COVID-19 / Coronavirus Information

In conjunction with the Township of Denville, The Denville Board of Health, the Denville Office of Emergency Management, and the Denville Volunteer Fire Department, the Denville Police Department created this page as a resource to obtain validated information on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  This page will be updated as often as possible with pertinent information from each of the aforementioned organizations.  Please continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the various orders issued through the state, county or township.  We want to wish everyone and their families good health throughout this crisis.

(04/02/20): Information on extension of Real ID deadline, extension of NJ tax deadline and the CDC travel advisory.
- Real ID deadline extended to October 1, 2021
- NJ extends state tax deadline to July 15, 2020 (same as federal tax extension)
- CDC issues domestic travel advisory

(04/01/20): Message from Mayor Andes
- COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Information for New Jersey Businesses 
The Coronavirus Relief Bill: Every Benefit for Small Businesses
Emergency Assistance Eligibility Wizard
- NJEDA Announces New Initiatives to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
- Facebook Small Business Grants Program
- What benefits or unemployment insurance are available to me if I have been impacted by the outbreak?

(03/30/20): Information and guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) from the United States Department of Labor (DOL).

FFCRA Questions & Answers

(03/29/20):  Information released from the Office of the Govenor regarding mortgage relief during the COVID-19 pandemic and information from the NJ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regarding benefits.
Mortgage Payment Relief Press Release
- SNAP Assistance During Coronavirus 

(03/27/20):  Morris County, in coordination with Atlantic Health System, will open a COVID-19 drive-thru testing center for Morris County residents only, at the County College of Morris (CCM) in Randolph starting on Monday, March 30.  Residents must have a printed copy of a COVID-19 medical prescription from a physician, must have an appointment and must show up in a vehicle in order to access the testing site.  Registration to schedule appointments will begin on Sunday, March 29, at 10 a.m.  For additional information on this testing site, please click here.

Special testing for healthcare workers and first responders will take place on Saturday, March 28, at the state's drive-thru testing facilities located at the Bergen Community College in Paramus and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel.  Testing will only be conducted on healthcare workers and first responders who are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 and present valid credentials identifying their role.  Starting on Saturday, April 4, the PNC Bank Arts Center location will be open every Saturday for healthcare workers and first responders only.  Again, the personnel must be symptomatic and have valid credentials identifying their role.  For additional information on these two sites, click here.

(03/27/20):  Updated fact sheets and guides regarding COVID-19.
- COVID-19 Economic Relief Package (NJ Economic Development Authority/NJEDA)
New Initiatives to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 - NJEDA (Added 03/28/20)
- Third Stimulus Bill Provisions
- Instructions for Persons who Tested Positive for COVID-19
- Instructions for Persons who Tested Negative for COVID-19

(03/26/20):  The garbage and recycling collection calendar remains unchanged during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Gaeta Recycling has reported a significant increase in the volume of residential solid waste and recycling as more residents are staying home around the clock (as recommended) in conjunction with the temporary closure of the Denville Recycling Center.  This results in additional trips during the day to the solid waste and recycling transfer facilities, which may result in a delay in the normal time your garbage or recycling is collected.  The crews from Gaeta are working late into the afternoon and early evening in an attempt to complete all the routes.

In the event your garbage or recycling is not collected on or before 7:30 PM on the day scheduled, please leave your garbage or recycling curbside and complete this online form.  Gaeta will return to those streets that were missed first thing the following morning.  We appreciate your patience during this time. 

(03/26/20):  Employees may report their employers if they are not following the guidelines of Executive Order 107 in one of two ways:

- Via a website:
- Via phone: 2-1-1

Residents may also contact the Denville Police Department at 973-627-4900 ext. 9 if the business is located within Denville Township.

