Hamilton extends curfew beginning 7pm 6/2/2020 and ending at 6am on 6/3/2020

COVID-19 CASES REPORTED IN HAMILTON TOWNSHIP AS OF 6/2/2020:

1,450 TOTAL POSITIVE CASES

144 DEATHS

529 RECOVERIES

 

FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION VISIT covid19.nj.gov

 GENERAL QUESTIONS? CALL: 2-1-1 OR TEXT NJCOVID TO 898-211

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4/30/2020

Happy National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day! Find our Animal Shelter on Social Media!  

Happy National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day! We are excited to announce that the Township Animal Shelter now has an official Facebook and Instagram! Be sure to like and follow these pages to stay up to date and see what the shelter is up to! 

 

Are you interested in adopting or fostering one of our shelter animals? We have animals waiting to be a part of your family. Click here to see available pets! 

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update 

As of April 30th, Mercer County has 3,937 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 

 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

  • Stay Home -- except to pick-up essentials such as  food and medicine.
  • If you must go out, Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering
  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

 

Traffic Notice: Ramp Closure of I-295 NB to Route I-195 EB

Beginning Friday, May 1st, the New Jersey Department of Transportation will be milling, paving and striping the Route I-295 NB to Route I-195 EB ramp. As such, the ramp will be closed from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM as required. A detour will be in place. 

 

Please note that all work is weather dependent. 

NJ Labor Department to Begin Making Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Payments This Week

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced that recipients of federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) to the self-employed, independent contractors and other who are not usually eligible for unemployment insurance benefits will begin being notified of their PUA eligibility as of yesterday, and the Department will begin making payments Friday.



Workers in this group, who have applied for benefits and been denied, do not have to do anything further. The Department began reaching out yesterday, and will start processing payments this week. 

 

Claimants must certify for these benefits online each week. The certification schedule-based on Social Security numbers-can be found at https://myunemployment.nj.gov/

 

Claimants will receive payments retroactive to when they filed their unemployment claim. However, PUA claims are processed separately from regular unemployment claims, therefore certifying information must be completed separately. 

 

If you have not applied for state unemployment benefits yet, instructions for self-employed, independent contractors and others not eligible for regular unemployment can be found here

 

Additional information, including answers to many frequently asked questions, can be found here 

Resource Guides, Helpful Contacts & Other Information

 

Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?

Call 2-1-1

Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211

Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

Visit Covid19.nj.gov



Coping with Stress

If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.orgfor emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed. 

 

You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).



Looking for Employment During COVID-19?

The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community here:

jobs.covid19.nj.gov/  

 

The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via 

jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake 

 

Resource Guide

Senator Booker's Office compiled a Resource Guide full of information includes a variety of topics impacting New Jerseyans during the COVID-19 pandemic to view it, Click Here

 

Dealing with Food Insecurity?

You can find a list of Mercer County Food Pantries and Meal Services here

 

Flattening the Curve by
Staying Home. Staying Healthy.



Help stop the spread of germs by staying home and practice physical distancing when venturing for essential services. Continue to check on the elderly and anyone else you believe might need a helping hand. Where possible we urge everyone to continue to support our local businesses and merchants.  By working together to flatten the curve we will prevail, we are....

#HamiltonProud

 
4/29/2020

Township Parks to Reopen May 2nd

In coordination with the Governor's decision to reopen all State and County parks, Mayor Martin has announced that all Hamilton parks will reopen beginning sunrise, Saturday, May 2nd for passive recreation only. All playground equipment, dog parks, tennis courts, skate parks, and other park facilities remain closed.

Please continue to practice CDC guidelines such as maintaining social distancing and wearing cloth masks while in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19. By working together, we will get through this together. You all continue to make me #HamiltonProud!

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update 

 

As of April 29th, Mercer County has 3,725 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

  • Stay Home -- except to pick-up essentials such as  food and medicine.
  • If you must go out, Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering
  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

SSI Recipients Must Complete IRS Form by 5/5 To Receive Child Stimulus Payment 

If you receive Supplemental Security Income and have a child eligible for the $500 stimulus payment, and you have not filed your tax return, you must use the Non-Filer web form available at IRS.gov by Tuesday, May 5th, to ensure you receive that $500 in a timely manner.

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here

Additional information regarding federal Economic Impact Payments:

Who will receive the Economic Impact Payment automatically without taking additional steps?

Most eligible U.S. taxpayers will automatically receive their Economic Impact Payments including:

  • Individuals who filed a federal income tax for 2018 or 2019
  • Social Security retirement, disability (SSDI), survivor benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Recipients of Veterans Affairs benefits
  • Individuals who receive Railroad Retirement benefits

If you receive these benefits but have qualifying children under 17, use Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here by noon Wednesday, April 22, to have $500 per eligible child added to your Payment. 

Who should use Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info to provide additional information to receive the Economic Impact Payment?

Eligible U.S. citizens or permanent residents who:

  • Had gross income that did not exceed $12,200 ($24,400 for married couples) for 2019
  • Were not otherwise required to file a federal income tax return for 2019, and didn't plan to

You can provide the necessary information to the IRS easily and quickly for no fee through Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info. The IRS will use this information to determine your eligibility and payment amount and send you an Economic Impact Payment. After providing this information you won't need to take any additional action.

For more information visit https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments

Resource Guides, Helpful Contacts & Other Information

Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?

Call 2-1-1

Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211

Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

Visit Covid19.nj.gov

Coping with Stress

If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.orgfor emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed. 

You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).

Looking for Employment During COVID-19?

The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community here: jobs.covid19.nj.gov/  

The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via  jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake

Resource Guide

Senator Booker's Office compiled a Resource Guide full of information includes a variety of topics impacting New Jerseyans during the COVID-19 pandemic to view it, Click Here

Dealing with Food Insecurity?

You can find a list of Mercer County Food Pantries and Meal Services here

Flattening the Curve by Staying Home. Staying Healthy.

Help stop the spread of germs by staying home and practice physical distancing when venturing for essential services. Continue to check on the elderly and anyone else you believe might need a helping hand. Where possible we urge everyone to continue to support our local businesses and merchants.  By working together to flatten the curve we will prevail, we are.... #HamiltonProud

4/28/2020

Front Porch Project - Episode 3

Front Porch Project Episode 3

The words and acts of appreciation keep on coming.  Today we are releasing episode 3 of the Front Porch Project for your viewing pleasure.  We will have more videos rolling out soon. Stay tuned! 

#HamiltonProud #EchoingAppreciation #HamiltonsFrontPorchProject #HeroesWorkHere

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of April 28th, Mercer County has 3,605 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

  • Stay Home -- except to pick-up essentials such as  food and medicine.
  • If you must go out, Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering
  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

Township Continues to Distribute Surgical Masks to Seniors

Today's surgical mask distribution was a success! Thank you to everyone who came and to our amazing staff who helped pull this off. 

If you are 60 or older and a Hamilton Township resident in need of a surgical mask, please call the Hamilton Township Senior Center at 609-890-3686 to make an appointment for pick up. 

Please note that restrictions apply and supply is limited. Due to our limited supply, we ask that you DO NOT request a mask if you already have one.

