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Burlington Township Police Department
Tuesday March 24th, 2020 :: 03:30 p.m. EDT

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Burlington Township Community Update #6 on Coronavirus

Burlington Township Community Update #6 on Coronavirus

Message from the Mayor (NEW - 3/24/2020)

Mayor Brian Carlin has released another statement regarding the impacts of Coronavirus in Burlington Township.  His statement can be found on the Township website.

Important highlights from the Mayor’s statement include:
  1. The Burlington County Department of Health has advised of (2) confirmed cases of the COVID-19 in Burlington Township.
  2. Effective March 24, 2020, all parks, playground and recreational facilities will be closed until further notice.  The walking paths and open spaces will remain open.
     
Compost Center – Recycling Drop-Off Site (NEW – 3/24/2020)

Effective immediately, Burlington Township Public Works has announced that the Compost Center and Recycling Drop-Off Site located at 902 Lake Avenue, is closed until further notice.  Please call (609) 239-5909 with any questions about this closure.


Impact on the Sewer System (NEW - 3/24/2020)

The Burlington Twp. Sewer Department has seen an increase in wipes and other products clogging the system.  Please do NOT flush any baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, paper towels, wash rags, and anything else that is not meant to be flushed in a toilet.

Flushing wipes results in back-ups within the sewer lines and equipment, causing issues with home service as well as the treatment plant.


Burlington Twp. & Burlington City Municipal Court (NEW - 3/24/2020)

All Municipal Court sessions scheduled through until April 30, 2020 have been cancelled.  The Court office remains open at this time.  Payments for fines or costs are encouraged to be made using NJMC Direct.  Anyone with questions about Municipal Court closures should call (609) 239-5825.


Coronavirus Scams and Misinformation (NEW - 3/24/2020)

Scammers are taking advantage of the fears surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak.  We must be vigilant as ever with the sharing of our information and to take appropriate measures to prevent ourselves from being the victim of a scam.  For more information and to make a report about a Coronavirus scam, please visit the Federal Trade Commission and NJ Division of Consumer Affairs websites.

There are a lot facts and rumors/disinformation surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak.  The NJ Department of Homeland Security has set up a website to help the public distinguish between what is fact and what is false information.  COVID-19 Rumor Control and Disinformation Updates can be found here.

In addition, due to the current state of emergency, all “in-person” interviews for the 2020 Census have been cancelled until further notice.  If someone knocks on your door claiming to be a census worker, please call the police department’s non-emergency number, (609) 386-1000, so that officers may respond and investigate accordingly.


Executive Order #109 (NEW - 3/24/2020)

On Monday, March 23, 2020, Governor Murphy announced Executive Order #109 which suspends all elective surgeries and invasive procedures for adults.  This shall go into effect beginning at 5:00 PM on Friday, March 27.  To read about this executive order in full, please click here.

This measure has been taken in order to preserve essential medical equipment and hospital capacity, which is needed for the Coronavirus outbreak.  “An ‘elective’ surgery or invasive procedure…is defined as any surgery or invasive procedure that can be delayed without undue risk to the current or future health of the patient as determined by the patient’s treating physician or dentist.”  Please direct all questions about the status of a scheduled surgery or procedure to your doctor or healthcare provider.


Resources (NEW - 3/24/2020)

The NJ Department of Human Services is offering mental health support by telephone during the COVID-19 outbreak.  If you need assistance during this difficult time, please call 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support.  Visit the NJ Dept. of Human Services website for more information about this program and the impact of COVID-19 on their services.

Are your kids bored from being stuck at home?  The Burlington County Library System has put together fun activities and challenges for kids 12 and under to complete!  Create an account with Beanstack, or login to an existing account to join in on the program.  This is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.  Beanstack is also accessible through the library's website.

Check out NJHelps to see if you are eligible for food assistance (NJ SNAP), cash assistance (WFNJ/TANF or WFNJ/GA), and health Insurance (NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid). From there you can apply for services or learn about additional resources. https://www.njhelps.org/


Executive Order #107

The Burlington Township Police would like to remind everyone that they must adhere to Executive Order #107, issued by Governor Murphy on March 21, 2020.  This mandates that all New Jersey residents stay home and ALL non-essential businesses close.  In addition, all gatherings of individuals, such as parties, celebrations, or other social events, are now cancelled regardless of the size of the gathering.  The full details of the order may be viewed here.  Residents must remain home unless they are:
  1. Obtaining goods or services from essential retail businesses;
  2. Obtaining takeout food or beverages from restaurants, other dining establishments, or food courts;
  3. Seeking medical attention, essential social services, or assistance from law enforcement or emergency services;
  4. Visiting family or other individuals with whom the resident has a close personal relationship, such as those for whom the individual is a caretaker or romantic partner;
  5. Reporting to, or performing, their job;
  6. Walking, running, operating a wheelchair, or engaging in outdoor activities with immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners while following best social distancing practices with other individuals, including staying six feet apart;
  7. Leaving the home for an educational, religious, or political reason;
  8. Leaving because of a reasonable fear for his or her health or safety;
  9. Leaving at the direction of law enforcement or other government agency.
     
General Information

The State of New Jersey has launched a new one-stop shop website for information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  Visit https://covid19.nj.gov/ for more.  You may also text “NJCOVID” to 898-211 to receive alerts.

Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7AM – 11PM)

Call (Clinical Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7 Hotline)

Visit the New Jersey Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.

Address/Location
Burlington Township Police Department
851 Old York Rd
Burlington, NJ 08016

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-386-2019

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