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Vol. 14 Issue 8 - Newton, NJ - Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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The county's coronavirus blog is updated daily with most updates posted on the county's Facebook and Twitter pages. Visit for the latest information. Avoid COVID-19 misinformation and scams - stick with official Lanes of Communication like Sussex County | New Jersey Health external link | external link | external link |  external link | World Health Organization external link | FEMA Rumor Control external link | Avoid Coronavirus Scams external link
Sussex County COVID-19 Hotline - 973-579-9488 from 9-4, M-F
New Jersey Hotline - 866-202-HELP from 8-8, seven days a week
Call: 2-1-1 or (24/7): 1-800-962-1253 | Text: NJCOVID to 898-211 or text your ZIP code to 898-211 for live text assistance
Disaster Fraud Hotline - 866-720-5721
New Jersey COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal
Food pantry schedule. View food pantries on an interactive map.
Human Services Provider Schedules.

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Health and Human Services

International Overdose Awareness Day - August 31, 2020International Overdose Awareness Day - August 31, 2020
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The County of Sussex is deeply concerned about the opioid crisis and its impact on residents. The county has instituted an Overdose Fatality Review Team (OFRT) that meets quarterly as one way to address this ongoing problem.
Mosquito Surveillance Frequently Asked QuestionsMosquito Surveillance Frequently Asked Questions
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The laboratory and surveillance program at the Office of Mosquito Control monitors mosquito and virus activity by testing adult mosquitoes for the presence of many types of mosquito borne diseases. This surveillance and testing information helps guide all control efforts.
Tick Season AwarenessTick Season Awareness
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The East Coast recently experienced a mild winter, which makes it a great year for ticks and a bad year for humans. Studies show that vector-borne diseases, or diseases that spread from another living thing to humans, are more common during periods of warmer weather.
Nutritional Options for Eligible SeniorsNutritional Options for Eligible Seniors
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The County of Sussex is pleased to announce a new hot meal option through the Senior Services "Grab and Go" lunch initiative. Seniors age 60 and older who have the ability to travel to either the Hopatcong or Vernon Senior Centers, have the opportunity to obtain a hot lunch.


What Goes Where?What Goes Where?
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What Goes Where? Ask Milo! Choose your town and be a better recycler.
Waxy paper cups and shiny or sparkly gift bags are examples of coated paper. If they have been treated or coated, they cannot be recycled.


Online Programs for Kids and TeensOnline Programs for Kids and Teens
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August 4 @ 11 a.m.: Leap into Science
August 4 @ 3 p.m.: Dealing with Dragons Book Club
August 5 @ 11 a.m.: Kids Game Time
August 5 @ 4 p.m.: Teen Game Time
August 6 @ 1 p.m.: Coding Club for Middle Schoolers
August 7 @ 11 a.m.: Teens Read to Toddlers

Engineering (Roads & Bridges)

Lake Mohawk Gas Main Extension Project ContinuesLake Mohawk Gas Main Extension Project Continues
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Gas line construction continues during daylight hours on East Shore Trail, CR 613 in Sparta Township, Lake Mohawk. Plan alternate routes.
Gas Main Installation on Halsey RoadGas Main Installation on Halsey Road
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Beginning around August 5, watch for road closure and detour on CR 626, Halsey Road, near Kittatinny High School in Hampton Township for gas main installation.

Sussex County Community College

Registration for the Fall 2020 Semester Is OpenRegistration for the Fall 2020 Semester Is Open
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Classes begin September 8! Sussex County Community College offers an array of Career and Technical Programs that support the growing need for a skilled workforce in New Jersey. Sussex offers 32 Associate of Applied Science programs that help students transition into a career upon graduation.


Chamber Hosts Second Virtual Job FairChamber Hosts Second Virtual Job Fair
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The Sussex County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second virtual job fair on August 6 at 10 a.m.

Census 2020 Tip of the Month

It's Not Too LateIt's Not Too Late
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It’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census. Once you have responded, please encourage your family, friends, and loved ones to complete the census too. #2020Census

Did You Know?

Hurricane Season Peaks Mid-August to Late OctoberHurricane Season Peaks Mid-August to Late October
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The official hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin (the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico) is from 1 June to 30 November. As seen in the graph, the peak of the season is from mid-August to late October. (National Hurricane Center).
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