Mayor's Messages - - COVID-19

Mayor’s Message - Oct 1

Since last week, the number of positive cases in Warren County increased by 14. Here is the current data:

September 2 - 1393 September 9 - 1401 September 16 - 1410 September 23 - 1425 October 1 - 1439

On the positive side, there have been no new deaths or Long Term Care cases for over a month. The number of positive cases in Hardwick remains 15, with 3 probable cases and 13 known recoveries. As of today, NJ has reported 207,062 positive cases with 16,122 deaths. The national death total has now surpassed 200,000. The state is working on a distribution system for when an effective vaccine has been successfully tested and approved for public use by the FDA. Until there is a proven vaccine, use of masks and social distancing are the only effective methods to protect your families and others from spreading the virus. And it highly recommended that you get a flu shot. IMPORTANT UPDATE - The Census data gathering process has been extended to October 5 so If you have not completed Census information, please do so. The amount of federal funding we receive in our district for the next 10 years is directly tied to the Census data. Time is running out so please use this link to respond on-line. , The state of NJ has created a new website where residents can register for vote and track mail- in ballots for the upcoming general election on November 3. If you visit the site you will need a driver's license number, state ID number or Social Security number in order to register to vote. The deadline to register is October 3. Here is the link to the site: For information on the upcoming general election, please visit the Warren County Clerk's web page or Facebook page for details on voting procedures in Warren County and what exactly will be different this election cycle because of the pandemic. The NJ Dept of Human Services has announced that applications are being accepted for the new Covid-19 childcare tuition assistance program that has been created to help families with childcare costs as schools open remotely. The $250 million programs will provide childcare tuition assistance to NJ families with incomes up to $75,000 that are in need of full or part time childcare due to remote learning schedules. For details and to apply, click this link: Details can also be found on the town site Hardwick Town Hall will remain closed to the public until further notice to protect our employees and prevent the spread of the virus. It will reopen when it is deemed safe to do so. Please conduct all Township business by phone or email and by depositing any paperwork in the drop box by the sidewalk entrance.

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