Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19)
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We understand that potential exposure to COVID-19 can be concerning, however now is the time for preparedness and not panic. Washington Township is committed to protecting our residents, staff and the entire community throughout this public health concern while maintaining all emergency and public services. Township representatives will continue to remain in contact with health care professionals to determine any and all actions moving forward and will update the community accordingly. Below is a collection of resources and information about COVID-19 compiled by the town for residents' convenience.

Latest information:

  • Please read the following message from Washington Township's Office of Emergency Management.
  • The Gloucester County Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Emergency Management have announced additional positive COVID-19 cases in Washington Township. This brings our total to 5 confirmed cases. At this time, the overall threat of COVID-19 to Gloucester County residents remains low. Gloucester County is expecting cases to rise. New Jersey residents can call 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253 with questions. The call center is open 24/7 and has multi-language capacity. The Gloucester County Health Department is working with New Jersey’s Health Department to conduct a full assessment that includes identifying the contacts these individuals have had. Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, text your zip code to 898-211. For more information visit
  • 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 -
    *Sean Longfellow -
    *Dana Pasqualone -
    *Andra Williams -
    *Andrea Dougherty -
  • Both Mayor Joann Gattinelli, Chief Pat Gurcsik, and Council President Joe Perry have released videos addressing the COVID-19 outbreak

Local Impact:

Municipal Building

  • The building will be closed on a week to week basis.  Operating with essential staff only.
  • All meetings are cancelled for council, boards and commissions.
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Mayor Gattinelli and her administration have cancelled the Spring Shred Event originally scheduled for April 4th for the safety and health of our residents. We hope residents will come out to join us for the Fall Shred Event scheduled for Saturday, October 17th. Thank you for your continued cooperation during this time.
  • Due to the Governor's declaration prohibiting large gatherings the zoning board has cancelled the April 6th meeting.

Clerks Office

  • The Clerk's office will be closed, however, information can be requested via email or phone message, and they will be fulfilled.

Tax Office

  • 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 Colette Bachich at (856) 589-0520 x227 or at


  • 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. All library events have been cancelled until the end of April and book returns have been extended.  The book drop is currently still available if you'd like to return your books


  • Per the State Supreme Court Directive, courts will be closed effective immediately.

Public Works

  • Trash pickup and other municipal services will continue their normal operations.

Parks and Rec

  • All youth sports are suspended indefinitely
  • Senior center and CAC building are closed indefinitely
  • Washington Lake Park will remain open from 6 am to 8 pm every day, for healthful, passive recreation only. Park staff and law enforcement will continue routine patrols of the park. Please remember to practice social distancing.
  • Due to COVID-19, Beginning Saturday, March 21st, the Washington Township Municipal Golf Course will be closed until further notice.

Police Department

  • The police department is continuing to function and services will continue to be provided.

Construction Office

  • During the building closure, please contact John DiStefano at (856) 589-0520x215 or at


  • During the building closure, please contact John DiStefano at (856) 589-0520x215 or at

Talking Points:

  • 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:

Washington Township:
Washington Township Public Schools:
Gloucester County:
Business Owners:

State Information:
General Information: