COVID19 Emergency Information Page

NJDOH COVID19 Dashboard:

NJ

Manasquan: 14 Positive Test Results
Monmouth County: 1,743 Positive Test Results
New Jersey: 29,895 Positive Test Results
United States: 293,481 Positive Test Results 
Note: The above data refects only positive cases that have reported to NJDOH. Municipal case count usually updated daily by 6PM. Latest U.S. data courtesy of worldometers.info.
 

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News:

  • COVID19CDC urges residents of New Jersey to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately and extending through April 12th.  This Domestic Travel Advisory does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial services, and food supply. 
  • NJ Governor Murphy’s Executive Order #107 requests all residents to stay at home in their primary residence, and not take up residence in secondary/vacation homes in areas that have limited off-season public safety capacity.
  • If you are sicksuspected, presumed or confirmed positive, under home quarantine, or you have returned from international travel, we respectfully request that you remain home for a minimum of 14-days or until such time that your quarantine has been lifted or you have cleared the virus and are no longer infectious.
  • Manasquan has developed a program to help residents that require assistance due to the measures implemented in response to COVID19.  For more information: Manasquan COVID19 Assistance Program
  • Most Local grocery stores are provideing delivery - please contact your preferred store for more info.
  • HMHDue to COVID19 and limited resources available at this time, Hackensack Meridian Health's JFK EMS (MONOC's Replacement) may be responding to emergency medical calls in Manasquan and Sea Girt during periods of reduced volunteer staffing. The ambulance will be staged locally and will be staffed with State certified EMT's and/or Paramedics and will provide a prompt response when called for service. The ambulances are clearly marked "Hackensack Meridian Health Emergency Medical Services" on all sides. Patients treated and/or transported to the hospital will receive a bill from Hackensack Meridian Health that should be submitted to their insurance carrier for payment. As with hospital care, the patient will be responsible for any balance that is not covered by the insurance carrier.

Financial Resources for Small Businesses:

The State of New Jersey has set up an information hub for financial assistance for small businesses.  A business eligibility tool has been developed for emergency assistance at assistance.business.nj.gov and includes the following small business financial assiatance programs:

State Emergency Support Programs

  • Emergency Assistance Grant Program
  • Emergency Assistance Loan Program
  • Emergency Assistance Guarantee Program
  • NJ Entrepreneur Support Program
  • Financial relief on existing NJEDA obligations

Federal Programs

  • Federal SBA Emergency Injury Disaster Loans

Other sources of emergency support

  • Loans from a CDFI
  • Financing from a private bank

TESTING UPDATE:

Please be advised that testing is being rectricted to those persons who meet the latest CDC Criteria to Guide Evaluation and Laboratory Testing for COVID-19.Test

  • Hackensack Meridian offers COVID19 testing at its 9 urgent care centers in Monmouth & Ocean Counties.
  • Immediate care of Marlboro is offering a drive-thru COVID19 test in the Marlboro Medical Arts site located at 479 Rt 520 in Marlboro.  Testing is by appointment only at (855) 925-5467 ext 0.
  • The PNC Bank Arts Center is a regional FEMA drive-thru test location and is open for testing every other day from 8am to 4pm for up to 500 persons per day.  Click here for PNC Arts Test Center info & schedule.  Starting Saturday, April 4, every Saturday the PNC Bank Arts Center site will be dedicated to symptomatic health care workers and first responders -- police, fire, and EMS -- with valid credentials only. The general public will not be able to access this site on Saturdays.
  • Central Jersey Urgent Care is testing up to 80 patients daily at Eatontown, Howell and Marlboro.

