Public Notices

COVID-19 Updates

NJ STATE COVID-19 DASHBOARD:

http://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml

The MAY 19, 2020 Caucus of the Board of Commissioners has been cancelled.

GOVERNOR MURPHY SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER ALLOWING ELECTIVE SURGERIES AND INVASIVE PROCEDURES TO RESUME ON MAY 26, 2020:

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 145 on May 15, 2020, allowing elective surgeries and invasive procedures, both medical and dental, to resume on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 5:00 AM.  These procedures will resume according to policies that will be issued by the New Jersey Department of Health and Division of Consumer Affairs by Monday, May 18th.  This order rescinds the suspension of all elective surgeries and invasive procedures performed on adults, which was instituted beginning on March 27th under Executive Order No. 109 to preserve essential equipment and health care system capacity to respond to COVID-19.

Among the Directives, Executive Order No. 145 requires that the Department of Health issue policies by Monday, May 18th that will address how elective surgeries and invasive procedures may proceed in health care facilities.  These policies will address relevant considerations, such as the following:

  • Which types of facilities can resume these procedures;
  • Which specific facilities are eligible to resume these procedures, based upon their current or potential capacity;
  • Whether facilities will be required to prioritize certain procedures, and if so, what considerations should guide these decisions;
  • Personal Protective Equipment requirements for facilities that resume these procedures;
  • Staffing requirements for facilities that resume these procedures;
  • Whether facilities should cohort COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients;
  • Requirements for patients seeking these procedures to undergo testing, self-quarantine, or other preventive measures, as applicable;
  • Policies surrounding visitors;
  • Policies surrounding discharge of patients after the procedures are completed; and
  • Reporting metrics regarding the resumption of these procedures.

Also, by Monday, May 18th, the Division of Consumer Affairs will issue policies addressing similar considerations for how elective surgeries and invasive procedures may proceed in outpatient settings that are not licensed by the Department of health.

 

Governor Murphy has signed an Executive Order, which will allow non-essential construction to restart on Monday, May 18th as long as safeguards are in place.  The preventive measures include, requiring face coverings, prohibiting non-essential visitors, staggering hours and breaks, preventing overcrowding and providing proper sanitation.

In addition, non-essential stores will be allowed to reopen for curbside pickup only on Monday as well.  No customers will be allowed inside any non-essential store.

Also, beginning immediately, gatherings of vehicles will not be considered a violation of prohibiting mass gathering, as long as, people stay in their vehicles.  If any vehicle is closer than six feet apart from another car, then windows, sunroof or convertible tops need to remain closed.  An example of “gathering of vehicles” could be an outdoor religious service or drive-in movie theater.

GOVERNOR MURPHY SIGNS LEGISLATION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES BY CERTAIN LICENSE AND PERMIT HOLDERS FOR TAKEOUT AND DELIVERY:

On May 15, 2020, Governor Murphy signed legislation (A3966), authorizing the sale and delivery of alcoholic beverages by the holders of certain retail consumption licenses and concessionaire permits during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Under the bill, the holder of plenary retail consumption licenses, hotel or motel licenses, seasonal retail consumption licenses, or concessionaire permits, generally issued to bars and restaurants, would be permitted to sell and deliver alcoholic beverages in original containers or in closed and sealed containers and mixed cocktails in closed and sealed containers for consumption off the licensed premises during the state of emergency.

This bill would also allow craft distillery licensees to sell for consumption off the licensed premises distilled alcoholic beverages that are manufactured on the licensed premises and mixed or blended with other alcoholic or nonalcoholic  beverages and sold in closed and sealed containers.  Additionally, the bill would allow craft distilleries to sell distilled alcoholic beverages in original containers accompanied by one or more nonalcoholic beverages or food stuffs that may be combined by the consumer to prepare a mixed drink.

This will expire six months following the date:  (1) on which the state of emergency has ended; or (2) on which the coronavirus-related occupancy or customer seating restrictions no longer apply to the licensed premises, whichever occurs later.

 

The 4th of July parade has been cancelled.  No decision has been made regarding fireworks on the 3rd of July.  We are awaiting further guidance from the Governor.

