The following is the 9th update from the Borough of Red Bank concerning the COVID-19 outbreak.
Update #1: https://www.redbanknj.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=209
Update #2: https://www.redbanknj.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=210
Update #3: https://www.redbanknj.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=211
Update #4: https://www.redbanknj.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=212
Update #5: https://www.redbanknj.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=213
Update #6: https://www.redbanknj.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=214
Update #7: https://www.redbanknj.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=215
Update #8: https://www.redbanknj.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=216
The Borough of Red Bank Mayor & Council, Administration, Office of Emergency Management, Police Department and Fire Department continue to monitor the developing situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 10 a.m. on April 5, 2020, the Borough has been advised that there are 2,351 positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County and 42 in Red Bank. We would like to remind everyone of the importance of following the State, County and Municipal directives and orders concerning social distancing to slow further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. Follow the steps and guidelines from the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html to prepare and protect yourself and your family. The official State and County reporting by the New Jersey Department of Health is available on the New Jersey COVID-19 Dashboard at https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml
- The Borough of Red Bank Municipal Building will remain closed to the public through April 17, 2020. All municipal employees continue to report to work and are serving the public by telephone, e-mail, regular mail or fax. Visit the municipal website at www.redbanknj.org for contact information for various municipal offices and employees as well as online services.
- Overtime parking enforcement has been suspended, but other parking rules remain in effect.
- The next Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 6:30 p.m. Because of the restrictions on public gatherings that impact the ability of the Borough of Red Bank to meet in the traditional manner of gathering at the municipal building, the Mayor & Council will conduct this meeting using electronic means that will allow for the public to participate. Participation information will be published on the Borough website (www.redbanknj.org) on Monday, April 6, 2020. The Agenda has been published at https://www.redbanknj.org/AgendaCenter
- Many Recreation Department events have been cancelled due to social distancing requirements, however, we are working hard to find creative ways to continue celebrations and offer activities for the public. To replace the annual Egg Hunt this year, the Recreation Department has arranged for a townwide "Bunny Parade". The Bunny will be driving by all the homes this Wednesday and Thursday thanks to the assistance of the Fire Department and Police Department. More information (including a schedule and map) will be published this week.
- Residents are reminded to fill out the 2020 Census by going to 2020census.gov or calling 844-330-2020 to make sure everyone in their household is counted. The Census count determines how New Jersey is represented in Congress and directly impacts federal funding. The Red Bank Human Relations Advisory Committee and Complete Count Committee have been working very hard to spread the word and communicate to the public about the importance of an accurate count. As of April 5, 2020, 42.2% of Red Bank households have responded compared to 45.7% in New Jersey and 42.8% nationwide. Help Red Bank get counted!
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the respiratory illness caused by a new virus that first emerged in December 2019. The NJ Department of Health (NJDOH) is leading the state’s response to COVID-19 and is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For up-to-date information and recommendations, please visit the NJDOH coronavirus webpage (https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml) and the CDC coronavirus webpage (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html).