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1 E. Main St.
Rockaway, NJ 07866
973-627-2000
boroughclerk@rockawayborough.org


Coronavirus Notices and Announcements




Announcements

For the most complete and up to date info on COVID-19 go to the State of NJ COVID-19 Information Hub at https://covid19.nj.gov/

From the Office of the Mayor

COVID-19 UPDATE as of March 24, 2020

In an effort to protect the health of our employees and residents, we are implementing the following procedures, effective immediately:

Borough Hall will be closed to all public access through May 1st. Only employees and officials will be allowed to enter. Public can use the drop box located just outside of the main entrance. We will remain fully staffed and can be reached by phone or email for any questions or concerns you may have.

The Community Center is closed to all public groups, committees, meetings, etc., through May 3rd. Only Mayor and Council will be permitted to meet when necessary.

All Borough parks, playgrounds and walking trails are closed until May 1st

The Borough Library is closed - public access is prohibited. No pick-ups or returns accepted.

The Borough Recycling Center is closed until further notice. Please utilize curbside pick-up.

In addition, we are also under Governor's Executive Orders #107 and 108, issued on March 21st. Click here for the full summary

Your health and safety is our number one priority. Please take every precaution possible to limit your exposure to COVID-19. We know that our Community is one of resolve, and we appreciate your efforts to help us through this trying time. We look forward to getting back to business as usual. In the interim, we will keep you informed on a regular basis through our website and social media. Please check frequently for updates.

Mayor Tom Mulligan


Coping With COVID-19: Stress Management Strategies for Seniors

posted March 27 - The outbreak of the novel coronavirus is causing worry and anxiety for many of us, and can be especially stressful for seniors, a vulnerable population. Fear of the disease can cause strong emotions and reactions. Further isolation because of social distancing can add to the sense of being overpowered. Click here for information on handling stress from New Bridge.

Executive Order No. 104

The Govenor signed this executive order to coordinate the State’s efforts to appropriately prepare for and respond to the public health hazard posed by Coronavirus disease 2019. Read full executive order >>

Board of Health Notice

The Borough of Rockaway Board of Health continues to monitor the Novel (new) Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and to work in partnership with the State Department of Health and Morris County Office of Health Management to ensure the community is prepared for any local impacts from this international health concern. Read full notice >>


Message from the Police Department

Due to the ongoing situation and in an effort to keep our officers available to deal with any emergencies, we have instituted the following protocols:

Headquarters will be open during the week from 8 AM until 4 PM. We strongly recommend that citizens call the non-emergency number at police headquarters, 973-627-1851, before coming to headquarters for any reason. If we are able to assist you without making you leave your home, all the better.

Reports will be emailed out or faxed by request, by contacting our office, Monday- Friday from 8 AM - 4 PM.

Please keep all your unused medications until the situation returns to normal. Please take care to properly store and secure them during this time.

While our overall goal is to reduce the amount of unnecessary person to person contact, please rest assured that you can count on the same professional response to any emergency call that you have come to expect from the Rockaway Borough Police Department.

Please remember to follow all guidelines of the CDC and the health department. We truly thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this difficult time. We hope that you all stay healthy and well in this difficult time.

All the best,
The Rockaway Borough Police Department


Message from Project KIND

Rockaway Borough Residents,
In midst of the outbreak of COVID-19, many social services and organizations that support the most in-need citizens of our state are closed. Those experiencing homelessness, people living in shelters, and families living on government assistance are scrambling to survive.

Project KIND is working effortlessly to provide support for anyone in need due this stressful time. Now headquartered at the Kindness Closet, our new space has greatly expanded our availability to serve the local community, expand mobile outreach, and store donations and supplies.

We are in need of supplies to continue helping others. We currently need:

  • peanut butter, jelly, bread (or completed sandwiches), snacks & drinks to provide bagged lunches to after care and day care programs, soup kitchens, those outplaced and community groups in need
  • blankets, rain jackets, ground covers
  • toiletry items such as toothbrushes,soap, socks & underwear
  • financial donations to arrange for temporary or transitional housing and additional supplies

We are working closely with police, mobile outreach, school administrators, first responders and social services to help provide to anyone that needs assistance. If you have connections or contacts that are offering help, please have them call us directly at 973-479-7204 or email projectkind123@gmail.com. We can always arrange to pick up donations or they can be dropped at The Kindness Closet is located at 350 Route 46 East, Door 13 (behind Dominoes) hours vary or 365 West Main Street in Rockaway.

Thank you so very much for protecting our community and making a better place to live.
Venmo is: @Project-Kind


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Borough Hall Closed to Public

UPDATED 3/25/20 Borough Hall will be closed to all public access through May 1st. Only employees and officials will be allowed to enter. Public can use the drop box located just outside of the main entrance. We will remain fully staffed and can be reached by phone or email for any questions or concerns you may have.

Community Center is Closed

UPDATE 3/25/20 The Community Center is closed to all public groups, committees, meetings, etc., through May 3rd. Only Mayor and Council will be permitted to meet when necessary.

Parks are Closed

UPDATE 3/25/20 All Borough parks, playgrounds and walking trails are closed until May 1st

Library is Closed

UPDATE 3/25/20 The Borough Library is closed - public access is prohibited. No pick-ups or returns accepted. Click here to go to the Rockaway Borough Library website.

UPDATE 3/16/20 Library staff is available at (973) 627-5709 from 12-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may also contact us at rcblibrary@gmail.com or on Facebook. There are many library digital resources available through our MAIN consortium at mainlib.org

Borough Recycling Center Closed

Please be advised that effective Monday, March 23rd, the Borough Recycling Center will be closed until further notice. Please utilize curbside pick up, which is every other Tuesday. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Recycling Schedule Update

Please be advised that effective immediately, the Borough Recycling Center will operate on the following schedule (until further notice):
MONDAY:       *CLOSED*
TUESDAY:       9AM - 2PM
WEDNESDAY: 9AM - 2PM
THURSDAY:    9AM - 2PM
FRIDAY:           9AM - 2PM
SATURDAY:     9AM - 12PM
SUNDAY:       *CLOSED*


Canceled

Recreation Activities Suspended

All recreation activities are suspended until further notice. This will affect sports activities, senior meetings, and all Recreation Department related functions. We appreciate your understanding and feel free at anytime to reach out with any questions. The situation will be re-assessed and updates posted.

Two-Week Suspension of Municipal Court Sessions

Please be advised that municipal court sessions have been canceled for the next two weeks beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 until Friday, March 27, 2020. All matters diary will be re-listed accordingly. All FTA’s and suspensions will be ceased for at least the next two weeks. The Violations Bureau window will remain open to handle public inquiries, albeit with reduce staff. Read full notice >>


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