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Declaration of Local Emergency

PROCLAMATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY

TO ALL CITIZENS AND PERSONS WITHIN THE MUNICIPALITY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF WAYNE, NEW JERSEY, AND TO ALL DEPARTMENTS, DIVISIONS AND BUREAUS OF THE TOWNSHIP GOVERNMENT OF THE TOWNSHIP OF WAYNE, NEW JERSEY:

    WHEREAS, pursuant to the powers vested in me by Chapter 251 of the Laws of 1942, as amended and supplemented, N.J.S.A. app. A: 9-30 et. seq.; N.J.S.A. 40:48-1 (6), and ordinances enacted pursuant thereto; N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1 and 2C:33-1 et. seq.; (whichever law(s) apply), I Daniel Daly, OEM Director after consultation with Christopher P. Vergano, Mayor of the Township of Wayne have declared that a local emergency exists within the Township of Wayne; and

    WHEREAS, the aforesaid laws authorize the promulgation of such orders, rules and regulations, as are necessary to meet the various problems which have or may be present by such emergency; and

     WHEREAS, on January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization designated the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern; and

     WHEREAS, On January 31, 2020, the United States Health and Human Services Secretary declared a public health emergency

     WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared COVID-19 a national emergency and

    WHEREAS, due to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency, it is necessary to use every means at our disposal to implement additional measures, including but not limited to those directed at places of public gathering, in order to flatten the curve of the spread of COVID-19; and

    NOW THEREFORE, in accordance with the aforesaid laws, we do hereby promulgate and declare the following regulations shall be in addition to all other laws of the State of New Jersey and the Township of Wayne.

  1. In accordance with Governor Murphy’s recommendations, starting March 16, 2020 all non-essential and non-emergency travel in New Jersey is strongly discouraged between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  2. By order, essential businesses that are essential to the public’s health, safety and welfare like supermarkets and grocery stores, pharmacies, medical offices and gas stations may remain open past 8 p.m.
  3. All township meetings except for the municipal council meetings are cancelled until further notice.
  4. In accordance with Governor Murphy’s order, effective March 16, 2020 all movie theatres and gyms will close entirely until its deemed safe to return. 
  5. In accordance with Governor Murphy’s order, Effective March 16, 2020 non-essential retail, recreational and entertainment businesses must close after 8 p.m. During daytime hours these businesses may remain open if they limit their total occupancy to less than 50 people and follow CDC’s guidelines for social distancing
  6. Willowbrook Mall and Wayne Towne Center and their adjacent stores are ordered closed as of 8 p.m. March 16, 2020. Their restaurants with exterior access may remain open for takeout and delivery food services only.
  7. Wayne Township Library is ordered closed as of 9 p.m. March 16, 2020.
  8. Wayne Municipal Building is currently open to the public. All residents are asked to utilize online services through www.waynetownship.com, in lieu of coming into the building. If you can answer yes to any of these questions, (1) have you traveled out of the country recently within the last 14 days, (2) if you have fever, cough, shortness of breath, (3) have been in contact with someone suspected of COVID-19 or known to have COVID-19, it is ordered that you stay at home and call for services.
  9. All residents are encouraged to go to CDC.gov to read and understand all guidance related to COVID-19.
 
 

Town Hall

475 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesdays open until 7:00 pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Closed on State Holidays

Wayne DPW Complex

201 Dey Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Weekdays 7:00am-3:30pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Closed on State Holidays