Board of Health
- Janett Gibbons, President
- Thomas Romano, Vice President
- Monique McNeilly, Secretary
- Doreen Thistleton
- Paula Zeliff-Murphy
- John Savino
Halloween 2020 Celebration Guidance from the NJ Department of Health
Borough Advisory Message:
Preventing Backups – Think Before You Flush!
Unlike toilet paper, these materials cannot disintegrate properly, which can clog sewer pipes, cause sewer line breaks, and put a strain on our local wastewater treatment facility. Even “flushable” wipes can lead to sewer backups.
Never flush these items down the drain – put them in the trash instead:
- Baby/facial/cleaning wipes
- Personal care products
- Dental floss
- Cotton swabs/balls
- Rags & Towels
- Rubber Items (like latex gloves)
- Plastic Items
- Paper towels
*Please know that any blockage from the curb into the property is the responsibility of the homeowner and you are financially responsible for clearing the line.
CARES Act Monies for Businesses (October 13, 2020)
Governor Murphy announced today that $100.0 million in State CARES Act monies would be made available as follows: $70.0 million for restaurants, microbusinesses, and other small businesses through Phase 3 of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program; $15.0 million to support renters through the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program; $10.0 million to help small businesses purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) through the NJEDA Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program; and, $5.0 million to support food banks and other hunger relief efforts.
Attention Business Owners: Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program (October 19, 2020)
Please visit the following links to review the NJEDA power point which highlights details of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program – Phase 3 and the pre-application and application details.
View the presentation: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6717343554996550667
Download the slideshow: https://njbia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/NJBIA-Webinar-Phase-3-Grant-Program.pdf
You MUST pre-register in order to register for this grant, even if you applied for other State grants including PPP, EIDL, Small Business Emergency Assistance Phase 1 & Phase 2. You will not be able to access the grant without registering in advance. No pre-registrations will not be taken when the grant application opens.
When pre-registering you will be told that you will receive an email confirmation. The email confirmation will not be delivered immediately. The NJEDA is having some technical issues today and email confirmations will be delayed. Please be patient. You have all week to receive these. They will not affect your registration process.
Once you receive your email, hold onto it for your application day. You will need it to register to apply.
Sussex County Department of Health Press Releases for November 30, 2020
The Sussex County Health Department has reported that 65 residents (as of November 30th) have tested positive for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. We ask that you keep these residents and their families in your thoughts.
The Borough continues to closely monitor the situation within the community and will take appropriate actions as directed by the Sussex County Health Department and the State of New Jersey to mitigate the spread of the virus.
In order to do our part in flattening the curve, please continue to follow the CDC recommendations which include maintaining social distance, complying with hand hygiene practices and notifying your physician if you become ill with symptoms such as, but are not limited to, cough, fever and shortness of breath.
In this time of social distancing one way is to engage with your friend online and do your part to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.
Stay up to date on COVID-19 Information:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
The CDC has updated their COVID-19 website, specifically the section on how to protect yourself: https://www.cdc.gov/
Sussex County Board of Health Coronavirus Information: https://www.sussex.nj.us/cn/webpage.cfm?tpid=17089
NJ State COVID-19: https://covid19.nj.gov/
Sussex County COVID-19 Hotline
The Sussex County Division of Health COVID-19 Hotline is now open. Residents may call the Hotline number at 973-579-9488 to speak with a Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) staff member or Sussex County Medical Reserve Corp volunteer. The Hotline’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Additional information for residents can be found on the SCDOH website: Sussex County Website https://sussex.nj.us/covid19
The 14-day quarantine travel advisory applies to travel from certain states identified as those that have a positive COVID-19 test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or have a 10% or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average (“impacted states.”)
Grief & Loss Support Offered by Atlantic Health
Atlantic Health has an ongoing webinar on Grief and Loss Support occurring Wednesdays at Noon. Grief and Loss Support Flier
SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE
Social Security remains committed to providing uninterrupted benefits and vital services the public relies on, especially during the current coronavirus pandemic. Despite challenges government and businesses face at this time, Social Security wants people to know they remain ready and able to help by phone with most Social Security matters.
