The following is the 14th update from the Borough of Red Bank concerning the COVID-19 outbreak.
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 May 29, 2020, the Borough has been advised that there are 8,151 positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County. In Red Bank, the total number of positive cases to date is 207. The total number of COVID-19 tests administered to Red Bank residents (positive & negative) is 1,224. 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 June 15, 2020. All municipal employees continue to report to work and are serving the public by telephone, e-mail, regular mail or fax. Visit the Borough website at www.redbanknj.org for contact information for various municipal offices and employees as well as online services.
- The next scheduled Council Workshop Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 6:30 p.m. The next scheduled Council Regular Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 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 is published on the Borough website (www.redbanknj.org). The Workshop Meeting Agenda has been published at https://www.redbanknj.org/AgendaCenter
- New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy has issued several additional Executive Orders concerning the pandemic. To view these orders, visit https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/approved/eo_archive.html
- Parks remain open but only for passive recreational use with proper social distancing. Executive Order #133 restricts parking capacity and prohibits organized/group activities, and team sports. Face coverings are required when social distancing is difficult to maintain. Parks facilities, including tennis, will reopen when permitted by the State.
- An Information Session is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. for all local businesses. Councilman Hazim Yassin will be joined by NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Vin Gopal to discuss legislation being considered in Trenton and review the State’s reopening plans. Councilwoman Kate Triggiano will provide an overview of the recent approval by the Mayor & Council to authorize street closures for the outdoor expansion of business. At the conclusion of each presentation, there will be an opportunity for questions and answers. This session is restricted to Red Bank business. Registration is required in advance - click here to register.
- Following the public presentation & input session held on Thursday, February 13, 2020, the Mayor & Council awarded a contract for the White Street paving, utility improvements and streetscaping project to Lima Charlie Construction on April 22, 2020. This project is partially funded by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation. As part of the terms of the grant, the project must adhere to certain timelines. Construction will begin on Monday, June 1st with improvements to the water infrastructure anticipated to last approximately two weeks. Sewer infrastructure improvements will follow for the second phase and also last approximately two weeks. During this period, White Street will remain open for eastbound traffic and access to business will be available. This project will increase parking, improve safety, and complement the aesthetic enhancements of the recently completed English Plaza project. Updates will continue to be provided throughout the project.
- Monmouth County ACTS has published a Community Resource Guide in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide assistance for seniors in a wide range of information and contacts for food delivery, pharmacies, caregiver support, financial assistance and so much more. The COVID-10 Community Resource Guide is available on www.MonmouthACTS.org/covid19
- NJ Mental Health Cares, the state’s behavioral health information and referral service, is offering help to people dealing with anxiety and worry related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. New Jerseyans can call 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support. NJ Mental Health Cares will be answered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week by live trained specialists.
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).
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