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Vol. 14 Issue 6 - Newton, NJ - Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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The drive-through coronavirus testing site continues at Sussex County Community College in Newton.

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. Recent entries:
6/1/2020 The Division of Health reported 4 additional cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths among county residents. Of the 1,123 cases, 936 cases have been classified as recovered. CDRSS Report.
6/1/2020 Governor announces limited stage 2 reopening: Effective 6/15: Outdoor dining at restaurants can begin; non-essential in-person retail can begin; Effective 6/22: Salons and barber shops can open (limited personal care).
5/29/2020 NJ Division of Consumer Affairs announces the COVID-19 Short Term Rental Assistance Program external link for low- and moderate- income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or have become unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
5/29/2020 Governor announces the following can resume over the next several weeks if they follow health and safety safeguards: Child care centers can reopen 6/15; Non-contact organized sports activities can restart 6/22; Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs, can begin 7/6.
5/28/2020 The Boards of Chosen Freeholders in Hunterdon, Warren, and Sussex Counties have called on Governor Phil Murphy to allow for a regional re-opening of businesses in New Jersey's northwest corner and announced the creation of a 'Gateway to Resources for Business Re-opening external link' website that provides the latest information on the best practices for commercial re-openings.
CDC issues guidance on what to do if you are sick or caring for someone external link.
CDC issues guidance on when you can be around others external link after you had or likely had COVID-19.
Updated food pantry schedule. View food pantries on an interactive map.
Updated Human Services Provider Schedules.

5/21/2020 Beware of contact tracing scams! @NJOHSP has alerted about an increase in contact tracing scams via text. A contact tracer will NOT ask for your social security number, bank or credit card number, or insurance information over the phone.
5/14/2020 Bail, internet video, vaccine scams. The Sussex County Prosecutor's Office reminds residents to never respond to texts, emails or calls from someone claiming to be from the Government or requesting payment for something you didn't purchase.
Avoid Coronavirus Scams external link

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Primary Election Rescheduled to July 7, 2020Primary Election Rescheduled to July 7, 2020
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To register to vote in New Jersey, you must be a United States citizen, at least 17 years of age, (you must be 18 to vote), and a resident of your home county for at least 30 days before the next election.
Executive Order No. 144 requires the County Clerk to send all Democratic and Republican registered voters a Vote-by-Mail Ballot for the upcoming July 7 election. Ballots will be mailed on or around June 12th.
This Letter to Voters From County Clerk Jeff Parrott explains the changes to the Primary Election process.
Other Election Dates & Deadlines:
June 16: Last day to register to vote in the Primary Election. Board of Elections office is open until 9 p.m. for voter registration.
June 30: Last day to apply by mail for a Mail-In Ballot for the Primary Election.
July 7: Last day to apply in person for a Mail-In Ballot before 8 p.m. at the Sussex County Clerk's Office in Newton.
July 7: Primary Election Day - Polling locations have changed: Polls are open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Health and Human Services

Eligible Seniors Can Receive Free Produce Through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition ProgramEligible Seniors Can Receive Free Produce Through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
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The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides individuals who are 60+ and who meet the financial eligibility with $30.00 worth of vouchers to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farm stands in New Jersey.
Office of Mosquito Control Continues to Protect Public Health During Coronavirus OutbreakOffice of Mosquito Control Continues to Protect Public Health During Coronavirus Outbreak
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The Sussex County Office of Mosquito Control will continue its mission to protect the health, safety and welfare of Sussex County residents under modified operations and processes for the benefit of the public and mosquito staff.
Sussex County Mental Health Board Seeks New MembersSussex County Mental Health Board Seeks New Members
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The mission of the Sussex County Mental Health Board is to promote access to and availability of efficient, adequate, integrated health care services for adults with serious mental health and/or substance use disorders and for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral and mental health disorders.


Advisory Councils, Committees and BoardsAdvisory Councils, Committees and Boards
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The County website has been updated to include a central location for information on Advisory Boards, Commissions and/or Committees available for volunteers. The information can be found at under the Government tab, under Freeholders.


Be Part of HistoryBe Part of History
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Share your COVID-19 story. The Local History Department of the Sussex County Library invites you to share your unique experience with the community. In about 5OO words: Tell us your story about how COVID-19 has changed your life.

Share your COVID-19 story


Historic Markers to be Announced in JulyHistoric Markers to be Announced in July
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New historic marker recipients will be announced July 15, 2020. The Sussex County Historian is working on Summer History Virtual Fun Tours, allowing kids to 'visit' significant historic sites in Sussex County. Contributions are welcomed.
Photo Contest Winner AnnouncedPhoto Contest Winner Announced
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Diane Brunovsky was the winner of the Spring 2020 Sussex County Photo Contest for "Sussex County Court House."
Hurricane Survival Guide for New JerseyHurricane Survival Guide for New Jersey
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NJOEM: We have updated our NJ Hurricane Survival Guide! It's FREE to download. Get tips on how to build a kit, make a plan, and prep your pets.

Town of the Month

Sparta TownshipSparta Township
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Sparta was organized as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 14, 1845, from portions of Byram Township, Frankford Township, Hardyston Township and (the now-defunct) Newton Township. The township was named after the existing community of Sparta, which had been settled and named years before, the name likely coming from Sparta, Greece. (Wikipedia)

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 while being safe and practicing social distancing at home. Once you have responded, please encourage your family, friends, and loved ones to complete the census too. #2020Census

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