Updated COVID-19 LETTER from the Mayor & Commissioners

Message from Mayor Randall W. Teague, Commissioner James Mulroy & Commissioner Ryan Linhart

April 7, 2020

Dear Residents:

First, we want to thank everybody for doing all they can to help stop the spread of coronavirus. We know this disruption to our work and way of life is not easy.

The next two weeks are critical in our battle against this virus. As the number of positive cases continue to rise in Camden County and Haddon Township (18), we are asking our residents to continue practicing the social distancing guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control: Stay at least six feet apart, do not gather in groups, stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings. Also, please refrain from nonessential travel.

As a precaution to protect against the spread of coronavirus and pursuant to the Governor’s State of Emergency, the Haddon Township Municipal Building, and all athletic fields and playgrounds will be closed through April.

Although the Municipal Building is closed through April, Haddon Township government is fully operational. The Haddon Twp. Police and Public Works are operating under COVID-19 safety guidelines and have been issued N95 masks. Our trash collection and recycling collection services through South Jersey Sanitation are continuing on the same schedule as before. The Construction Office is accepting permit applications and inspections are being scheduled on a case by case basis. All fire, home and construction inspectors are following State mandated safety guidelines. Our employees are working remotely and coming to the office at staggered times to perform necessary responsibilities that may only be done in the office.

Today, the Governor issued and order closing all State and County Parks. Haddon Twp. will keep our parks open at this time, however, if social distancing guidelines are not being followed, we will be required to immediately close our parks.

Mayor Teague, Police Chief Cavallo, Westmont Fire Chief Medes, Hank Voigtsberger  of our Office of Emergency Management are all working together and in constant communication amongst themselves and with County officials as the crisis evolves. The Mayor is updated weekly through conference calls with Freeholder Director Cappelli, Congressman Norcross, Senator Booker and Governor Murphy. Please visit our website at www.haddontwp.com  and visit our Haddon Township Facebook page for updates.

Let’s all sacrifice now and do our part to flatten the curve and get through this difficult time together, so soon we can start getting back to normal lives. Stay well.

Respectfully,

Mayor Randall W. Teague

Commissioner James Mulroy

 

 

Message from Mayor Randall W. Teague, Commissioner James Mulroy & Commissioner Ryan Linhart
March 21, 2020
Dear Residents,
N. J. Governor Phil Murphy issued an executive order today which goes into effective tonight at 9 pm requiring all citizens to “stay at home” and has urged owners not to travel to shore homes and reside at their primary residences. He has canceled all events and gatherings. All non-essential businesses are order to close as of 9 pm tonight. Essential businesses include: grocery stores, pharmacies, doctor’s offices, medical supply stores, gas stations, convenience stores, takeout restaurants, liquor stores, banks, pet stores and office supply stores. Construction work, construction supply and hardware stores are able to continue to operate. The governor has urged all businesses to make arrangements for employees to work from home, wherever possible.
Travel will be allowed only for these essential destinations, to take care of a family member or those who need to report to essential work.
Governor Murphy emphasized that this executive order supersedes all local directive at the County and local level and that it is important to follow “one set of rules”.
This order allows people to take a walk, go for a run or engage in outdoor activities as long as use social distance practices.
The state has set up a comprehensive website relating to the Coronavirus pandemic at www.covid19.nj.gov, including which businesses are considered essential and travel that is allowed. Please visit this site as well as the Haddon Township website at www.haddontwp.com to stay up to date and the latest instructions on how to keep you and your family safe.
Sincerely,
Mayor Randall W. Teague
Commissioner James Mulroy
Commissioner Ryan Linhart


 

 

 

 

Dear Resident:

As we navigate through this difficult time, our first priority is the health and safety of our community.

As your elected officials, we are closely monitoring information from the Federal, State and County levels to better understand the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our community.  Mayor Teague is in constant contact with Hank Voigtsberger, Haddon Twp.’s emergency management coordinator, who is briefed daily by State and County officials and is tracking reports from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure the safety of our residents.

Following the declaration of a State of Emergency by the Governor this week and in an effort to limit public exposure, we have canceled all Township board and commission meetings and Township events through the end of the month.  Municipal court has been suspended from March 16th through the 27th by Chief Justice Stuart Rainer. Haddon Township School District has closed for two weeks and will move to online learning beginning on March 16th.  The Municipal Building will be open by appointment only for essential matters.

 

Haddon Twp. is a strong, interconnected community that rallies together in the face of challenges. With COVID-19, we will need to be creative in maintaining our sense of community and connection while maintaining a greater physical distance from one another.  We know from our health experts that in order to keep ourselves healthy and help contain the spread of the disease, the most important thing we can do is to practice good personal hygiene, and social distancing. Please avoid contact with those who are sick and remain home if you are symptomatic and call your health professional.

Communication is important as this situation evolves. We will continue to monitor and update our residents regarding this virus and will post critical information on the Township website at www.haddontwp.com under the Public Notices page and on social media.  More information can be found at the following sites:

The Centers for Disease Control at www.CDC.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

The New Jersey Department of Health at www.NJ.gov/health/.

Camden County at www.Camdencounty.com/service/health-human-services/covid-19-updates/.

New Jersey Health 24/7 Hotline: (800)-222-1222 or (800) 962-1253 if using out-of-state phone line.

Respectfully,

Mayor Randall W. Teague                 Commissioner James Mulroy             Commissioner Ryan Linhart