Public Notice (Updated 3/26/20)
Effective March 30, 2020, Gloucester Township Municipal offices will remain closed indefinitely until the health crisis is past us, in an effort to protect employees and the public and to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the community.
Should you need any assistance while the below municipal offices are closed to the public, please reach out to the following contacts:
Mayor’s Office (email firstname.lastname@example.org, 856-374-3514)
Tax Collector (email Sandra Ferguson email@example.com)
Tax Assesor (email Chuck Palumbo firstname.lastname@example.org)
Finance (email Christie Ehret email@example.com)
Municipal Clerk (email Nancy Power GTClerk@glotwp.com)
Vital Statistics (email Renee Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org)
Community Development and Planning (email Kenneth Lechner email@example.com)
Construction (email Bernie Shepherd firstname.lastname@example.org)
Communications (email Regina Caristo email@example.com)
“As we go through these uncertain times together, I would like to take the time to thank all of our first responders who have been doing their best in protecting our community: our Gloucester Township Police Department, six fire companies, and AMR EMS services, and also the utility workers. They are putting their own health and safety on the line every day to keep our residents safe and taking extra precautions to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in Gloucester Township. We are one strong and resilient community standing firm and getting through all of this together.
I would also like to thank the first responders and healthcare workers across the country that are standing on the front lines to support our nation’s response to COVID-19. We commend you for your bravery and dedication to your communities.
To all our residents: please follow the guidelines provided by professionals, stay safe, and stay healthy,” said Mayor David R. Mayer.
Please continue to monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html and https://glotwp.com/news/covid19/
Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Visit the COVID-19 Jobs Portal: https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/
In response to Governor Murphy’s directive to stay at home, Gloucester Township Public Schools and Black Horse Pike Regional School Districts’ Food Service Department will reduce the days for Breakfast & Lunch meal distribution. These changes are effective beginning Monday, March 23rd. Hours of operation will remain unchanged: from 9:00 AM until Noon at the three middle schools.
Our districts’ outstanding Food Services staff will now be working Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Parents arriving at our schools will now receive two (2) days of food for each visit. Please refrigerate half the distribution for the second day’s consumption.
Until this crisis has ended, we remain committed to the students and families of Gloucester Township.
On Saturday March 21st, Governor Phil Murphy announced the launch of the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub, a new, visitor-friendly website available at https://covid19.nj.gov
The New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub provides New Jerseyans with the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the State’s response, including information about services such as food assistance and small business assistance.
“We want to make it easier for New Jersey residents to access the critical resources they need as the State responds to COVID-19,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “This innovative new site, equipped with expert knowledge and vital information, is an essential resource for New Jerseyans during this time.”
Additional Closures & Event/Activity Changes
- Municipal Court will be closed for the period of two weeks (email Patricia Carroll firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Gloucester Township Public Schools and Black Horse Pike Regional School District will be closed for the period of 2 weeks, implementing remote learning. Visit gloucestertownshipschools.org and www.bhprsd.org for more information.
- Camden County Technical School will be closed for the period of two weeks
- Camden County College extended spring break to March 29th. Virtual instruction begins March 30th
- Senior Services will be closed for the period of 2 weeks, including Senior Bus Transportation
- Recreation Center will be closed. All programs are cancelled for the period of 2 weeks (email Diane Jones email@example.com, Bill Fagan firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com )
- Point Arial Park will be closed. All programs are cancelled for the period of 2 weeks
- Pre-School will be closed for the period of 2 weeks
- Gloucester Township Library will be closed for the period of 2 weeks
- Council meeting scheduled for March 23rd is postponed to Monday, March 30th (Celebration of Women’s History Month is postponed to a later date)
- Little League opening is postponed to April 6th, 2020
- Mainstage Center for the Arts will be closing for the period of 2 weeks. – Please call (856) 302-6485 1pm-5pm, Mon-Thu; or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- The SPKN Egg Hunt & More held at the Recreation Center on March 28th is cancelled.
- The Easter Bunny Brunch held at the Recreation Center on April 4th is cancelled.
- Spring Classes and their registrations are currently postponed until further notice.
- Historic Committee Events scheduled for April and May will be cancelled. Please check their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/glotwphistory/ or social media for the specific event information being cancelled for April and May.
- For safety of our residents Gloucester Township has closed all playgrounds and public bathrooms. Park locations will remain open as outdoor-only facilities during regular operating hours.
- Meals Available for Camden County Seniors in Need! Senior and disabled residents, as well as neighbors and family of those in need, can call (856) 858-3220 to receive assistance. Healthy residents interested in volunteering should contact (856) 374-6396. More information:
- All 325th Anniversary Celebration events are cancelled.
- The Gloucester Township Business Breakfast on April 9th is postponed.
- Gloucester Township Day Scholarship Committee 5k Run is rescheduled for June 13th.
- retrievr’s suspension of service in NJ and PA has been extended until at least April 20.
Gloucester Township Police Department and Department of Public Works will continue operations as usual.
Trash pick-up and recycling will continue following normal schedule.
IF YOU HAVE A POLICE EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911.
If you have a police non-emergency that requires immediate police assistance, please call 856-228-4500
Residents are encouraged to monitor our website as well as social media channels for further information and updates.
We apologize for any operational inconvenience as we continue to work with County, State, and Federal government on this national emergency situation.
Important information and links:
- Report a concern: this includes reporting a fallen tree, a pothole, trash or recycling issue and more. Simply send a text message with the word “hello” to (856) 644-6414
- Recreation Registration: Register for upcoming classes and programs: Click here.
- Pay Taxes/Sewer bills: You can mail in a check or pay online: Click here.
- Pay traffic tickets: Click here
- Forms: Residents can access and download a variety of community development forms online and then fax those forms to the department Click Here
- Monitor event changes and cancellations Click here
- Police matter:
– Police Emergency, please call 911;
– Police non-emergency, dial 856-228-4500
- Report Sewer Issues: please call 856-227-8666, payments can be made via regular mail or online at gtmua.com
- Contact Mayor’s office, please email email@example.com
State Department of Health has established a 24-hour public hotline – 800-222-1222.