Wantage Township New Jersey


888 State Highway 23
973-875-7192
administrator@wantagetwp-nj.org


Coronavirus Notices Archive


Due to the numerous notices about the Coronavirus, the older notices have been posted on this page. They are posted by date, with the most recent on top.

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Sussex County Health Department Notices and Updates

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Friday Update

June 5
As of 12 a.m. on June 5, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported five additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents, bringing the total of confirmed postitive cases to 1160. Of the 1160 cases, 967 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here to read the June 5 notice. No new COVID-19-related deaths were reported, keeping the number of Sussex County deaths at 168. Today's report included an additional case in Wantage, bringing the total of Wantage to 52 cases. Click to read the CDRSS June 5 report. The SCDOH provided its weekly long-term facilities report. Click here to read the report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases by outcome as of June 4: Total number of cases: 1160. Total number of cases recovered: 967. Total number of cases deceased: 168. Total number of cases under investigation: 25.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Thursday Update

June 4
As of 12 a.m. on June 4, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported five additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents, raising the total of confirmed postitive cases to 1155. Of the 1155 cases, 961 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here to read the June 4 notice. No new COVID-19-related deaths were reported, keeping the number of Sussex County deaths at 168. Click to read the CDRSS June 4 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases by outcome as of June 3: Total number of cases: 1155. Total number of cases recovered: 961. Total number of cases deceased: 168. Total number of cases under investigation: 26.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Wednesday Update

June 3
As of 12 a.m. on June 3, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported seven additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents, raising the total of confirmed postitive cases to 1150. Of the 1150 cases, 954 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the June 3 notice. One new COVID-19-related death—a 33-year-old male from Montague—and 16 prior deaths in Sussex County have been reported, for a total 168 deaths. (On 6/2/20, the State CDRSS added 16 probable cases where deaths occurred in prior months.) Click to read the CDRSS June 3 report, which includes the breakdown of the April deaths in today's report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases by outcome as of June 2: Total number of cases: 1150. Total number of cases recovered: 945. Total number of cases deceased: 168. Total number of cases under investigation: 28.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Tuesday Update

June 2
As of 12 a.m. on June 2, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported four additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents, raising the total of confirmed postitive cases to 1127. Today's CDRSS report shows a total of 51 cases from Wantage, one less than Saturday's total of 52. (No explanation given.) Of the 1127 cases, 945 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the June 2 notice. Two new COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported, for a total 151. The deaths were a 73-year-old male from Andover Township and an 89-year-old female from Sparta. Click to read the CDRSS June 2 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases by outcome as of June 1: Total number of cases: 1127. Total number of cases recovered: 945. Total number of cases deceased: 151. Total number of cases under investigation: 31.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Monday Update

June 1
As of 12 a.m. on June 1, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported four additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents, raising the total of confirmed postitive cases to 1123. It appears that one of these new cases is from Wantage, as today's CDRSS report shows a total of 52 cases from Wantage, one more than Saturday's total of 51. Of the 1123 cases, 936 cases have been classified as recovered, the same total as Saturday. Click here for the June 1 notice. No new COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. A prior death in Hardyston has been re-assigned out of County, which brings the Sussex County death total down to 149. Click to read the CDRSS June 1 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases by outcome as of May 31: Total number of cases: 1123. Total number of cases recovered: 936. Total number of cases deceased: 149. Total number of cases under investigation: 38.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Saturday Update

May 30
As of 12 a.m. on May 30, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported eight additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents, raising the total of confirmed postitive cases to 1119. Of the 1119 cases, 936 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 30 notice. Two new COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported, which brings the Sussex County death total to 150. The latest deaths were an 82-year-old male from Andover Township and a 63-year-old female from Hardyston. Click to read the CDRSS May 30 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases by outcome as of May 29: Total number of cases: 1119. Total number of cases recovered: 936. Total number of cases deceased: 150. Total number of cases under investigation: 33.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Friday Update