 
NAMI NJ To Host 2 Recovery Program Webinars

Saturday May 2, 11am

NAMI NJ Hearts & Minds is a program to help us get and stay well! This webinar is titled

We're All Connected. Presented by program coordinator Elena Kravitz, Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, the session will touch on:

  • Importance of social wellness on overall health and wellness
  • Playing out valued roles in our families and communities
  • Sharing as a strength in human connection
  • "Silver linings" - Increased connection during social distancing
  • Pushing past fear and rejection to build valued social and intimate relationships

REGISTER HERE

Saturday May 2, 3:30pm

NAMI is offering a presentation of their popular In Our Own Voice programs to raise mental health awareness and reduce stigma. Learn from trained NAMI volunteers about their lived experience of mental health recovery; What Happened, What Helps, and What's Next.

This is a presentation given over 200 times a year to a wide variety of audiences, including high school and college classes, professional trainings, family education courses, and congregations.

REGISTER HERE

Resource Guides, Helpful Contacts & Other Information

Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?

Call 2-1-1

Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211

Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

Visit Covid19.nj.gov

Coping with Stress

If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.org for emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed. 

You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).

Looking for Employment During COVID-19?

The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community here:

jobs.covid19.nj.gov/  

The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via 

jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake 

Resource Guide

Senator Booker's Office compiled a Resource Guide full of information includes a variety of topics impacting New Jerseyans during the COVID-19 pandemic to view it, Click Here

Dealing with Food Insecurity?

You can find a list of Mercer County Food Pantries and Meal Services here

Flattening the Curve by
Staying Home. Staying Healthy.

Help stop the spread of germs by staying home and practice physical distancing when venturing for essential services. Continue to check on the elderly and anyone else you believe might need a helping hand. Where possible we urge everyone to continue to support our local businesses and merchants.  By working together to flatten the curve we will prevail, we are....

#HamiltonProud

4/27/2020

Thunderbirds and Blue Angels to Fly Over Our Area in Salute to Essential Workers



Tomorrow, April 28th, the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, Newark, Trenton and Philadelphia.

Residents along the flight path can expect a few seconds of jet noise as the aircraft pass overhead, along with the sight of 12 high-performance aircraft flying close in precise formation.

Flyovers in the Trenton area will start at 1:45 p.m. (EST) and last approximately 10 minutes.

Residents in these areas will be able to see the flyover from the safety of their home- quarantine and should maintain all social distancing guidelines during this event. They should also refrain from traveling to landmarks, hospitals and gathering in large groups to view the flyover. 

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update 

 

As of April 27th, Mercer County has 3,433 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 

 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

  • Stay Home -- except to pick-up essentials such as  food and medicine.
  • If you must go out, Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering
  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

 

State Announces Guide To Reopening 

Governor Phil Murphy today announced his vision, "The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health," to restart New Jersey and put the state on the road to recovery. Governor Murphy outlined six key principles and benchmarks to guide the process for restoring New Jersey's economic health by ensuring public health.

 

Governor Murphy's stay-at-home Executive Order, which has been in effect since March 21st, will remain in effect in its entirety until further notice. The following six principles and key metrics will guide the process for lifting restrictions and restoring New Jersey's economic health through public health.

 

 

Resource Guides, Helpful Contacts & Other Information

 

Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?

Call 2-1-1

Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211

Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

Visit Covid19.nj.gov



Coping with Stress

If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.orgfor emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed. 

 

You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).



Looking for Employment During COVID-19?

The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community here:

jobs.covid19.nj.gov/  

 

The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via 

jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake


Resource Guide

 

Senator Booker's Office compiled a Resource Guide full of information includes a variety of topics impacting New Jerseyans during the COVID-19 pandemic to view it, Click Here

Dealing with Food Insecurity?

You can find a list of Mercer County Food Pantries and Meal Services here

 
4/26/2020

A Message for Hamilton Residents Ages 60+

As you are aware, the CDC has categorized individuals 60 years of age and older as the most vulnerable population for COVID-19. Mayor Jeff Martin, Members of the Township Council, and the Hamilton Township Senior Center are offering a surgical mask to residents ages 60 years or older. 


Please call the Hamilton Township Senior Center at 609-890-3686 to make a reservation to receive a mask. You will be given a date, time, and location in which to pick up your mask. Voicemail is being checked. 

Due to a limited supply, we ask that you DO NOT request a mask if you already have one. If you live in a 55+ community, masks were already delivered to your association to be distributed to their residents.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of April 26th, Mercer County has 3,355 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

  • Stay Home -- except to pick-up essentials such as  food and medicine.
  • If you must go out, Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Cloth Face Covering, (NOT a surgical mask or an N95 respirator as it is critical that these are available for first responders and healthcare professionals.) 
  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

For more information visit covid19.nj.gov

NJTV Learning Live

NJTV Learning Live is a series of hour-long on-air instruction for students. Hosted by Kimberly Dickstein Hughes, recipient of the 2019-2020 State Teacher of the Year Award, on-air classes will be taught daily for grades three through six from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on NJTV (find your local channel). 

The initiative's goal is to enhance the remote learning New Jersey students are already doing with their local schools during the statewide school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. NJTV Learning Live was created through a partnership between NJTV, the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE).

Watch NJTV Learning Live online.

Missed an episode? Archived lessons can be found here.

Certificated Educators interested in signing up can find more information here.

4/25/2020

Front Porch Project - Episode 2

The second installment in the Front Porch Project series has arrived.  If you liked yesterday episode we are pretty sure you are going to like today's too! You can watch this episode on YouTube -- https://youtu.be/H_xTfeD8Yiw

Thank you once again to all the families and businesses in Hamilton and the surrounding areas for your great submissions to this project, you all make us #HamiltonProud by showing we are all in this together.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of April 25th, Mercer County has 3,245 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

  • Stay Home -- except to pick-up essentials such as  food and medicine.
  • If you must go out, Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Cloth Face Covering, (NOT a surgical mask or an N95 respirator as it is critical that these are available for first responders and healthcare professionals.) 
  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

For more information visit covid19.nj.gov

 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Providing Critical Short-Term Support for Renters

To provide additional options to tenants who are struggling financially as result of COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy yesterday signed Executive Order No. 128, allowing tenants to direct their landlords to use their security deposits to offset rent or back rent. 

Governor Murphy also announced that the Department of Community Affairs has established a rental housing information page and question portal as a single point of reference for tenants and landlords seeking information about their rights during the public health emergency. 

A standing information page has been added to the State's COVID-19 website for homeowners interested in taking advantage of the previously announced mortgage forbearance agreement with private lenders. Homeowners with questions or concerns related to conditions of an agreement with their mortgage lender will be directed to the Department of Banking and Insurance's intake form for further assistance.

The rental housing information page and question form can be found at: https://covid19.nj.gov/forms/renter

For more information on COVID-19-related mortgage forbearance, please visit covid19.nj.gov and search "Get Assistance."

4/24/2020
 Echo Our Appreciation - THANK YOU!

Last night's Front Porch Project was a great success thank you to everyone who participated and has shared photos and videos on Social Media.  

This is the first installment in a series of videos we will be releasing from the event... if you don't see your photo or video, be on the lookout for future episodes coming soon.   A special thanks to all those who have submitted photos and videos to us, we invite those still wish to submit photos and videos to send them to us at Mayor@HamiltonNJ.com 

You can watch this episode on YouTube -- https://youtu.be/ByNV3_4PsZo

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update 

As of April 24th, Mercer County has 3,086 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed.  

We have seen the effects of social distancing working--in one day the rate at which Mercer County cases have doubled has increased from 11 to 14 days!  

