Mayor Stevenson and Police Chief Kille declare a State of Emergency. Please click here for the pdf of this notice.
As of March 23, 2020, the Borough Administration office will be closed to the public. Essential services will be by appointment only. The Police Department is open. All parks and playground equipment are closed.
Please click here to view the Letter to Paulsboro Residents.
BOROUGH OF PAULSBORO
1211 Delaware Street, Paulsboro, NJ 08066
The New Jersey Department of Health is hosting virtual town halls to address facts, fears, and myths regarding the COVID-19 vaccines for New Jersey's Black, Caribbean, and Latinx communities.
- February 11 at 7:00 pm – REGISTER NOW for Saving Lives with the COVID-19 Vaccine in NJ Black & Caribbean Communities
- February 15 at 7:00 pm – REGISTER NOW for Saving Lives with the COVID-19 Vaccine in NJ Latinx Communities
Additionally, the Township of Teaneck recently hosted a webinar that was held this week regarding the vaccine concerns for communities of color. You can view the webinar here or on Teaneck’s Facebook Page.
State of Emergency: On March 9, 2020 Governor Murphy declared a State of Emergency. In most cases, including this one at this time, a State of Emergency does not require the citizens to take any particular action but it does have an effect on the functioning of various levels of government. It also is a necessary step needed if federal funds become available to deal with whatever caused the declaration. One of its key purposes is to allow the Governor to distribute money, staffing and resources to various local government entities without going through normal bureaucratic processes. This declaration also allows New Jersey Office of Emergency Management to act on behalf of the Governor to employ the resources and assets of state, local and private agencies to provide immediate assistance to localities. As a result, the Price Gouging Law goes in to effect. If you suspect price gouging you can contact the Division of Consumer Affairs by filing an online complaint or calling (973) 504-6240
Public Health Hotline - New Jersey established a public health hotline where trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer questions. (800) 222-1222
Sources of Information
The best sources of information on this issue continue to be official government resources. You can find those here:
Information for the general public - From the New Jersey Department of Health
Information for Businesses and Schools - From the New Jersey Department of Health
More facts: The CDC encourages citizens to know the facts about Coronavirus and help stop the spread of rumors. To do so, please be aware of these 5 key facts:
- The disease can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity: People of Asian descent, including Chinese Americans, are not more likely to get COVID-19 than any other American. Help stop fear by letting people know that being of Asian descent does not increase the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19.
- Some people are at an increased risk of getting COVID-19: People who have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or people who live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread are at an increased risk of exposure.
- Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people: For up-to-date information, visit CDC’s coronavirus disease situation summary page.
- You can help stop COVID -19 by knowing the signs and symptoms: They are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. You should seek medical advice if you develop symptoms AND have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Call ahead before you go to a doctor's office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
- Follow these simple steps: You can help keep your self and other healthy by performing simple tasks such as washing your hands often, avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands, staying home when sick, and covering your cough/sneeze with a tissue.
Please click here for a pdf of this notice.