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COVID-19 CASES REPORTED IN HAMILTON TOWNSHIP AS OF 1/20/2021:

5,195 TOTAL POSITIVE CASES

213 DEATHS

2,137 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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12/1/2020 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates - December 2020

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 at 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

Dealing with Food Insecurity?

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

Daily Updates

12/31/2020 

While this year has been trying to for many it has also given us a chance to step back and cherish the important things in life.  But after the year we have all had with COVID-19, I think we can agree it is time to ring OUT 2020! 

The safest way to ring in 2021 is at home with the people you live with or online with friends and family. No matter how you choose to celebrate and usher in the New Year – we urge you to continue to practice COVID-19 safety measures:

  • Wear a Mask

  • Maintain Social Distance

  • Wash Your Hands Frequently

  • Keep gatherings small

     

    Just a reminder that Hamilton Township Municipal Government Offices are closed today, Friday January 1st.

     

     If you typically have recycling on Friday your recycling has been re-scheduled to Saturday, January 2nd.

Anxiously awaiting the delivery of your 2021 Hamilton Township Municipal Calendar – check out the electronic version while you wait! To view the calendar in full visit: https://hamiltonnj.com/Calendar

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of December 31st, Mercer County has 18,750 total positive cases of COVID-19. As new cases continue to increase in New Jersey we must be continue to protect one another.

 

  • 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 Updates Week of January 4th-8th

    Tuesday, January 5th

    The Township Council will be meeting remotely using the Zoom application beginning at 6:30pm. This will be both a regular meeting and the 2021 Reorganization. Please click here for information on how to observe and participate in the meeting. https://hamiltonnj.com/popup.aspx?listing=ShortEvents|1/5/2021|516955|2870

    Thursday, January 7th

    The Hamilton Municipal Alliance Commission meeting has been cancelled.

    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 

12/30/2020

State Announces Resumption of Indoor Sports & Extension of Deadline to Apply for Property Tax Reimbursement Extended to 2/1/2021

Indoor sports may resume on Saturday, January 2, 2021 with safety protocols in place. The prohibition on interstate sports will remain in effect.

If more than 10 people are needed for the sport to be played, then the limit present may be extended (team members, coaches, referees, etc.) In this situation, spectators would not be permitted. If less than 10 people are needed for the sport to be played, spectators are permitted, however the event is limited to 10 persons total.

The deadline to apply for the 2019 Senior Freeze Property Tax Reimbursement Program has been extended to February 1, 2021. This property tax relief program does not actually freeze your taxes, but will reimburse you for any property tax increases you have once you're in the program. You will get the difference between your base year (first year of eligibility) property tax amount and the current year property tax amount, as long as the current year is higher than the base year and you met all other eligibility requirements. Visit nj.gov/treasury for more information.

If you are applying to this program and need the certification form completed by the Hamilton Township Tax Collector, offices are open by appointment only. To have the form completed and mailed to you instead, please contact the HAMStat Call Center at 609-586-0311

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of December 30th, Mercer County has 18,580 total positive cases of COVID-19. As new cases continue to increase in New Jersey we must be continue to protect one another.

  • 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

New Jersey Launches New Website for COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Today, the State launched a new central online location for official vaccine-related information, and will serve as a future landing for the Vaccine Registration Portal. This site will allow residents to learn more about the vaccine, as well as provide information to healthcare providers.

For more, visit: covid19.nj.gov/vaccine

12/29/2020

Remember: Mask Up - It's A Snap!

Together we can beat COVID-19… remember to:

  • Wear a Mask

  • Maintain Social Distance

  • Wash Your Hands Frequently

  • Keep gatherings small

    For more information on how to stay safe during the holidays, visit www.cdc.gov

    Don’t forget to #MaskUpHamiltonItsASnap

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of December 29th, Mercer County has 18,405 total positive cases of COVID-19. As new cases continue to increase in New Jersey we must be continue to protect one another.

  • 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

Remember: Open Enrollment is Here - Apply By 12/31/20 for Coverage Starting 1/1/21

Remember: Open Enrollment for plan year 2021 ends January 31, 2021. You must enroll by December 31, 2020 for January 1, 2021 healthcare coverage.

