Morris County COVID Information Updated 4/23

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In response to the NJ Department of Health’s request, the County temporarily suspended vaccination of homebound persons. Below is a press release which details additional information.

The County received J&J vaccination from the NJDOH for this initiative. Vaccinations commenced last week and all vaccinations included a post-vaccination observation period for any adverse reactions. To date, no adverse reaction have been noted in persons who received a J&J vaccination from the County.

The County hopes to resume vaccination once approval is granted by the FDA, CDC, and NJDOH.

4-13-21: Statement from NJ Health Commissioner

03-25-21: County of Morris Biannual Covid Newsletter

COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Support Line for Ages 75 and Older

The New Jersey Department of Health is providing vaccination scheduling for seniors ages 75 and older.

  • Outbound Calls: Individuals 75 and older, who are registered on the New Jersey Vaccination Scheduling System (NJVSS) will receive a call from the state to schedule a vaccination appointment at a NJVSS location (e.g. Walmart, Shop-Rite).
  • Inbound Calls: The New Jersey Vaccination Support Line (856-249-7007) can be used for the following:
    • Rescheduling of dedicated appointments
    • Registration and addition to the 75+ to the NJVSS waiting list
    • Scheduling at other NJVSS vaccination sites

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Statement from NJ Health Commissioner

NJ Govener Phil Murphy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

April 13, 2021

ICYMI: Statement from New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli

Out of an abundance of caution and following the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the New Jersey Department of Health this morning paused the administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine across all vaccination sites in the state.

The CDC and the FDA are reviewing the data involving six reported cases—among nearly 7 million doses administered in the U.S.—in women between the ages of 18 and 48 who received the J&J vaccine. Symptoms occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination. In these cases, a type of blood clot called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis was seen in combination with low levels of blood platelets. Both the CDC and FDA have said that these adverse events are extremely rare. According to the FDA and CDC, individuals who have received the vaccine and develop abdominal pain, leg pain, shortness of breath, severe headache or other unusual symptoms within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider. 

All New Jersey vaccination sites have been told to cancel or put on hold appointments for the J&J vaccine until further notice. For individuals scheduled to receive the J&J vaccine, the Department will work with all vaccination sites to make arrangements for the administration of an alternative two-dose vaccine. We will work with all sites, as needed, to reschedule vaccination appointments.

The Department will await further guidance from the federal government. The federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting tomorrow to discuss these adverse events and make recommendations to the CDC on how to proceed.

Latest Morris County COVID Information

VACCINES

  •  A phone line to help New Jersey residents, especially seniors, schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment will go live Monday, January 25.  The phone line (1-855-568-0545) will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • Pre-Register for Vaccine on State Site
  • Pre-Register for Vaccine on County Site
  • Morris County is home to one of the six state vaccine mega sites located at Rockaway Townsquare. To register for a vaccination appointment at the Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center, go to https://atlantichealth.org/covidvaccine
  • The Morris County Health Office advises to sign up on all three sites.

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Garbage Pickup Notice

Due to Coronavirus, many services continue to operate under a State of Emergency. We have been contacted by our garbage hauler who has indicated we may experience service interruptions. This means that over the next few months, our garbage company may experience staffing shortages which may impact our scheduled pickups. 

We encourage residents to put their garbage out the night before, as pick-up may begin by 2:00 am. If your garbage is not picked up early in the morning, it may be picked up by the end of the day.

We will alert residents if there are any significant changes to our pickup schedule. 

We ask for your patience as we navigate through this challenging time. 

Stay Safe,

Jason C. Karr
Mayor

Municipal Court Update

In an effort to maintain public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the municipal court will continue to host remote virtual court sessions.  Please contact us to schedule a proceeding and/or provide updated personal information.   

If you are disputing a traffic ticket and do not wish to appear in court, many cases are now eligible for review through the Online Municipal Case Resolution System at njmcdirect.com. You may select the option for case dispute and enter your ticket information.  Eligible traffic tickets will be reviewed by the prosecutor and you will be notified with their recommendation. 

Our office is here to serve you during the hours of 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday.   While the building is closed for public entry, you may call the court to schedule an appointment at 973-538-4019. We are committed to delivering exceptional customer service in “The Community of Caring” and strive to provide a satisfying court experience for all. 

Direct links to COVID-19 information for residents

The following links have been provided by The Morris County Department of Law & Public Safety, Office of Health Management.

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