 

NEWS ALERT MAY 13, 2020:

As a result of the Governor’s extension of the Public Health Emergency until June 6, 2020, we are sad to report Crystal Lake Pool will not be open for Memorial Day Weekend.  As we approach June 6th, we expect further guidance from the Governor regarding whether Municipal Pools will be authorized to be opened this summer and if so, under what conditions and/or limitations.  We will provide further updates as soon as additional information is received.

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


Letter from Mayor Teague, Commissioner Mulroy & Commissioner 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


MUNICIPAL AND ANNEX BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED.  EMPLOYEES WILL BE WORKING REMOTELY. IF YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE, PLEASE EMAIL OR LEAVE A PHONE MESSAGE. A COMPLETE LISTING CAN BE FOUND ON OUR CONTACT UP TAB/PHONE+EMAIL LISTINGS.


MUNICIPAL BOARD AND COMMISSION MEETINGS THAT ARE CANCELED FOR APRIL ARE AS FOLLOWS: PLANNING/ZONING, SHADE TREE COMMISSION, ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION, RENT CONTROL, COMMUNITY DISPUTE RESOLUTION, BID ADVISORY BOARD, AND COMMISSIONER’S CAUCUS.


Municipal court sessions will start to be conducted remotely to minimize exposure to COVID-19.

For defendants with pending matters: please contact the court at court@haddontwp.com or at 856-854-6251 and leave your information. The court will need your name, e-mail address and cell phone number.

For attorneys with pending matters: please email the court at court@haddontwp.com to receive the latest information on your case.

For victims or involved persons with pending matters: please contact the court at court@haddontwp.com or at 856-854-6251 and leave your information. The court will need your name, e-mail address and cell phone number.


Construction Office Update

Permits can be submitted by placing the application package through the mail slot along side the Annex Building front door.

Make sure all application packages have a contact person, number and email address to send information to. We will notify you if the application is complete.

Payments can be made the same way by check only no cash. Money shall be in a sealed envelope with name address and project address on the envelope. The permit will be mailed to you once processed.

Inspections will be done for emergency and new construction work only until further notice.

Inspection request will only be scheduled if emailed to:

inspections@haddontwp.com


All county, state parks to reopen on May 2

(Camden, NJ) – In accordance with Governor Phil Murphy’s executive order announced earlier today, all county parks will reopen beginning on Saturday, May 2. At the same time, all state parks in New Jersey will reopen, including Wharton State Forest which stretches into the southeastern part of the county.

Pursuant to the governor’s order, playgrounds, pavilions, visitor centers, and restrooms will remain closed. Picnics, organized activities, and team sports will remain prohibited. Parking will be limited to 50 percent capacity in order to ensure social distancing can be maintained. The county will be following these parameters throughout its inventory of greenspace.

“This is welcome news for the thousands of county residents who are eager to enjoy the early spring weather outdoors and in their favorite parks,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks Department. “It is critical to recognize that although we are all excited for any return to normalcy, this does not change social distancing guidelines intended to prevent the spread and contraction of COVID-19. If you choose to visit a county park, you should wear a mask or face covering, maintain a distance of six feet from others, and avoid anyone who appears to be sick or ill.”

Enforcement of those areas which will remain closed under this order will continue to fall to the Parks Department and local front-line police departments. State Park Police will patrol state park areas to ensure the public is following the governor’s directives.

To learn more about COVID-19 or to find additional resources, go to https://covid19.nj.gov or visit camdencounty.com for updates within Camden County. You can also call 2-1-1 or text NJCOVID at 898-211 for more information.

For updated parks information, please visit the Division of Parks and Forestry’s website: https://njparksandforests.org.


CDC Issues Travel Advisory for New Jersey, New York and Connecticut

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a domestic travel advisory affecting New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. On Saturday, March 28, the CDC issued a statement urging all residents of the three states to refrain from non-essential travel for 14 days due to extensive community transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The CDC’s statement explicitly exempts employees of critical infrastructure industries such as trucking, public health professionals, financial services, and food supply.

