This page, bernardsvillepd.org/coronavirus, is updated continuously with the most recent LOCAL information for Bernardsville about the pandemic health emergency. In addition, the state of New Jersey maintains a comprehensive reference to everything coronavirus-related at covid19.nj.gov, including resources for businesses, health contacts, and questions to frequently asked questions. Please consult these pages before you contact Bernardsville Police or Bernardsville Borough for COVID-19 related questions.
RESIDENTS ARE REQUESTED to register their needs for special assistance or extrcoronavirus/a help. OEM staff will contact you with options to help you meet your needs. Call (908)-636-7666 or register online at bernardsvillepd.org/hotline
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HELP US HELP YOU! IDENTIFY RESIDENTS IN NEED!
The Bernardsville Office of Emergency Management needs your assistance in identifying vulnerable residents of our community who might need special assistance during this difficult time. We are attempting to identify vulnerable senior citizens, those people requiring special medical care, people with physical disabilities, transportation issues, food or meal needs or other unspecified needs. We need them to know that we have help available and access to County and State services that might be able to assist them during this difficult time. If you know someone who might need assistance we ask that you please check in with them to ensure they are ok. If we can help or you think we need to check up on someone you can call the BERNARDSVILLE COVID-19 Hotline at 908-636-7666 or contact us online at http://bernardsvillepd.org/hotline and share your concerns. This can be done anonymously if you wish. Thank you for your cooperation with this matter and stay safe!
Register to volunteer with OEM and learn about other ways to help your neighbors at bernardsvillepd.org/how-you-can-help/
CURRENT COVID-19 Case Count – Residents can call 908-231-7111 for a daily automated reading of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) case count in Somerset County, New Jersey.
3/23 BERNARDSVILLE DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY
CORNAVIRUS COVID-19 INFORMATION
The Bernardsville Office of Emergency Management, Health Dept., Police Department, Fire Department and Municipal Government are working together with county, state, and federal agencies to coordinate our preparedness and response to the expected spread of the novel coronavirus and the illness associated with it, COVID-19.
The Bernards Twp. Health Department provides community updates regarding the current coronavirus pandemic on a regular basis. For the latest Health Department Update Re COVID 19 click the link.
Community food resources:
Activities and resources for residents https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/human-services/covid-19-community-activities-and-resources
Resources for providers of Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders:
NJ Mental Health Resources for COVID19 – MINDING YOUR HEALTH – A community mental health resource list compiled by the Bernards Twp. Health Department for dealing with COVID19 related issues.
SOMERSET COUNTY COVID-19 HEALTH UPDATE INFORMATION AVAILABLE – Up to date statistics and information for Somerset County residents. Call 908-231-7111 for an automated reading of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) case count in Somerset County, NJ. Visit our website for information via our new dashboard: www.co.somerset.nj.us/health.
From Bernardsville Office of Emergency Management
Bernardsville Guide to COVID-19 preparedness (leaflet for printing)
REGISTER FOR EMERGENCY ALERTS
All individuals and families are encouraged to register for Smart 911 Emergency Alerts from the Bernardsville Office of Emergency Management. Sign up (or check your settings) at smart911.com
AFN/ASSISTIVE NEEDS: Residents with AFN/ASSISTIVE Needs are strongly encouraged to register with the Bernardsville Police Department OEM Voluntary Special Needs Registration Program. Complete the registration form at OEM Special Needs Survey Brochure and return it to the Police Department. Additionally, all residents, especially those with assistive needs are strongly encouraged to register with the NJ Register Ready Program. We have access to the information registered in the system that will help us help you during emergencies.
DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING COMMUNICATION CARD: Please download “Deaf and Hard of Hearing Coronavirus Communication Card” from NJ Human Services Website:
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS WITH ASSISTIVE NEEDS New Jersey Department of Human Services
NEW JERSEY 211 INFORMATION LINE
New Jersey residents who have questions or concerns about coronavirus and resources available to them can now call 2-1-1, which is New Jersey’s statewide information and referral service operated by United Ways of New Jersey.
Residents call also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed, state health officials said. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211.
PREPARE NOW! Update your family communication plan
PROTECT YOURSELF! Visit the CDC Website for information on how to protect yourself and what to do if you are sick
Disaster Fraud Hotline A Hotline has been established to assist in combating Coronavirus Fraud as well as Hoarding and Price Gouging: National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline 866-720-5721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
President Donald J. Trump issued a Major Disaster Declaration FEMA-4488-DR-NJ on March 25th for the State of New Jersey. The declaration will provide federal assistance to supplement statewide recovery efforts affected by the COVID-19 pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020.
NEWS FROM THE SCHOOLS
For updates and information related to the Somerset Hills School District COVID-19 Response please go to SHSD.org
N.J. EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS
New Jersey Executive Orders https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/approved/eo_archive.html
New Jersey Administrative Orders https://nj.gov/governor/news/ao/approved/ao_archive.shtml
MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS AND SERVICES INFORMATION
The Pill Hill Compost Facility (“Landfill”) will open periodically. Check the Bernardsville Borough website for details.
Borough Council meetings will be held online only. Information about live public viewing and participation is provided at bernardsvilleboro.org.
ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS
Anyone needing a licensure waiver needs to fill out the form on the website https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov.
The licensure can be accessed through this link: https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/Pages/Accelerated-Temporary-Licensure.aspx.
Once completed, the forms should be sent to NJtemplicense@dca.njoag.gov<mailto:NJtemplicense@dca.njoag.gov>.
Please direct any questions to the Department of Consumer Affairs.
Port Authority: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has launched a dedicated web page concerning their response to COVID-19
NJ Transit has launched a page for customers called COVID-19: How We’re Protecting You
The Federal Centers for Disease Control regularly updates Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary
Health Dept. Updates:
Pandemic Flu Guidance – Schools
Pandemic Flu Guidance – Workplaces
Pandemic Flu Guidance – Households
Interim Guidance for Businesses – COVID-19
Interim Guidance for Healthcare Providers – COVID 19
Flu Guidance for Schools & Childcare Providers
Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities
… and the full list at www.bernardshealth.org
Bernards Twp. Health Department Coronavirus information and updates can be found at http://www.bernardshealth.org/
Bernardsville Police Department OEM Coronavirus/COVID 19 information, alerts and updates can be found at http://bernardsvillepd.org/coronavirus/