Open Enrollment is the yearly period when people can enroll in health coverage. You can enroll in or change coverage outside of Open Enrollment only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period because of a life change such as having a baby or losing your job.

GetCoveredNJ is the only place where you can apply for financial help to lower the cost of your monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs for health insurance. Open Enrollment is here. Shop and compare plans now, and check if you may qualify for financial help to lower your costs. Visit https://nj.gov/getcoverednj/index.shtml for more information.

NAMI NJ Online Support Groups Offered Over Holiday Week

Wednesday December 30th at 12pm

NAMI Family Support Group is a 60-90 minute support group for adult friends and family members (18+) of people with mental health conditions. Participants gain the support of peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others' challenges and successes.

REGISTER HERE https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCAMXBBlD4mNSQPS0V4bCc16pCtma2Zl40enFvqFAGR1CzQg/viewform

Wednesday December 30th at 7pm

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a 60-90 minute support group for adults (18+) with a mental health condition. Participants gain the support of peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others' challenges and successes.

REGISTER HERE https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCAMXBBlD4mNSQPS0V4bCc16pCtma2Zl40enFvqFAGR1CzQg/viewform

12/28/2020

Mercer County Health Officer Association Distribution of Moderna Vaccine Began Today in Hamilton Township

HAMILTON, NJ – Hamilton Township in collaboration with the Mercer County Health Officer Association (MCHOA) held the first COVID-19 vaccine clinic earlier today to Phase 1A healthcare workers.

In order to maximize COVID vaccination efforts, the Mercer County Health Officers Association has joined together to serve all communities within Mercer County throughout the four phases of the COVID-19 vaccination distribution. Under CDC and State health guidelines, the Moderna doses will first be distributed to healthcare workers who qualify under Phase 1A and who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19 through their employer or the federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long Term Care (LTC) Program administered through CVS and Walgreens.

This MCHOA is currently planning a series of COVID-19 vaccination clinics to support ongoing efforts to vaccinate healthcare workers which include emergency medical services. The MCHOA will administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations at clinics throughout Mercer County municipalities point of dispensing (POD) locations. The clinics will be held twice a week on a rotating schedule and have the capacity to handle 500 vaccines per week. The COVID-19 vaccine clinics will be by appointment only and subject to the availability of vaccine doses on hand or accessible within the supply chain.

“Hamilton Township is proud to partner with the Mercer County Health Officer Association in order to ensure that those on the frontlines in our fight against this virus receive the vaccine as quickly as possible,” said Mayor Jeff Martin. “The arrival of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is a continued step forward to provide protection to more of our community’s critical healthcare workforce and eventually the general adult population.”

“Vaccination is a critical component to protecting our residents,” stated Hamilton Township Health Officer Christopher Hellwig. “Working together to safeguard the citizens of Mercer County is exactly what the founding members of the MCHOA had in mind when they formed in 1972. Our vaccination clinics will continue that ideal and work to protect the public’s health particularly those that have been most impacted by COVID-19, while giving us a clear end to this pandemic.”

Local Health Departments are one piece of the puzzle to vaccinate the State goal of 70% of the adult population in 6 months. This collective effort will ensure that our residents are provided with the opportunity to receive their vaccination in a timely manner and in a safe medical setting. COVID-19 vaccines will continue to be rolled out in phases determined by the State. The Mercer County Health Officers Association collaboration will continue to work closely with federal, state, and local partners.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of December 28th, Mercer County has 18,318 total positive cases of COVID-19. As new cases continue to increase in New Jersey we must be continue to protect one another.

  • 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

Reminder: Our FREE Township Business Registry is Here For You!

Hamilton Township is here to help our local businesses!

The Hamilton Township Business Registry program has been a terrific success. Through this program the Township is able to relay key information to our businesses about grants, PPE discounts, rent/mortgage relief programs, and more, in a quick, effective manner.

As of today, 347 Hamilton businesses have signed up. Please don’t allow your local business to miss out-- register today!

www.HamiltonNJ.com/BusinessRegistry

12/24/2020 

Offices Closing Early Today December 24th

Hamilton Township Municipal Offices will close at 12:30PM today, while the Hamilton Township Public Library will be closing at 1PM.

We look forward to serving you again on Monday, December 28th, but until then, may you & yours have a healthy and joyful Christmas & holiday season!

