December 31, 2020
Township Weekly Update
As this year comes to a close, there is no question that it has been challenging. It started off with such promise and excitement as we began a new decade. Just a few months in and our lives changed. Many residents began to work from home, some lost their jobs, schools closed, and summer camps, sports and activities were cancelled or curtailed. I have always been grateful for our community, but never more so than this year. We are blessed to live in a town with parks and open space affording us the opportunity to get exercise and fresh air. Our residents, stepped up, as always, donating PPE for our first responders and food for our residents in need. I am thankful for you all. Lastly, I cannot end the year without again thanking our Police, Fire and First Aid, medical professionals, Township employees, and all essential workers who keep us going.
In the meantime, as tired as we all are, please continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands and wear a mask. We will get through this.
Holiday Schedule Changes – Town Hall municipal offices will be closed on Friday, January 1 in observance of New Year’s Day. The recycling pickup for zone 8 only, will have a special collection date of Saturday, January 2. Please have items curbside by 7am. There is no curbside pickup on New Year’s Day. The Recycling Center is open normal hours on Saturday, January 2 from 8am to 4pm. 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. In the meantime, please review the January 2021, calendar HERE.
COVID-19 Vaccine – The Monmouth County Health Department is in the process of collecting information for groups who fall under the 1A category for vaccination. Click HERE for more. For more about vaccine distribution in New Jersey click HERE. Review CDC Phased Allocation HERE.
COVID-19 Testing in Marlboro: The COVID-19 testing trucks will remain the Recreation Center Parking lot until further notice. 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.
COVID-19 Data Dashboard- As of Tuesday:
- New Jersey- New Cases: 3,675/Total Cases: 467,622
- Monmouth County – New Cases: 375/Total Cases: 30,999
- Marlboro Township – New Cases: 14 / Total Cases: 1,637
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
On behalf of the Township Council and the Employees I wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Thank you and be safe,
Mayor Jon Hornik