35 Municipal Drive Lumberton, NJ 08048 • (609) 267-3217
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Hours of Operation

Municipal Building 
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Registrar of Vital Statistics
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Tax Assessor
Wednesday Only 9:00am to 4:00pm

Tax Collector
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Notary Public
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

 

Department of Public Works

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35 Municipal Drive,
Lumberton, NJ 08048
(609) 267-3217

Hours: Mon - Fri  6:45am to 2:45pm

DPW Yard is Open to residents on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 7:30am to 1:30pm (except in July 2nd and 3rd Saturday)

Free Mulch - The Public Works Department has mulch available for Lumberton Township residents only. It is piled in the DPW yard across the street from the  Municipal Complex.  

There is NO topsoil or compost available.

UPDATE on Township Operations during COVID-19 Pandemic; Effective April 6, 2020

EMERGENCY SERVICES

All Lumberton Township Emergency Services, which includes Police, Fire and EMS Services remain fully operational and ready to serve our community. We have been continually meeting with our public safety partners to review and update plans, schedules and supply stocks to ensure they are ready and able to meet any future challenges from this event.

For non-emergency Police matters, the public is encouraged to contact the Police Department by their non-emergency numbers at 609-267-8300. Residents needing non-emergency assistance  may also use the Police Department Call Box located outside the Police Department Lobby. 

TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING SERVICES

Accordingly the Lumberton Township Municipal Building is now closed to the Public as of March 23, 2020. However, staff will be working staggered shifts to continue government services. Effective April 6, 2020 until further notice the Lumberton Township Municipal Building will be closed on Mondays and Fridays.  Staff working staggered shifts will only report to the building on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week.  The Public may call the Township phone number 609-267-3217 during normal business hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and essential personnel will be working to assist you. You will also find an email directory on the Township Website for Officials/Staff who will be checking emails remotely if their schedule does not have them working in the Municipal Building. Payments and documents for the township may be dropped in the locked box located outside the Administrative Wing of the Municipal Building. Tax Payments may be dropped off at the Tax Drive-up Window drop box. Payments can also be made by using our online system https://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp/?wippid=0317  or by mail to the Tax Collector’s Office, 35 Municipal Drive Lumberton NJ 08048. Our drive up Tax Window will remain closed to the public.  The Fire Bureau will continue to conduct inspections, however these will be done by appointment only.  Residents are encourage to contact the Township offices during the hours of 8am and 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday with questions regarding these services.

TOWNSHIP CONSTRUCTION OFFICE

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs(DCA) has sent out guidelines to all municipal construction code officials in regards to inspections during COVID-19. The guidelines from DCA will be the procedure for inspections in Lumberton Twp for the time being. These guidelines supersede and make void any previous guidelines released by the Township, and are as follows:

1. All required inspections for new construction and any work on the exterior or outside of any occupied building should be performed as usual.
2. Rough inspections for new additions should be performed, provided no entry to the occupied home or building is required or that appropriate social distancing is in effect.
3. Contractors may report construction activity, such as rough inspections, in existing occupied buildings with photos or other documentation for the time being.
4. Items listed as Minor Work at NJAC 5:23-2.17A require only a final inspection. This includes inspections of replacement items, such as a residential heater, air conditioner and/or water heaters. These inspections may be deferred to a later date. The contractor should report construction activity as indicated in item 3 above.

The State’s official notification is available by clicking the following link: DCA Memo on Construction Department Operations

The Lumberton Township Construction Office will maintain limited hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week to maintain these operations set forth by DCA.

MUNICIPAL COURT

Under the direction of the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, our Municipal Court Sessions have been suspended until further notice during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Individuals scheduled to appear before our Municipal Court to contest a traffic or parking ticket, or minor local ordinance violation will receive notice of a new court date. Our Municipal court employees will continue to handle certain matters, such as applications for temporary restraining orders, hearings where a defendant has been detained, and matters that implicate public safety. Filings and payments will continue to be accepted by dropping them off in the drop box located outside the Administrative Wing of the Municipal Building. Defendants, Attorneys and Residents may contact the Municipal Court Office by phone, 609-267-3389. Defendants also may continue to make payments through the Municipal Court online payment system at NJMCDirect.com.  As a reminder of the notice above, the Lumberton Township Municipal Building will be closed on Mondays and Fridays until further notice, which includes the Municipal Court Offices.  All persons needing to speak with Lumberton Township Municipal Court employees should contact the office on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between the hours of 8am and 4pm.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