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

  • Stay Home -- except to pick-up essentials such as  food and medicine.
  • If you must go out, Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Cloth Face Covering, (NOT a surgical mask or an N95 respirator as it is critical that these are available for first responders and healthcare professionals.) 
  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

For more information visit covid19.nj.gov

 United Way of Greater Mercer County Introduces COVID-19 Compassion Fund  

As we navigate the uncertainty and volatility of this public health crisis, one thing holds true now more than ever: we are all in this together.

Canceled conferences, entertainment, and sporting events, in addition to plummeting sales at local businesses, are disproportionately impacting hourly workers in the service sector. Coupled with school closures that require extra child care expenses or lost time on the job, many working families are struggling to make rent and put food on the table. A looming crisis for families is growing alongside the one in health care. Community resources will be inundated, food pantries will be in high demand, and calls for help are already pouring into our 211 centers. 

The United Way COVID-19 Compassion Fund will support struggling families in Mercer County financially impacted by the health crisis. Donations will support relief programs, like food pantries and other services to help with basic needs.

DONATE HERE

For more information click here

IKEA Offering Food and Other Products To Local Organizations As Part Of COVID-19 Relief Effort

IKEA has recently announced that they will be donating more than $1.6 million worth of products and supplies to support COVID-19 efforts across the United States. Their stores and distribution centers are donating items such as food, blankets, bedding, and storage solutions for blood drives, temporary hospitals, and shelters. They have also retrieved more than 30,000 N-95 masks that will be donated to local medical organizations and healthcare workers. 

Organizations in need of products and supplies can reach out to their local IKEA store through their information page and submitting a donation request form. 

4/23/2020

TONIGHT- Echo Our Appreciation To Healthcare Workers!  

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update 

 

As of April 23rd, Mercer County has 2,991 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed.
 
 

We have seen the effects of social distancing working--in one day the rate at which Mercer County cases have doubled has increased from 11 to 14 days! 

 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

 
  • Stay Home -- except to pick-up essentials such as  food and medicine.
  • If you must go out, Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Cloth Face Covering, (NOT a surgical mask or an N95 respirator as it is critical that these are available for first responders and healthcare professionals.) 
  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

 

Traffic Notice: Route 295 NB, Exit Ramp to Route 195 EB

 

Beginning Friday, April 24th, the ramp from Route I-295 NB to Route I-195 EB will be closed from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM (the next day) as required. This is to complete a slope stabilization project by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. A detour will be in place. 

 

Essential Retail Business Clarification

 

The Township has received updated guidance regarding what is defined as an "essential business" per the Governor's Executive Orders. As such, pet grooming and boarding facilities may operate so long as they abide by social distancing and face mask requirements. 

Department of Labor Introduces New Unemployment Web Portal 

 

The Department of Labor created a new web portal that allows New Jersey residents to contact the Department of Labor directly. This is a helpful tool for residents who have questions about their applications. To submit a message, residents must go to www.myunemployment.nj.gov and follow the instructions below:

Please see the screen shots below for visuals.

 

Resource Guides, Helpful Contacts & Other Information

 

Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?

Call 2-1-1

Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211

Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

Visit Covid19.nj.gov

 

Coping with Stress

If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.orgfor emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed. 

 

You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).

 

Looking for Employment During COVID-19?

The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community here:

jobs.covid19.nj.gov/  

 

The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via 

jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake 

 

Resource Guide

Senator Booker's Office compiled a Resource Guide full of information includes a variety of topics impacting New Jerseyans during the COVID-19 pandemic to view it, Click Here

 

Dealing with Food Insecurity?

You can find a list of Mercer County Food Pantries and Meal Services here

4/22/2020

Update from Mayor Martin, Director Fitzgerald, and Superintendent Dr. Rocco

Earlier today Mayor Jeff Martin, HTSD Superintendent Dr. Scott Rocco, and Director of Health Kathleen Fitzgerald taped another COVID-19 update video which can be found on YouTube https://youtu.be/v2I6br2Fajw
The video will be broadcast on the Hamilton School Channel. HTV - Fios channel 22 and Optimum channel 78 at 12, 2, 4, 6, and 8.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of April 21st, Mercer County has 2,845 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

  • Stay Home -- except to pick-up essentials such as  food and medicine.
  • If you must go out, Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Cloth Face Covering, (NOT a surgical mask or an N95 respirator as it is critical that these are available for first responders and healthcare professionals.) 
  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

For more information visit covid19.nj.gov

State Announces Payment Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

Yesterday, the Governor and Department of Banking and Insurance announced that the state has secured relief options with private student loan servicers to expand on the protections the federal government granted to federal student loan borrowers.

New Jersey residents with commercially-owned Federal Family Education Program Loans or privately held student loans who are struggling to make their payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be eligible for expanded relief.  Borrowers in need of assistance must immediately contact their student loan servicer to identify the options that are appropriate to their circumstances. Relief options offered by participating servicers include:

  • Providing a minimum of 90 days of forbearance relief for borrowers; 
  • Waiving late payment fees for borrowers;
  • Ensuring no borrower is subject to negative credit reporting;
  • Ceasing debt collection lawsuits for 90 days; and
  • Working with eligible borrowers to enroll them in other applicable borrower assistance programs.

More information and a list of participating servicers may be found at https://www.state.nj.us/dobi/index.html. To determine the types of federal loans they have and who their servicers are, borrowers can visit the U.S. Department of Education's National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) at https://studentaid.gov/ or call the Department of Education's Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243 or 1-800-730-8913 (TDD). Borrowers with private student loans can check the contact information on their monthly billing statements. 

Residents who have questions or are experiencing trouble with their student loan servicer may contact the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Consumer Hotline at 1-800-446-7467 (8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST Monday-Friday), or go to the Department website and click on Consumer Assistance - Inquiries/Complaints, at https://www.dobi.nj.gov 

Resource Guides, Helpful Contacts & Other Information

Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?

 Call 2-1-1

Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211

 Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

Visit Covid19.nj.gov

Coping with Stress

 If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.orgfor emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed. 

You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).

Looking for Employment During COVID-19?

 The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community here: jobs.covid19.nj.gov/

 The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake

Resource Guide

 Senator Booker's Office compiled a Resource Guide full of information includes a variety of topics impacting New Jerseyans during the COVID-19 pandemic to view it, Click Here

Dealing with Food Insecurity?

You can find a list of Mercer County Food Pantries and Meal Services here

4/21/2020

Front Porch Project - Say Thank You To Our Healthcare Workers! 

 

Be a part of the Front Porch Project!

This Thursday, April 23rd from 7-7:30PM we invite you to stay home and take to your porch, yard or window to make some noise... echoing our appreciation community-wide for our healthcare workers - yell, bang on some pots and pans, play the drums, etc. 

 

Get your creative juices flowing over the next couple days for the Front Porch Project by chalking your walk, creating a banner or hanging signs with words of appreciation and inspiration for all healthcare workers, that in turn can be proudly displayed at your home or business this Thursday.

 

Don’t forget to take pictures & videos of your participation Thursday evening and then share them on Social Media with the #HamiltonProud #EchoingAppreciation #HamiltonsFrontPorchProject and tagging us @HamiltonTwpNJ for all to see.  Also, send your pictures & videos to Mayor@HamiltonNJ.com and we will compile them to share with everyone.

