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Township Update - June 6, 2020

June 6, 2020 - The Governor signed Executive Order No. 151 extending the Public Health Emergency first declared on March 9. 

Governor Murphy also signed Executive Order 150 establishing outdoor dining protocols and process to expand premises for liquor license holders effective at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 15, 2020. EO-150 also permits municipalities to use their existing authority to allow food or beverage establishments to expand their footprint to outdoor areas. The Township of Washington has initiated notification to establishments of the new executive order and a pending resolution to establish a temporary permit process which will be discussed at the June 10 Township Committee Work Session. Online meeting information is available on the calendar at www.wtmorris.org 

More information on the orders can be found at our COVID-19 information portal:

https://www.wtmorris.org/index.php/departments/health/covid-19.html

On June 15th, 2020, in-person customer services will restart at the state Motor Vehicle Commission with a variety of pick-up and drop-off services. On June 29th, 2020 the MVC aims to be able to once again offer behind-the-wheel road tests, and issue new licenses and permits. 

As of last night, there have been no new confirmed cases since June 1.

As a reminder, if you’re sick, call your healthcare provider. Call your doctor’s office or hospital FIRST before driving there. If you call 9-1-1 for a true emergency, please cover your face to protect yourself and our first responders. Follow CDC guidelines and stay home as much as possible:

Wear a cloth mask at grocery stores, parks and golf courses and where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Avoid handshakes. 

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hand).

Get a flu shot to prevent the flu if you have not done so this season. 

Stay safe,

 

Mayor Matthew T. Murello

 

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