Local community members who live in ZIP Codes 07416, 07418 – 19, 07422, 07428, 07439, 07460 – 62, 07821 – 22, 07826 – 27, 07837, 07839, 07843, 07848, 07851, 07855, 07860, 07871, 07874 – 75, 07877, 07879, 07881, and 07890 may speak with a representative by calling the local Newton Social Security office at 1-877-575-5189 or our National 800 Number at 1-800-772-1213 (1-800-325-0778 TTY). For people who live in other parts of the area, Social Security provides local office phone numbers conveniently online Social Security Office Locator, at www.ssa.gov/locator.
Although the offices are not providing service for walk-in visitors, they may be able to schedule an appointment for limited, critical issues if someone needs help that cannot be provided by phone or online.
Please utilize Social Security’s secure and convenient online services to:
- Apply for Retirement, Disability, and Medicare benefits,
- Check the status of an application or appeal,
- Request a replacement Social Security card (in most areas),
- Print a benefit verification letter, and
- Much more.
Most business with SSA can be done online but we know that many people still rely on phone or in-person help. That’s why we want people to know they can still count on us by phone.
Lastly, Social Security knows that getting medical and other documentation can be difficult due to the pandemic. The deadlines continue to be extended wherever possible.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information:
NOTE OF IMPORTANCE: Alcohol based hand rub should contain ethanol or isopropanol alcohol, not methanol alcohol. Methanol alcohol is a toxic alcohol and can cause blindness and/or death when absorbed through the skin or when swallowed. FDA Warning Regarding Hand Sanitizers
Click Below to View the Sussex County Newsletter which contains a great deal of helpful information and links for assistance:
Sussex County Newsletter
For up to date information and to sign up to receive email alerts, please go the the link listed here: Sussex County Division of Health Website
Flyer Regarding Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave & Expanded Family & Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
COVID-19 Emergency Response Resource Directory contains contact information for a varied amount of sources within the County, State and US such as: Hotlines; Social Services; Food Banks; Emergency Shelters; Senior Services; Veterans Services; Etc.
NJSP DMI COVID 19 RESOURCE GUIDE 042220
Find a COVID-19 Testing Site:
Click Here to Access Site to Find Testing Location: COVID-19 Testing Site Locator
Current Testing Information
Click Box “Get Tested”
On next page scroll to bottom and enter zip code.
Map shows locations to receive a test.
Also note below “COVID Test At-Home”
There are 2 choices now:
COVID-19 Child Care Tuition Assistance Program
The applications for the COVID-19 Child Care Tuition Assistance Program open today, September 21, 2020. Eligible families in need of child care for their school age children as schools have opened remotely can apply online at www.childcarenj.gov/COVID19.
The tuition assistance is part of $250 million plan announced last month by Governor Murphy to support working families and child care. This new program will provide tuition assistance to New Jersey families with incomes up to $75,000 in need of either full or part-time child care depending on their school’s remote learning schedule. The department will consider applications until funding is exhausted.
Listed below you will find fliers with more information and details about the program including a Spanish version.
New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard Figures for Monday, October 12th
As of Monday, October 12th , there were an additional 478 positive reported cases of COVID-19 for a statewide total of 214,097. The 478 cases reported Monday mark the first time since Sept. 23 the state had fewer than 500 new positive tests. There was 1 new death reported for a statewide total of 14,387 related to COVID-19 complications in New Jersey. In addition to those confirmed, there are 1,788 probable deaths and combining this number with confirmed deaths, the total is 16,175. Two hundred and sixteen (216) days have passed since the state announced its first fatality from the outbreak on March 10th.
Additional Sources of Information
The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the Public on COVID-19. The New Jersey Department of Health has a 24 hour Public Hotline for anyone with questions or concerns relating to COVID-19:
- Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7am-11pm)
- Call (Clinical Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
- Text: NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts
- Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance
In addition, the State of New Jersey created an online COVID-19 Information Hub which can be accessed at this website: https://covid19.nj.gov/
USDA Unveils Tool to Help Rural Communities Address the COVID-19 Pandemic. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a first-of-its-kind resource for rural leaders looking for federal funding and partnership opportunities to help address this pandemic.
The USDA has taken many immediate actions to assist farmers, ranchers, producers, rural communities, and rural-based businesses and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on these actions, visithttps://www.usda.gov/coronavirus
NJ Temporary Rental Assistance Program: The DCA is pleased to announce the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which will provide temporary rental assistance to selected low and moderate income households who have experienced unemployment or reduced income due to the pandemic. For more information on the program and how to apply, visit https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisio
Click Here to View Executive Order 123 Insurance Premiums
On April 9th, Governor Murphy announced Executive Order No. 123 to extend a 60-day grace period for health and dental insurance, as well as a 90-day grace period for home, auto, life and renters insurance, for residents who are unable to pay their insurance premiums because of the financial hardship caused by COVID-19.