 

**To ensure social distancing at this time, please cooperate by not going to a public place, hospital or other area where first responders are... Celebrate from your Home!**    

 

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update 

As of April 21st, Mercer County has 2,753 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 

 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

  • Stay Home -- except to pick-up essentials such as  food and medicine.
  • If you must go out, Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Cloth Face Covering, (NOT a surgical mask or an N95 respirator as it is critical that these are available for first responders and healthcare professionals.) 
  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

 

 

Children's Music and Karate Classes Through The Hamilton Township Public Library! 



With all of us social distancing at home, our Library is working hard to make programs available to the public online! Check out these two programs the Library is offering this Friday, April 24th:

Jammin' with Mr. Jim  On April 24 at 10:30 a.m., join Jim Gaven on Facebook Live  for this virtual concert. 

If you'd like to make some shakers or other instruments at home before the concert, check out these YouTube tutorials: 4 Musical Instruments from DIY LabsHow to Make Shakers from Howcast  Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring Jammin' with Mr. Jim! 

 

USA Karate & Fitness Free Demo Class, April 24 at 3:00 p.m.  Sensei Chad Ruff will offer a free demo on Zoom.com.  To register, please click here.

 

Township Council Meeting 4/21/2020  


Tonight's Town Council Meeting will be conducted via audio conference.

All rules and regulations that govern Council meetings are still applicable, and there will be opportunity for public comment. Please find detailed instructions on how to join the call below. If you are having difficulty accessing the meeting, please email mayor@hamiltonnj.com or reach out to us on social media.

 

Resource Guides, Helpful Contacts & Other Information

 

Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?

Call 2-1-1

Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211

Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

Visit Covid19.nj.gov



Coping with Stress

If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.orgfor emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed. 

 

You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).



Looking for Employment During COVID-19?

The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community here:

jobs.covid19.nj.gov/  

 

The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via 

jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake 

 

Resource Guide

Senator Booker's Office compiled a Resource Guide full of information includes a variety of topics impacting New Jerseyans during the COVID-19 pandemic to view it, Click Here

 

Dealing with Food Insecurity?

You can find a list of Mercer County Food Pantries and Meal Services here

 
4/20/2020

Don't Let Your World Go Up In Smoke!  

Outdoor Fire Safety Tips 

As it gets warmer many will turn to grilling and fire pits... so it remains important to continue to practice fire safety. Move both your grill and fire pit at least three feet away from your home, decking and other items that can catch fire. Use a metal screen over wood-burning fires to keep sparks from floating out. Always stay with your fire pit while it is lit, remembering to turn off or put it out before leaving the yard. Stay with your grill while it is on and keep it clean from leftover grease and fat to prevent fires.

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update  
 
 
 

As of April 20th, Mercer County has 2,591 positive cases of COVID-19, including 122 deaths. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 

 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

  • Stay Home -- except to pick-up essentials such as  food and medicine.
  • If you must go out, Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Cloth Face Covering, (NOT a surgical mask or an N95 respirator as it is critical that these are available for first responders and healthcare professionals.) 
  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

  

Township Council Meeting 4/21/2020  

Tuesday night's Town Council Meeting will be conducted via audio conference.

All rules and regulations that govern Council meetings are still applicable, and there will be opportunity for public comment. Please find detailed instructions on how to join the call below:

  

Property Tax Payment Due May 1st  

A Message From the Hamilton Township Tax Department

Over the course of the last few weeks, many township residents have made inquiries regarding the May 1, 2020 property tax payments. The laws of the State of New Jersey set the due dates of property taxes, including the May 1st date. The State of New Jersey only permits a municipality to set a maximum grace period of ten (10) days from the property tax due date, which Hamilton has done for many years. The State of New Jersey does not permit a municipality to extend the grace period passed the ten-day period. Therefore, the Township of Hamilton does have the authority to extend the due date past May 1st or the grace period past May 11th.  

Due to concerns of the Coronavirus, the Township of Hamilton has closed all municipal buildings to the public except in the case of an emergency. Therefore, payments can either be mailed to 2090 Greenwood Ave., PO Box 00150, Attn: Tax Office, Hamilton, NJ 08650-0150; dropped off in our red drop box located at Town Hall; or paid online through our Finance Department page at www.hamiltonnj.com. Anyone wanting a receipt should include a self-addressed stamped envelope. 

Additionally, please note that the Homestead Credit that was initially authorized has been rescinded by the State of New Jersey. As such, no Homestead Credit will be issued for the May 2020 tax quarter. 

Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience these changes may cause. 

  

Resource Guides, Helpful Contacts & Other Information

Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?

Call 2-1-1

Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211

Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

Visit Covid19.nj.gov


 

Coping with Stress

If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.orgfor emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed. 

 

You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).
 
 

Looking for Employment During COVID-19?

The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community here:

jobs.covid19.nj.gov/  

 

The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via 

jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake 

 

Resource Guide

Senator Booker's Office compiled a Resource Guide full of information includes a variety of topics impacting New Jerseyans during the COVID-19 pandemic to view it, Click Here

Dealing with Food Insecurity?

You can find a list of Mercer County Food Pantries and Meal Services here


4/19/2020

HTSD April Spirit Week


 



 

The Hamilton Township School District has Spirit, yes they do... Let's join in as a Township and show them we do too!


 

This week Hamilton Township School District  is hosting Spirit Week from Monday April 20th through Friday April 24th with a different theme each day. Monday is "Hamilton Spirit Day"... let's show our students we are #HamiltonProud and we are #OneHamilton in this together.


 

Post pictures of your participation on social media with the #HTSDhasSpirit #HamiltonProud #OneHamilton and don't forget to tag @WeAreHTSD and @HamiltonTwpNJ



 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update


 


 

As of April 19th, Mercer County has 2,395 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 


 


 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:


       
  • Stay Home -- except to pick-up essentials such as  food and medicine.
  •    
  • If you must go out, Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Cloth Face Covering, (NOT a surgical mask or an N95 respirator as it is critical that these are available for first responders and healthcare professionals.) 
  •    
  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  •    
  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  •    
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.
  •    
  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.
  •    
  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  •    
  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

 

For more information visit covid19.nj.gov


4/18/2020

2020 Census


 

Who doesn't love a good challenge? Hamilton Township is issuing a challenge of its own this weekend, one 230 years in the making -- the Census Challenge!



If you haven't done so already, complete the census today by visiting my2020census.gov. It doesn't take long, but it does affect future federal funding to our great town.



Track the challenge...

Visit 2020census.gov/en/response-rates to see how many of your fellow Hamiltonians have accepted the challenge.

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update


 

 


 

As of April 18th, Mercer County has 2,215 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed.



The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:


       
  • Stay Home -- except to pick-up essentials such as  food and medicine.
  •    
  • If you must go out, Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Cloth Face Covering, (NOT a surgical mask or an N95 respirator as it is critical that these are available for first responders and healthcare professionals.)

       
  •    
  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

       
  •    
  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

       
  •    
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

       
  •    
  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

       
  •    
  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

       
  •    
  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

       

 

For more information visit covid19.nj.gov


Thank you, Hamilton!


 

 


 

    


 

Yesterday, Mayor Jeff Martin, Councilman Charles "Chuddy" Whalen, and Director of Community and Economic Development Fred Dumont went to several businesses and restaurants in town to deliver surgical masks so that their employees can stay protected as they work with each other and the public.


 





THANK YOU to our essential workers who are on the front lines every day providing the services we all need! You make us #HamiltonProud!


