BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP CORONA VIRUS UPDATE #8
I. CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 VIRUS IN THE TOWNSHIP
As of April 7, 2020, the Burlington County Department of Health has reported sixty-two (62)
confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Burlington Township. In two (2) of those cases the
infected individuals have been released from quarantine. At this time, that is one of the top five
(5) totals in the county. This is the expected exponential increase that experts have predicted.
Over the next week the number of positive cases is expected to increase due to spread of the
virus and more individuals having access to testing for the virus.
Our community has started up the “curve” that health officials have been describing for weeks.
If we hope to soften the curve and mitigate the spread of the virus, it is now most important to
Stay at Home, practice social distancing and continue to practice the recommended five steps to
mitigate personal exposure to the virus.
Governor Murphy signed Executive Order #118 in which he has ordered that all state and county
parks and forests in New Jersey be closed indefinitely. The decision on whether municipal
parks may remain open has been left to up to municipalities,
Burlington Township closed all Playgrounds and Recreation Facilities, but the walking
paths/trails and open spaces have remained open. Over the past several weeks, our residents
have responsibly used the park, walking trails and open spaces to walk, jog or otherwise exercise
while practicing social distancing. We trust that our residents will continue that practice.
At this time, waking paths/trails and open spaces will remain Open. Due to the large number of
people who have been regularly been congregating at municipal basketball courts, the nets at
those courts are being “tied up” to discourage large groups from congregating. The Township
will monitor the situation to determine if additional restrictions or closures are necessary
We ask that while using the trails and open spaces, continue to avoid congregating in even small
groups and maintain the six-foot social distancing perimeter while walking, jogging or engaging
in other outdoor activities in the Park. We also ask residents to refrain from organizing pick-up
or organized games at the Township Athletic fields and courts.
III. INFORMATION FOR BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS
There are volumes of information available to residents and businesses. As we receive
information from the Federal, State and County government, the Administration is compiling a
list of information/resources available to our residents and business, with links to those
resources, that will be posted on the Township website at http://twp.burlington.nj.us/COVID-19
IV. ENDEAVOR EMS REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE
The Endeavor Emergency Squad services all of Burlington Township. The staff of Endeavor is
the first to our door when there is a medical emergency. They show up without fail. In these
unprecedented times, Endeavor is in great need of the community’s help. Like many
organizations and businesses, their annual budget does not account for the potential of a global
pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak has required them to use their resources at an alarming rate.
Endeavor is on the front lines battling the virus and caring for our loved ones. Please consider
donating to them the following items or click here (PayPal.me/Endeavorems) to give directly.
-- N95 Masks
-- Eye Protection (safety glasses)
-- Lysol/Clorox cleaning and disinfecting products
-- Bottled or canned drinks
We thank our residents for their cooperation in implementing the recommended every day
prevention measures to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. As we continue efforts to try to
Flatten the Curve, we ask that you continue to be vigilant in following the five recommended
steps to mitigate the spread of the virus:
1. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly;
2. Maintain social distancing (6 feet away);
3. Avoid touching your face particularly your eyes nose and mouth;
4. Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or
5. STAY HOME. If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek help and
call your physician.
When in the company of others or out for any of the exceptions permitted in Executive Order
#107, you are reminded to stay six (6) feet apart from other people and avoid groups of more
than ten (10) people.
The Center for Disease Control has recently issued a recommendation regarding the use of cloth
face Coverings for your consideration at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/preventgetting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
Any updates or additional information will be posted on the Burlington Township website and
circulated via NIXLE. The School District has also circulated these updates through the Falcon
Brian J. Carlin, Mayor
Louis Ferrara, Administrator