Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin Statement On Township COVID-19 Response

March 12, 2020

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin provided the following update to residents regarding Hamilton Township’s response to COVID-19. 

“As of 3 pm on March 12, 2020, there are NO presumptive positive cases in Hamilton Township.  However, given the fluid situation, the township is taking the following steps to reduce potential exposure to our residents and employees:

With thanks to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee to their shared concern for the safety of our residents and employees, the Hamilton St. Patrick’s Day Parade, scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020, is postponed to a date to be determined;

Our Municipal Court will be limiting the number of cases heard each day and is requesting only the Defendant, and their attorney, appear to the Court;

Our Municipal Library is cancelling all meeting events at the library, is increasing cleaning, is cancelling some book sales, and is considering other actions as well;

Our Senior Center is cancelling all activities at the center, but will remain open to seniors to pick up their meals through the Mercer County Nutrition Program;

Our State of the Township, scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020 is postponed; our Municipal Job Fair scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, 2020 is cancelled; and other non-essential Township events or meetings will be cancelled or postponed as well; and  

The Township is permitting any employee with a doctor’s note directing they, or a family member they care for, to be quarantined without the use of sick time so as to limit the spread to any other employees.

As any additional cancellations, postponements, or other service disruptions are decided, we will continue to post those items to our Township website, social media pages and email system.  Hamilton Township government remains open and is here to serve our residents.

We also want to thank Dr. Scott Rocco, Superintendent of the Hamilton Township School District, and his staff for their collaboration in providing updates to us and to our residents.” 

Full Press Conference Video 3/12/2020