front-line health care workers. This past week, I also held a conference call with assisted living and nursing home facilities to discuss their ongoing response and what, specifically, we can do to protect seniors and those who are most vulnerable.
Early Saturday morning, the House passed a bipartisan emergency funding package to provide immediate relief to communities dealing with the Coronavirus. The package includes: 1) no-cost, rapid testing capabilities to increase the number of tests that can be completed and processed; 2) two weeks of paid sick leave for those who cannot work; 3) critical funding for nutrition programs for seniors, school-aged children, and other at-risk populations; and 4) bolstered unemployment benefits for those who may be out of work in the short-term. The President has indicated that he will sign the legislation, once the Senate passes it.
Earlier this month, with strong bipartisan support, the House passed a critically-needed $8.3 billion emergency funding package to immediately address the Coronavirus outbreak, including support for state and local health agencies, vaccine and treatment development, and loans for affected small businesses. Last week, in a meeting in the Situation Room, with the Vice President, and the lead Coronavirus coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, I shared the urgent need to get support to our state and counties confronting this crisis.
I was pleased that the President declared a national emergency last week, freeing up billions of dollars in federal aid for communities to address the Coronavirus. All schools across the Fifth District will now be closed to help slow the spread of the virus. Additionally, Teaneck has issued a voluntary self-quarantine to help stem the spread of the virus. The Governor has also requested an 8pm - 5am daily curfew.
Increasing access to rapid, no-cost Coronavirus testing is essential, so that we can isolate hot spots where there are outbreaks and ensure that individuals are not unknowingly spreading the virus to their family and friends. Last week, I led the New Jersey Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to get to the bottom of what is causing delays in test confirmations at the CDC. Some good news, Hackensack University Medical Center has developed a rapid test that can be processed in only a few hours. This will help us treat patients more quickly and identify infections to stop the further spread. I'm also working closely with our county officials to address the child-care needs of our front-line health care workers, who have been working around the clock to treat those afflicted with the Coronavirus.
We also need to make sure that we're providing relief for families and small businesses navigating the uncertain economy. We must do everything we can to ensure that our small and medium-sized businesses are able to survive this crisis. Congress passed bipartisan legislation to provide billions of dollars in loans to impacted small businesses through the Small Business Administration; you can find more information about these loans here: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19. Last week, I joined with Republican Congressman Paul Mitchell to urge the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to extend the deadline for tax filing for individuals and businesses by ninety days.
While these initial steps are critically important, we know that there will be more challenges ahead, as we continue to fight the spread of the Coronavirus and address the broad impacts on our economy and community. My colleagues and I are discussing additional economic rescue actions to help our businesses and save jobs.
I know this is a high-anxiety time for you and our country, but please know that we are only a phone call away. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or my office in the days and weeks ahead if there is any way that we can be of further assistance or if there are questions we can help answer. You can always email me at Josh.Gottheimer@mail.house.gov, my Glen Rock office can be reached at (201-389-1100), and my Washington office can be reached at (202) 225-4465. I have also established a special email for questions at CoronavirusNJ5@mail.house.gov. More information can be found on my website at Gottheimer.house.gov.
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.