Letter from Sussex County Freeholder Director Sylvia Petillo.

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5/27/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 9 additional cases of COVID-19 and 1 additional death among county residents. Of the 1,103 cases, 895 cases have been classified as recovered. CDRSS Report.
5/27/2020 Updated Updated food pantry schedule. View food pantries on an interactive map.
5/27/2020 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.
5/27/2020 Need food pantry home delivery? The Hunger Coalition stakeholders and the Sussex County Human Services Advisory Council are collaborating to create a safe, efficient method of food distribution for those in Sussex County. A list of the most up-to-date food pantry services currently being offered can be found at https://www.sussex.nj.us/documents/coronavirus-2020/food-pantry-update.pdf. NORWESCAP Pathways 2 Prosperity is offering food delivery services every Tuesday for those who are not able to drive or lack transportation. To request delivery service please call 973-862-6680 or email morrisond@norwescap.org for further details. For information regarding how you can contribute donations please contact Jennifer Salt at jsalt@zufallhealth.org.
5/27/2020 CDC issues guidance on when you can be around others external link after you had or likely had COVID-19.
5/26/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 11 additional cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths among county residents. Of the 1,094 cases, 888 cases have been classified as recovered. CDRSS Report.
5/26/2020 CDC issues guidance on what to do if you are sick or caring for someone.
5/26/2020 Program on May 28, 2020 at 10 a.m.: Dealing with loss and grief during COVID-19. Practical tips to help you and your loved ones grieve during and beyond the pandemic.
5/23/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 4 additional cases of COVID-19 and 4 additional deaths among county residents. Of the 1,083 cases, 887 cases have been classified as recovered. CDRSS Report.
5/22/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 5 additional cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths among county residents. Of the 1,079 cases, 884 cases have been classified as recovered. Weekly Report. Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF) Report.
5/22/2020 Governor signs executive order lifting the limit on outdoor gatherings from 10 to 25 individuals. Indoor gatherings remain limited to 10 people. Recreational campgrounds will reopen immediately.
5/21/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports no additional cases of COVID-19 and one additional death among county residents. Of the 1,074 cases, 869 cases have been classified as recovered. CDRSS Report.
5/21/2020 JCP&L customers who need assistance paying their utility bills during the coronavirus pandemic may be eligible for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) external link
5/21/2020 Beware of contact tracing scams! @NJOHSP has alerted about an increase in contact tracing scams via text. A contact tracer will NOT ask for your social security number, bank or credit card number, or insurance information over the phone.
5/20/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 9 additional cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths among county residents. Of the 1,074 cases, 866 cases have been classified as recovered. CDRSS Report.
5/20/2020 The Sussex County testing site at Sussex County Community College and the Morris County testing site at County College of Morris will both be closed on Monday, May 25, Memorial Day.
5/20/2020 You may be able to get a COVID-19 test at your local pharmacy, without a prescription. Check your symptoms at https://bit.ly/nj211covid19_8 external link and call your pharmacy to check availability.
5/19/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 1 additional case of COVID-19 and 2 additional deaths among county residents. Of the 1,065* cases, 850 cases have been classified as recovered. CDRSS Report. (*A prior reported case/death in Wantage Township has been re-assigned out of County)
5/18/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 5 additional cases of COVID-19 and 1 additional death among county residents. Of the 1,065 cases, 833 cases have been classified as recovered. CDRSS Report.
5/18/2020 UPDATED: Notification to septic and well contractors and engineers.
5/18/2020 Governor signs Executive Order allowing, effective 5/22: Batting cages, Golf ranges, Shooting & archery ranges, Horseback riding, Private tennis clubs, Community gardens. Now comfortable allowing golfers to tee-off in foursomes, as opposed to in pairs. 5/16/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 9 additional cases of COVID-19 and 1 additional death among county residents. Of the 1,060 cases, 836 cases have been classified as recovered. CDRSS Report.
5/15/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 1 additional case of COVID-19 and no additional deaths among county residents. Of the 1,051 cases, 830 cases have been classified as recovered. Weekly Report. Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF) Report.
5/15/2020 Governor: July 7th primary will be a primarily vote-by-mail election. ALL registered Democratic and Republican voters will receive a postage-paid vote-by-mail ballot. ALL unaffiliated and inactive voters will receive a postage-paid vote-by-mail ballot application. A limited number of in-person polling places in each county will be open to ensure that everyone can exercise their right to vote. The deadline by which votes must be received by a county Board of Elections to be counted as valid will be extended from 48 hours after polls close to SEVEN DAYS after polls close. We will ensure every vote is counted. No one should have to choose between their health and exercising their right to vote.