May 29
As of 12 a.m. on May 29, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported four additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents, raising the total of confirmed postitive cases to 1111. Of the 1111 cases, 928 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 29 notice. One new COVID-19-related death in Sussex County has been reported, which brings the Sussex County death total to 148. The latest death was an 83-year-old female from Ogdensburg. A prior death reported being from Franklin has been reassigned to Andover Township. Click to read the CDRSS May 29 report. Click here to read the latest report on Sussex County long-term-care facilities. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases by outcome as of May 28: Total number of cases: 1111. Total number of cases recovered: 928. Total number of cases deceased: 148. Total number of cases under investigation: 35.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Thursday Update

May 28
As of 12 a.m. on May 28, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported four additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents, raising the total of confirmed postitive cases to 1107. Of the 1107 cases, 914 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 28 notice. One new COVID-19-related death in Sussex County has been reported, which brings the Sussex County death total to 147. The latest death was a 70-year-old male from Andover Township. Click to read the CDRSS May 28 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases by outcome as of May 28: Total number of cases: 1107. Total number of cases recovered: 914. Total number of cases deceased: 147. Total number of cases under investigation: 46.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Wednesday Update

May 27
As of 12 a.m. on May 27, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported nine additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents, raising the total of confirmed postitive cases to 1103. Of the 1103 cases, 895 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 27 notice. One new COVID-19-related death in Sussex County has been reported, which brings the Sussex County death total to 146. The latest death was a 79-year-old female from Sparta. Click to read the CDRSS May 27 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases by outcome as of May 26: Total number of cases: 1103. Total number of cases recovered: 895. Total number of cases deceased: 146. Total number of cases under investigation: 62.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Tuesday Update

May 26
As of 12 a.m. on May 26, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 11 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents, raising the total of confirmed postitive cases to 1094. Of the 1094 cases, 888 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 26 notice. No new COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. Click to read the CDRSS May 26 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases by outcome as of May 25: Total number of cases: 1094. Total number of cases recovered: 888. Total number of cases deceased: 145. Total number of cases under investigation: 61.

No Sussex County Department of Health Sunday and Monday Updates

May 24-25 There were no updates issued over the Memorial Day weekend.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Saturday Update

May 23
As of 12 a.m. on May 23, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported four additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents, raising the total of confirmed postitive cases to 1083. Of the 1083 cases, 887 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 23 notice. Four new COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported, raising the total of Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths at 145. The reported deaths are a 59-year-old male from Andover Township, an 89-year-old female from Andover Township, an 80-year-old female from Frankford Township, and a 63-year-old female from Fredon Township. Click to read the CDRSS May 23 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases by outcome as of May 22: Total number of cases: 1083. Total number of cases recovered: 887. Total number of cases deceased: 145. Total number of cases under investigation: 51.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Friday Update

May 22
As of 12 a.m. on May 22, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported five additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents, raising the total of confirmed postitive cases to 1079. Of the 1079 cases, 884 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 22 notice. No new COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported, keeping the total of Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths at 141. Click to read the CDRSS May 22 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases by outcome as of May 21: total number of cases: 1079. Total number of cases recovered: 884. Total number of cases deceased: 141. Total number of cases under investigation: 54. Click here for this week's long-term-care report.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Thursday Update

May 21
As of 12 a.m. on May 21, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported no additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents, keeping the total of confirmed postitive cases at 1074. Of the 1074 cases, 869 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 21 notice. One new COVID-19-related death in Sussex County has been reported—a 58-year-old-female from Andover Township— which raises the total of Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths to 141. Click to read the CDRSS May 21 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases by outcome as of May 20: Total number of cases: 1074. Total number of cases recovered: 869. Total number of cases deceased: 141. Total number of cases under investigation: 64.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Wednesday Update

