COVID-19

Coronavirus Messages from Mayor Brennan

April 7, 2020 - The pandemic of coronavirus is causing disruption to the lives of people throughout the world and Merchantville is no different. I want to assure the residents of Merchantville that throughout this pandemic, the Borough is committed to and has put into place certain contingencies to ensure the continued provision of essential services to the community including police, fire and other first responders, along with public works and other essential services. We are working with our partners at the County, State and Federal levels on contingency planning to obtain resources and to implement effective planning. Residents should rest assured that those services will continue, and residents can expect the same exceptional service and response from those essential services during this unprecedented time. Residents are also reminded that our community is built upon our relationships and now is a time to show courage and calm, avoid panic and care for ourselves and our neighbors by taking measured actions such as social distancing. 

Coronavirus Message from Mayor Brennan - March 13, 2020

Closure of Borough Facilities to the Public - March 15, 2020

Additional Closures and Actions - March 19, 2020

Letter to the Business Community - March 21, 2020

Small Business Resources - March 21, 2020

Help Our Business Community - March 21, 2020

A Message to the Community - March 30, 2020

Mayor's Covid-19 Message - April 6, 2020

Borough Park Closures and Additional Actions - April 7, 2020

Congress Reaches $2 Trillion Aid Deal

The stimulus deal was the product of a marathon set of negotiations among Senate Republicans, Democrats and the White House that had stalled as Democrats insisted on stronger worker protections and oversight of a $500 billion fund to bail out distressed businesses. The aim of the legislation is to deliver critical financial support to businesses forced to shut their doors and relief to American families and hospitals reeling from the rapid spread of the disease…
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Diabetic Back-Up Kits

The Diabetes Foundation is making emergency back-up kits available to eligible diabetics in New Jersey who need to test their blood sugar or administer insulin. Supplies are limited and on a first come first serve basis. You can apply to be wait listed through their website in both English and Spanish. Available kits include: Type 2/Gestational Kit: Glucometer/Lancing Device/Lancets/Glucotabs/Drinks and Snacks; Type 1 Kit: Glucometer/Lancing Device/Lancets/Ketostix/Glucotabs/Drinks and Snacks; Insulin Administration Kit: Pen Needles/Alcohol Swabs/Sharps Container; …
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Take the Monkey Survey

Loyal Patrons, Friends & Family - First of all, we hope you are remaining healthy, taking precautions, and slowly adjusting to a new (albeit temporary we hope) normal. We miss you all very much. As you know, the state mandated that all restaurants and bars close about one week ago. Many establishments opted to stay open for takeout and/or delivery services, but we needed a moment to collect our thoughtsNow, one major question is circling…
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Need a Job, Need to Hire?

The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community. Businesses across New Jersey are looking to hire THOUSANDS OF WORKERS, including…
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NJ Helps

This site will help to see if you are eligible for food assistance (SNAP), cash assistance (WFNJ/TANF or WFNJ/GA), and health Insurance (NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid). From there you can apply for services or learn about additional resources. NJ Helps provides some extra help to pay for food at supermarkets, farmers markets and other approved stores; monthly cash, short-term housing support, child care, job search and readiness; and free or low-cost health care that may help pay…
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Blood Donors Needed

The American Red Cross has announced a severe blood shortage due to the coronavirus pandemic and widespread cancellations of planned donation appointments. If you are healthy and able, please consider donating blood ASAP. Camden County residents who are able to give blood should visit www.redcross.org and schedule an appointment to visit the Camden County Blood Donation Center located at 5425 Marlton Pike, in Pennsauken immediately.
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A Message from Mayor Brennan to Our Business Community

Dear Merchantville business community: During these challenging times, we thought it important to reach out to you as COVID-19 has clearly already had and is anticipated to cause further impact to our small business community. We understand the difficulty of owning and operating a small business under normal circumstances and we are particularly aware of the concern you all have as a result of this ongoing situation. First and foremost., you should know that the…
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Coronavirus Rumor Control

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has launched a coronavirus rumor control website. The purpose of this FEMA page is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis, stay informed with our updated myth vs. facts related to the federal (COVID-19) response. Myths such as: "There Is A National Lockdown And The Entire Country Will Be Quarantined For…
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Expert Advice

Dr. Emily Landon is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Executive Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control at the University of Chicago Medicine. Her research is focused on protecting patients from the harm and mortality that come from healthcare-associated infections and suboptimal use of antibiotics and other antimicrobials. She studies novel electronic hand hygiene monitoring techniques and evaluates the impact of direct, individual-level feedback to encourage provider actions that prevent infections. Hear her explain why…
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Merchantville OEM

Councilman Sean Fitzgerald convened a meeting for those involved with the Merchantville Office of Emergency Management and coordinating entities via video conference on Thursday evening to share information and synchronize efforts moving forward. JP Beauchamp from OEM spoke about working with the County and emergency preparations to obtain PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for our first responders and equipping an EOC (Emergency Operations Center) which will open as a Level 3 center from 8:30 a.m. -…
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Pop-Up Site Nurses Needed

RN's are needed immediately for a Coronavirus Drive-Thru test site and Pop-Up Tent/Makeshift Hospital at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ, right off the Garden State Parkway in Monmouth County, NJ. RN's are needed starting this coming Monday, March 23, for the next 6-8 weeks, everyday from 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for as many days as you are available to work. One day a week, 3 days a week, 7 days a week…
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Stay Informed on Websites, Social Media

As we all take precautions to "flatten the curve" by social distancing during the coronavirus health crisis, the Merchantville community is stepping up to share local, county and state news and information on Borough websites and social media pages. Our municipality provides official government information to residents through their website, Facebook page and Twitter feeds @mayortedbrennan and @merchantville. Merchantville Online shares community, organization and business news, information and events on their website, Facebook page and…
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NJ EDA Business Information

Governor Murphy just signed legislation authorizing @NewJerseyEDA to provide grants during a state of emergency and to extend business documentation submission deadlines. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), the Business.NJ.gov and NJ Business Action Center web pages provide information to NJ businesses on the COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Outbreak including who at the State they should reach out to; existing programs that small or medium-sized business could utilize during coronavirus-related impacts; how Executive Order 104 on…
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NJDOH Halts Adult Day Health Services

NJ DOH is halting Adult Day Health Services in all counties. As of 2:00 p.m. on March 20th they reported 155 new cases, 890 total and 2 additional deaths, 11 total. The Monmouth County testing site is set to open on Monday, March 23. New Jersey residents should be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. You can take measures to reduce the spread of COVID- 19. The NJ Poison Control…
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