The Department of Public Works will continue to collect trash as normally scheduled. Bulk Trash will still be the first full week of the month and Brush pickup will be the third full week of the month. The Public Works Yard is closed until further notice, all Saturday drop off days (1st and 3rd Saturdays of the Month) have been cancelled until further notice. Residents needing bulk pickup outside the first full week and due to the yard being closed may call the Township Building at 609-267-3217 (only during normal business hours, 8am to 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays) and we will make every effort to schedule a pick up depending on working circumstances at that time. Additionally, unless needed the Department of Public Works will be closed on Fridays until further Notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.

CLOSURE OF PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS

By order of Township Administration, and in compliance with Executive Order #104 from Gov. Murphy, all Lumberton Township parks and playgrounds will be closed to public use effective Wednesday, March 18 until further notice.  In regards to the Township’s walking trails and paths we are allowing for individuals to utilize these trails and encouraged them to keep with social distancing standards.  However in an effort to restrict access to our playgrounds and parks to stop the grouping of individuals, parking is prohibited, along with any use of these facilities at these  locations.  Periodically Township officials will be monitoring these areas to enforce these restriction but we ask that residents please encourage those in your household to heed these regulations.

TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

The regularly Township Committee meetings will go on as scheduled, the next being this Thursday, April 16th at 7:30 PM.  In keeping with state social distancing directives, local attendance will be limited to 10 persons including five Township officials (Mayor, Administrator, Township Clerk, Township Solicitor and Deputy Township Clerk). The remaining five people that wish to attend, with priority given to Township residents, will be seated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Members of the public wishing to make a public comment in lieu of attendance may do so electronically at bquinn@lumbertontwp.com. Please provide your comments by 4:00 p.m. on April 16, 2020.  The meeting will also be streamcast live using Zoom Conferencing.  Members of the public may connect to this stream for video and audio coverage by going to https://zoom.us/j/8159797571 with their web browser (instructions and how to your this app click this link).  They may also dial in for audio off your mobile phone by calling 1-929-205-6099 and pressing 8159797571# to join.

SCHOOL DISTRICT
All Lumberton Schools as well as RVRHS, BCIT and BCSSD will be closed from March 16 through April 20 in accordance with Burlington County Health Department directives. Remote instruction for LTSD will begin Tuesday, March 17. School breakfast/lunch meal distribution will also begin on Tuesday in accordance with announcements made by School Administration. For up to date information regarding the school district, parents and guardians are highly encouraged to maintain open lines communications by using the LTSD Hub located online at https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us/covid-19/, using the REMIND smartphone app (https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us/2019-2020-communications-via-remind/), and checking for emails
distributed via the District’s listserv.

During this school closure, parents/guardians are strongly encouraged not to allow students to congregate in large groups where heightened risk of disease transmission could occur. Small gatherings under supervised means where interactions can be monitored are preferred.

The Following is a Statement from the Lumberton Township Administration and Office of Emergency Management Regarding the Six Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Lumberton Township

Statement on the Six Cases of COVID-19 in Lumberton

As of March 29, 2020, the Burlington County Health Department informed Lumberton Township officials that they have confirmed six positive cases of COVID-19 within Lumberton Township.  The Burlington County Health Department has now changed the way they are reporting the County’s number of confirmed positives cases to the chart you can find in the above attachment. 

Contact tracing to determine if these individuals might have traveled to any public place before being diagnosed or been in contact with individuals is still ongoing by Health Department officials.  They have informed the Township that they are focusing on close contact, which is defined as closer than 6 feet for more than 10 minutes, household contacts and those that work in high risk settings such as healthcare workers and long-term care facilities.  Lumberton Township will provide any such information to the public when it is made available to us by the Burlington County Health Department.   Due to federal HIPPA laws and regulations, the names and addresses of these individuals will not be released to the public, however the County Emergency Communications Center has flagged this residence and if first responders are called to that location they will be warned to take further precautions, above the new guidelines they are operating under for this pandemic for normal calls for service. 

