Good morning. Mayor Paul Medany with our Deptford Township COVID-19 situation report.
This March 27, 2020 coming to the end of our second week.
We keep producing these videos to let you know we are here working every day operating local government services but also fighting the virus and its spread.
Let’s start with statistics.
There are three (3) confirmed cases in Deptford. There are 44 Gloucester County and the State has seen a dramatic uptick in cases to 8825. There have also been 108 deaths in New Jersey alone.
www.deptford-nj.org Email us let us know how you’re doing
www.COVID19.nj.gov For general information
www.nj.gov/labor This is for employment help
www.jobs.covid19.nj.gov Job listings
www.redcrossblood.org Blood donations are needed
There are thousands of people out of work from this crisis. They can use our help. Remember them.
Next we want to thank our first responders answering calls 24 hours a day, our employees operating government, all the retail workers out there every day selling the products we need. So many people doing great things and stepping up to help.
On our website is a list of local businesses open please use them. Let’s help them stay open to provide services and employ people.
Our focus today is to keep your attention and constantly remind you that this is a prolonged battle. This is the phase when we start questioning how we got to this point, that’s ok I do it every day, that debate will and should continue.
Let’s get past that for now and deal with this situation here and now. This is what you must do! Stop the spread. Maintain all the protocols and instructions for you and your family. Hospitals are now becoming overwhelmed and that’s why we must fight the spread. Don’t get complacent. This virus is here and it can attack anyone any age.
We are entering an information overload period.
The kids are home from school is a challenging situation. We get it. It’s a full-time job keeping them from driving you crazy.
Attitude is the tool that will win this battle.
Websites and videos are popping up everywhere on things to do. Use them, look at them. Get out and take walks. Do yard work. Clean the basement. Help a senior who is alone. Get on the cell phone and call a friend.
Use our local businesses for take outs. There are stores open just maintain your distance, wear a mask if you have one and bring hand sanitizer. Remember hand sanitizer is not a substitute for washing your hands. Do not touch your face and clean door knobs and other surfaces.
We are keeping up communication every day. Police are out on extra patrols 24 hours a day. We are out walking neighborhoods keeping distance. If you see us, stop and talk. I want to know how you are doing through this. Let us know if you need any help.
Stay safe. Spread a great attitude but don’t spread the virus and thank you!
Reduce the risk of contracting viruses:
- Avoid close contact with individuals who are at risk.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available.
- Stay at home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Contact the NJ Coronavirus Center hotline at 800-222-1222
Mayor Paul Medany & Township Council
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