(03/25/20):  Information on Businesses Resources from Rep. Mikie Sherrill's Office and a fact sheet for other business resources.
- Rep. Mikie Sherrill's Website
- Information Sheet

(03/24/20):  The Morris County Health Department has prepared two flyers for essential businesses that remain open to educate their employees on COVID-19 and social distancing.  These flyers may be printed and utilized by any businesses who wish to do so.
- Flyer: Employee COVID-19 Fact Sheet
- Flyer: Employee Social Distancing Fact Sheet

(03/20/20):  Video Message from Mayor Andes, Superintendent Forte and Chief Perna

(03/20/20):  Message from the Denville Police Department - Update & COVID-19 Scams
- Graphic: Six Feet Apart Please (English)
- Graphic: A Una Distencia Di 6 Pies Par Favor (Spanish)
- Graphic: Social Distancing - What does it mean? (banner/English)
- Graphic: Social Distancing - What does it mean? (English)
- Graphic: Distanciamiento Social - Que significa esto? (Spanish)

(03/18/20):  Message from the Denville Fire Department

(03/17/20):  Message from the Denville Police Department - Response Guidelines

(03/16/20):  Message From Mayor Tom Andes

(03/15/20):  Message Regarding the Closure of Township Parks

(03/10/20):  Information on COVID-19 from the Denville Health Department
- Fact Sheet: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Fact Sheet: Share the Facts about COVID-19
- Fact Sheet: Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019
- Fact Sheet: Stop the Spread of Germs

Executive Orders Issued by Governor Murphy Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic:

EO 102 - Establishes Coronavirus Task Force
EO 103 - Declaration of State of Emergency & Public Health Emergency
EO 104 - Announces Aggressive Social Distancing Measures (Superceded by EO 107)
EO 105 - Announces Changes to Upcoming New Jersey Elections
EO 106 - Enacts Moratorium on Removals of Individuals Due to Evictions or Foreclosures
EO 107 - Directs all Residents to Stay at Home until Further Notice (Supercedes EO 104)
EO 108 - Invalidates County/Municipal Restriction that Conflict with EO 107
EO 109Suspends All Elective Surgeries, Invasive Procedures
EO 110Requires Child Care Centers Close on April 1 Unless Serving Children of Essential Workers
EO 111
 - Directs Health Care Facilities to Report Data, Including PPE Inventory and Bed Capacity, On a Daily Basis
EO 112Removes Barriers to Health Care Professionals Joining New Jersey's COVID-19 Response and Provides Protections for Front Line Health Care Responders
EO 113Authorizes Commandeering of Property Such as Medical Supplies
EO 114Directs U.S. and N.J. Flags to Fly at Half-Staff Indefinitely in Honor of Those Who Have Lost Their Lives or Have Been Affected by COVID-19

Bills enacted by the State of New Jersey Supporting Businesses and Employees

NJ A3845 (20R) allows the Economic Development Authority to extend grants to small businesses impacted by the virus;
NJ A3848 (20R) would prohibit employers from firing workers who need to take time off because of the coronavirus;
NJ A3855 (20R) would require the state’s departments and agencies to put information about accessing food on public notifications relating to public health emergencies;
NJ A3861 (20R) would allow corporations to hold shareholders’ meetings remotely, rather than in person, during a state of emergency;
NJ A3865 (20R) would allow grocery stores to limit returns of goods purchased during the current public health state of emergency;

2-1-1 NJ's COVID-19 Information Hotline:

NJ residents may call 2-1-1 (or, 1-800-962-1253) at any time, 24 hours a day, to obtain general information on COVID-19.
In addition, you may text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information on COVID-19 to stay informed.  You may also text your zip code to 989-211 to receive live text assistance.

Domestic Violence Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

During the period of COVID-19 court closures, applications for a Temporary Restraining Order may be filed with the local police department where (1) the victim resides or is sheltered; or (2) where the defendant resides; or (3) where the incident occurred.  As such, if the victim lives or is sheltered within Denville Township; or, the defendant lives within Denville Township; or, the incident occurred within Denville Township, the victim may seek a temporary restraining order through the Denville Police Department.

If you are in need of domestic violence services you can contact any of the following resources:
-  Morris County Family Justice Center at 973-829-4050 or
-  JBWS:  973-267-7520 or
-  Safety, Support and Solutions for All:   24 hour hotline at 1-877-R U ABUSED (1-877-782-2873) / If you are Hearing Impaired, you can contact  973-314-4192
-  Center for Non-Violence counseling programs at 973-539-7801

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Addiction Recovery Services During COVID-19  or  call 973-625-1143 (24/7)
Recovery Services during COVID Morris County
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