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What Rockaway Township Residents Should Know

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Rockaway Township COVID-19 Pandemic & Continuity of Government

Attention Valued Water / Sewer Customers

Rockaway Township is continually monitoring the Covid-19 situation in the United States. We’ve created this page to share with residents resources concerning the Covid-19 pandemic. Residents with health concerns should contact their healthcare provider.

Federal Government Resources:

The CDC has regularly updated information on COVID-19 on their website.

State Government Resources:

The NJ Department of Health has regularly updated information on COVID-19 on their website.

The State also is providing a dashboard with information.

Residents with general questions about COVID-19 – the NJ State COVID-19 Information Hotline is available 24/7 in multiple languages for residents with general questions about COVID-19. Please call 1-800-222-1222, or if in NJ but using a non-NJ cell phone number 1-800-962-1253.

New Jersey League of Municipality - COVID-19 Information.

Local Government Resources:

Residents are reminded to take simple steps to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water, rubbing with soap for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a commercially-prepared alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, and then wash your hands as soon as possible afterwards.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cough/sneeze into your elbow instead of into hands or a tissue.
  • If you cough/sneeze into a tissue, discard it immediately afterwards in the trash and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

For more information, residents can also contact the Rockaway Township Health Department at 973-983-2848.

Local Government Programming Alerts:

Rockaway Township Library’s Latest Information about operations during COVID-19.

Additionally we’ll be postponing the Spring Festival to a yet to be determined date.

Please contact the Library’s Director, Scott Davan, at 973-627-2344 with any questions.

Out of an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19, Rockaway township has closed active sports and recreation areas, historic buildings, and events and programs until further notice. During this time township passive recreation areas at Lake Ames and Egbert Lake will be open for passive recreation. Community health is crucial and exercising (walking, hiking and biking) while observing social distancing practices can help ensure public health. The Township would also like to recommend residents to make use of County and State open space in town, which is also open for passive recreation (Link to Morris County Parks, Link to State Division of Parks and Forests). Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

All township facilities will be posted with the following notices:
1. Do not use parks and facilities if you are not feeling well
2. Groups of more than 4 persons are prohibited
3. Maintain at least 6 Feet social distance between users
4. Wash your hands as soon as possible. Do not touch your face
5. Park hours are based on the New Jersey State Governor recommended curfew: (5:00 AM to 8:00 PM as of 3/19/20)

The 2020 Easter Festival, to be held at Copeland School on March 28, is cancelled out of an abundance of caution regarding Covid-19.