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On 11/16/20 Gov. Murphy issued EO 196 reducing the allowable number of people for indoor and outdoor gatherings & on 11/22/20 he issued EO 200 extending the public health emergency. Read on for more on these orders and up to date information on COVID-19.
The rate of transmission in NJ is fluctuating in recent weeks between 1.16 and 1.60. Anything above 1.0 is considered concerning. The higher the number, the greater the risk of viral spread throughout the community. This rate has consistently av...
Please place all leaves at the curb for collection by the DPW no later than December 6, 2020. Any leaves placed loosely at the curb after that date may not be collected. Vegetative waste, collected in bags on Mondays, will continue through December.
The Township of Pequannock is excited to offer a smartphone app to assist residents with recycling! The app is free and can be downloaded from your favorite app store.
Keeping track of the services can be challenging at times. Fortunately, there are new ways to get this information by simply opening an app on your phone. Recycling correctly is very important in the Township of Pequannock. All Townshi...
COVID-19 infections continue to rise dramatically. Cooler weather, the greater number of indoor activities, international outbreaks, pandemic fatigue, and increased levels of testing will continue to contribute to the increasing numbers of cases.
In New Jersey, the numbers of new COVID infections, hospitalizations and deaths are rising, but the hospitalizations and deaths are in much lower proportion to infections, than what was experienced earlier this year. This also seems to be true, nationally...
On October 24, 2020 Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 192, requiring employers to conduct daily health checks of employees to protect NJ's workforce. More on EO 192 and additional COVID-19 updates below.
Nationally, the number of new COVID-19 infections continues to rise dramatically, in many parts of the country. Cooler weather, the increasing number of indoor activities, second waves of COVID outbreaks overseas, pandemic fatigue and inc...
Nationally, the number of new COVID-19 infections has risen dramatically. COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations & deaths in NJ are rising but the hospitalizations & deaths are in lower proportion to infections, than what was experienced earlier this year.
Cooler weather, increased indoor activities, second waves of COVID outbreaks overseas, pandemic fatigue and increased levels of testing are contributing to the increasing numbers.
The rate of transmission has been fluctuating in recent weeks between 1.16 a...
Information on the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the Township of Pequannock, County of Morris and State of New Jersey is available through the County of Morris and State of New Jersey.
Beginning 11/1/2020 the Township's recycling collection will change from single stream, once a week collection, to dual stream, twice a week collection. Tuesdays will be bottles, cans, plastics 1, 2 & 5 and Fridays will be newspaper & cardboard.
For the last five years you have been putting all your recyclables out for collection on Monday. Beginning November 1, 2020 you will now place bottles/cans out for collection on Tuesdays and paper/cardboard out on Fridays. Please place...
Statistics are moving in the right direction, school is back in session and Governor Murphy recently announced the return of indoor dining, with caveats. Please review an update on COVID-19 from the Heath Department for the latest information.
The numbers of new COVID infections, hospitalizations and deaths in NJ continue to decline. The rate of transmission has recently been fluctuating between .80 and .92. Anything above 1.0 is considered concerning. The higher the number, the greater the ris...
Tuesday, 9/1/2020, municipal buildings will return to the regular hours of operation for public walk-in service. These hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; the second Tuesday of the month until 7:30 pm and the Friday thereafter until 1:00 pm.
Throughout the challenges created by COVID-19 over the past months, the Township of Pequannock has remained open for business. Although walk-in service was temporarily restricted for municipal buildings, the Township continued to provide service...
Events continue to evolve rapidly. The Health Department is working closely with businesses, residents, private and public school districts, houses of worship, and other agencies within its jurisdictions to provide guidance and information.
The Department is enforcing COVID related Executive Directives while continuing to inspect state and locally regulated establishments, facilities, and activities in addition to investigating routine and non-routine public health threats and nuisances as t...
The Governor announced on Tuesday, June 9th, that as numbers of new infections and hospitalizations continue to fall, New Jersey is lifting the stay-at-home order!
The order was put in place nearly three months ago to slow the spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19 as the reopening plan nears Stage 2 with nonessential retail set to allow customers inside stores again next week.
