of the Mayor
UPDATE – April 7, 2020
44,416 positive tests Statewide, 1,232 COVID-19 related
Hunterdon County has 236 confirmed positives, with 3
COVID-19 related deaths. Still no word
on a testing facility in our County.
As of yesterday April 6th, we have 7 cases here in
My thoughts go out to these families, and all those
around NJ and the Country dealing with this illness and/or the loss of loved
Governor Murphy today signed multiple Executive
Orders, including extending the public health emergency by another 30 days, closing
all schools indefinitely, and the closing all state and county parks. This last order was largely due to groups not
following social distancing requirements.
As of this writing, we have not received word from the
County on whether they intend to close the Columbia Trail. We will continue monitoring the situation and
address issues that may arise from crowds and social distancing both on the
trail and in the Commons lot.
the Borough parks, at least for today, we will keep them open for passive
recreational activities. This means you
must keep moving! No groups or picnics
or congregating of any kind. My ultimate
fear is that as parks around the state close, we
will see a greater use of our own parks, and the same social distancing
violations will occur here. If that does happen, I will not hesitate to
close all of them.
It is up to each one of us to
make sure that social distancing rules are upheld if we want to keep our parks
open. If you see something which
violates the rules, call the police for enforcement. They will continue to patrol all public
On a side note, please clean up
after your dog!! Whether on the trail,
in the park or walking on the street, please bring a baggie with you and keep
it with you to properly dispose of. It
is really upsetting that we are seeing an increase in poop, plastic bags and
disposable gloves on the ground in the public areas of our beautiful Borough. There are many receptacles around… use them!
As a reminder, our Council meeting normally held on
Thursday nights will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, at 7:30p via WebEx. Another update will take place at the
beginning of the meeting with information provided by both the County and State
during our weekly Mayor’s call scheduled for tomorrow.
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