- The Municipal Building is back open to the public! A face mask/covering is required at all times when entering the building and we remind residents to keep a safe social distance of 6 feet. Find more information here.
- Find a full playlist of video messages from Washington Township Officials regarding the COVID-19 pandemic here
- The building will be opening to the public on June 22nd. Operating with full staff. Guidelines and protocols will be in place to help stop the spread.
- All meetings are for council, boards and commissions are back to their regular schedule.
- All members of Washington Township Council contribute daily to the well-being and continuation of Government. We will be posting Councilmembers official township emails so that you as a resident can also contact them directly as well. We want to insure residents that all members of the governing body and first responders are fully committed to doing their part during the COVID-19 situation.
- Joseph Perry - JPerry@twp.washington.nj.us
- Sean Longfellow - SLongfellow@twp.washington.nj.us
- Dana Pasqualone - DPasqualone@twp.washington.nj.us
- Andra Williams - AWilliams@twp.washington.nj.us
- Andrea Dougherty - ADougherty@twp.washington.nj.us
- The Clerk's office is now open to the public, however information can be requested via email or phone message, and they will be fulfilled.
- Click here for instructions to request a Vital Record (copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate) for those who wish to utilize our municipal dropbox during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Tax Office is now open to the public. Online payments can be submitted here or can be dropped in the lockbox outside the Municipal Building. Lockbox will be checked daily. Any other questions or concerns can be directed to Sheila Garrison at (856) 589-0520 x257 or at SGarrison@twp.washington.nj.us
Also, in light of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the State has placed funding for Homestead Credits and the NJ Senior Freeze (please still fill out booklet to maintain base year) in reserve to meet emergency and statutorily required obligations. Your bill has been adjusted accordingly. While this action is highly regrettable, it is necessary due to the highly fluid and unanticipated fiscal impact of the COVID-19 event on Statewide revenues. Re-issuance of the Homestead Benefit Credit will be revisited if conditions warrant it. We appreciate your anticipated cooperation and look forward to working cooperatively with you during this difficult time.
- The building will be closed on a week-to-week basis. Check their website for more information.
- The library is currently closed until further notice. Librarian by appointment and computers by appointment are now available, and the library is still offering curbside pickup of library materials for Heggan cardholders. You can visit their website or call the library at 589-3334 for assistance with placing holds on library items.
- Per the State Supreme Court Directive, courts will be closed effective immediately.
- Trash pickup and other municipal services will continue their normal operations.
Parks and Rec
- Pavillion Rentals at Washington Lake Park will start July 1, 2020.
- Organized sports in New Jersey — including youth and adult recreation leagues, as well as high school and college athletics — will be allowed to resume, with safety restrictions, starting June 22, Gov. Phil Murphy announced
- State Guidelines for orginized sports
- Waiver of Liability
- Senior center and CAC building are closed indefinitely
- Washington Lake Park is open to the public, but social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Park staff and law enforcement will continue routine patrols of the park. Please remember to practice social distancing.
- The police department is continuing to function and services will continue to be provided.
Construction & Zoning Office
- Our Construction and Zoning Department is open to the public and are still processing permits through this outbreak. Any permits can be downloaded from our website from the respective department page (Construction or Zoning).
- During the building closure, please contact John DiStefano at (856) 589-0520x215 or at JDiStefano@twp.washington.nj.us
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 second.
Documents & Resources:
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act Overview, Benefits Chart, Questions and Answers
- FFRCA Frequently Asked Questions
- FFRCA Employee Paid Leave Rights
- FFRCA Employer Paid Leave Requirements
- Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting
- Unemployment Website
- For veterans in crisis, help is available by:
- Calling the Veteran Crisis Line at 1 (800) 273-8255 and press 1
- Visiting VeteransCrisisLine.Net/Chat
- Texting 838255
- Find answers to frequently asked questions on the State website or call the 24/7 hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if using out-of-state phone line.
- New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency’s (NJHMFA) housing counseling initiative
- COVID-19 Fact Sheet
- What can you do?
- How to stop the spread
- The Paycheck Protection Program (Fact sheet & Application)
- COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan
- Coronavirus Emergency Loans - Small Business Guide and Checklist
- Emergency Eligibility Assistance Wizard
- Self Employed Pandemic Unemployment Assitance Guide & FAQ
- State Website dedicated to business concerns
- SNJDC COVID-19 Update
- NJDOH Guide for Businesses
- Disaster Assistance Loan
- Conner, Strong, & Buckelew general guidance to business interruptions
- Washington Township COVID-19 Statement
- Construction and Tax Payment Information
- List of Pharmacies and their Hours of Operation
- List of Grocery Stores and their Hours of Operation
- List of Food Services & Restaurants and their Hours of Operation
- List of Stores and their Hours of Operation
- Superintendent Bollendorf provides an update regarding the end of the school year
- Superintendent Bollendorf addresses the closing of all in-persons instruct at schools in NJ
- School Closing Information
- Action Plan Progression
- Low Cost Internet Options
- Gloucester County "Open For Business" Dashboard
- COVID-19 Dashboard
- Gloucester County Cleaning Recommendation
- Find answers to frequently asked questions on their website or call the 24/7 hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if using out-of-state phone line.
- State Information Hub
- Department of Labor
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.
- On the top navigation, scroll to the right for “Need Help” and unveil the drop down menu
- Choose "Send an Email"
- Choose Email: Submit a message through our new online form.
- Follow the prompts
- List of Governor Murphy's Executive Orders
- In a joint effort by the ROIC, NJOEM and NJOHSP, in order to combat rumors and disinformation regarding COVID-19, the COVID-19 Rumor Control and Disinformation site has been established and gone live. https://www.njhomelandsecurity.gov/covid19
- NJVOAD has updated http://helpnjnow.org website to accept direct cash donations for NJ Pandemic Relief Fund and other NJ organizations addressing our needs.
- NJ Human Services continue to protect and maintain continued benefits for residents
- Governor Phil Murphy orders the closure of numerous buildings/organizations/events
- Governor Phil Murphy declares State of Emergency