January 15, 2021
Township Weekly Update
Martin Luther King, Jr. Schedule Changes – Town Hall municipal offices and the Recycling Center are CLOSED on Monday, January 18 in observance of the holiday. The Town Hall drop box is accessible 24/7 in the outer lobby vestibule of the Municipal Center. Many services are available on-line and can be viewed HERE. The Police are open 24/7 and can be reached at 732-536-0100. Emergencies dial 911.
January 2021 Recycling Schedule – The Official Recycling calendar is in process and will be mailed to your home. Please review the January 2021, calendar HERE.
COVID-19 Update #48 – Sent via email last week, this letter includes a link to pre-register for the vaccine on the state’s website, how to receive updates from the both the NJ and Monmouth County Departments of Health and more. Posted on-line and HERE.
COVID-19 Testing in Marlboro - The COVID-19 testing trucks continue to be available in the Recreation Center Parking lot. The testing is done via saliva test, you do not have to be symptomatic and results are emailed in 72 hours. Please review the flyer for dates/times, the QR code to pre-register and what is needed to expedite the process. There will be no out-of-pocket costs for the test. The flyer is posted on our website and HERE.
Testing is also available at hundreds of locations throughout the state.
- Visit the NJ COVID hub for a complete list in NJ: HERE.
- Monmouth County provides testing locations for residents and first responders throughout the County. Please complete the Testing Requisition Form ahead of your visit. Locations and times are subject to change so please check the website at visitmonmouth.com.
Vaccination Update – Yesterday, Governor Murphy announced the expansion of residents eligible to receive the vaccine. The complete eligibility list, as well as the link to pre-register for the vaccine can be found on the state website HERE. The State Department of Health asked us to share the following with our residents:
“With the expansion of eligibility into more categories, there are now many more people who can get vaccinated, but the vaccine supply is still very limited. There will be more vaccine with each coming week. We urge you to be patient. Currently, we have been receiving a little over 100,000 doses a week so only 100,000 people can be vaccinated each week. While people are encouraged to pre-register, there are currently many more people seeking vaccination than there are appointments available across the state. We are continuing to expand our network of dispensing sites and have set up mega sites in every region to accommodate large numbers of people at one site. That will change as supply increases and additional slots become available for people to make appointments. The NJ Vaccine Scheduling System will notify those who have registered in batches that they can now schedule appointments.”
COVID-19 Data Dashboard- As of today:
- New Jersey- New Cases: 5,490/Total Cases: 555,299
- Monmouth County – New Cases: 472/Total Cases: 38,809
- Marlboro Township – New Cases: 28 / Total Cases: 2,015
Complete statewide data is available on the state website at www.covid19.nj.gov Residents with general questions or concerns about COVID-19 should contact the Monmouth County Health Department phone bank by calling 732-845-2070 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a National Day of Service. For in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities or to consider making a service pledge to give back visit https://americorps.gov/newsroom/events/mlk-day Consider giving back locally by becoming a member of our all-volunteer First Aid and Fire Departments. This past year, more than ever, we have valued their commitment and service to our community.
“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?’ ” MLK, Jr.
Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe.
Mayor Jon Hornik