Evesham Township is continuously working with state and county health officials concerning the potential spread of COVID-19, – a respiratory infection also commonly referred to as “coronavirus.”

Members of the public can use this webpage to refer to official links and information from the Burlington County Health Department, the New Jersey Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The township will also use this webpage to host information regarding the preventative actions Evesham Township is taking on the local level to protect the health of our community.

 

As of March 16, Evesham Township has closed all municipally-owned facilities to members of the public until further notice.  See official release

Affected facilities include the Evesham Township Municipal Building, the Gibson House Community Center, the Blue Barn Recreation Center, the Evesham Department of Public Works Offices at 100 Sharp Road, the DPW Yard, the Indian Spring Golf Course and all public fields and parks.

During this time, the township’s employees will continue to report for their normal duties as scheduled. Employees will remain available to assist residents through phone calls and emails. Any necessary payments that can regularly be made through the mail or online will continue to be accepted.

As of March 16, Governor Phil Murphy released Executive Order No. 104.

See official release

See official Executive Order 104

The order implements aggressive social distancing measures to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey.

All gatherings of persons in the State of New Jersey shall be limited to 50 persons or fewer, with limited exceptions, and all schools and higher education institutions were ordered closed as of March 18.

All casinos, concert venues, nightclubs, racetracks, gyms, fitness centers and classes, movie theaters, and performing arts centers were to close as March 16 at 8 p.m. and remain closed as long as the order remains in effect.

All other non-essential retail, recreational, and entertainment businesses must cease daily operations from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Examples of essential businesses excluded from this directive include: grocery/food stores, pharmacies, medical supply stores, gas stations, healthcare facilities and ancillary stores within healthcare facilities.

All restaurant establishments, with or without a liquor or limited brewery license, are permitted to operate during their normal hours, but are limited to offering delivery and/or take out-services only.

As of March 14, municipal court sessions across the state were suspended for two weeks to mitigate public exposure to COVID-19, as outlined by New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner. See release

Through Friday, March 27, individuals scheduled to appear before a municipal court to contest a traffic or parking ticket, or minor local ordinance violation, should instead await notice of a new court date.

As of March 13, PSE&G and Atlantic City Electric have also announced that the utilities will be temporarily suspending shut-offs due to the coronavirus. See more at
PSE&G Temporarily Suspends Shut-offs Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak
Atlantic City Electric Taking Steps to Support customers during Coronavirus Pandemic

As of March 12, Evesham Township temporarily postponed all township-sponsored events throughout the month of March. The postponement of these events was taken solely out of an abundance of caution, and the decision does not reflect any specific belief from the township that attendees at any these events would be exposed to COVID-19. See official release.

The Evesham Township School District and Lenape Regional High School District are also sharing information concerning COVID on their respective websites at the following
Evesham Township School District - COVID-19 Information
Lenape Regional High School District - General COVID-19 Information

The New Jersey Department of Health Novel Coronavirus Call Center is also open and is taking calls from the general public only. It is open 24/7 and can accommodate callers in multiple languages. They can be reached at 1-800-222-1222.

See the latest information from the CDC, NJ Department of Health or Burlington County Department of Health at these respective websites:
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov
www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml
http://co.burlington.nj.us/1845/2019-Novel-Coronavirus-Information

Preventative actions recommended by the CDC to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 include:

  • Avoiding close contact with those who are sick.
  • Avoiding touching one’s eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Staying home when sick.
  • Covering one’s cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in the trash.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Washing one’s hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing one’s nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Always wash one’s hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.