This is East Hanover Mayor Joe Pannullo with a special announcement. This is our update.
Please be advised the East Hanover Health Department has informed us that since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, East Hanover has had 127 confirmed cases. Of the 127 cases, 103 cases are closed meaning that all appropriate protocols were taken; the isolation period is over and completed according to the NJ State Department of Health guidelines. There are still 12 open cases and 3 of the 12 are hospitalized. The remaining 9 cases remain home quarantined. Sadly, we report that there have been 12 fatalities in East Hanover due to the coronavirus.
We ask that you pray for those who have the virus and to pray for those families that have lost their loved ones.
We ask that you patronize our local businesses by using technology to make your purchases online as well as patronize our restaurants by using their takeout and delivery services.
Please, if at all possible, stay at home. If you must go out, please wear a mask and practice safe social distancing. This is the most critical period of this virus. Please be smart and safe. The life you may save may be your own or your family or friends.
I would also like to thank all of our first responders; they are all doing a great job. We also ask that all residents who wish to express their appreciation of our first responders, please at 7:00 p.m. every Monday evening come out your front door and either give a round of applause or thank the responders in your own way and express your appreciation for their bravery and service for being on the front line.
I remind you that our parks are open for walking, jogging, and biking. Tennis courts will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day with the following rules to be followed: East Hanover residents only, Singles play meaning only 2 players per court, social distancing rules must be followed, and the wearing of masks and gloves are suggested.
For additional information regarding the coronavirus, call the NJ COVID-19 Information Public call Center at 1-800-962-1253 or Call NJ 211 or text NJ COVID to 898-211 to receive text information and to stay informed.
To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211.
The NJ Department of Human Services operates a toll-free “warm line,” which is a resource for people seeking mental health services (877) 294-HELP (4357).
If you have any questions, please call me on my cell at 973-418-5859.
Mayor Joseph Pannullo
East Hanover Township