CONFIRMED PLAINSBORO CASES OF CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 AS OF MARCH 29, 2020
Plainsboro Township receives confirmed Coronavirus/COVID-19 case information from the lead health agency, the Middlesex County Health Department. As of this date, there are 17 confirmed cases in Plainsboro Township. When new cases are reported to the Township, the Township will update its information.
BUILDING/FACILITY AND PROGRAM CLOSURES AS OF MARCH 27, 2020
Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, the Township will be closed to the public for all normal municipal office and building operations through April 3rd. Critical operational staff and department directors will be onsite March 31st and April 2nd.
All recreation programs, meetings and events (which includes the Wicoff House Museum classes and events) remain suspended through April 3rd. Spring programming sessions have been postponed indefinitely. At this time we are still accepting applications for our summer camps. This is subject to change. Food Pantry distribution will be scheduled by appointment only.
All active park facilities will be closed until further notice. These include all playground areas, fields, courts, restrooms and the dog park. All passive park areas, including the Plainsboro Preserve, will be open to the public. Passive areas include walking/biking paths and trails. We ask anyone utilizing our parks to practice social distancing as outlined by the CDC.
The township conservation/recycle center is closed until further notice. The Bulk Waste Day scheduled for April 4th has been canceled.
Tax payments can be made on-line through the Tax Collectors webpage or in the drop box located in the police department lobby.
The Plainsboro Township Public Library will remain closed in accordance with Governor Murphy’s order. Library staff would like to remind everyone that they can borrow e-books and e-audiobooks at eLibraryNJ, download magazines at RB Digital, watch films, documentaries, and Great Course classes at Kanopy and research topics through their databases
The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered municipal court to be closed through April 26th. Court fines can be paid on-line through the state website.
Requests for certified copies of vital records (birth/marriage/death) may be done online through the state website at https://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/order-vital/. For local mail in options please contact the Clerk’s Office at 609-799-0909 ext. 2547 for more information. Contact the Township Clerk’s Office for submission of marriage license applications.
The Township will re-evaluate closure status on Thursday, April 2nd to determine if this schedule should be extended, modified or normal operations resumed on April 6th.
BEWARE OF CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 SCAMS
Please be aware that there are several scams out there both online and in person (door to door).
The online scam involves the purchase of medicine/healing remedies for Coronavirus/COVID-19. There are currently no approved medications/healing remedies. At this time, everything is in the trial and testing phase.
People are also going door to door stating they are from the CDC. Please be advised that the CDC DOES NOT go door to door requesting money.
If you are feeling ill and you are concerned that you or a loved one may have contracted Coronavirus/COVID-19, the CDC recommends that you call your doctor for guidance on medical screening. It is important NOT to go directly to the hospital for testing - or you will be turned away. If you do not have a primary care physician, call the CDC Coronavirus/COVID-19 Hotline at (800) 962-1253 or (800) 222-1222 for screening information. For more information on what to do in the event of illness visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
For general information and other basic needs NJ-2-1-1 is available to all state residents. Simply dial 211 or text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts and updates. You may also visit the state’s COVID-19 website at https://covid19.nj.gov/
If your are feeling anxious and overwhelmed by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, visit https://nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf?lang=en-US for helpful information from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).