Though contact tracing is being investigated, Lumberton Township Officials would like to remind our residents that the best way to fight this pandemic and flatten the curve is to, (1) frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use of alcohol (60% or more) based sanitizing hand wash provides your best defense, (2) practicing “social distancing” by avoiding large gatherings and crowds, when in public keep 6 feet or more of separation from others and avoid handshakes, hugs and other close contact with individuals, (3) if you sneeze or cough, you should do so into your elbow and wash your hands immediately after.  Lastly if you are sick or if you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, call your primary care provider (doctor) and he/she will give you advice if you develop a fever or other symptoms.  But most importantly if you feel sick please stay home and isolate yourself from others in your household.     

Residents are also reminded to heed Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 107, which orders all residents to “Stay at Home” until further notice.   This order provides for certain exceptions, such as obtaining essential goods or services, seeking medical attention, visiting family or close friends, reporting to work only if you are essential personnel, or engaging in outdoor activities. Governor Murphy’s Executive Order further directs the closure of all non-essential retail businesses to the public, with the exceptions of:

• Grocery stores, farmer’s markets and farms that sell directly to customers, and other food stores, including retailers that offer a varied assortment of foods comparable to what exists at a grocery store;
• Pharmacies and medical marijuana dispensaries;
• Medical supply stores;
• Gas stations;
• Convenience stores;
• Ancillary stores within healthcare facilities;
• Hardware and home improvement stores;
• Banks and other financial institutions;
• Laundromats and dry-cleaning services;
• Stores that principally sell supplies for children under five years;
• Pet stores;
• Liquor stores;
• Car dealerships, but only for auto maintenance and repair, and auto mechanics; As of March 30, 2020 Online Sales and Remote Sales that can be completed by phone, text, or email can be conducted.
• Printing and office supply shops;
• Mail and delivery stores.

• Effective March 31, 2020 at 8am Federal Firearms Licensees are added to the list of essential retail businesses.

• As of March 30, 2020, individual appointments to view real estate with realtors by individuals or families shall be considered essential retail businesses. 

 

Nothing in the Order shall limit 1) the provision of health care or medical services; 2) access to essential services for low-income residents, such as food banks; 3) the operations of the media; 4) law enforcement agencies, or 5) the operations of the federal government.

Additionally, the order mandates that all businesses or non-profits, wherever practicable, must accommodate their workforce for telework or work-from-home arrangements. To the extent a business or non-profit has employees that cannot perform their functions via telework or work-from-home arrangements, the business or non-profit should make best efforts to reduce staff on site to the minimal number necessary to ensure that essential operations can continue.

Lumberton Township residents can call 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253 with non-emergent questions. The call center is open 24/7 and has multi-language capabilities. You can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, text your zip code to 898-211.  Please note that the call center is not able to diagnose or give medical advice.  Healthcare providers should be contacted if medical advice is needed.   If you or someone you know has special needs requiring assistance in case of an emergency, please register today at www.registerready.nj.gov. If you are needing special assistance today, call 2-1-1 or log on to www.nj211.org.

 

Operations of the Lumberton Township Construction Office during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs(DCA) has sent out guidelines to all municipal construction code officials in regards to inspections during COVID-19. The guidelines from DCA will be the procedure for inspections in Lumberton Twp for the time being. These guidelines supersede and make void any previous guidelines released by the Township, and are as follows:

1. All required inspections for new construction and any work on the exterior or outside of any occupied building should be performed as usual.
2. Rough inspections for new additions should be performed, provided no entry to the occupied home or building is required or that appropriate social distancing is in effect.
3. Contractors may report construction activity, such as rough inspections, in existing occupied buildings with photos or other documentation for the time being.
4. Items listed as Minor Work at NJAC 5:23-2.17A require only a final inspection. This includes inspections of replacement items, such as a residential heater, air conditioner and/or water heaters. These inspections may be deferred to a later date. The contractor should report construction activity as indicated in item 3 above.

The State’s official notification is available by clicking the following link: DCA Memo on Construction Department Operations

The Lumberton Township Construction Office will maintain limited hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week to maintain these operations set forth by DCA.

Brad Regn
Construction Official/Lumberton Twp.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 OUTSIDE OF THE TOWNSHIP UPDATES

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19:
The NJ Poison Control Center and 2-1-1 have partnered to provide information to the public on COVID-19. The hotline number is 1-800-962-1253. Or, you can call 2-1-1 with questions or concerns, or to access NJ’s statewide comprehensive information and referral service. Or text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. Additionally, NJ launched a COVID-19 Information Hub, covid19.nj.gov, where residents can get up-to-date information.