“Our community has a responsibility to the rest of the country to follow these guidelines and reduce the transmission of coronavirus outside of areas that have already been heavily impacted,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “This guidance does not change what we have been urging our residents to do for the past two weeks, although it underscores the necessity of immediate action. This virus is known to spread among individuals who are asymptomatic, it can live of surfaces for several days in some cases, and it can have deadly consequences for people of all ages. The only remotely assured way to protect yourself and others is to stay home and travel only when necessary. If we all follow this guidance, we can flatten the curve and win this war.”

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy clarified Saturday that the CDC travel advisory does not change the rules put in place Executive Order No. 107, which closed all nonessential businesses and ordered residents to stay home as much as possible a week prior.


NJ TRANSIT ADJUSTS WEEKDAY BUS SCHEDULES

Special Weekday Schedule Begins Monday, March 30 to Accommodate Essential Travel; All Travel Limited to Essential Personnel Only

Bus customers can view or print special timetables at www.njtransit.com. 

NJ TRANSIT IS URGING ALL RIDERS TO WEAR A FACE COVERING. IT IS AN ADDITIONAL, VOLUNTARY PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURE THAT THE CDC SAYS CAN SLOW THE SPREAD.

CUSTOMERS SHOULD BE USING NJ TRANSIT SERVICES FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY.  


Camden County Declares Local Emergency

Emergency Proclamation 03-14-20 (002)


Governor’s Executive Order (March 21st)

Governor Murphy orders a state-wide Stay At Home Order and all closures of Non-Essential Retail Businesses. For more information, please click on the link below:

https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/general-public/governor-murphy-announces-statewide-stay-at-home-order-closure-of-all-non-essential-retail-businesseshttps://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/general-public/governor-murphy-announces-statewide-stay-at-home-order-closure-of-all-non-essential-retail-businesses

 


Additional Information on Car Sales, Golf Courses, Fire Arms and Realtors

Please click on the document below for more information:

Golf courses, fire arms, realtors


GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER CONCERNING COVID-19 (MARCH 16TH)

To slow the spread of #COVID19, I’m ordering:

Closure of ALL pre-K, K-12 schools, colleges, and universities beginning 3/18
Closure of ALL casinos, racetracks, theaters, gyms
Closure of ALL non-essential retail, recreational, & entertainment businesses after 8:00 PM
Banning gatherings of 50+

All bars and restaurants are closed for eat-in services effective 8:00 PM tonight. After 8:00 PM, these establishments may open for takeout and delivery services ONLY, until further notice. These restrictions exist during daytime hours.

All pre-K through grade 12 schools (public, private, and parochial) and all colleges and universities will close effective Wednesday, March 18th until it’s deemed by health officials to be safe for in-person classes to resume.

We’ve worked closely to ensure that the overall educational and individual needs of students can be met during this closure, including appropriate home instruction and continued access to free and reduced meals.

Starting tonight, all non-essential and non-emergency travel in New Jersey is strongly discouraged between the hours of 8:00 PM AND 5:00 AM. This will remain in effect for the foreseeable future. We want everyone to be home – and not out.

Essential businesses which are necessary for the public’s health, safety, and welfare – like supermarkets and grocery stores, pharmacies, medical offices, and gas stations – may remain open past 8:00 PM.

Effective 8:00 PM tonight, all movie theaters, gyms, casinos, and racetracks will close entirely until it is deemed safe for their reopening. Online gaming will continue.

Effective tonight, all other non-essential retail, recreational, and entertainment businesses MUST CLOSE after 8:00 PM. During daytime hours, these businesses may remain open if they limit their occupancy to no more than 50 persons and adhere to social distancing guidelines. All gatherings of over 50 individuals are CANCELED effective 8:00 PM tonight. We do not take any of the steps we’ve announced today lightly. We know that these will impact residents and families, communities, and businesses. But our paramount concern is to #FlattenTheCurve – these steps will ensure we do not overload our health care system.

Governor’s Executive Order


 


NEW JERSEY UNEMPLOYMENT HELP

Please click on the link below for information on Unemployment insurance if you have been laid off or hours have been cut.

https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


Gov. Phil Murphy has launched an online jobs portal to connect New Jersey residents with immediate openings in industries critical to our COVID-19 response.

