Office of the Mayor
As of yesterday, April 1, there are 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases in our Borough, and 117 in Hunterdon County. Best source of information and resources for all things NJ COVID related is: https://covid19.nj.gov/
In speaking with the County and State yesterday, there are still no plans for a testing facility here in Hunterdon County, and the medical facilities all have a shortage of testing kits and PPE. Only those with symptoms and a doctor’s recommendation will be tested at this time.
That is why it’s important for me to say again, STAY HOME.
We can all do our part by limiting trips to the grocery store, etc. and keeping a safe social distance when it’s absolutely necessary to go out.
I have heard from many residents who are concerned about the crowding on the Columbia Trail. This is a County trail and they have made the decision to keep it open at this time. I have relayed our concerns to the County and to the State and will keep doing so. Last week, we restricted access to the back area of the parking lot and closing the lot completely is currently under consideration.
I have also heard reports of pick-up basketball games at Union Forge Park yesterday and will remind everyone that the playground, gazebos and basketball courts are CLOSED. Please talk with your kids and remind them of the Emergency Administrative Order that prohibits the use of these facilities. This has been posted to the Borough website to review.
The golf course also remains closed to the public. Please refrain from taking your dog or family for a walk or bringing your clubs to the course to practice, even if by yourself. These areas will be patrolled by Borough police.
I know this is all hard!! I have a teenager too and we’re going stir crazy! PLEASE, I want all of us in High Bridge to stay healthy and we need everyone’s cooperation in helping to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of the virus.
While Spring brush and leaf pick-up has been suspended, and the Commons Natural Recycling Center is closed, DPW will do curbside pick-up if the brush and/or leaves are put in appropriate bags and left in front of your home. Bags can be obtained by calling 908-638-6588. Please do not overfill bags and be sure to thank our guys with a wave from your porch as they will be keeping a safe social distance.
On Monday, April 6th, at 6pm we will be holding a Virtual Town Hall via GoToMeeting for a presentation and discussion on the Hunterdon Area Energy Cooperative. This is an opportunity for all residents to ask questions directly so that the Borough may enter the co-op in May.
Instructions to join:
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As always, if you need assistance please call Borough Hall at 908-638-6455 and have a great day.