May 20
As of 12 a.m. on May 20, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported nine additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents for a total of 1074 confirmed postitive cases. Of the 1074 cases, 866 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 20 notice. No new COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported, keeping the total of Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths at 140. Click to read the CDRSS May 20 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases by outcome as of May 19: Total number of cases: 1074. Total number of cases recovered: 866. Total number of cases deceased: 140. Total number of cases under investigation: 68.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Tuesday Update

May 19
As of 12 a.m. on May 19, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported one additional case of COVID-19 among county residents for a total of 1065 confirmed postitive cases. Of the 1065 cases, 850 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 19 notice. A prior reported case/death in Wantage Township has been re-assigned out of County. The readjusted figures for Wantage are 52 positive cases and one death. Two new COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported; an 85-year-old female from Newton and a 79-year-old male from Green Township. The total of Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths is 140. Click to read the CDRSS May 19 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases by outcome as of May 18: Total number of cases: 1065. Total number of cases recovered: 850. Total number of cases deceased: 140. Total number of cases under investigation: 75.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Monday Update

May 18
As of 12 a.m. on May 18, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported five additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents for a total of 1065 confirmed postitive cases. Of the 1065 cases, 833 cases have been classified as recovered. (Recovered cases decreased by three cases. No additional information is available at this time.) Click here for the May 18 notice. No new cases have been reported in Wantage, keeping the Wantage total at 53. One new COVID-19-related death in Sussex County was reported; a 66-year-old male from Andover Township. The total of Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths is 139. Click to read the CDRSS May 18 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases by outcome as of May 17: Total number of cases: 1065. Total number of cases recovered: 833. Total number of cases deceased: 139. Total number of cases under investigation: 93.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Saturday Update

May 16
As of 12 a.m. on May 16, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported nine additional case of COVID-19 among county residents for a total of 1060 confirmed postitive cases. Of the 1060 cases, 836 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 16 notice. No new cases have been reported in Wantage, keeping the Wantage total at 53. One new COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County was reported; an 88-year-old female from Andover Township. The total of Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths is 138. Click to read the CDRSS May 16 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases by outcome as of May 15: Total number of cases: 1060. Total number of cases recovered: 836. Total number of cases deceased: 138. Total number of cases under investigation: 86.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Friday Update

May 15
As of 12 a.m. on May 15, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported one additional case of COVID-19 among county residents for a total of 1051 confirmed postitive cases. Of the 1051 cases, 830 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 15 notice. The May 15 CDRSS report showed one less case than yesterday in Wantage, decreasing the Wantage total to 53. No new COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County were reported. The total of Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths remains at 137. Click to read the CDRSS May 15 report. A report was also issued on Friday showing a summary of Sussex County Long Term Care Facilities COVID-19 Cases. Click here to view the long term care facility summary. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases by outcome as of May 14: Total number of cases: 1051. Total number of cases recovered: 830. Total number of cases deceased: 137. Total number of cases under investigation: 84.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Thursday Update

May 14
As of 12 a.m. on May 14, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported four additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents for a total of 1050 confirmed postitive cases. Of the 1050 cases, 809 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 14 notice. The May 14 CDRSS report showed one new case in Wantage, increasing the Wantage total to 54. One new COVID-19-related death in Sussex County was reported; an 89-year-old female from Andover Township. The total of Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths is 137. Click to read the CDRSS May 13 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases as of May 13: Total number of cases: 1050. Total number of cases recovered: 809. Total number of cases deceased: 137. Total number of cases under investigation: 104.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Wednesday Update

May 13
As of 12 a.m. on May 13, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported four additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents for a total of 1046 confirmed postitive cases. Of the 1046 cases, 772 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 13 notice. The May 13 CDRSS report showed two new cases in Wantage, bringing the Wantage total to 53. No new COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County were reported. The total of Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths remains at 136. Click to read the CDRSS May 13 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases as of May 12: Total number of cases: 1046. Total number of cases recovered: 772. Total number of cases deceased: 136. Total number of cases under investigation: 138.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Tuesday Update

May 12
As of 12 a.m. on May 12, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported two additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents for a total of 1042 confirmed postitive cases.(Six prior reported positive cases been re-assigned out of County.) Of the 1042 cases, 766 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 12 notice. The May 12 CDRSS report showed no new cases in Wantage, keeping the Wantage total at 51. Seven additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County were reported: an 82-year-old female from Andover Township, a 73-year-old male from Andover Township, a 72-year-old female from Andover Township, and a 56-year-old male from Andover Township, a 70-year-old female from Hopatcong Borough, a 90-year-old female from Frankford Township, and a 70-year-old male from Newton. The total of Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths is 136. (A prior reported death in Andover Township has been re-assigned out of County) Click to read the CDRSS May 12 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases as of May 11: Total number of cases: 1042. Total number of cases recovered: 766. Total number of cases deceased: 136. Total number of cases under investigation: 140.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Monday Update

May 11
As of 12 a.m. on May 11, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 18 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents for a total of 1046 confirmed postitive cases. Of the 1046 cases, 763 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 11 notice. The May 11 CDRSS report showed one new case in Wantage, bringing the Wantage total to 51. Three additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County were reported; a 63-year-old female from Andover Township, an 80-year-old male from Andover Township, and a 73-year-old male from Hopatcong Borough. The total of Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths is 130. Click to read the CDRSS May 11 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases as of May 10: Total number of cases: 1046. Total number of cases recovered: 763. Total number of cases deceased: 130. Total number of cases under investigation: 153.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Saturday Update

May 9
As of 12 a.m. on May 9, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported five additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents for a total of 1028 confirmed postitive cases. Of the 1028 cases, 749 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 9 notice. The May 9 CDRSS report showed one less case than yesterday in Wantage, bringing the Wantage total back down to 50. Two additional COVID-19-related death in Sussex County were reported; a 90-year-old female from Frankford Township and a 68-year-old male from Andover Township. The total of Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths is 127. (Note: A prior reported death in Branchville and a prior reported death in Hardyston have been re-assigned to Frankford Township.) Click to read the CDRSS May 9 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases as of May 8: Total number of cases: 1028. Total number of cases recovered: 749. Total number of cases deceased: 127. Total number of cases under investigation: 152.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Friday Update

May 8
As of 12 a.m. on May 8, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported nine additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents for a total of 1023 confirmed postitive cases. Of the 1023 cases, 738 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 8 notice. The CDRSS report showed one new positive case in Wantage, bringing the Wantage total to 51. One additional COVID-19-related death in Sussex County was reported—a 92-year-old female from Frankford Township. The total of Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths is 125. Click to read the CDRSS May 8 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases as of May 7: Total number of cases: 1023. Total number of cases recovered: 738. Total number of cases deceased: 125. Total number of cases under investigation: 160.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Thursday Update

May 7
As of 12 a.m. on May 7, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported seven additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents for a total of 1014 confirmed postitive cases. Of the 1014 cases, 734 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 7 notice. The CDRSS report showed no new positive cases in Wantage, keeping the Wantage total at 50. Two additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County were reported. Both were from Frankford Township; an 80-year-old female and an 84-year-old male. The total of Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths is 124. Click to read the CDRSS May 7 report. The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases as of May 5: Total number of cases: 1014 | Total number of cases recovered: 734 | Total number of cases deceased: 124 | Total number of cases under investigation: 156.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Wednesday Update

May 6
As of 12 a.m. on May 6, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 13 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents for a total of 1007 confirmed postitive cases. Of the 1007 cases, 719 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 6 notice. The CDRSS report showed one new positive case in Wantage, bringing the Wantage total to 50. One additional COVID-19-related death in Sussex County was reported: a 52-year-old male from Newton. The total of Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths is 122. Click to read the CDRSS May 6 report.
The summary of Sussex County COVID-19 cases as of May 5: Total number of cases: 1007 | Total number of cases recovered: 719 | Total number of cases deceased: 122 | Total number of cases under investigation: 166.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Tuesday Update