5/15/2020 Governor signs executive order allowing for resumption of elective surgical and other invasive procedures effective May 26.
5/15/2020 COVID-19 for Kids - Conversation Tips About COVID-19 for Each Grade Level. Children look to adults for guidance about how to react to stress. The COVID-19 crisis will be less upsetting to kids when parents model calm problem solving, flexibility, and compassion. 
5/14/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 4 additional cases of COVID-19 and 1 additional death among county residents. Of the 1,050 cases, 809 cases have been classified as recovered. CDRSS Report.
5/14/2020 Bail, internet video, vaccine scams. The Sussex County Prosecutor's Office reminds residents to never respond to texts, emails or calls from someone claiming to be from the Government or requesting payment for something you didn’t purchase.
5/14/2020 FDA is providing a food safety re-opening checklist for previously closed retail food establishments or those that have been open with limited service related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
5/13/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 4 additional cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths among county residents. Of the 1,046 cases, 772 cases have been classified as recovered. CDRSS Report.
5/13/2020 Freeholder Yardley April 6 letter to Vice President Mike Pence.
5/13/2020 Governor will today sign an Executive Order, effective 6 a.m. Monday, May 18, allowing restart of non-essential construction, non-essential retail stores to reopen for curbside pickup only, drive-through and drive-in events under social distancing guidelines 5/12/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 2 additional cases of COVID-19 and 7 additional deaths among county residents. Of the 1,042 cases, 766 cases have been classified as recovered. CDRSS Report. As the State database updated, prior reported cases have been moved out of County and the Press Release indicates that.
5/12/2020 2019 Novel Coronavirus: Testing Offered at Sussex County Community College
5/12/2020 Hunterdon, Warren and Sussex Counties Join Forces to Develop Business Re-opening Plan
5/12/2020 Why social distancing? This CDC video external link explains how COVID-19 can spread in a community - a cluster of 16 confirmed or probable cases, including three deaths, likely resulted from one introduction.
5/11/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 18 additional cases of COVID-19 and 3 additional deaths among county residents. Of the 1,046 cases, 763 cases have been classified as recovered. CDRSS Report.
5/9/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 5 additional cases of COVID-19 and 2 additional deaths among county residents. Of the 1,028 cases, 749 cases have been classified as recovered. CDRSS Report.
5/8/2020 Report Misconduct in New Jersey's Nursing Homes at covid19.nj.gov/LTC external link
5/8/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 9 additional cases of COVID-19 and 1 additional deaths among county residents. Of the 1,023 cases, 738 cases have been classified as recovered. Weekly Report. Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF) Report.
5/7/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 7 additional cases of COVID-19 and 2 additional deaths among county residents. Of the 1,014 cases, 734 cases have been classified as recovered. CDRSS Report.
5/7/2020 The Sussex County COVID-19 Patient Testing Center Opens Monday, May 11 at SCCC. Appointment and prescription required, schedule appointments now.
5/6/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 13 additional cases of COVID-19 and 1 additional deaths among county residents. Of the 1,007 cases, 719 cases have been classified as recovered. CDRSS Report.
5/6/2020 Press Release: What is contact tracing? The Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) would like to offer residents more information on what exactly contact tracing is, and how the SCDOH has implemented this strategy.
5/5/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 7 additional cases of COVID-19 and 2 additional deaths among county residents. Of the 994 cases, 701 cases have been classified as recovered. CDRSS Report.
5/4/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 19 additional cases of COVID-19 and 5 additional deaths among county residents. CDRSS Report.
5/4/2020 All schools will remain closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
5/2/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 20 additional cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths among county residents. CDRSS Report.
5/1/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 13 additional cases of COVID-19 and 7 additional deaths among county residents. CDRSS Weekly Report. Long Term Care Facility Summary.
5/1/2020 COVID-19: Drive-Through Testing Center Being Created at SCCC in Newton.
4/30/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 14 additional cases of COVID-19 and 6 additional deaths among county residents. CDRSS Report.
4/29/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 17 additional cases of COVID-19 and 4 additional deaths among county residents. CDRSS Report.
4/29/2020 People across NJ are recovering every day from COVID-19. Check out the following from NJDOH to learn what you need to know about COVID-19 recovery external link.
4/29/2020 “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health through Public Health” Learn about Governor Murphy’s six key principles external link for New Jersey’s road to recovery.
4/29/2020 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) recipients will receive additional benefits in May to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 public health crisis. In Spanish.
4/29/2020 Governor orders state parks and golf courses to reopen at sunrise Saturday, May 2. Observe strict social distancing. Parking capped at 50% of capacity. Restrooms closed. Picnics and team sports prohibited. Face coverings recommended.

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4/28/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 28 additional cases of COVID-19 and 6 additional deaths among county residents. CDRSS Report.
4/27/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 58 additional cases of COVID-19 and 2 additional deaths among county residents. CDRSS Report Gender Report. We have attached a new report which breaks cases down by gender in each Municipality. Due to running the gender report separately and later in the day, there was a difference of 3 cases between the 2 reports. These additional cases will be added to the 4/28 report.
4/25/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 21 additional cases of COVID-19 and 7 additional deaths among county residents. CDRSS Report.
4/24/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 10 additional cases of COVID-19 and 2 additional deaths among county residents. Weekly Report from Epidemiologist.
Epidemiologist Report
4/24/2020 NJ Department of Human Services has launched a hotline at 866-202-HELP for residents who need help coping with stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 crisis. The hotline is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. St. Joseph's Health in Paterson has also created a free support helpline for the hearing impaired. The number is 973-870-0677. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4/24/2020 Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-Up/Delivery Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Summary of Best Practices
4/24/2020 COVID-19 Emergency Response Resource Directory external link (Large file)
4/24/2020 New Jersey Motor Vehicle agency, road testing, and inspections facilities will remain closed until at least Monday, May 11 external link.
4/23/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 27 additional cases of COVID-19 and 5 additional deaths among county residents. CDRSS Report.
4/23/2020 Letter from Sussex County Freeholder Director Sylvia Petillo.
4/23/2020 The NJ Department of Labor created a new web portal that allows New Jersey residents who have questions about their applications to contact the Department directly. Visit www.myunemployment.nj.gov external link and click Need Help? at top right, then click Send an Email.
4/23/2020 Mountain Creek is offering, free of charge, its in-house chief financial officer and accounting department to assist local small businesses with SBA loan and disaster relief applications.
4/22/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 37 additional cases of COVID-19 and 13 additional deaths among county residents. CDRSS Report.
4/22/2020 CORRECTION: Persons to be tested must be symptomatic Effective today, and until further notice, COVID-19 testing at Bergen and Monmouth sites will now conduct testing on any New Jersey resident, regardless of symptom status. There is no longer a requirement that persons must be symptomatic prior to testing.
4/22/2020 In New Jersey, individuals must use a face covering external link when shopping at essential retail businesses, entering a restaurant or bar to pick up takeout orders, and when traveling on trains, buses, light rail, or paratransit vehicles.
4/22/2020 Cloth face coverings external link are not recommended for children under 2 years, people who are incapacitated, people who have difficulty breathing, or any other person who can not easily remove their own mask.
4/21/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 35 additional cases of COVID-19 and eight additional COVID-19 related deaths among county residents. CDRSS Report.
4/20/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 64 additional cases of COVID-19 and two additional COVID-19 related deaths among county residents.
4/20/2020 Below are two new COVID-19 Spanish videos created by Atlantic Health System.
Video #1: Informacion importante sobre COVID-19 external link (Important Information about COVID-19)
Video #2: Consejos para mantenerte a ti y a tu familia a salvo de COVID 19 external link (Tips to Keep You and Your Family Safe from COVID-19)
4/18/2020 Non-medical volunteers external link are needed to assist at food pantries and deliver meals to vulnerable individuals.
4/18/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 40 additional cases of COVID-19 and four additional COVID-19 related deaths among county residents.
4/18/2020 Statements concerning Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center II
from Board of Chosen Freeholders
from Gregory Poff, County Administrator
from Carol Novrit, Health and Human Services Administrator
4/17/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 28 additional cases of COVID-19 and seven additional COVID-19 related deaths among county residents.
4/17/2020 Guidance for bars and restaurants external link   Guidance for retail businesses external link
4/17/2020 Atlantic Health System Offers Coronavirus Grief and Loss Support Group Beginning April 22
4/16/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 32 additional cases of COVID-19 and two additional COVID-19 related deaths among county residents.
4/16/2020 NJ 211 information and referral service is free, confidential, multi-lingual and always open to connect people in need with services that can help.
4/16/2020 NJ Schools to remain closed until at least Friday, May 15.
4/16/2020 Caregiver Time Out: a Virtual Social, Education and Discussion Group for Caregivers will be held April 21. Call to register.
4/15/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 18 additional cases of COVID-19 and nine additional COVID-19 related deaths among county residents.
4/15/2020 Do your part to help slow the spread of illness external link. A video message from the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health.
4/14/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 38 additional cases of COVID-19 and two additional COVID-19 related deaths among county residents.
4/14/2020 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.
4/14/2020 Sussex Residents Can Access CCM Drive-Thru Test Center.
4/13/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 40 additional cases of COVID-19 and four additional COVID-19 related deaths among county residents
4/11/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 70 additional cases of COVID-19 and six additional COVID-19 related deaths among county residents.
4/10/2020 CDC Interim Guidance - Essential Workers
4/10/2020 Requirements for stores and all Essential Businesses as per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order #107
4/9/2020 Rutgers Soil Testing Laboratory will be ceasing operations external link to comply with COVID-19 social distancing directives.
4/9/2020 NJ Executive Order 122 requires that customers and workers of essential retail businesses wear cloth face coverings while on the premises. All Executive Orders external link All Administrative Orders external link
4/9/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 35 additional cases of COVID-19 and two additional COVID-19 related deaths among county residents.
4/9/2020 Public Health Alert Recreational bathing facilities to remain closed.
4/9/2020 CDC Recommendations on the Use of Cloth Face Coverings
4/8/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 16 additional cases of COVID-19 and two additional COVID-19 related deaths among county residents.
4/8/2020 Governor postpones June 2nd Primary Elections until July 7th external link.
4/8/2020 If I'm quarantined and need help getting food or other necessities, what can I do? external link
4/7/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 38 additional cases of COVID-19 and five additional COVID-19 related deaths among county residents.
4/7/2020 All state and county parks are closed. https://covid19.nj.gov/search.html?query=parks external link All Executive Orders external link All Administrative Orders external link
4/7/2020 New Jersey seeks volunteer COBOL programmers to help with legacy systems. Can you help? external link
4/6/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 90 additional cases of COVID-19 and two additional COVID-19 related deaths among county residents.
4/6/2020 140,488 Reasons Why Sussex County Needs State Support. Freeholder Director Sylvia Petillo on the extremely disappointing aspects of the federal stimulus funding impact on Sussex County businesses.
4/6/2020 CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings external link in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
4/6/2020 Ballot Draw via Live Stream at 3 p.m. April 9.
4/5/2020 Testing in Sussex County
4/3/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 28 additional cases of COVID-19 and two additional COVID-19 related deaths among county residents.
4/3/2020 Message from NJDOH to religious leaders external link on maintaining distance during religious holidays.
4/3/2020 Want to get your Coronavirus relief check? Scammers do too external link. Do not give anyone your personal information to “sign-up” for your relief check.
4/3/2020 New Jersey launches Emergency Child Care Assistance Program (ECCAP) external link to help support child care costs when a parent or guardian is an essential employee, regardless of your income.
4/3/2020 The April Byram and Wantage rabies clinics have been cancelled.
4/2/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 20 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents.
4/2/2020 Disaster Response Crisis Counselors are available by calling the Sussex County COVID-19 Hotline - 973-579-9488 from 9-4.
4/2/2020 See Coronavirus Business Resources for summaries of business assistance programs for businesses suffering economic hardship from Covid-19.
4/2/2020 NJ Executive Order #112 removes barriers to health care professionals external link joining New Jersey's COVID-19 response.
4/1/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 28 additional cases of COVID-19 and two additional COVID-19 related deaths among county residents. New Jersey confirmed case summary.
4/1/2020 Grants available for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) external link via the NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant. Applications open April 3 at 9 a.m.
4/1/2020 State income tax filing deadline and the corporation business tax filing deadline extended to July 15 external link.
4/1/2020 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resourcesexternal link   SBA Fact Sheet for Economic Injury Disaster Loans   US Small Business Administration (US SBA) approves New Jersey for disaster loans   Disaster Declaration# 16349
4/1/2020 Announcing joint federal-state task forceexternal link to investigate and prosecute a wide range of misconduct arising from the pandemic. Residents Encouraged to Report COVID-19 Related Fraud to Disaster Hotline: 866-720-5721.
