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COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update

Release Date: March 30, 2020

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3/30/2020 These food pantries have reported changes to their normal operations. If you have any questions regarding the operations of a particular provider, please feel free to contact them directly.
3/30/2020 Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC) service provider alert. These Service Providers have reported changes to their normal operations. If you have any questions regarding the operations of a particular provider, please feel free to contact them directly.
3/30/2020 Municipal Court sessions are suspended through April 26, 2020 external link. Many Superior Court functions including new jury trials and grand juries are suspended through April 26.
3/30/2020 Social distancing guidelines will be extended until April 30. How to Protect Yourself external link
3/29/2020 Press Release: Request for donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) from Division of Health and Office of Emergency Management to aid our healthcare facilities and first responders in Sussex County.
3/29/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 11 additional cases of COVID-19 and and two additional COVID-19 related deaths among county residents.
3/29/2020 CDC Issues Domestic Travel Advisory external link for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
3/29/2020 CDC Public Health Advisory: Severe Illness Associated with Using Non-Pharmaceutical Chloroquine Phosphate external link to Prevent and Treat Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
3/28/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 15 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents.
3/27/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports first COVID-19 death in Sussex County.
3/27/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 25 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents.
3/27/2020 Businesses across New Jersey are looking to hire THOUSANDS OF WORKERS, including those who lost their jobs or have had hours reduced as a result of #COVID19. Looking for work? Visit: https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov external link Looking to hire? Visit: https://jobs.covid19.nj.govintake external link Filing for Unemployment? Visit: https://www.myunemployment.nj.gov external link Printable Summary
3/27/2020 If you haven't already, please sign up for the SWIFT911 system for community alerts.
3/27/2020 NJ Human Services Announces $70 Million in Food Assistance for Vulnerable Families in New Jersey.
3/26/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports fifteen additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents.
3/26/2020 What To Do if You Are Sick external link (CDC)
3/26/2020 Senate Law No 2304 expands the scope of the State's temporary disability insurance (TDI), so that workers may obtain TDI or Family Leave Insurance (FLI) benefits by expanding that law's definition of a "serious health condition" for which a worker may obtain the benefits. 3/26/2020 NJ Executive Order #110 designates Emergency Child Care Centers offering emergency child care services for the children of "essential persons.". NJ Governor's Executive Orders: 3/25/2020 #110, 3/23/2020 #109, 3/21/2020 #108, 3/21/2020 #107, 3/19/2020 #106, 3/19/2020 #105, 3/16/2020 #104, 3/9/2020 #103, 2/3/2020 #102
3/25/2020 UPDATED: Notification to septic and well contractors and engineers.
3/25/2020 Notice of an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the State of New Jersey. Small Business Administration (SBA) announces applications for economic injury disaster loans may be filed at the address listed within or other locally announced locations. SBA Fact Sheet for Economic Injury Disaster Loans   Disaster Declaration# 16349
3/24/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports seven additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents.
3/24/2020 Severe Blood Shortage, Donors Urgently Needed external link. Right now, eligible and healthy donors are strongly urged to make an appointment to provide lifesaving blood products to patients. Please give now.
3/24/2020 Rutgers Extension Office has provided COVID-19 & food safety best practices for farmers external link.
3/24/2020 NJ Executive Order #109 suspends "elective" surgeries in New Jersey effective March 27. NJ Governor's Executive Orders: 3/23/2020 #109, 3/21/2020 #108, 3/21/2020 #107, 3/19/2020 #106, 3/19/2020 #105, 3/16/2020 #104, 3/9/2020 #103, 2/3/2020 #102
3/24/2020 Effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Sussex County Skylands Ride will only be providing demand-response transportation service to access employment, medical appointments, prescriptions, medical equipment, food, and other essential services. The Skylands Ride Public Connect service, including the Saturday Connect service, will be temporarily suspended until further notice.
3/23/2020 SNAP recipients due to be recertified in March or April will continue to receive SNAP benefits and will be recertified at some point in the future, once the public health crisis has settled.