The jobs portal is available here: jobs.covid19.nj.gov  Thousands of jobs are currently listed. Check the site often. New information and new positions are being added daily.

The portal provides opportunities for residents who have been laid off or seen their hours reduced because of COVID-19 to get back to work quickly _ while also providing critical support to the industries on the front lines of fighting this pandemic. These key industries need thousands of workers to perform the essential duties being required of them during this public health emergency.

Job openings currently available through the portal are primarily in industries that are central to the state’s COVID-19 response, but going forward it will expand to include any businesses that wish to tap into New Jersey’s job talent network.

For additional COVID-19 resources for workers and businesses, visit: nj.gov/labor.

This new jobs portal will match employees who need to keep income coming in with businesses that need workers immediately to fulfill critical needs during the pandemic.

Residents who are filing a new clam or reopening an existing claim can do so online at any time. Due to high claim volume, the Division has implemented a schedule for benefit claims to ensure the stability of its online application:

If the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number (SSN) are between:

 0000 and 2500 please access the application between 8am and 10am
2501 and 5000 please access the application between 10am and 12pm
5001 and 7500 please access the application between 12pm and 2pm
7501 and 9999 please access the application between 2pm and 4pm

 Regardless of the time you claim your benefit, your payment will be processed overnight.

If you miss your designated window, you may certify from 4pm to 7pm.


Haddon Township Woman has Third Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 identified in Camden County
March 16, 2020

The Camden County Department of Health is announcing an additional presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. The patient, a woman in her 50s, is currently in self-isolation at her home in Haddon Township and is maintaining frequent contact with the county Health Department In regard to the trace investigation being facilitated with the patient, preliminary information suggests that there is only one direct exposure, a friend, in addition to her family.

“This is now our third case, underscoring the need for our community to practice more social distancing in order for us to flatten the curve of this virus,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “We are continuing to work with the New Jersey Department of Health to identify individuals who may have been in contact with anyone confirmed of having contracted the illness and taking active measures to minimize the threat posed to our residents.”

The Department of Health is continuing to coordinate with the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), the Governor’s Office, and other state, local, and federal partners to ensure a comprehensive and appropriate response to the ongoing public health threat presented by coronavirus.

The county Health Department is currently working with the NJDOH to trace close contacts of this newest case. The investigation is still ongoing, but county health officials believe the individual’s exposure came from an exposure at Newark International Airport. In regard to the first and second case, the county was able to trace back all of the patient’s exposures and none have exhibited any symptoms since self-quarantining.

“We are urging residents with any questions about coronavirus, what symptoms look like, and how they can best protect themselves and their family to contact the state’s dedicated coronavirus call center at (800) 962-1253 or (800) 222-1222,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services. “It is important to take this threat seriously, but it is also critical that each of us respond appropriately. There is currently no need to stockpile food or water, and there is no benefit from buying large quantities of face masks which do not protect the general public from contracting the virus. Hand washing and other personal hygiene practice continue to be the most effective way of protecting yourself from this virus.”

The best way to prevent the spread and contraction of coronavirus is practicing good personal hygiene:

• Wash your hands thoroughly, and often, with soap and water for 20 seconds;
• Stay home when you’re sick;
• Avoid contact with others who are sick;
• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue; and
• Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.

Anyone who believes they have been exposed to coronavirus should contact their healthcare provider immediately, and before visiting a providers’ office, hospital, or the emergency room. To prevent the spread of the virus, it is critical that healthcare providers are aware of your symptoms, travel history, and other relevant details before you enter facilities with other patients.

Residents should call 9-1-1 during emergencies only, for those with questions or concerns related to the coronavirus, the NJDOH has partnered with the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System to open and operate a dedicated coronavirus call center at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253. More information is also available on the state’s coronavirus webpage.

Information regarding Camden County’s preparations, response, and general information provided to the public is available by visiting camdencounty.com. Residents should frequently check the county webpage and social media for up-to-date information.


 

All Municipal and School District Playgrounds are Closed.

Trash Collection is Maintaining it’s Current Schedule.

 


 


Coronavirus Pandemic Resource Guide for New Jerseyans

Compiled by the Office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker

Guidelines for the Coronaviru


Important Health Information from Camden County