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of December 24th, Mercer County has 17,890 total positive cases of COVID-19. As new cases continue to increase in New Jersey we must be continue to protect one another.

 

  • 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 Updates Week of December 28th-January 1st

    Monday, December 28th

    The Library Board of Trustees will be meeting via conference call beginning at 5pm. Click here for dial in instructions.

     

    Friday, January 1st

    In observance of New Year's Day, all Township Offices will be closed. Garbage WILL NOT be collected. Recycling collection by the Mercer County Improvement Authority will be moved to Saturday, January 2nd.

Severe Weather Expected in Our Area Tonight and Tomorrow

The National Weather Service is predicting strong winds, heavy rain, and thunderstorms for our area tonight into tomorrow morning.

 

PSE&G Reminders for Storm Prep:

  • Keep a flashlight & battery-powered radio as well as extra batteries on hand

  • Charge your cell phones, other electronic devices and power packs

  • Keep nonperishable foods handy

  • Know where your first aid kit is and that it is properly supplied

  • Never run a generator indoors

  • Stay 30 feet away from downed power

     

    To report a Power Outage Text OUT to 47734. The PSE&G Outage Map can be viewed at outagecenter.pseg.com

     

    To report a downed power line call 911 or call PSE&G at 1-800-436-7734 immediately.

     

    Optimum service has reported which have the potential to cause power outages that could impact your Internet, TV, and phone service. For helpful information on how you can prepare, visit optimum.net/stormprep. Sign up to receive service alerts by going to My Profile on Optimum's website.

    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 

12/23/2020

WATCH: Drive Through of Hamilton's Holiday in the Park

There is still time to visit Hamilton’s Holidays in the Park this holiday season!

Come visit Kuser Park now through January 1st for a nighttime light display drive thru. Unable to visit for yourself… check out lifelong Hamilton resident, Garrett Richardson’s video of Hamilton’s Holidays in the Park following our recent snow – we know you won’t be disappointed! Watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/HamiltonTwpNJ/videos/736975540529312

A special thank you to Mr. Garrett Richardson for capturing the holiday spirit in his video and sharing it with us.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of December 23rd, Mercer County has 17,790 total positive cases of COVID-19. As new cases continue to increase in New Jersey we must be continue to protect one another.

  • 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

    Mercer County to Offer Free COVID-19 Saliva Testing Wednesday 12/30

    Mercer County has announced that the they, in partnership with Vault Health Services, will offer free COVID-19 (coronavirus) saliva testing. The free tests will be available to residents age 14 or older and anyone who works as a first responder or health care worker in Mercer County.

    The free coronavirus testing will take place on Wednesday, December 30, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the CURE Insurance Arena located at 81 Hamilton Ave. Attendees should use Parking Lot 2 off South Broad Street to access Gate A. Testing will be conducted in the arena concourse.

    Those being tested need to bring identification showing Mercer County residency and a smartphone or tablet if you have one. No prescription is necessary. Testees also need to avoid eating, drinking, chewing gum or smoking 30 minutes prior to taking the test.

    If you want to avoid the lines, Mercer County also offers an at-home saliva test for COVID-19, which can be requested by visiting Mercer Cares. Help with the online registration process will be available at the arena. Testing on these dates will be limited to 300 people on each of the two days but additional pop-up testing sites will be scheduled throughout the County in the near future. 

    Mental Health Resources Are Available for NJ Residents and Our First Responders

    Many people often find the holidays a stressful and difficult time to handle and manage. With the COVID-19 pandemic on top of it, many are feeling stressed and burnt out, and it is okay to admit you're not okay.

    Any New Jersey resident can find free, confidential emotional support from MHANJ daily from 8am-8pm by :

  • Visiting https://www.mhanj.org/

  • Call 866-202-HELP

  • Texting "NJHOPE" to 51684

    Those who are deaf and hard-of-hearing can reach this service via videophone, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm by dialing 973-870-0677

    The NJ Department of Human Services and Rutgers UBHC are providing emotional support and crisis counseling to health care workers and first responders impacted by COVID19:

  • Call 833-416-8773

  • Visit www.healhealthcareworkers.com

    For our law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMS professionals and other first responders, RISE NJ First Responders also offers live support from specialists and peers daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with emergency support available 24/7:

12/22/2020

WATCH: This Month in Hamilton with Mayor Martin and Fire Chief Richard Kraemer

Today, Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin and Hamilton Township School District Superintendent Dr. Scott Rocco sat down to film the August episode of “This Month in Hamilton,” a new monthly radio show hosted by Mayor Martin on WBCB 1490AM radio. 

