Board of Health
- Thomas Romano, President
- Paula Zeliff-Murphy, Vice President
- Monique McNeilly, Secretary
- Rosemarie Maio
- Diana Kuncken
- Laura Riccardi
- Carmen Pico
STANHOPE BOARD OF HEALTH
NOTICE OF MEETINGS
TAKE NOTICE the Board of Health of the Borough of Stanhope has scheduled the following meeting dates for 2024:
February 14, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11, and January 8, 2025 reorganization/regular meeting. All meetings will be held at 7:00 P.M. at the Municipal Building, 77 Main Street, Stanhope, New Jersey. (No meetings are held in July or August)
Monique McNeilly, Secretary
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Pet License Application Form(Dogs and Cats) 2024
RADON KITS are available for purchase at Borough Hall. Radon occurs naturally and could be inside your home. Testing is important because radon can cause serious health problems like lung cancer. Testing is simple and inexpensive. Get started today. Cost for Radon Kit is $15.00 (payable by cash, check or money order)
April Is Autism Awareness Month Flyer
Protect Your Family From Lead Flyer
Special Child Health Services Case Management (Birth Through Adulthood)
ACS Skin Cancer Prevention Tips
Measles Frequently Asked Questions
Ticks and Lyme Disease Information
Lyme Disease Brochure
Sussex County Dept of Health Mosquito Information 2023
Flu Clinics/Covid Vaccines/Women’s Health Screenings & Child Health Clinics
The Sussex County Division of Health, Office of Public Health Nursing, has multiple clinics scheduled for the coming months. They are providing Flu Clinics, Covid-19 Vaccines, Women’s Health Screenings, Well Child Clinic (complete physical exams, screenings, and age appropriate immunizations for children from 0-5 years old), and Free Vaccines.
Click on these links for information:
Click Here for Link to the Sussex County Division of Health Website
The Sussex County Office of Public Health Nursing can be reached at 973-579-0570 Ext. 1211
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.
Click Here for Food Pantry List
St. Michael’s Food Pantry (Route 46, Netcong) – The St. Michael’s Food Pantry serves residents in need from all area towns. The Food Pantry has re-opened and it is open every Friday from 9am-2pm and provides non-perishable foods, fresh produce each month and meats. Other assistance is also available.
Mental Health & Addiction Help Related to COVID
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.
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 Employment Opportunities Available: https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/
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
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.