May 4, 2020

Coronavirus Update #33

Dear Resident,

I hope everyone had an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weekend.  The good news is that residents up and down the state, with very few exceptions, enjoyed local, county and state parks, practiced social distancing and the guidelines as outlined in Executive Order 133 were followed.  We remind residents to wear face coverings as much as possible in the outdoors especially when you are in the proximity of others. 

Schools - Citing the need to protect the health of New Jersey’s 1.6 million public and private school students as well as thousands of educators and support staff, Governor Phil Murphy today announced that statewide school closures will be extended through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Public schools will continue to provide remote learning for students to allow districts to meet the state-required minimum of 180 instruction days.

The Administration will create a steering committee consisting of a diverse group of stakeholders in the education community to explore summer learning opportunities for all students, including school-sponsored summer programming and Extended School Year for students with disabilities. In addition, the Department of Education will work with school officials to share ideas on safe and innovative ways to recognize 2020 high school graduates and other end-of-year milestones for students. 

As always, updates will be sent directly from the schools to the parents/guardians of the students. 

Marlboro Swim Club and Summer Programs –The summer is fast approaching and the Recreation Department is working closely together with its Advisory Board to plan summer 2020 and review options for the Marlboro Swim Club and summer programs.   Safety remains our primary goal and responsibility, and this year certainly brings with it new concerns and challenges.   That being said, we continue to plan for a variety of different scenarios as we await guidance from state and local health officials.  We appreciate your patience during this time and we will update you as plans are solidified.  If you have any questions please email  

Working Papers - Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 135, suspending in-person requirements for the receipt of working papers for minors.  Marlboro Township employees who are minors and seeking to certify their working papers with a school designated official should contact their school for instructions. Once working papers are complete, mail to the attention of the Marlboro Recreation Department or label documents attention: Marlboro Recreation and drop off at the Township drop box located inside the vestibule in Town Hall (open 24/7).

Testing and Stats – In New Jersey there were 1,621 new positive test results for a statewide total of 128,269 (the numbers may be low as the reporting system was down). Monmouth County has 6,434 total cases with 400 positives in Marlboro. 

Planning Board – A remote meeting of the planning board will be held on May 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm.  MORE.

Unemployment Assistance to the self-employed, independent contractors and others not usually eligible for unemployment insurance are being notified of their eligibility and payments will begin to be made.  Instructions, details and process HERE.

Congressional Updates on business assistance, unemployment, volunteer opportunities, and more from our District’s Congressman Frank Pallone HERE.

NJ Human Services announced new funding to help support residents including:

  • SNAP recipients - $36 million in food assistance to help SNAP recipients afford groceries.  Visit for more. 
  • $24 million to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities providing for a temporary wage increase for direct support professionals.
  • Senior meal support - $6.3 million distributed to counties to support home delivered meals for older residents who are particularly vulnerable. 
  • Childcare for Essential Employees – The state will continue payment for emergency child care for essential employees.

For more on these and other programs provided by NJ Human Services visit

Marlboro Library – Public access restrictions to the Marlboro Library and all branches of the Monmouth County library system are extended until May 15. Library material due dates have been automatically extended to June 1.  Residents that do not have a library card and wish to apply for one can do so by emailing a picture of their valid driver's license to . Downloaded books, magazines and movies are returned automatically. For more information, please visit FLYER

Thank You Lawn Sign – Show your pride! Thank First Responders and Essential Workers presented by the Marlboro Educational Foundation.  FLYER

Volunteers Needed to Support Victims of Sexual Violence - You Can Make a Difference – Sexual Assaults do not stop in a pandemic.  Virtual training class.  FLYER

As per prior updates, bulk pickup is postponed and the new schedule will be released later this month.  No bulk items should be curbside at this time.  Curbside brush collection is underway by zone and leaf pickup is complete.  As per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 130, the grace period due date for the property taxes is extended to June 1, 2020.  Please review the Tax Collector’s Message HERE and Update 32 HERE for details.  A reminder that the prior updates can be found on the Alerts and Actions scroll on the website. 

Mayor Jon Hornik