To see this broadcast, visit:

https://www.facebook.com/WBCB1490/videos/128028155707207/ or through

www.wbcb1490.com tomorrow, December 23rd at 5 pm. 

Listen and watch "This Month in Hamilton" live on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 10 AM at www.facebook.com/WBCB1490.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of December 22nd, Mercer County has 17,625 total positive cases of COVID-19. As new cases continue to increase in New Jersey we must be continue to protect one another.

  • 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

    Martel Family Receives Proclamation from Mayor & Council Celebrating Win on ABC's Great Christmas Light Fight

    Yesterday, Mayor Martin and Councilmembers Tighe, Papero and Whalen visited the Martel Christmas Wonderland to present a proclamation to the Martel Family celebrating their win on ABC's Great Christmas Light Fight on December 15th. We as a Township are so proud to have them in Hamilton and are grateful for the joy they bring to all who visit!

    Hamilton Township Gives Back This Holiday Season

    Today we wanted to pause and thank our residents, employees and businesses alike who have made us #HamiltonProud all year long with your generosity and willingness to help others.

    In the last month alone:

  • The CWA Local 1042 Union presented the Hamilton Township Health Division with $3,000.00 worth of Walmart Gift Cards – allowing us the opportunity to present 14 Hamilton families in need with gift cards that can help to make the season a little easier for food and presents.

  • The John O. Wilson Hamilton Neighborhood Center, INC collected and in turn was able to present over 100 Hamilton Township children with hats, gloves, coats and presents – just in time for the recent snow storm.

  • The Hamilton Police Division ran our Toys for Tots Drive and collected more than 80 boxes of unwrapped toys for children ages 4 – 18. We know these present will make a difference in the lives of so many this holiday season.

  • And, the CYO of Mercer County Bromley Center also ran a food drive for the holiday season and will be distributing such this week to in need Hamilton families.

    REMINDER: Register for the FREE Township Business Registry

    Hamilton Township is here to help our local businesses!

    The Hamilton Township Business Registry program has been a terrific success. Through this program the Township is able to relay key information to our businesses about grants, PPE discounts, rent/mortgage relief programs, and more, in a quick, effective manner.

    As of today, 347 Hamilton businesses have signed up. Please don’t allow your local business to miss out-- register today!

    www.HamiltonNJ.com/BusinessRegistry

12/21/2020

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-Hamilton Staff Begins to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

Following weeks of preparation, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton began administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to its high-risk, frontline employees today. The hospital opened its employee vaccine clinic at 7 am and employees were welcomed with cheers of support from the administrative team and hospital staff. 

Victoria Bradeis, a respiratory therapist, and Meghan Rolston, RN, an ICU nurse, were among the very first RWJUH Hamilton team members to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today. We are so grateful to have RWJ in Hamilton and for their dedicated employees who have faced this pandemic head on to continue to provide care to all who need it.

“Today is the first step in our local fight against the virus." said Mayor Jeff Martin. "We are forever indebted to RWJ Hamilton and their team of nurses, doctors and staff who have been on the frontline of this fight since the spring. It is only fitting they get the first doses. We still have a long way to go so be sure to still wear a mask, keep a safe distance and wash your hands regularly."

Photo Left to right:

Meghan Rolston, RN ; William Walsh, President, Board of Trustees, RWJUH Hamilton; Mayor Jeff Martin, Hamilton Township, NJ; Joan Bercari, MSN, RN, Vice President, Quality, RWJUH Hamilton; Mayor David Fried, Robbinsville, NJ; Victoria Bradeis, Respiratory Therapist; Richard Freeman, President & Chief Executive Officer, RWJUH Hamilton; Seth D. Rosenbaum, MD, MMM, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, RWJUH Hamilton

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of December 21st, Mercer County has 17,450 total positive cases of COVID-19. As new cases continue to increase in New Jersey we must be continue to protect one another.

