An update on COVID-19, commonly referred to as Coronavirus.
Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 104 on March 16, 2020, implementing aggressive social distancing measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. Among the directives, Governor Murphy’s Executive Order indefinitely closes all public and private preschool, elementary and secondary schools, and institutions of higher education, as well as closes all casinos, racetracks, gyms, movie theaters, and performing arts centers. The order also mandates that all non-essential retail, recreational, and entertainment businesses must cease daily operations from 8 pm to 5 am. All restaurant establishments, with or without a liquor license, are limited to offering only delivery and/or take out-services only, both during daytime hours and after 8 pm.
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Murphy’s Executive Order directs:
•All gatherings of persons in the State of New Jersey shall be limited to 50 persons or fewer, with limited exceptions;
•All public, private, and parochial preschool programs, and elementary and secondary schools, including charter and renaissance schools, will be closed beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and remain closed as long as the Order remains in effect;
•Institutions of higher education will cease all in-person instruction beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and shall cease such in-person instruction as long as the Order remains in effect;
•The Commissioner of Education shall continue working with each public, private, and parochial school to ensure students are able to continue their education through appropriate home instruction
•The Secretary of Agriculture and the Commissioner of Education shall take all necessary actions to ensure all students eligible for free or reduced meals will continue to receive the services necess ary to meet nutritional needs during closures;
•All casinos, concert venues, nightclubs, racetracks, gyms, fitness centers and classes, movie theaters, and performing arts centers will be closed to the public beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8 pm and remain closed as long as this Order remains in effect;
•All other non-essential retail, recreational, and entertainment businesses must cease daily operations from 8 pm until 5 am; and
•All restaurant establishments, with or without a liquor or limited brewery license, are limited to offering delivery and/or take out-services only.
•Some supermarkets are opening at 6 am for people over 60 years old to shop. They open to the rest of the public at 7:30 am. Once we determine what local markets are participating in this program, we will let our residents know.
As of March 17, 2020, there are 21 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Middlesex County, NJ however none reported in Cranbury Township.
Citizens are encouraged to follow healthy practices, including:
Wash hands often with warm soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (only if soap and water are not available).
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Stay home when you are sick.
Avoid contact with sick people.
Avoid non-essential travel.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) continually update online information regarding COVID-19.
We encourage our residents to sign up for Cranbury T ownship Alerts by going to www.cranburytownship.org/subscribe
Contact information is as follows: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) continually update online information regarding COVID-19. ▪ CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html (800) 232-4636 ▪ NJDOH: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml