Important Message About Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

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A Message from Mayor Jamila Bremmer

On Monday March 23, 2020, Governor Murphy declared a State of Emergency for the State of New Jersey. To our knowledge, there is no specific issue in our community now.

Last night I had the opportunity to speak with Congressman Donald Norcross, Director Freeholder Lou Cappelli, Freeholder Barbra Holcomb, Assemblywoman Gabriella Mosquera, under the direction of Mayor Teri Branella. Also on the line were other Mayors from Camden County.

The health and safety of our residents and staff remains our top priority.

We have also met and are in regular contact with the County and State Health Departments, Chesilhurst Police, Winslow Fire Department, and our Emergency Management Committee.

In Chesilhurst Borough, we are taking any potential risk to our community very seriously. Protect ing the health and safety of our residents is our top priority.

CLOSINGS AND LIMITED SERVICES
As of Monday March 16, 2020

The BOROUGH HALL will be closed to the PUBLIC until March 30th when we will again evaluate the situation.
Return on March 31st

We intend to provide all of the services that you have come to expect.

Marriage Licenses & Death Certificates will be available by appointment only at 856-767-4153, ext. 0 or email us at [email protected]

All other services are limited at this point.

Tax and sewer payments should be mailed to:
Chesilhurst Borough Attn: Tax/Sewer Department
201 Grant Ave Chesilhurst, New Jersey 08089

Our Police Department – will remain on duty.
Call 911 in the event of an emergency and 856-767-2768 for all non-emergency issues. If you go to police headquarters for a non-emergency, use the phone outside the door and an officer will respond and speak with you.

Non-confidential police reports can be taken through the records department window. Please visit https://www.chesilhurstpd.com

Shared Services are still in place with Fire & EMS departments.

Closure includes:

Municipal Court – until further notice.
For if any reason you can not contact someone at the Borough from 9-2pm please contact us at 609-820-4057.

The Arland Poindexter Community Center
ALL events scheduled for the Center have been suspended until further notice.

Rental Events
The CDC has recommended all events hosting 50 people or more be canceled or postponed for 8 weeks. If you have an event scheduled at the Center, please contact the Borough Hall at 856-767-4153 ex 0 or [email protected]

Athletic Department
All athletic activities will be shut down until further notice.
Basketball, Line Dance, Training, etc. are all shut down

LeAnna Harris Park
The park is to remain Open but shall be closed to Athletic Organizations.
Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Tennis, etc.

Easter Activities – CANCELLED
There are to be NO EASTER EGG HUNTS OR ACTIVITIES. Our children’s safety comes first.

Restaurants
No dining in – Delivery Only

Public Works
There are no changes in trash pickup and the recycling pickups remain the same.

We will be reviewing all scheduled public meetings, including Bora Council, to determine whether they are necessary for the continuation of governmental operations.

School
As you may or may not be aware, The Governor has suspended operations of all Schools for two weeks. Information on the status of each school will appear on their respective websites.

How to Prevent This Virus
The best way to prevent the spread and contraction of Coronavirus is practicing good personal hygiene:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly, and often, with soap and water for 20 seconds;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Stay home when you’re sick;
  • Avoid contact with others who are sick;
  • Put distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick. Maintain social distancing, maintain at least 6 feet distance between yourself and another person.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

This has been a frightening and stressful time for many of us here in Chesilhurst Borough and throughout the world. Please remember to take care of yourself and those in your family, both physically and mentally. During this time reach out to friends, neighbors, clergy or mental health professionals for emotional support.

Please stay safe and continue to monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index .html and the State Department of Health has established a 24-hour public hotline – 800-222-1222.

Your cooperation is truly appreciated during this difficult time. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Jamila Odom Garnett (Bremmer), Mayor

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