Progress with fewer numbers of newly infect...
On June 4th, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 151 extending the public health emergency in NJ for another 30 days.
Businesses, social gatherings, recreational and other activities specified in the original public health emergency order continue to be prohibited unless they are specifically permitted by subsequent executive orders.
Executive Order No. 151
Over the past several days, Gov. Murphy issued a number of executive orders impacting construction, retail businesses, car gatherings, beaches & boardwalks, the primary election & other recreational facilities. See below for more details.
As new infection and hospitalization rates associated with the COVID-19 outbreak in NJ continue to decline, Governor Murphy has issued a series of Executive Orders over the course of the last week that have begun to permit activities that had been restric...
The Township of Pequannock Health Department, through a COVID-19 Advisory, provides great information on the things you can control and help your chances of standing strong in the face of COVID-19.
One of the most challenging aspects of Coronavirus COVID-19 is the amount of information that we do not know about it and how much of this crisis is beyond our control. We all appreciate the ability to control our destiny and it is important to remember t...
The COVID-19 pandemic is likely beginning to impact the mental health of many citizens. These impacts may deepen as this crisis continues. To work to improve public health outcomes, the Health Department is sharing the following message and resources.
As we are all well aware, the people of the United States are now experiencing a historic and global pandemic that has created a quickly developing and devastating public health and economic crisis. The New York/New Jersey metropolitan area has been hit p...
The Morris County Office of Health Management's information page on COVID-19 has been updated to include a report on the number of cases, by municipality, in the County of Morris.
Morris County Office of Health Management - 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19) Website
On March 16, 2020, President Trump released guidelines based on the advice of public health experts for state and local officials, detailed within a three phase plan, which is available through the link below.
Guidelines for Opening Up America Again Document
Guidelines for Opening Up America Again Website
The Township recognizes that there have been many Federal and State orders and recommendations that have been declared or disseminated over the last several weeks. Following are recent orders impacting parks and construction and a summary for review.
Governor Murphy recently issued:
The Food Pantry is accepting calls from community residents who are unable to shop for groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Food and basic household items can be delivered to the best of the volunteers' ability. Donations are also needed!
If you or someone you know needs assistance during this time period, please call the Food Pantry line - 973-835-1145. Leave your name, address, telephone number and a short message. Your call will be returned by one of the Food Pantry ...
Please click "Read on" below for the link to the video message.
Video Message from the Township Council
The NJ Department of Health has provided instructions for individuals who have been tested for COVID-19; positive and negative. This is to help those seeking information and not intended to replace guidance from a medical professional.
Please see the documents below for the guidance from the NJ DOH:
Instructions for Individuals Who Tested Positive for COVID-19
Instructions for Individuals Who Tested Negative for COVID-19
Should you have questions regarding COVID-19, please contac...
Governor Murphy Issues Executive Orders 107 and 108 Urging Residents to Remain Home, Closing All but Essential Businesses, Emphasizing the Need for Social Distancing and Addressing Inconsistencies Across All Levels of Government in New Jersey.
On March 21, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 107 and Executive Order No. 108.
In addition to prior executive orders, EO 107 provides specific direction regarding residents remaining home, the closure of non-essentia...
On Thursday, March 19, 2020, the County of Morris issued an Order Pursuant to a Declaration of Emergency closing certain businesses and recreational facilities, and incorporating components of the Governor's Executive Order.
The order from the County of Morris includes the following:
The following businesses are ordered closed, within the geographic borders of Morris County, effective 2000 hours (8:00 p.m.) on March 19, 2020:
Beginning at 8:30 AM on Thursday, March 19, 2020 municipal offices, including the Municipal Building, Fire Safety Office, Annex on Alexander Avenue, and the Animal Shelter on Washington St. will be closed for walk in service.
If you need to meet with municipal staff, please contact the individual or department to schedule your appearance.
If you need to pay a tax or utility bill:
Governor Murphy Announced Aggressive Social Distancing Measures to Mitigate Further Spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey.
On March 16, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 104, implementing aggressive social distancing measures to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. Among the directives in EO No. 104, Governor Murphy’s Exec...