Division of Health Public Update
24-Hour Public Hotline: 1-800-222-1222
or visit: covid19.nj.gov
April 6, 2020
United States: 347,003
New Jersey: 41,090
Mercer County: 740
FEMA Rumor Control
Proclamation of Local Disaster Emergency
All further information and data related to the pandemic from Robbinsville Township will be sourced from the State's official web page at covid19.nj.gov. From there, click on "jump to live updates." All data is provisional and subject to revision.
The Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CDRSS) has ceased reporting of pending cases.
The Robbinsville Township Office of Emergency Management, in conjunction with the West Windsor Health Department, will not release any other information regarding COVID-19 positive individuals unless health officials determine that information will help safeguard the public. Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts.
If you are concerned about your mental health, or the mental health of a loved one during the current crisis, NJMentalHealthCares is available 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at (866) 202-HELP (4357).
24-Hour Public Hotline: 1-800-222-1222
Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Orders on closures and social distancing
Governor Murphy also signed Executive Order No. 108, which invalidates any county or municipal restriction that in any way will or might conflict with any of the provisions of Executive Order No. 107. This is effective at 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 as well. The only exceptions are two categories over which municipalities or counties may impose any additional restrictions: 1) online marketplaces for arranging or offering lodging and 2) municipal or county parks.
If you believe that your retail business or operations are unique and should be included as "essential," you may submit it to the State Director of Emergency Management, who is the Superintendent of State Police. The Director has the discretion to make additions, amendments, clarifications, exceptions, and exclusions to these lists.
If a business is not following social distancing guidelines, you can report the business by contacting your Local Health Department, which you can identify with the Find Your Local Health Department tool.
Also, we urge residents to watch for price gouging and other consumer scams related to fears surrounding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as scammers will take advantage of people’s fears during a public health threat.
Anyone who suspects a scam related to COVID-19 in Mercer County, such as price gouging on products like hand sanitizer, or the selling of bogus products claiming to prevent or cure COVID-19, should contact the Mercer County Division of Consumer Affairs/Weights & Measures at 609-989-6671 or visit the Division online for information on how to file a complaint. Suspected incidents in other jurisdictions in New Jersey can be reported to the State Division of Consumer Affairs at 973-504-6200 or 1-800-242-5846 or visit https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/.
There also have been reports of individuals posing as workers for the CDC going door-to-door. Do not allow these imposters into your home, or speak to them. Call Robbinsville Township Police immediately at (609) 259-3900 if such an individual approaches you at your residence.
The resources listed below were prepared for flu outbreaks, however much of the information can be applied to COVID-19 response.
The Home Care Guide for Flu
FEMA Planning Resources link: https://www.ready.gov/pandemic
Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) – CDC link: https://www.cdc.gov/nonpharmaceutical-interventions/home/index.html
Please keep in mind this is an evolving situation and the public is encouraged to remain informed. For the most up-to-date and credible information, please monitor the websites listed below or call the NJDOH COVID-19 Hotline, 24/7, at 1-800-222-1222.
(Please click on the Health News Tab at the top of the homepage.)
The West Windsor Health Department can be reached at 609-936-8400 for additional information.