Message from Mayor David Mayer:
“Dear Residents! I know the past year has been difficult for all of us. Throughout the pandemic, municipal employees have been on-site conducting business with the public virtually. I’m happy to say, as of Monday, April 26th, 2021, the Municipal Hall, Department of Public Works, and the Recreation Center are open to the public. Please note Court will not be operating in-person just yet but will still continue operations remotely. Please continue to follow all the recommended health precautions while inside; and do not hesitate to reach out to my office should you have any questions or concerns! Gloucester Township is happy to welcome you back!”
Important information and links: (Updated 5/25/21)
- The Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program provides assistance towards broadband service for eligible residents. Qualified households may receive $50 per month towards their broadband service. Find more details and links to enroll in the program here: https://glotwp.com/news/emergency-broadband-benefit-program-enrolls-over-one-million-households/
- Due to the fact that the State’s moratorium on utility shut-offs will expire on June 30th, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities(NJBPU) is launching a “Utility Assistance Week” -May 17th -May 21, 2021. This informational outreach effort is aimed to inform residents of various utility assistance programs. For residents who may need assistance paying bills, it is advised that they contact one of the programs before the moratorium endsUtility Assistance Programs: · Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)· Universal Service Fund (USF)· Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE)
· Emergency Rental Assistance, which covers utilities included in rental costs
· Deferred Payment Agreements through the utilities
· The Utility Customer’s Bill of Rights
· 2-1-1 as a 24/7 referral source for utility assistance as well as other helpful programs
- COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Resource:The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. They are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number
Applications begin on April 12, 2021844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central TimeFor more information please visit: https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance
- NJ DCA COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II: On Monday, March 22nd at 9:00 am EST, NJ DCA will be launching the second phase of our Coronavirus Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) Phase II. This program will be accepting pre-applications for assistance for rental arrears and temporary assistance for future rent to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income, have qualified for unemployment benefits, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nan McKay & Associates has been authorized by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to assist in the administration of the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II and to communicate with applicants and landlords.Pre-applications will be accepted beginning at 9:00 am on Monday, March 22, 2021 at https://njdca.onlinepha.com, and assistance is available at 609-490-4550.CVERAP Phase II Tenant Information FlyerCVERAP Phase II Landlord Information Flyer
- The Township of Gloucester has appropriated $425,000 of its federal Community Development Block Grant CARES Funds (CDBG-CV) for the COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program. The program is being established to provide working capital funds to the community’s small businesses that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more at https://glotwp.com/cdbg/
- New Jersey Readies Opening of COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center: A vaccine call center to help individuals with the vaccination process opened Monday, January 25th, 2021. The call center – available at 855- 568-0545 – is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Staff is available to answer questions on the registration and scheduling process and can provide information on where to get the vaccine.Call center staff can pre-register individuals for the vaccine and will be able to assist in scheduling appointments for eligible individuals. Please share this information with your family and friends.For more information please visit:https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/VaxMatters.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1klIpmKplT1qz7u8yzRQzlUAp8xoUR3SNJrNmodHhrHaP_p1NCn4CrIHg
- The Camden County Vaccination Center is open to administer vaccines, Monday-Saturday, 9am to at 4pm Camden County College, 200 College Drive, Blackwood, New Jersey. www.camdencounty.com/vaccineregistrationRegistration is online only and it includes: Group 1A and now includes 65 and over and people with medical conditions 14 to 65.If you want to confirm what group you are in please refer to Camden County Vaccine Information and Updates: https://www.camdencounty.com/service/covid-19-updates-and-preparations/vaccine-information/All can register: If you are part of 1st group 1A and certain priority groups in 1B you can register now. If you are not part of the current priority groups, there is a link to sign up for getting notified. You can sign up for being notified. You will be notified when It is your time to register.
- Other Vaccination Sites:– CAMcare Health Corporation, 817 Federal Street, Camden NJ 08103 856.583.2400- CAMcare Health Corporation, 121 South White Horse Pike, Clementon, NJ 856.583.2400- Project H.O.P.E., 519-525 West Street, Camden, NJ 08103, 856.968.2320 www.projecthopecamden.org
– Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine 1 Medical Drive, Stratford, NJ 08084 (888) 253-9133 https://rowanmedicine.com/vaccine/
– RMG Mount Ephraim, 2 S Black Horse Pike, Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey, 856.931.3107
– Shoprite Pharmacy # 507 1200 Chews Landing Rd, Laurel Springs, NJ 08021 Camden (856) 435-0046
– Shoprite Pharmacy #531, Route 73and Minck, West Berlin, NJ 856.768.6688
- NJDOH has set up or will be setting up six mega-sites throughout the state. Register online at NJDOH site. https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/
- The Meadowlands Complex in East Rutherford, Bergen County.
- Rockaway Townsquare in Morris County.
- The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, Middlesex County.
- The Moorestown Mall in Burlington County.
- Rowan College of South Jersey in Sewell, Gloucester County www.RCSJ.edu/vaccine
- The Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic County.
- COVID-19 Information Hub, a new, visitor-friendly website available at https://covid19.nj.gov
- State Department of Health has established a 24-hour public hotline – 800-222-1222.
- Camden County has partnered with Touch New Jersey to bring FREE food distribution to those in need throughout Camden County every Friday at 11am. Find dates & more information here: https://glotwp.com/news/free-camden-county-food-distribution-fridays/
- Meals Available for Camden County Seniors in Need!If you or a senior you know needs meal assistance, please call (856) 374-MEAL or (856) 858-3220 to make arrangements. Healthy residents interested in volunteering should contact (856) 374-6396. More information:
- 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/
- 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
- 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
- Report Sewer Issues: please call 856-227-8666, payments can be made via regular mail or online at com
Additional Closures & Event/Activity Changes (Updated 3/29/21/)
- After careful review, Gloucester Township has decided to cancel our Summer Camps for 2021. This also includes the GTPD Junior Police Academy. The health and safety of our community, children, and staff remain our utmost concern. Gloucester Township Recreation Department’s Summer Camps utilize our local schools for camp locations. Local schools are currently not allowing outside groups to use their facilities.
- Due to the current surge in COVID-19 cases, the Township has made the decision to cancel the Winter Session of the Recreation Department’s Preschool Program in the best interest of the students, teachers, and our residents.
- Gloucester Township Playgrounds Open as of 7/2. Please maintain social distancing (6 ft apart), wash or sanitize hands after equipment use, and most importantly stay home if you feel sick to help keep our community safe.
- Municipal Court has been operating via Zoom. The Court will reach out to you for directions to log in. (please email Patricia Carroll email@example.com)
- Senior Services will be closed indefinitely, including Senior Bus Transportation
- Recreation Center will be closed. All programs are cancelled indefinitely (email Diane Jones firstname.lastname@example.org, Bill Fagan email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Point Arial Park will be closed. All programs are cancelled indefinitely
- Gloucester Township Library resumed operations on a non-contact basis. For more info please click here
- Mainstage Center for the Arts is be closed indefinitely–Please call (856) 302-6485 1pm-5pm, Mon-Thu; or email email@example.com
- Gloucester Township Pool has been closed for the summer.
- Community Shred Day at Public Works Fall event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for some time in April, COVID-19 permitting.
Gloucester Township Police Department and Department of Public Works will continue operations as usual.
Trash pick-up and recycling will continue to follow 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 the Gloucester Township 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.
Please continue to monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019nCoV/index.html and https://glotwp.com/news/covid19/