 

  • 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

    Hamilton Township Welcomes Children’s Home Society of New Jersey Liberty Street Early Head Start Center

    Hamilton Township is proud to welcome The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey’s new Early Head Start center to their Liberty Street location.

     

    Earlier this year, The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey (CHSofNJ) was awarded a federal grant to expand its Early Head Start center-based program. Under this grant, the agency has purchased and begun accepting construction bids to renovate 1435 Liberty Street. The building, which previously housed an adult day center, will undergo extensive renovations to now deliver care and education for 80 infants, toddlers, and their families. The center, located on the border of Hamilton and Trenton, will also provide office space for the program’s home visitors, who will serve an additional 147 infants, toddlers, and pregnant women.

     

    The reconfigured space will include ten state-of-the-art classrooms – five infant classrooms and five toddler classrooms; ample indoor play space and an outdoor playground; office space for staff and the program nurse; conference rooms and community meeting space; a laundry room; and a commercial-grade kitchen to prepare daily meals and snacks as well as nutritious food for socialization events for all 541 infants, toddlers, preschoolers and pregnant moms enrolled in CHSofNJ’s Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) programs, including those served at the agency’s existing four sites in Trenton (715 Bellevue Avenue; 1198 Southard Street; 794 East State Street, and 1746 South Clinton Avenue).

     

    Zoning Board approval was received in November 2020, and construction is expected to begin in late December 2020/early January 2021. Construction is anticipated to be completed in July 2021, and the facility will be operational in time for the 2021/2022 school year. This project will create an estimated 50 local construction jobs and ongoing employment for 40 early childhood and support staff.

     

    “We are grateful that The Children’s Home Society of NJ decided to make Hamilton the home for their Early Head Start Center,” said Mayor Jeff Martin. “The services provided by Head Start programs are critical for low-income families and children in the most impactful time of their lives and have proven to have immediate and lasting effects across multiple generations. Under the leadership of Mr. Isaac Dorsey, the Hamilton center is sure to help our community thrive under the Head Start model for many years to come.”

     

    The Head Start/Early Head Start program embraces the comprehensive services model to promote school readiness in children from low-income families. The program supports children’s growth and development in a positive learning environment through a variety of services, including: evidence-based early childhood education; health, mental health, and disabilities services; family support services, including help with education/training and employment, and parent engagement in their children’s education; and more. Children enrolled in Early Head Start will transition into CHSofNJ’s Head Start program. As a result of the EHS and HS options, CHSofNJ is able to provide families with education and support from pregnancy through age 5.

     

    “The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey Early Head Start program is proud to provide these important early childhood education services in Trenton, and we are thrilled to now expand our reach to serve families in Hamilton as well,” stated Isaac Dorsey, Executive Director, CHSofNJ Head Start/Early Head Start. “From our conversations with Hamilton’s Mayor, Jeff Martin, it is clear that he shares our vision and goal to strengthen and support families in our community to achieve their full potential. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Cities of Trenton and Hamilton in our mission of saving children’s lives and building healthy families.”

     

    More information on The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey Early Head Start program can be found on their website at www.chsofnj.org

12/18/2020

A Special Message from Mayor Jeff Martin

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of December 18th, Mercer County has 16,998 total positive cases of COVID-19. As new cases continue to increase in New Jersey we must be continue to protect one another.

 

  • 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

     

    Congratulations to the Social Profit Center - New Jersey Future Smart Growth Awards Winner!

We are #HamiltonProud of Social Profit Center through Isles, Inc. – a 2020 New Jersey Future Smart Growth Award recipient. 

The Social Profit Center at Mill One took an innovative approach – creating workspaces for nonprofits, social impact businesses and artist alike while helping to revitalize the community. To learn more about why the Social Profit Center at Mill One received this prestigious award be sure to check out this video (at the 22minute mark): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk1267-ZuMY

 

Township Updates Week of December 21st-25th

Tuesday, December 22nd

There will be no December meeting of the Shade Tree Commission.

Thursday, December 24th

In observance of the Christmas Eve holiday, all Township Offices will operate on a half day schedule, closing at 12:30pm. Garbage WILL be collected.

Friday, December 25th

In observance of the Christmas holiday, all Township Offices will be CLOSED. Garbage WILL NOT be collected.

12/17/2020

Congratulations to the Martel Family!