Vaccination Scheduling Information

Vaccinations can be scheduled through Atlantic Health when appointments become available. As of Jan. 15 appointments cannot be made, but you can bookmark this page to revisit. Based on vaccine availability, the individual will be notified when they are qualified to receive the vaccine AND when appointments are opening. Each individual will then...
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All New Jersey Residents Ages 65 and Older Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning on January 14

Governor Phil Murphy announced on January 13 two additional categories of New Jersey residents eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Beginning Thursday, January 14, all New Jersey residents ages 65 and older, and individuals ages 16-64 with certain medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...
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Vaccination Site Volunteers Needed

Morris County is setting up a “Mega POD site” at the Rockaway Mall to distribute COVID 19 vaccinations. They are collaborating with area hospitals who will be administering the vaccine. In order to staff the remaining positions within the POD, more help will be needed. They are looking to staff the...
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New Jersey Department of Health Announces Phase 1A of Vaccination Process to Begin FOR HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL

Who are “healthcare personnel” in Phase 1A? Healthcare personnel are paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials. This includes any type of worker within a healthcare setting. Examples include, but are not limited to: ✓...
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Vaccination Info from NJDOH

The latest edition of the state Department of Health’s Vax Matters newsletter is now available online.   The newsletter includes updates on vaccine news as well as the state’s vaccination planning.  
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Where to Find COVID-19 Immunization Information

Many of you have questions regarding the COVID-19 immunization. When will it be available? Is it safe? Where can I obtain information? Where can I be vaccinated?   The distribution of vaccine is based on a federal plan which prioritizes specific groups such as healthcare workers and critical infrastructure employees. The...
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Youth Mental Health Resources

Social distancing has, for many, meant remote learning, no recreational sports, no birthday parties or school dances, no group outlet. For youth already struggling with grades or confidence or belonging, the pandemic has exacerbated their mood swings, emotional withdrawal, substance use or behavioral conditions. Families need to know that there is help...
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Holiday Celebrations During COVID-19

Please see information on considerations for small gatherings of family and friends during the holidays provided by Morris County linked below. Holiday celebrations during COVID-19 Morris County  
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Free COVID-19 Testing Available Through Morris County

Morris County is now offering FREE at-home COVID-19 saliva and nasal testing. Morris County is now offering at-home, COVID-19 saliva and nasal testing at no cost to people who want to be tested. Only Morris County residents and people who work in Morris County are eligible. If you work in Morris...
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Executive Order Pauses Indoor Practices/Competitions and Lowers Limits on Outdoor Gatherings

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 204  on November 30, 2020 pausing indoor practices and competitions for youth and adult sports and lowering limits on outdoor gatherings.  The order pauses indoor practices and competitions for youth and adult sports from Saturday, December 5 at 6:00 a.m. through Saturday, January 2, 2021. The EO...
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New Executive Order Lowering Limits on Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 196 on November 16, 2020 lowering limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings.  The number of individuals at indoor gatherings that are not religious services or celebrations, political activities, wedding ceremonies, funerals, or memorial services shall be limited to 10 persons. The number of individuals at indoor...
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New State Restriction Announced

Governor Murphy announced on Nov. 16, 2020 that new restrictions would be implemented by Executive Order: Effective Nov 17: Indoor gatherings are limited to a MAXIMUM of 10 people Effective Nov 23: Outdoor gatherings are limited to a MAXIMUM of 150 people The following indoor gatherings may continue under the current...
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New Executive Order Sets Workplace Requirements

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 192 on October 28, 2020. Effective at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2020, every business, non-profit, and governmental or educational entity, that requires or permits its workforce, whether in part or as a whole, to be physically present at a worksite to perform work is...
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Governor Extends State of Emergency

Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 191 on October 24, extending the Public Health Emergency first declared on March 9. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed. The emergency was last extended on May 6 by EO-171. Executive Order No. 191 extends all Executive...
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Halloween Celebration Guidance

The New Jersey Department of Health has issued Halloween Celebration Guidance. Trick or treating hours in Washington Township are set by Chapter 74 of the Township Code. Trick or treating by any person shall take place in Washington Township only between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on October 31 of...
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New Executive Order Allows Under Dining with Certain Requirement

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 183 allowing the resumption of indoor dining effective Friday, September 4. Effective at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, September 4, 2020, restaurants, cafeterias, dining establishments, and food courts, with or without a liquor license, bars, and all other holders of a liquor license with retail consumption privileges, collectively...
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Reopening of "Health Clubs" Permitted Sept. 1, 2020

Under Executive Order 181, signed by Governor Murphy, “Health clubs,” as defined by N.J.S.A. 56:8-39, which include gyms and fitness centers, as well as amusement and water parks, can open their indoor premises as of 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, provided that such businesses adopt policies that include certain...
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Mayor's Weekly Update - August 24, 2020

Update - Week of August 24, 2020   We had three new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed by the Washington Township Health Department to report on in the last week. Our total number of cases confirmed are now at 147, with 12 deaths and 126 released from isolation.  For more information...
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Utility Company Shut-off Moratorium Extended

The State's public water, gas, and electric utility companies regulated by BPU have agreed to extend their voluntary moratorium preventing shutoffs to both residential and commercial customers until October 15th.  More information is available here. Information and links for various utility assistance programs are also available here.  
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Governor Announces November Election will be Vote by Mail

Governor Murphy announced, via Executive Order 177, that the November 3rd election will be a vote by mail election.  The Morris County Clerk will mail ballots to all active registered voters.  Ballots will be mailed to voters by October 5, 2020 and must be returned by November 3, 2020.  Voters can mail back...
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