 

View more photos on Facebook


 





Resource Guides, Helpful Contacts & Other Information



Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?

Call 2-1-1

Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211

Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

Visit Covid19.nj.gov



Coping with Stress

If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.org for emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed.



You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).



Looking for Employment During COVID-19?

The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community here:

jobs.covid19.nj.gov/



The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via

jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake



Resource Guide

Senator Booker's Office compiled a Resource Guide full of information includes a variety of topics impacting New Jerseyans during the COVID-19 pandemic to view it, Click Here



Dealing with Food Insecurity?

You can find a list of Mercer County Food Pantries and Meal Services here



 

Flattening the Curve by
Staying Home. Staying Healthy.


 



Help stop the spread of germs by staying home and practice physical distancing when venturing for essential services. Continue to check on the elderly and anyone else you believe might need a helping hand. Where possible we urge everyone to continue to support our local businesses and merchants. By working together to flatten the curve we will prevail, we are....
#HamiltonProud


4/17/2020

Recovery Resources Are Still Available!




 

No one should ever have to face substance addiction alone! Hamilton Township and the Hamilton Alliance Against Substance Abuse want you to know there is hope and resources for treatment and recovery. 


 

Are you or someone you care about dealing with addiction right alongside COVID-19? Substance abuse doesn't go away during a crisis, often it instead ramps up...so we want to share with you some resources that are available if you are in need of some extra support. Visit our website for a list of available resources that can help. 


 

Township Meeting Updates 


 

 Week of April 20-24


 

Tuesday, April 21st


 

The Hamilton Town Council will conduct their Regular Public Meeting beginning at 6:30 pm via audio conference. All rules that govern Council meetings are still applicable, and there will be opportunity for public comment. 


 

Thursday, April 23rd 


 

 The Planning Board Meeting has been cancelled. 


 

The Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting will be held remotely beginning at 1:00 pm.


 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update



 


 

As of April 17th, Mercer County has 2,2123 total positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 


 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:


       
  • Stay Home -- except to pick-up essentials such as food and medicine.
  •    
  • If you must go out, Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Cloth Face Covering, (NOT a surgical mask or an N95 respirator as it is critical that these are available for first responders and healthcare professionals.) 
  •    
  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  •    
  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  •    
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.
  •    
  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.
  •    
  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  •    
  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

 

  For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov


 

Wilson Center Offering Food Assistance







 

The Township would like to remind residents that the John O. Wilson Neighborhood Center remains open for temporary operating hours. The Center is Open Monday, Thursday, Friday 1:30-4:30 pm and Tuesday 3:00-6:00 pm.


 

Those who are in need of food can contact the Wilson Center at (609) 393-6480 during open hours. For more information visit https://jowilsoncenter.org/.





 

2020 Memorial Day Parades Cancelled


 

 


 

Out of an abundance of caution, both the Groveville and Nottingham Way Memorial Day Parades have been cancelled for this year. 


 

Flattening the Curve by Staying Home. Staying Healthy.


 

Help stop the spread of germs by staying home and practice physical distancing when venturing for essential services. Continue to check on the elderly and anyone else you believe might need a helping hand. Where possible we urge everyone to continue to support our local businesses and merchants.  By working together to flatten the curve we will prevail, we are...#HamiltonProud 







4/16/2020



Take a Virtual Museum Tour!


Did you know the Hamilton Township Free Public Library has a Museum Pass Program which offers free passes to a number of great museums in NJ and PA?
While we can't go visit these museums in person now, start dreaming and planning for future trips and in the meantime visit some of these museums virtually today...
The Academy of Natural Sciences 
https://ansp.org/visit/plan/special-alert/
Bucks County Children's Museum
Garden State Discovery
Independence Seaport Museum
Morven Museum & Gardens 
National Liberty Museum
Museum of the American Revolution

Be sure to also check out the Library's virtual tour page for more fun locations https://hamiltonnjpl.org/virtual-tours/ 
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update  

As of April 16th, Mercer County has 2,037 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 
 
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:
  • Stay Home -- except to pick-up essentials such as  food and medicine.
  • If you must go out, Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Cloth Face Covering, (NOT a surgical mask or an N95 respirator as it is critical that these are available for first responders and healthcare professionals.) 
  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov
New Jersey Schools To Remain Closed Through May 15th


New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced today that all New Jersey schools will remain closed at least through May 15th. 

Additional updates on school closures & reopenings will be shared as they are made available.
Emergency Free Farm Market 



The United Way of Greater Mercer County recently shared information on an Emergency Free Farm Market being held Friday, April 17th at The College of New Jersey hosted by Rolling Harvest Food Rescue. 
Individuals can Drive Through to pick up a box of fruits, veggies, and dairy. 
Resource Guides, Helpful Contacts & Other Information

Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?
Call 2-1-1
Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211
Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

Coping with Stress
If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.org for emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed. 

You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).

Looking for Employment During COVID-19?
The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community here:
 
The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via 

Resource Guide
Senator Booker's Office compiled a Resource Guide full of information includes a variety of topics impacting New Jerseyans during the COVID-19 pandemic to view it, Click Here
Flattening the Curve by
Staying Home. Staying Healthy.

Help stop the spread of germs by staying home and practicing physical distancing when you must venture out for essential services.

Continue to check on the elderly, those populations at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19 and anyone else you believe might need a helping hand.  Please continue to support our local businesses and merchants where possible. Don't forget to be neighborly, we are all on one team as we fight this war! 
#HamiltonProud




4/15/2020


Did You Check Your Bank Account?

Did you check your bank account to see if your stimulus check has been deposited by the IRS?  If you qualify and have not seen yours yet, you should see it soon!  80% of New Jersey families are eligible for a stimulus check with direct payments up to $2,400, plus an additional $500 for each child under 17.

 

To receive your stimulus check, those who filed a federal income tax return in 2018 or 2019, receive Social Security retirement, disability (SSDI), survivors benefits, or railroad retirement benefits, need take no action. You can check the status of your check here.


If you do not fall into one of the above categories, visit this link to fill out the "Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here" form.  This form provides the IRS with the required information it needs to process your payment. 



COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of April 15th, Mercer County has 1,856 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed.

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:



  • Stay Home -- except to pick-up essentials such as  food and medicine.
  • If you must go out, Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Cloth Face Covering, (NOT a surgical mask or an N95 respirator as it is critical that these are available for first responders and healthcare professionals.) 
  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

There Is No Place Like Home: Fire Safety








There is no place like home, especially now, which is why it is so important to practice fire safety. 

It is a great time to check the batteries in your smoke detector as well as to create and practice a fire escape plan with your family.  Always be sure to keep candles out of reach of both children and pets, at least 12 inches from anything that can burn and remember to blow them out if you leave a room, get sleepy or go to bed. 




COVID-19 Resources for the Undocumented or Uninsured




Website, Resource Guides, Helpful Contacts & Other Information



Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?



Call 2-1-1



Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211



Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance






Coping with Stress

If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.org for emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed.






You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).

Looking for Employment During COVID-19? 
The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community here: https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/


The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake

Resource Guide
Senator Booker's Office compiled a Resource Guide full of information includes a variety of topics impacting New Jerseyans during the COVID-19 pandemic to view it, click here.


Be A Good Neighbor... From 6 Feet Away




Help stop the spread of germs by staying home and practicing physical distancing when you must venture out for essential services.

