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March 18, 2020
Official News Release
For Immediate Release
Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills Declares State of Emergency & Public Health Emergency
In light of the National Emergency, Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor Michael Soriano signed an Administrative Order today which will remain in effect until the Public Health Emergency is rescinded by the Governor of New Jersey.
“These are unprecedented circumstances and the Township has been planning for this reduction of non-essential operations for the better part of a week,” Mayor Michael Soriano said. “By taking these actions, we are helping to ensure the safety and well-being of the public and our Township staff. Continuity of government, especially required services, will remain in place. In order to manage this public health crisis, we all need to make sacrifices. Even those of us who are not part of vulnerable groups need to take social distancing and basic hygiene seriously in order to protect those we love. From now on, we all have to come together by pulling apart.”
“Our priority in Parsippany-Troy Hills is protecting public health,” Business Administrator Keith Kazmark said. “All levels of government are enacting social distancing in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The directives in the Administrative Order issued by Mayor Soriano strongly promote social distancing and reduce the exposure to the public and our employees. Rest assured, essential services like public safety and sanitation will continue, and the Township will continue to operate – in many ways by phone and email – to get us through this emergency situation.”
The State of Emergency allows the Township to take any and all necessary and future precautions to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus through local emergency orders.
Among these precautions are:
The Administrative Order comes on the heels of both the National Emergency and the New Jersey State of Emergency.
These measures are being enacted to protect the community, visitors, and employees, as well as to do whatever is necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19, while minimizing the burden on the healthcare system. As circumstances change, the Township will continue to monitor the situation and make changes as necessary. Updates will be made available on the Township’s website at www.parsippany.net, and through the official social media sites listed below:
The Administrative Order can be found here: Administrative Order No 20-01 March 18 2020