Corona Virus Update #8

March 14, 2020

Good afternoon,

I am writing once again with a daily update to keep the lines of communication open and provide you with a source of accurate and up to date information.  First, we have received confirmation of a presumptive positive case in Marlboro.  The individual in question is under isolation and the professionals at the County Health Department are performing the standard procedures relative to tracking and monitoring.  Preliminarily, the individual is thought to have had minimal to no contacts within the community.  We continue to keep in close contact with the public health professionals to ensure the safety and well-being of the public and the first responders who are the front lines.

A few other pieces of information to share:

  • Monmouth County has suspended all public access to county buildings and programs, including the libraries. Parks and golf courses are open. More
  • The New Jersey Court system has advised that for the two-week period from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 27, individuals scheduled to appear before the Municipal Court to contest a traffic or parking ticket, or minor local ordinance violation, should not appear and await notice of a new court date.
  • Marlboro Water Utility, along with JCP&L and NJNG, have suspended utility shut-offs until further notice.

We understand and recognize the impact that school closures are having on residents and Township personnel.  We encourage people to “save yourself a trip” and maximize the use of on-line resources. The Township website home page has access to Quick links and an ‘I need to…’ dropdown box to direct you to the most frequently asked questions.  On-line forms, permits and licenses as well as department contact information can be found HERE.

As we deal with the coronavirus as a community and as a nation, many of you have reached out to ask what to do or how to help.  Continue to remain diligent and follow CDC guidance as outlined in prior emails and available on the website alerts scroll.  If you have neighbors who are older or have special needs please take a moment to call and check on them.

I will continue to keep you posted. 

Mayor Jon Hornik