March 22, 2020
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Please see post from Robbinsville’s Mayor Dave Fried reposed from Facebook.
As we move into the second week of these unprecedented and unpredictable times, Robbinsville Township is doing everything possible to anticipate your needs.
With the status of employment and everyday necessities changing daily, please know we have a wealth of volunteers at the ready to help. Township government is functioning very well despite closing its physical doors to the public, and we will continue to provide our basic services via other means, including drop boxes/bins, telecommunications and online tools.
We want people out there exercising – walking, biking and fishing. However, we must reiterate the importance of speaking to your children about proper social distancing. We have received several discouraging reports of our young people outside engaging in various recreational and social activities while not conforming to the new global guidelines on social distancing. Please, if your kids are out and about playing with one or more children, ask them to be smart. Understandably, as the weeks move forward and the weather gets warmer, enforcing and reinforcing these new social interaction rules will become increasingly difficult. I want to keep our parks open (although the playgrounds are closed), so please work with us. It is imperative to the health and safety of our entire community … and beyond.
We absolutely understand the unprecedented stress and frustration these events have caused.
Please share and be kind to your neighbors, and try to count to five before answering anyone you disagree with either in person, or online.
The Township – as well as Mercer County – are very low on masks for first responders as well as COVID-19 test kits for the public. This has been very frustrating for us in government, but we are working every hour of the day to help improve each of those situations. I hope and pray we have learned some very valuable lessons from this and will never cede the manufacturing of our most important healthcare items to other countries ever again. I will be speaking out about this more and more.
We can’t emphasize this part enough: Our staff cares deeply about your well-being, and we want to do all we can to partner with you. Let us know what you or family may need and we will do our very best to help.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to help as quickly as we possibly can.
Through adversity can emerge abundance. Join me in believing in the art of what is possible.
This too shall pass. Thank you for your support and continued advocacy. Stay safe and continue looking out for your family and friends as we work through these daunting challenges together.
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God bless you all.