Continue to check on the elderly, those populations at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19 and anyone else you believe might need a helping hand.  Please continue to support our local businesses and merchants where possible. Don't forget to be neighborly, we are all on one team as we fight this war!

4/14/2020

Thank You to Our Dispatchers



It is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week so we want to take this time to not only thank but also celebrate our dispatchers who dedicate their lives to serving the public.  Our dispatchers are there when we need someone most, responding to both emergency and non-emergency calls, dispatching our emergency first responders and their equipment... and in turn rendering life-saving assistance to our citizens.

 

As a way to say thank you to our dispatchers and all those on the front lines during COVID-19 we have turned our buildings green.  Green is the color of renewal, life, harmony, growth and safety... lighting our buildings green is just one more way we hope to show we are all in this together... together we will prevail.

 

We invite our residents to share their notes of thanks to our dispatchers with us via e-mail and if you have the ability to do so, also light your home in green to visually show our solidarity. 

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update  



As of April 14th, Mercer County has 1,731 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 

 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Protect yourself with the following steps:

  • Stay Home -- except to pick-up essentials such as  food and medicine.
  • If you must go out, Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Cloth Face Covering, (NOT a surgical mask or an N95 respirator as it is critical that these are available for first responders and healthcare professionals.) 
  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

 

Mercer County Testing Sites

 

Mercer County has collaborated with both health care and surrounding municipalities to offer an appointment-only, drive-up testing site for COVID-19 at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence - as well as appointment-only pop-up testing sites in Trenton for anyone who lacks transportation to the mall site.  The Trenton locations will be open in each city ward one day a week beginning today, April 14th.



The County has contracted with Bio-Reference Laboratories to provide testing Mercer County residents, ages 18 and older, who are symptomatic and have an appointment.  Symptoms include a fever, cough and shortness of breath.



Those who are symptomatic and want to be tested must first contact their primary health care practitioner, and should a test be needed the doctor will fax a prescription to the Mercer County Health Call Center.  In turn, the Call Center will contact you to schedule the appointment.



Please note, patients will not be permitted to leave their vehicles and walk-ups are not permited at the Quaker Bridge Mall site.   



Questions?  Call (609)337-4081 Monday - Friday from 8:30AM - 4:30PM

 

Trenton Water Works Reminder

 

Trenton Water Works has been executing a policy of social distancing and reducing employee density and has suspended the following operations.  For that reason, there will be no in-person transactions at the customer service counter at the Cortland Street operations center.



Additionally, the following operations have been suspended:

  • Hydrant inspections, which were set to begin on Monday, March 16.
  • Seasonal meter installations.
  • Scheduled, non-emergency meter installations.
  • Backflow prevention permit inspections.
  • Water shutoffs.
  • Door-to-door water-service pipe material surveys for the Lead Service Line Replacement Program.
  • In-home work for the Lead Service Line Replacement Program. Lead service replacements will be done at homes in the TWW system that have copper or plastic.

 

TWW water-filtration plant and distribution operations will continue to operate normally. TWW's customer service call center will continue to answer account-related calls at (609) 989-3055. TWW's Office of Communications and Community Relations (OCCR) is available to answer calls from the general public about operations at (609) 989-3033. 

 

Governor Murphy Executive Order:

Prohibits Cable & Telecommunications Companies from Terminating Internet & Voice Service

 

Effective immediately Executive Order No. 126 prohibits cable and telecommunications companies from terminating both internet and voice service in response to nonpayment until 30 days after the current public health emergency has ended. 

Additionally, the order mandates all service downgrades, service reductions, or late fees in response to nonpayment are prohibited unless they are imposed in accordance with a policy approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU). 



Any internet or voice service that was disconnected after March 16 for nonpayment must also be reconnected. 

 

This executive order will remain in effect until 30 days following the end of the public health emergency.



For a copy of Executive Order No. 126, click here.

 

Helpful Contacts & Other Information

 

Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?

Call 2-1-1

Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211

Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

Visit Covid19.nj.gov



Coping with Stress

If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.orgfor emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed. 

 

You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).



Looking for Employment During COVID-19?

The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community here:

https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/  

 

The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via 

jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake 

 

Flattening the Curve by
Staying Home. Staying Healthy.



Help stop the spread of germs by staying home and practice physical distancing when venturing for essential services. Continue to check on the elderly and anyone else you believe might need a helping hand. Where possible we urge everyone to continue to support our local businesses and merchants.  By working together to flatten the curve we will prevail, we are....

#HamiltonProud

 

 

4/13/2020

Weather Update

Hamilton Township is facing a strong weather system today, Monday, April 13th. Strong winds and heavy rain are expected to continue, which may cause power outages and downed trees. Be prepared:

  • Avoid unnecessary travel
  • Beware of downed power lines
  • Charge your phone
  •  Report a power outage here

Let Us Add Some Sunshine to Your Day

Hamilton Township's 1st Virtual Easter Egg Roll

To View Click Here

Hamilton Township's 1st Virtual Easter Egg Roll was a success.  Thank you to all those who sent in submissions.  We hope this video will put some sunshine in your day!

#HamiltonEasterEggRoll #HamiltonProud

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of April 13th, Mercer County has 1,646 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Take steps to protect yourself:

  • Stay at home -- except to get essentials like food and medicine.
  • If you have to go out, keep your distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and wear a cloth face covering, NOT a surgical mask or an N95 respirator as it is critical that these are available for first responders and healthcare professionals. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

Treasury, IRS Launch Web Tool To Help   Non-Filers Register for Economic Impact Payments

The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for those who don't normally file a tax return.

The non-filer tool, developed in partnership between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, provides a free and easy option designed for people who don't have a return filing obligation, including those with too little income to file. The feature is available only on IRS.gov, and users should look for Non-filers: Enter Payment Info Here to take them directly to the tool.

The IRS reminds taxpayers that Economic Impact Payments will be distributed automatically to most people starting this week. Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for 2019 or 2018 will receive the payments automatically. Automatic payments will also go in the near future to those receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits and Railroad Retirement benefits.

How do I use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info tool?

For those who don't normally file a tax return, the process is simple and only takes a few minutes to complete. First, visit IRS.gov, and look for "Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here." Then provide basic information including Social Security number, name, address, and dependents. The IRS will use this information to confirm eligibility and calculate and send an Economic Impact Payment. Entering bank or financial account information will allow the IRS to deposit your payment directly in your account. Otherwise, your payment will be mailed to you.

Who should use the Non-Filers tool?

This new tool is designed for people who did not file a tax return for 2018 or 2019 and who don't receive Social Security retirement or disability benefits or Railroad Retirement benefits. Others who should consider the Non-Filers tool as an option, include:

Lower income: Among those who could use Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info tool are those who haven't filed a 2018 or 2019 return because they are under the normal income limits for filing a tax return. This may include single filers who made under $12,200 and married couples making less than $24,400 in 2019.

Veterans beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients: The IRS continues to explore ways to see if Economic Impact Payments can be made automatically to SSI recipients and those who receive veterans disability compensation, pension or survivor benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and who did not file a tax return for the 2018 or 2019 tax years. People in these groups can either use Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info option now or wait as the IRS continues to review automatic payment options to simplify delivery for these groups.

Social Security, SSDI and Railroad Retirement beneficiaries with qualifying dependents: These groups will automatically receive $1,200 Economic Impact Payments. People in this group who have qualifying children under age 17 may use Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info to claim the $500 payment per child.