Borough Update: 

PDWe are seeing an increasing number of cases of both confirmed and suspected COVID19 cases in and around our community.  The shutdown of schools and non-essential functions will hopefully curtail local virus transmission, however we must continue to strictly adhere to local and regional policies in order to render these efforts as effective as possible. In conformance with the spirit of regional and federal guidance, Manasquan has the following directives in place:

  • We respectfully ask that if you are suspected, presumed or confirmed positive or under home quarantine that you remain home until such time that your quarantine has been lifted or you have cleared the virus and are no longer infectious.
  • Municipal parks and playgrounds remain closed until further notice.   This includes the walkways along the beach and inlet as these areas are not large enough to permit use by many people without engaging in close contact.  This is in conformance with surrounding municipalities and does nor preclude use of our beaches.
  • Effective March 26, 2020: All rental contracts (residential real estate) in the Borough of Manasquan including transient accommodations (AirBNB, VRBO, Home Way) whether on-line, in-person, by realtor or owner are suspended until May 15, 2020.  This affects any new rental contract that commences before May 15, 2020.  Rental contracts commencing after May 15 are not affected by this order.  If you have any questions regarding this directive, please contact Frank DiRoma, Construction & Code Supervisor at (732) 299-8111.

Regional Regulations applicable to Manasquan:

All residents are directed to stay at home as per NJ Governor Murphy’s Executive Order #107.

  • All residents are urged to stay at home in their primary residence, do not take up residence in secondary/vacation homes in areas that have limited off-season public safety capacity.
  • All in person gatherings are prohibited, this includes all weddings, services and parties
  • Non-essential retail businesses are closed until further notice effective 9 pm Saturday 03/21. Only essential businesses are permitted: Grocery / convenience stores, pharmacies, medical supply, gas stations, auto repair, banks, hardware stores, pet stores, children supplies stores, laundromats, print services, mail/delivery, restaurants, bars and liquor stores providing take-out / delivery only.  Construction, manufacturing trucking & transportation services are permitted to continue and are exempt from this directive.  All businesses must employ work from home whenever possible.
  • Residents are urged to maintain social distancing of the recommended 6-feet when conducting essential functions outside the home.
  • All schools remain closed. Click here for additional information.
  • Protect the health of our sanitation crews, please dispose of all trash in sealed (tied tightly) trash bags! 

We are reinforcing the most important behavioral changes you must adopt to help stop the spread of the virus in order to protect the health of our friends and family:

  • DO NOT CONGREGATE! All gatherings are strictly prohibited by Executive Order #107
  • Act as if both you and everyone you encounter has the virus.  Contagious individuals can very likely be without symptoms and unaware they are infected.
  • If you develop symptoms, please contact your doctor for instructions.  Visit COVID19.NJ.GOV and follow the link for the online symptom check.

We owe it to ourselves, our families, and our community to do everything we can to stop the spread of this virus and minimize the negative health and economic impacts to our community.  Your help is imperative!

Thank you and stay healthy and safe!


Municipal Administration:

Walk-in access to Borough Hall is closed to the public until further notice.  All access is via phone or email.

Public Works:

PWAll essential Public Works services will remain uninterrupted, including:

  • Water treatment and distribution
  • Sewer collection
  • Garbage pick up done by DPW
  • Utility Mark outs
  • Emergency calls
  • Emails and phone calls will be answered during business hours
  • Limit visits to the recycling center, utilize curbside pickup. 

The following non-essential services will be discontinued until further notice:

  • Meters will not be worked on or installed until further notice.
  • No public interactions other than email/phone conversations. No salesmen or vendors.

Contact DPW and Water Division via email kthompson@manasquan-nj.gov tel. 732.223.0544 x. 552.  No walk-ins are permitted.     

    Police Department:

    All other police department contact should be made by telephone:

    • Emergency: Dial “911”
    • Manasquan Police Department telephone: 732.223.1000

    Finance:

    BHPayments:

    • A payment dropbox is installed in the vestibule at Borough Hall
    • Pay Online at www.manasquan-nj.gov
    • Pay by US Mail

    All Water/Sewer inquiries shall be made to Patty Lang as follows:

    All Tax Department inquires shall be made to Courtney Hogan at:

    Municipal Court:

    • Municipal court is cancelled until further notice

    Code Department

    Construction Permits:

    All Construction Department Plans, Zoning, Rental transfers inquiries should be made by:

    • Telephone:   732.223.0544 x 244
    • Email: fdiroma@manasquan-nj.govwpearce@manasquan-nj.gov
    • US Mail: 201 East Main St. Manasquan, NJ 08736 attn.: Construction/Code Department
    • All permits shall be submitted complete, signed and accompanied by plans if applicable and must contain a copy of the contractor's license.
    • Inspection requests must be emailed or called in.
    • Payments: Owner/Contractor will be contacted and given further instructions

      Beach:

      • Pre-purchased beach badge and parking pass pickup at Borough Hall has been postponed until further notice. A notification will be sent via Community Pass and by other means when we resume normal activity. Season beach badges may still be purchased online at this time.
      • Manasquan 2020 season beach badge and parking pass in person sales scheduled for Monday April 13th through Sunday April 19th will be rescheduled on a time and dateyet to be determined. Other important dates regarding the opening of the beach officeare forthcoming as well.
      • Anyone interested in applying for a position at Manasquan Beach this summer can complete and online application which can be found on the Beach Department website. Applications are due by Friday April 10th.  Please call Erik Ertle at 732-223-0544 X452 or email him at eertle@manasquan-nj.gov with any beach or recreation questions that you may have.
      • The beach walk and inlet walk are off limits to any type of activity. Visitors may still access the beach itself by way of access locations at Inlet, Whiting Avenue, Pompano Avenue, Brielle Road, Main Beach, Riddle Way, and Sea Watch/Ocean Avenue
      • Olivia’s Playground at Sea Watch and the three swing sets at Riddle , Brielle Road and Whiting beaches  are closed until further notice.
      • Parking pass purchases via Community Pass is scheduled for April 1, 2020 at 9AM. Please register in our Community Pass system to purchase parking passes and beach badges online. Limit of 1 parking pass per registrant. Sales will go live at 9 AM sharp. The link for parking pass purchases will not be visible until this time therefore users will have to refresh their browser at 9am if previously logged in. 

      Recreation:

      • All recreation activities are suspended until further notice. This includes access to the St Denis gym and the St Denis classrooms as well as the Recreation Annex (DCI Building) on Atlantic Avenue.
      • The Annual Manasquan Recreation Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 9th has been cancelled.
      • The Manasquan Recreation Dance scheduled for Friday April 3rd in the St Denis Gym has been cancelled.

      Statement from the Mayor, Friday March 13, 2020:

      Mayor

      Click here to watch Mayor Ed Donovan's Statement 

      In response to the general spread of the Corona Virus or Covid19, the Borough of Manasquan has declared a local State of Emergency effective 2PM today.  The purpose of this declaration is to open up all of the available levers of municipal government to respond to the potential spread of the virus.  As of this afternoon, the Borough is not aware of any confirmed cases within the municipality.  However, we are aware of the limits of the testing and surveillance programs currently in place and realize that community spread is occurring in the tri-state area.  Although the risk to any one individual may remain low, we believe that there is considerable risk to first responders and the regional healthcare system.  This emergency declaration enables Manasquan to request outside resources and enable an agile and dynamic municipal response to a rapidly developing threat to our community.

      Our municipal declaration includes the following:

      • I have directed all Department and Agency Heads to develop a continuity of government plan in order to ensure that essential government functions remain uninterrupted.
      • I have directed the Office of Emergency Management to request additional supplies and Personal Protective Equipment for emergency responders in order to ensure our essential personnel are protected and can continue to provide these critical public safety services.
      • I have redirected the Police Department to prioritize their response strategy to critical medical emergencies in order to protect members from unnecessary exposure and conserve protective equipment.
      • We will be suspending non-essential Borough-sponsored events, assemblies and meetings throughout Manasquan until further notice.

      Moving forward, the Borough will be providing timely updates to the public as additional information becomes available via our webpage and social media outlets.  All affected municipal functions and closures are currently posted on the Borough website.  I also encourage all residents and local business owners to register with our municipal notification system for the latest information.

      These proactive steps serve to protect essential functions of municipal government, and reduce both the potential of immediate virus spread as well as the associated inundation on our local healthcare system.