3/31/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 15 additional cases of COVID-19 and two additional COVID-19 related deaths among county residents.
3/31/2020 Atlantic Health System has Spanish language materials external link and other credible COVID-19 sources. Qué hacer si se enferma.
3/30/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports 24 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents.
3/30/2020 New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has an Emergency Assistance Eligibility Wizard external link for companies and non-profits to make it easy for organizations to understand what support programs are available to you to help stabilize your operations.
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: The Division of Health reports 11 additional cases of COVID-19 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".
3/25/2020 Press Release: The Division of Health reports ten additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents.
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.
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 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.
3/18/2020 Press Release: Sussex County Freeholder Director Sylvia Petillo and the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) announce three positive cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County..
3/18/2020 Press Release: Coronavirus Testing Update While the Sussex County Division of Health is not conducting COVID-19 testing at this time...
3/18/2020 Additional mandatory facility closures by order of Col. Patrick J. Callahan, State Director of Emergency Management
3/18/2020 Public bathrooms and facilities within Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are temporarily closed external link. Park trails and parking areas remain OPEN except those that have been closed for repairs or the winter season.
3/17/2020 If you receive a call from a scammer or suspect price gouging, please report it to the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6240 or at www.njconsumeraffairs.gov external link.
3/17/2020 N.J. orders all indoor malls to close starting tonight.
3/17/2020 Peer Recovery Support not only for the recovery community but for other populations who may be feeling isolated during this crisis in NJ and our nation.
3/17/2020 Press Release: JCP&L COVID 19 Response.
3/17/2020 All Sussex County Library buildings are closed to the public until further notice. Due dates and fines are suspended indefinitely. Staff will still be available during normal hours to answer questions and help with e-resources. More information here external link.
3/16/2020 All Sussex County library programs and group meetings are postponed until further notice.
3/16/2020 Press Release: Governor's Executive Order 104 mandating 8 p.m. closure of non-essential retail, recreational, and entertainment businesses.
3/16/2020 Press Release: Congregate Nutrition Services Suspended
3/16/2020 The Sussex County Sheriff's announcement suspending foreclosure sales and executions of eviction for the next 30 days.
3/16/2020 Effective March 16 Newton Municipal Offices are closed to the public.
3/16/2020 The Sussex County Clerk's Office will be suspending some services until further notice.
3/16/2020 Effective immediately, the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission will grant a two-month extension external link for driver licenses, registrations, inspection stickers.
3/16/2020 All New Jersey motor vehicle agencies will be closed until March 30, 2020
3/14/2020 Schools closing this week including Andover, Newton, Kittatinny, Lenape Valley, Pope John. Contact schools for details and timing.
3/13/2020 The Newton Theatre is suspending all public events effective immediately through April 3rd due to the escalation of the COVID – 19 outbreak in New Jersey. external link
3/13/2020 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) external link (from CDC)
3/13/2020 Guidance for School Settings external link (from CDC)
3/12/2020 NYC declares state of emergency. All venues over 500 capacity closing. Broadway closing effective tonight.
3/12/2020 NJDOH recommending the cancellation of all mass gatherings including sporting events, concerts, and parades
3/11/2020 Freeholder Director Petillo statement on COVID-19 (video)
3/11/2020 CYS Education Partnership event (Social Media and its effects on Youth Mental Health) for March 18 has been postponed to a later date (TBD)
3/9/2020 The CDC wants to caution the public that it is not deploying teams of people to go door to door to conduct surveillance. If an individual claims to be from the CDC do not let them in your home or speak with them. They are imposters. Contact your local law enforcement if this activity is reported in your municipality.
3/9/2020 Coronavirus Disease 2019 vs. the Flu (Johns Hopkins) external link
3/9/2020 Coronavirus at a Glance Infographic (Johns Hopkins) external link
3/6/2020 COVID-19 Awareness Message from Sussex County Freeholder Director
3/4/2020 Press Release from Sussex County Division of Health

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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: 1-800-222-1222 Trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer questions about coronavirus. The call is free and is available in multiple languages
Factsheet external link
Press Release: New Jersey Department of Health Can Begin Testing for COVID-19 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)