COVID-19 DASHBOARD AND HEALTH RELATED INFO:
The New Jersey Department of Health website www.nj.gov/health has updated information daily related to the public health emergency. Or visit www.cdc.gov

IF YOU’RE SICK:
Call your doctor if you’re sick or if you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19. Your doctor can give you medical advice if you develop a fever or other symptoms.

TESTING SITES:
A testing site opened on Friday at Bergen Community College for NJ residents only (proof of ID necessary) and those exhibiting symptoms. The site will have the capacity to test 2,500/ week. Monmouth County site is opening today at PNC Bank Arts Center. There are also plans for a testing site to open at Camden County College in Blackwood once tests become available, and the Burlington County Coronavirus Task Force is looking to set up a site within the county soon.

CLOSURES, CROWDS, AND CURFEWS:
All social gatherings and assemblies, such as parties, celebrations, or other social events, are cancelled including conferences, large meetings, parties, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. Please note that law enforcement may charge folks who disregard these rules.

The Governor ordered the following businesses to close: non-essential retail; casinos and racetracks; gyms and fitness centers; entertainment such as movie theaters, performing arts centers, concert venues, and nightclubs; shopping malls; places of public amusement; and personal care businesses such as barbershops, hair salons, spas, nail and eyelash studios, tanning salons, and tattoo and massage parlors. Bars and restaurants must be closed for on-premise dining but may provide take-out and delivery service only.

Certain essential businesses and facilities are considered exempt from these closures includes grocery and pet stores, food banks, medical industries, pharmacies and medical supply stores, gas stations, banks, and restaurants for take-out/ delivery. A complete list can be found here: https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/businesses-and-organizations/how-do-executive-orders-no.-107-and-108-on-closures-and-social-distancing-affect-my-business

INFORMATION FOR BUSINESSES:
The State has created a new webpage for businesses with questions related to COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus. There is a portal to submit a question or use the chat tool. http://cv.business.nj.gov/

RELIEF FOR SMALL BUSINESSES:
The US Small Business Administration approved NJ for disaster relief.
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

WORKER PROTECTION PROGRAMS:
Visit NJ Department of Labor’s website to determine if you are eligible for unemployment, family leave, earned sick time or worker’s compensation benefits during the coronavirus outbreak. The chart below is a useful tool. For more info:
https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml

FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT:
Many residents have reached out to our office for help with unemployment benefits. The NJ Department of Labor is encouraging anyone seeking benefits to apply on their website: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/

UTILITIES
The NJ Board of Public Utilities announced that utilities have suspended all shut-off orders for electric and gas. https://www.bpu.state.nj.us/bpu/newsroom/2020/approved/20200313.html

HOUSING
Governor Murphy recently enacted a moratorium on removals due to evictions and foreclosures. However, we know that the next few weeks, maybe months, may be financially challenging for some. NJ Department of Community Affairs has various rental assistance programs that can help during times like these and is accepting applications. Learn more: https://njdca-housing.dynamics365portals.us/en-US/

SOCIAL SERVICES/ CHILDCARE
For information on childcare, cash shelter and food assistance, NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid, individuals with disabilities, mental health and substance abuse, and support for older residents please visit:
https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/news/press/2020/approved/20200318b.html

PRICE GOUGING
Sadly, people will try to take advantage of others during times of crisis. Beware of scams and price gouging during this public health emergency. Report it at NJ Consumer Affairs: https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/

MOTOR VEHICLES:
All New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agencies will be closed. All driver licenses, non-driver IDs, vehicle registrations, and inspection stickers expiring before May 31 have been extended by two months. Most renewals, replacements, changes of address, and other transactions can be processed online at www.NJMVC.govIf your REAL ID Appointment was cancelled due to Agency closure from March 16, 2020 through March 29, 2020, keep your cancellation email. When MVC re-opens, you can bring the email to your appointment agency anytime within 30 days and get a REAL ID without an appointment.

MUNICIPAL COURTS
Chief Justice Rabner announced that municipal court sessions in New Jersey will be suspended for two weeks to minimize exposure to the coronavirus. More information about the closures may be found online at njcourts.gov.

FOOD SECURITY
The NJ Department of Agriculture has a list of Food Banks that serve each New Jersey County: https://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/fn/pdf/EFO%20%20Listing.pdf

TAX FILING
IRS has extended tax deadlines from April 15 to July 15.