Students and others: If someone else claimed you on their tax return, you will not be eligible for the Economic Impact Payment or using the Non-Filer tool.

The IRS will continue to post updates at www.IRS.gov/coronavirus

Helpful Contacts & Other Information

Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?

Call 2-1-1

Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211

Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

Visit Covid19.nj.gov

Coping with Stress

If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.orgfor emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed. 

You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).

Looking for Employment During COVID-19?

The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community here:

https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/  

The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via 

jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake

Stay Home. Stay Healthy.

Help stop the spread of germs by remembering to wash your hands and practice social distancing. Please also continue to check on the elderly and anyone else you believe might need a helping hand. Where possible we urge everyone to continue to support our local businesses and merchants.  By working together to flatten the curve we will prevail, we are.... #HamiltonProud

4/12/2020

Weather Update

A strong weather system is expected in the area tomorrow, Monday, April 13th. Strong winds and heavy rain is expected which may cause power outages and downed trees. Be prepared:
  • Avoid unnecessary travel
  • Beware of downed power lines
  • Charge your phone
  • Report a power outage here

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of April 12th, Mercer County has 1,567 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Take steps to protect yourself:
  • Stay at home -- except to get essentials like food and medicine.
  • If you have to go out, keep your distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and wear a cloth face covering, NOT a surgical mask or an N95 respirator as it is critical that these are available for first responders and healthcare professionals. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov
Stay Home. Stay Healthy.

Help stop the spread of germs by staying home and practice physical distancing when venturing for essential services. Continue to check on the elderly and anyone else you believe might need a helping hand. Where possible we urge everyone to continue to support our local businesses and merchants.  By working together to flatten the curve we will prevail, we are....
#HamiltonProud

4/11/2020

Happy National Pet Day!

Throughout COVID-19 and all the changes that have come along with it, our pets have been a constant support system here for us through it all. We invite you to help flood social media with pictures of your pets safe at home with you during COVID-19. Add the #PetsSafeAtHome to your posts we can't wait to see them!

Now may also be the perfect time to welcome a new pet to your family... check out the loving animals at the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter just waiting for a home by visiting http://www.hamiltonnj.com/AnimalShelter You can also fill out an adoption or foster application on our website too! 
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update 
As of April 11th, Mercer County has 1,434 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Take steps to protect yourself:
  • Stay at home -- except to get essentials like food and medicine.
  • If you have to go out, keep your distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and wear a cloth face covering, NOT a surgical mask or an N95 respirator as it is critical that these are available for first responders and healthcare professionals. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

4/10/2020

Mayor Jeff Martin on WPST
Yesterday, April 9th, Mayor Jeff Martin was a guest on WPST's Chris and the Crew with Chris Rollins In a time when so much of the information we hear on the news is negative, Mayor had the opportunity to shed light on some positive stories of things happening in Hamilton Township during our war against COVID-19. Listen here: https://youtu.be/C_ywajAECLw
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update
As of April 10th, Mercer County has 1,282 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 
Remind everyone in your household of the importance of practicing everyday preventive actions that can help prevent the spread:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, counters, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water.

4/9/2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

  

As of April 9th, Mercer County has 1,161 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 

 

Remind everyone in your household of the importance of practicing everyday preventive actions that can help prevent the spread:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, counters, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing cloth face coverings

in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus.  



The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure. 

For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

 

Township Meeting Updates 

 

Week of April 13-17

 

Monday - April 13th 

 

The Cultural Affairs & Performing Arts Advisory Commission Meeting is cancelled. 

 



Tuesday - April 14th 

 

The Planning Board Meeting will be held remotely beginning at 1pm. Details on how to call in can be found by clicking here

 

The Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting is cancelled. 

 

New Jersey Imposes Additional Requirements on Essential Businesses to Limit the Spread of COVID-19

 

Yesterday, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 122,  imposing additional mitigation requirements on essential retail businesses and industries. The order outlines specific protections and policies for all essential retail, manufacturing and warehousing businesses, as well as businesses engaged in essential construction projects. 

 

Governor Murphy’s executive order directs the following:

 

1. Essential retail businesses that are still permitted to operate under Executive Order No. 107 (2020) must adopt the following policies:

  • Limit occupancy at 50 percent of the stated maximum store capacity, if applicable, at one time;
  • Establish hours of operation, wherever possible, that permit access solely to high-risk individuals, as defined by the CDC;
  • Install a physical barrier, such as a shield guard, between customers and cashiers/baggers wherever feasible or otherwise ensure six feet of distance between those individuals, except at the moment of payment and/or exchange of goods;
  • Require infection control practices, such as regular hand washing, coughing and sneezing etiquette, and proper tissue usage and disposal;
  • Provide employees break time for repeated handwashing throughout the workday; 
  • Arrange for contactless pay options, pickup, and/or delivery of goods wherever feasible.  Such policies shall, wherever possible, consider populations that do not have access to internet service;
  • Provide sanitization materials, such as hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, to staff and customers;
  • Require frequent sanitization of high-touch areas like restrooms, credit card machines, keypads, counters and shopping carts;
  • Place conspicuous signage at entrances and throughout the store, if applicable, alerting staff and customers to the required six feet of physical distance;
  • Demarcate six feet of spacing in check-out lines to demonstrate appropriate spacing for social distancing;
  • Require workers and customers to wear cloth face coverings while on the premises, except where doing so would inhibit that individual’s health or where the individual is under two years of age, and require workers to wear gloves when in contact with customers or goods. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings and gloves for their employees. If a customer refuses to wear a cloth face covering for non-medical reasons and if such covering cannot be provided to the individual by the business at the point of entry, then the business must decline entry to the individual, unless if the business is providing medication, medical supplies, or food, in which case the business policy should provide alternate methods of pickup and/or delivery of such goods. Nothing in the stated policy should prevent workers or customers from wearing a surgical-grade mask or other more protective face covering if the individual is already in possession of such equipment, or if the business is otherwise required to provide such worker with more protective equipment due to the nature of the work involved.  Where an individual declines to wear a face covering on store premises due to a medical condition that inhibits such usage, neither the essential retail business nor its staff shall require the individual to produce medical documentation verifying the stated condition. 

For a copy of Executive Order 122, click here

 

New Jersey Primary Date Now 

July 7th, 2020 

 
 

Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 120 yesterday, postponing primary elections on Tuesday, June 2nd to Tuesday, July 7th in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  This includes primaries for President, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and county and municipal elections, as well as county committee elections.  

 

The Order also states that all deadlines for meeting statutory requirements for a primary election that are currently scheduled to occur after April 11 will be calculated using the July 7, 2020 primary election date.  This would not affect any deadlines that 1) have already passed, such as the filing deadline for candidate petitions for the primary election, or 2) will pass prior to April 11.  The only exception is the deadline for change of party affiliation declaration forms to be filed, which is currently scheduled for April 8 and will move to May 13.

 

Additionally, independent candidate petitions will be due by 4:00 p.m. on July 7, 2020, and the electronic signature and submission requirements that were set forth in Executive Order No. 105 for primary candidates will be extended to these independent candidate petitions.

 

To read Executive Order 120 in full click here

 

Helpful Contacts & Other Information

 

Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?

Call 2-1-1

Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211

Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

Visit Covid19.nj.gov



Coping with Stress

If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.orgfor emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed. 

 

You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).



Looking for Employment During COVID-19?