3/23/2020 Press Release: The Sussex County Division of Health COVID-19 Hotline is now open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents may call the Hotline number at 973-579-9488 to speak with a Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) staff member or Sussex County Medical Reserve Corps volunteer.
3/23/2020 Press Release: As of noon on March 23, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) was not notified of any additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. Ages, genders and municipalities of affected residents.
3/23/2020 The Sussex County Clerk's Records Room will be closed to the public including all professional searches.
3/23/2020 The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders meets at 6 p.m. March 25, 2020 by audio conference only The public is invited to participate.
3/23/2020 NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) encourages everyone to stay informed about inaccurate information and scams that have circulated on the COVID-19 pandemic. Exploitation by extremists, text messages, etc https://www.njhomelandsecurity.gov/covid19 external link.
3/23/2020 By order of the Supreme Court the tax appeal filing deadline has been extended until May 1, 2020 for all municipalities.
3/22/2020 Press Release: Sussex County Freeholder Director Sylvia Petillo and the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) are announcing three additional cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County.
3/21/2020 Press Release: Sussex County Freeholder Director Sylvia Petillo and the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) are announcing five additional cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County.
3/21/2020 Governor Murphy Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order, Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses. Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 107, directing all residents to stay at home until further notice. https://covid19.nj.gov.
3/21/2020 US Small Business Administration (US SBA) approves New Jersey for disaster loans.
3/21/2020 Ordered closed: All municipal, county and State public libraries, and all libraries and computer labs at public and private colleges and universities in accordance with paragraph 7 of Executive Order No. 104 (2020).
3/20/2020 Press Release (CORRECTED): Sussex County Freeholder Director Sylvia Petillo and the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) are announcing additional cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County.
3/20/2020 Notification to Planning Board, Construction Board of Appeals, Road Opening, and Highway Occupancy Permit applicants.
3/20/2020 NY, NJ, CT, PA order closure of barbershops, hair, nail salons by 8 p.m. Saturday.
3/20/2020 New Jersey: To get information on COVID-19:
Call: 2-1-1
Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253
Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance
3/20/2020 I've been told I'm a "close-contact" to someone with confirmed COVID-19. What does that mean?
3/20/2020 U.S. Department of Education suspends student loan payments, waives interest during national emergency.
3/20/2020 IRS tax payment deadline extended to July 15, 2020.
3/20/2020 Materials for the Sussex County Department of Health & Human Services or the Department of Engineering and Planning may be left in a dropbox in the lobby of the Sussex County Administrative Center at One Spring Street in Newton.
3/20/2020 Press Release: Governor's Executive Order 106 enacts moratorium on removals of individuals due to evictions or foreclosures.
3/20/2020 COVID-19 Communication Card for deaf or hard of hearing.
3/19/2020 Press Release: Sussex County Freeholder Director Sylvia Petillo and the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) are announcing a fourth case of COVID-19 in Sussex County..
3/19/2020 Frankford Municipal Building is closed to the public
3/19/2020 Sussex County Social Services Temporary Change in Operations for SNAP, WFNJ participants
3/19/2020 Skylands Ride CONNECT Service will run on a LIMITED basis beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 See revised schedule
3/19/2020 NJ One Stop Career Centers are closed to the public. To open an unemployment claim go online or use the call center phone numbers. 732-761-2020 or https://www.myunemployment.nj.gov
3/19/2020 Sparta Township is restricting public access to all Municipal Buildings through April 3rd.

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On the Phone

Call: 2-1-1
Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253
Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
Text: your ZIP code to 898-211 for live text assistance

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Coronavirus resources from New Jersey Department of Health

New Jersey Department of Health's Coronvirus Website.  external link Communicable Disease Service webpage with educational materials, disease prevention, etc.
New Jersey 24 Hour Public Hotline: 1-800-962-1253 Trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer questions about coronavirus. The call is free and is available in multiple languages
Factsheet external link
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html external link
COVID-19: Information for Schools and Businesses external link

List of Local Health Departments external link

World Health Organization (WHO)