CENSUS 2020
We are in the midst of the 2020 Census. Our current public health emergency is a reminder of the importance of having an accurate Census count. Even if you received an invitation by mail, or even if you have not, you can still complete the Census online at my2020Census.gov. It’s simple and only takes 10 minutes to complete.

NJTRANSIT:
NJ TRANSIT is running special weekday service beginning Monday, March 23rd, 2020. The River Line special weekday schedule maybe be found on NJ TRANSIT’s website by clicking here. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 response, customers are strongly encouraged to sign up for My Transit alerts and activate push notifications on the mobile app to receive the latest status of the system.

STUDENT LOANS:
For loan deferment due to unemployment: https://www.hesaa.org/Documents/Relief%20Options/Unemployment.pdf.
For loan deferment due to temporary total disability: https://www.hesaa.org/Documents/NJCLASSTempDisabilityForm.pdf.
For loan deferment due to financial hardship: https://www.hesaa.org/Documents/Relief%20Options/Financial%20hardship.pdf.

The 2020 Census Is Ready for America to Respond Invitations to Respond Arrive at Households March 12-20

MARCH 11, 2020 — The 2020 Census is getting underway and is ready for America to respond as the first invitations begin to arrive at the nation’s estimated 140 million households March 12-20.  For the first time, nearly everyone will be invited to respond online, by phone or by mail.

“Invitations are arriving in mailboxes across the country, and everyone will receive an invitation to respond through the mail or from a census worker soon,” Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham said. “We are encouraging everyone to respond once they receive their 2020 Census invitation.”

A sample of the 2020 Census questionnaire is available on 2020census.gov along with more information about when most people will receive their invitations in the mail. The invitation mailings are addressed to “Resident” at the household address and do not include an individual’s name. In areas more likely to respond online, mailings contain information on how to respond online. Households in areas of the country that are less likely to respond via the internet will also receive a paper questionnaire in their first mailing, along with information on how to respond online. All nonresponding households will receive a paper questionnaire after two more reminder mailings.

Along with the invitations, people can expect to find an overview of the census, a description of language assistance in English plus 12 non-English languages and a census ID number linked to their address. About 13 million households across the nation will receive bilingual English/Spanish invitations and questionnaires.  

For a small portion of the country, in areas where mail is generally not delivered to the physical location of residences (e.g., small towns with P.O. box-only delivery), census enumerators will visit households to either hand-deliver invitations and paper questionnaires or to conduct interviews with households to collect their census data. The 2020 Type of Enumeration Area Viewer, an interactive map application, shows how different geographic areas will be invited to respond to the 2020 Census and which areas will not receive an invitation. 

“Responding to the 2020 Census is easy, safe and important, and it’s key to shaping the future of your community,” Dr. Dillingham said. “The 2020 Census will determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, and influences how hundreds of billions of dollars in public funds are allocated for critical public services like emergency response, schools, hospitals, roads and bridges over the next 10 years.”

The Census Bureau has created an interactive response rates map at 2020census.gov/response-rates so America can keep track of how they’re doing. Beginning on March 20, the map will be updated daily to reflect current response rates from communities around the country. For comparison, the map also displays the final response rate from the 2010 Census.

Key Dates

The Census Bureau launched a public education and outreach campaign to inform the public on how and when to respond. Below is a timeline of Census Bureau mailings inviting households to respond online, by phone or by mail.

  • March 12-20: The U.S. Postal Service will deliver initial invitations to respond online and by phone. Areas that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire along with the invitation to respond online or over the phone.
  • March 16-24: Reminder letters will be delivered.
  • March 26-April 3: Reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not responded.
  • April 8-16: Reminder letters and paper questionnaires will be delivered to remaining households that have not responded.
  • April 20-27: Final reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not yet responded.

If a household does not respond to the census, a census taker will follow up in person. In most cases, this will begin in mid-May and conclude in late July. Households can still respond on their own during this period, and if they do, they will be removed from the nonresponse follow-up workload. People are encouraged to answer all questions on the 2020 Census to avoid having a census taker knock at their door.

The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. Responding to the 2020 Census is easy, safe and important, and it’s key to shaping the future of communities. The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone who lives in the United States as of April 1, 2020 (Census Day). Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and informs how billions of dollars in public funds are allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers for public services like emergency response, schools, hospitals and bridges over the next 10 years.