The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community here:

https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/  

 

The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via 

jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake 

 

Stay Home. Stay Healthy.



Help stop the spread of germs by remembering to wash your hands and practice social distancing. Please also continue to check on the elderly and anyone else you believe might need a helping hand. Where possible we urge everyone to continue to support our local businesses and merchants.  By working together to flatten the curve we will prevail, we are....

#HamiltonProud

4/8/2020

One TEAM

   

In times of great stress and difficulty, we come together, showing there is good in the world.

During COVID-19 we've heard of the Tramos Family who started a Go Fund Me account to financially help others in this time of need (Learn more here); and 6th grade Crockett student, Kamryn Mooney, who is taking up a collection of masks and goggles for doctors, nurses and rehabs (Read the article here); some have taken to sewing masks for those in need; while a number of residents have also donated to various restaurants who in turn are delivering food to healthcare workers and our at risk populations too.

If you know of anyone who deserves a moment of praise for all that they are doing to help us win the war, here is your chance... share what makes us #HamiltonProud by emailing mayor@hamiltonnj.com 

We are all one TEAM because 

Together Everyone Achieves More

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update





As of April 8th, Mercer County has 992 positive cases of COVID-19. All active cases are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 

Remind everyone in your household of the importance of practicing everyday preventive actions that can help prevent the spread:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, counters, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus.  



The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure. 

For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

New Jersey WIC Announces New Food Substitutions 

In response to COVID-19, WIC is allowing additional substitutions to food purchases, effective immediately and until further notice. 

WIC services are now available by phone. If you have any questions or want to apply for WIC, call your local agency by visiting the New Jersey Department of Health website

NJ DOT Advisory - I-295N to I-195E Ramp To Be Closed for Several Nights

New Jersey Department of Transporation (NJDOT) officials today announced several nights of overnight closures and detours of the I-295 northbound ramp to I-195 eastbound beginning tonight in Hamilton, Mercer County.

Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, April 8 until 6 a.m. the next day, Thursday, April 9, and continuing nightly through Saturday night, April 11, NJDOT’s contractor PKF Mark III, will close and detour the I-295 northbound ramp to I-195 eastbound.  The ramp to Route 29/Route 129 northbound will remain open.  The following signed detour will be in place:

I-295 north to I-195 east detour

  •        Motorists wishing to travel eastbound on I-195 should take Exit 60 towards Route 29 north/Route 129 north
  •        Keep left and continue on Route 29 northbound towards Trenton
  •        Stay in the right lane and take the exit for South Lamberton Road/Duck Island
  •        Take the ramp for Route 29 south/I-195/I-295
  •        Continue on I-195 eastbound

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.orgfor construction updates and real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow on Twitter @NJDOT_info or on the NJDOT Facebook page

Mercer County Accepting Home Energy Assistance Applications 

Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes advises residents that the Mercer County Office of Housing and Community Development, located in the County Administration Building at 640 South Broad St. in Trenton, remains closed due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. This includes the Low Income Heating Assistance and USF programs. 

However, the County will continue to receive applications during this time by regular mail, fax or email. This includes new applications, re-certifications, cooling and emergency oil requests. Emergency utility assistance (gas/electric) can also be requested by calling 211.

If you are seeking assistance for a pending electric or gas shutoff notice, termination of service by all utility companies will be suspended during the period of COVID-19. Therefore, no utility customer in New Jersey is in jeopardy of termination of service. PSE&G and JCP&L have suspended all shutoffs in Mercer County during this crisis.

Applications, forms and information can be accessed on the Housing and Community Development programs page on the Mercer County website.

Applications can be sent by regular mail, fax or email to:

County of Mercer County 
Attention: LIHEAP/USF Programs
640 S. Broad St., Room 106
P.O. Box 8068
Trenton, NJ 08650-0068
Fax: 609-278-2758
Email address: housing@mercercounty.org

Please continue checking www.mercercounty.org for additional updates and changes. 

Student Assessment Requirements for 2019-2020 School Year Waived

   

Yesterday, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 117, which waives 2019-2020 statutory school year assessment requirements for eighth grade students and twelfth grade students who have not yet met the graduation assessment requirement due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  


The executive order waives the graduation assessment requirement for 12th grade students who have not yet met the assessment requirement and planned to submit a portfolio appeal. These students no longer have to submit such an appeal in order to graduate. Approximately 13,000 students were expected to submit portfolio appeals this year. 

The order also waives the statutory requirement that a statewide assessment be administered to all 8th grade students to assess progress toward mastery of graduation proficiency standards. Additionally, the order prohibits the use of student growth data as an evaluation tool for educators and waives the statutory requirement of three observations and evaluations for all non-tenured teaching staff for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Executive Order No. 117 follows the federal government's waiver on March 24, 2020 of a federal requirement that New Jersey administer annual statewide assessments. After the federal waiver was granted, Governor Murphy announced that all statewide assessments in New Jersey would be cancelled for the 2020 spring testing window.

To read Executive Order No. 117, click here.

4/7/2020

State, County, and Hamilton Municipal Parks to Close Effective 8pm Tonight



In regards to the Governor's decision to close all State and County parks beginning at 8pm tonight, April 7th, please see the below message from Mayor Martin:



As a result of today's announcement by the Governor that he is closing all State and County parks as of 8pm tonight, I have ordered all municipal parks closed as of 8pm tonight.  This order pertains not only to Veteran's and Sayen park but all "neighborhood" parks as well. 

While I wanted all parks to remain open, I am concerned that if our parks remain open, they would not be able to safely handle the additional visitors.  It would put your safety, and the safety of our parks employees, in jeopardy and I cannot take that chance.

Please continue to keep up your social and physical distancing, washing your hands, and abiding by all CDC recommendations.  By all of us working together, we will get through this together.  You all continue to make me #HamiltonProud!

For more information and to read the Executive Order click here. 

A Special Message to the Children of Hamilton Township

Don't forget about our Virtual Easter Egg Roll! Send us pictures and videos of your at-home Egg Roll to mayor@hamiltonnj.com, and post on social media using #HamiltonEasterEggRoll #HamiltonProud

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update 

As of April 7th, Mercer County has 837 positive cases of COVID-19. All are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed. 

Remind everyone in your household of the importance of practicing everyday preventive actions that can help prevent the spread:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, counters, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water.

For more information visit our website or covid19.nj.gov

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) in Mercer County Open Virtually for Business 

 

Support Nurses and Midwives - World Health Day 2020

April 7th, 2020 is the day to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives and remind world leaders of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy. Nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response - providing high quality, respectful treatment and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and questions and, in some instances,  collecting data for clinical studies. 

In this International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, World Health Day will highlight the current status of nursing and around the world. WHO and its partners will make a series of recommendations to strengthen of the nursing and midwifery workforce.



This will be vital if we are to achieve national and global targets related to universal health coverage, maternal and child health, infectious and non-communicable diseases including mental health, emergency preparedness and response, patient safety and the delivery of integrated, people-centered care, amongst others.

On behalf of all Hamilton Township residents, thank you for all that you do. You make us #HamiltonProud today and every day. 

 

4/6/2020
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of April 6th, Mercer County has 740 positive cases of COVID-19. All are either at home self-isolating or admitted to the hospital. Contact tracing is underway by our Health Department for any new case and continuing on the remaining ones where needed.

Remind everyone in your household of the importance of practicing everyday preventive actions that can help prevent the spread:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, counters, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water.