A new video on the New Jersey State Parks and Forests Facebook page also illustrates these recommendations: Video Outlining Rules for Visiting State Parks
Employment Opportunities Available: The NJ COVID-19 jobs portal still lists nearly 50,000 positions available: https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/
Click Here for Information Regarding Rumor Control and Disinformation Updates from NJ Homeland Security https://www.njhomelandsecurity.gov/covid19
Food Pantry Services and Home Delivery Services:
Need food pantry home delivery? The Hunger Coalition stakeholders and the Sussex County Human Services Advisory Council are collaborating to create a safe, efficient method of food distribution for those in Sussex County.
A list of the most up-to-date food pantry services currently being offered can be found at https://www.sussex.nj.us/documents/coronavirus-2020/food-pantry-update.pdf.
NORWESCAP Pathways 2 Prosperity is offering food delivery services every Tuesday for those who are not able to drive or lack transportation. To request delivery service please call 973-862-6680 or email email@example.com for further details. For information regarding how you can contribute donations please contact Jennifer Salt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Health Services
If you are feeling stressed about the novel coronavirus and would like to talk with a mental health professional. The NJ Department of Human Services operates a toll free “warm line” which is a resource for people
seeking mental health service. The warm line is activated during events that impact the mental health of New Jersey residents. The warm line is available 24 hours and has language access; (877) 294-HELP (4357).
NOTE: The “warm line” does not replace 911 and is not used to report emergencies.
Mental Health Hotline: 866-202-4357
NJ Hopeline (Peer Support & Suicide Prevention Hotline): 1-855-654-6735
COVID-19 Information for Sussex County Businesses:
Sussex County Chamber of Commerce
The County of Sussex, in partnership with the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce and the Sussex County Economic Development partnership, has created a mapping application to help local businesses connect with residents as our county recovers from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
This new resource will help our community support its businesses and make shopping local easier by providing information about what is open, what services are being offered, how the services are being delivered and more. If you would like to be a part of this effort, please fill out the Sussex County Business Reopening Survey located on the County of Sussex website. You will be able to upload an advertising flyer in addition to providing information about your business location, hours of operation, special services, etc. There is no charge to participate. I strongly encourage all of our members to get on the map!
If you have any questions, please contact:
Tammie A. Horsfield, President
Sussex County Chamber of Commerce
Sussex County Economic Development Partnership
120 Hampton House Road, Newton, N.J. 07860
The NJ Business Action Center has put together a comprehensive list of COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Information at cv.business.nj.gov for New Jersey businesses. Information categories (many updated daily) include:
- Business Operations Guidance
- Guidance for Employers
- Economic Assistance for Businesses
- Benefits for Impacted Individuals
- General Information about COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus
Additional information from the State of NJ is available:
- By calling the Helpline at 1-800-Jersey7
- For written questions from businesses you can use the Chat Bot (located in the lower right corner of the page). Click the link and then chat with an expert. Someone will respond as soon as possible.
About the Board of Health
The Board of Health in conjunction with the Sussex County Health Department provides an array of health promotion and disease prevention programs such as male and female cancer screenings, skin cancer screening, blood pressure testing, and flu & pneumonia vaccinations. Environmental health services include inspection of restaurants and retail food vendors, inspection of public bathing facilities, free rabies immunization clinic, mosquito control and radon kits at a reasonable price. Animal control services are provided for stray dogs and cats, and other animal related concerns.
The Board of Health meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm at the Stanhope Municipal Building at 77 Main Street.
The Stanhope Board of Health can be reached through the Board Secretary, Monique McNeilly, at 973-347-2435. Or you can send an email to: email@example.com
The Sussex County Division of Health and Human Services Office can be reached at 973-579-0370 or through their website: Please click here for a full report on services provided by the Sussex County Department of Environmental & Public Health Services
All dogs and cats residing in Stanhope Borough are required to have a valid license and current rabies vaccination.
Please submit your dog and cat license registration as soon as possible. Payment must be by check or money order, made payable to Stanhope Borough. You can send in the registration by mail or you may drop it off in the mail slot located on the front door of the municipal building. The licenses will be processed and mailed back to you. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk’s Office.