For more information about the 2020 Census, visit 2020census.gov.

How Census Dollars Affect Us

2020 Census Is Accessible Everyone

Census 101

Fact-sheet on 2020 Security

Why We Ask 2020 Census Fact Sheet

2020 Census Confidentiality Fact-sheet

Handout With General FAQs WHAT WONT BE ASKED HIGHLIGHTED

Health advisory issued for LUMBERTON TWP due to COVID-19.

Lumbeton Residents,

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus situation a “pandemic”, meaning that sustained virus transmission is now ongoing in multiple countries.  This has caused our country, state and town to shift our strategy from one of preparedness and planning to response.

There are over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 identified in the U.S. and 38 deaths, including 1 in NJ.  There are 23 presumed cases in NJ.  We are not aware of any in Lumberton currently.

Last evening, the President addressed the nation and placed restrictions on travel, waived certain medical co-payments for COVID-19 treatments and instructed the SBA to provide low-interest loans to small business in an effort to counteract the physical and economical impact of this virus.

As a community, we must all work together to stem the spread of this virus and minimize its impact on our daily lives and our local economy.  Together with our public safety agencies, our schools and local businesses, Lumberton Township is preparing to meet this challenge.

Everyone in the community plays a role in stopping the spread of coronavirus, so please read through and practice the following guidelines as directed by the NJDOH and CDC:

  1. Personal hygiene is extremely important in protecting you and your family.  Frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and the use of sanitizing hand wash is your best defense.
  2. Practice “social distancing” – avoid large gatherings and crowds such as at sporting arenas/stadiums, concert halls and other public spaces.  When in groups, try and remain 6 feet or more from others.  Forgo handshakes, hugs and other close contact outside of family members.
  3. Limit travel, particularly on long flights.  Cruise ship travel is highly discouraged.  Use care if traveling significant distances by bus or train to avoid touching common surfaces, and carry hand sanitizer with you.
  4. Be prepared for school closings/event cancellations and have a plan for alternate child care if you cannot stay home.
  5. Check with employers on telecommuting, remote access to work from home, and sick leave policy changes.
  6. Have a plan ready to care for sick family members, preferably in a separate room of the house with a segregated bathroom.
  7. Be sensitive to what you post on social media!  Only trust information from official sources.  Mis- or unverified information can lead to grave anxiety and responses by the public which can cause strife in the community.  Think before you post about what effects your comments can have.

If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19 and coronavirus, please call 1-800-222-122 (1-800-962-1253 if using an out of state phone).  DO NOT call this number if you are sick – contact your local healthcare provider.

Lumberton Township OEM

Address/Location
Lumberton Twp. Emergency Services
35 Municipal Dr
Lumberton, NJ 08048

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-267-8300

Coronavirus Preparedness

Lumberton Township Officials, in cooperation with county, state and federal resources, wish to let our residents know that preparedness efforts for potential transmission of Novel Coronavirus 2019, officially known as “COVID-19”, are in progress. Please review this information to prepare you and your families for any disruptions which may be caused by a widespread outbreak of COVID-19. Currently, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lumberton or in NJ, but cases are being reported around the U.S. daily, and preparing for what is considered a likely outbreak here is prudent and advisable.

Public Information Dissemination: Coronavirus Preparedness

Lumberton Township Officially Opens New CVS Store

The Lumberton Township Committee and CVS Executives officially

open the new CVS Retail Pharmacy Store & Drive Thru

located at Route 38 and Main Street

in Lumberton Township on February 24, 2020.

 


2020 TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

          in the Municipal Court Room             35 Municipal Drive @ 7:30PM

January 2 & 16 February 6 & 20
March 5 & 19 April 2 & 16
May 7 & 21 June 18
July 16 August 20
September 3 & 17 October 1 & 15
November 12 December 3 & 17

 

2020 Municipal Holiday closures:

  Jan. 1 - New Year’s Day 

  Jan. 20 - Martin Luther King Day   

  Feb 17 - Presidents' Day 

  Apr. 10 - Good Friday

  May 25 - Memorial Day

  July 3 - Independence Day (observed)

  Sept. 7 - Labor Day   

  Nov. 11 - Veterans Day

  Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Holiday  

  Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving Holiday   

  Dec. 24 - Christmas Holiday

  Dec. 25 - Christmas Holiday


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