May 5
As of 12 a.m. on May 5, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported seven additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents for a total of 994 confirmed postitive cases. Of the 994 cases, 701 cases have been classified as recovered. Click here for the May 5 notice. The CDRSS report showed one new positive case in Wantage, bringing the Wantage total to 49. Two additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County were reported: a 72-year-old male from Andover Township and a 79-year-old female from Frankford Township. The total of Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths is 121. Click to read the CDRSS May 5 report. Sussex County COVID-19 cases as of May 4: 994 total number of cases; 701 total number of cases recovered; 121 total number of cases deceased; 172 total number of cases under investigation.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Monday Update

May 4
As of 12 a.m. on May 4, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 19 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents for a total of 987 confirmed postitive cases. Click here for the May 4 notice. The CDRSS report showed two new positive cases in Wantage, bringing the Wantage total to 48. Five additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County were reported. Four deaths were from Andover Township: two 73-year-old males, a 36-year-old male, and a 53-year-old male. The fifth death was an 87-year-old female from Frankford Township. The total of Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths is 119. (A prior reported death in Sparta Township has been re-assigned to Newton) Click to read the CDRSS May 4 report.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Saturday Update

May 2
As of 12 a.m. on May 2, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 20 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents for a total of 968 confirmed postitive cases. Click here for the May 2 notice. The CDRSS report showed two new positive cases in Wantage, bringing the Wantage total to 46. No additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County were reported. The total of Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths remains at 114. Click to read the CDRSS May 2 report.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Friday Update

May 1
As of 12 a.m. on May 1, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 13 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents for a total of 948 confirmed postitive cases. Click here for the May 1 notice. The CDRSS report showed one new positive case in Wantage, bringing the Wantage total to 44. Seven additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. Five were from Andover Township: a 71-year-old female, an 83-year-old female, an 80-year-old male, a 64-year-old male, and a 66-year-old female. Two were from Franklin Borough: a 74-year-old male and a 67-year-old male. This brings the total to 114 Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths. (Note: A prior reported death in Sparta Township has been re-assigned out of County and a prior reported death in Andover Township has been re-assigned to Franklin Borough) Click to read the CDRSS May 1 report.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Thursday Update

April 30
As of 12 a.m. on April 30, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 14 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents for a total of 935 confirmed postitive cases. Click here for the April 30 notice. The CDRSS report showed one new positive case in Wantage, bringing the Wantage total to 43. Six additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. Four were from Andover Township: a 55-year-old female, a 71-year-old male, a 78-year-old male, and a 61-year-old male. Two were from Frankford Township: a 93-year-old female and a 96-year-old female. This brings the total to 109 Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths. Click to read the CDRSS April 30 report.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Wednesday Update

April 29
As of 12 a.m. on April 29, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 17 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents and a total of 921 confirmed postitive cases. Four additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. Three were from Frankford Township: a 91-year-old male, an 95-year-old male, and a 79-year-old female. The fourth was a 76-year-old female from Andover Township. This brings the total to 103 Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths. Click here for the April 29 notice. According to the The NJ Department of Health's Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CDRSS) report, the total of postitive cases in Wantage remained at 42. Click to read the CDRSS April 29 report.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Tuesday Update

April 28
As of 12 a.m. on April 28, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 28 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. This brings the total of confirmed postitive cases in Sussex County to 904. Six additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. Five were from Andover Township: a 57-year-old female, an 89-year-old male, a 73-year-old male, an 84-year-old male, and a 94-year-old female. The sixth death was an 81-year-old female from Montague. This brings the total to 99 Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths. Click here for the April 28 notice. According to the The NJ Department of Health's Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CDRSS) report, the total of postitive cases in Wantage decreased to a total of 42, with two deaths. Click to read the CDRSS April 28 report.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Monday Update

April 27
As of 12 a.m. on April 27, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 58 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. (A Sunday report was not issued.) This brings the total of confirmed postitive cases in Sussex County to 876. Two additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. This brings the total to 93 Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths. Click here for the April 27 notice. According to the The NJ Department of Health's Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CDRSS) report, the total of postitive cases in Wantage increased to 44. The document also reports a second death of a Wantage resident. Click to read the CDRSS April 27 report. A report of cases by municipality broken down by gender was also issued today. Click here for cases-by-gender report. (Due to running the gender report separately and later in the day, there was a difference of three cases between the two reports. These additional cases will be added to the April 28 report.) Note: The Sussex County Department of Health is no longer providing the daily summary of Sussex County's COVID-19 positive cases.

Sussex County COVID-19 Cases by Gender

April 27
A report of cases by municipality broken down by gender was issued today. Click here for cases-by-gender report. (Due to running the gender report separately and later in the day, there was a difference of three cases between the two reports. These additional cases will be added to the April 28 report.)

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Saturday Update

April 25
As of 12 a.m. on April 25, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 21 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. This brings the total of confirmed postitive cases in Sussex County to 818. Seven additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. This brings the total to 91 Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths. Click here for the April 25 notice.

According to the The NJ Department of Health's Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CDRSS) report, the total of postitive cases in Wantage increased to 38. The first death of a Wantage resident was reported. No details were provided on this person's age or gender. Click to read the CDRSS April 25th report. Note: The Sussex County Department of Health is no longer providing the daily summary of Sussex County's COVID-19 positive cases.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Friday Update

April 24
As of 12 a.m. on April 24, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 10 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. This brings the total of confirmed postitive cases in Sussex County to 797. Two additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. This brings the total to 84 Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths. Click here for the April 24 notice. According to the The NJ Department of Health's Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CDRSS) report, the total of postitive cases in Wantage remains at 35. Click to read the CDRSS weekly report. Note: The Sussex County Department of Health is no longer providing the daily summary of Sussex County's COVID-19 positive cases.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Thursday Update

April 23
As of 12 a.m. on April 23, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 27 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. This brings the total of confirmed postitive cases in Sussex County to 787. Click here for the April 23 notice. According to the The NJ Department of Health's Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CDRSS) report, the total of postitive cases in Wantage is 35, one more than yesterday. Click to read the CDRSS report. The daily summary of Sussex County's COVID-19 positive cases was not released today.

Sussex County DOH Announces Five Sussex County COVID-19 Deaths

April 23
Five additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. Information on the age, gender, and municipality of the deceased was not released. Per the April 23 press release, there have been a total of 82 Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Wednesday Update

April 22
As of 12 a.m. on April 22, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 37 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. This brings the total of confirmed postitive cases in Sussex County to 760. Click here for the April 22 notice. According to the The NJ Department of Health's Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CDRSS) report, the total of postitive cases in Wantage is one less than yesterday — 34. Click to read the CDRSS report. The daily summary of Sussex County's COVID-19 positive cases was not released today.

Sussex County DOH Announces 13 Sussex County COVID-19 Deaths

April 22
Thirteen additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. Information on the age, gender, and municipality of the deceased was not released. Per the April 22 press release, there have been a total of 77 Sussex County COVID-19-related deaths.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Tuesday Update

April 21
As of 12 a.m. on April 21, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 35 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. This brings the total of confirmed postitive cases in Sussex County to 723. According to the report, the total of postitive cases in Wantage remains at 35. Click here for the April 21 notice. The daily summary of Sussex County's COVID-19 positive cases was not released today. The NJ Department of Health's Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CDRSS) released a statistics report today. Click to read the CDRSS report.

Sussex County DOH Announces Eight Sussex County COVID-19 Deaths

April 21
Eight additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. Seven are from Andover Township: an 89-year-old male, a 78-year-old female, a 66-year-old male, a 70-year-old male, a 73-year-old male, a 62-year-old male, and a 65-year-old male. The eighth reported death is 94-year-old female from Frankford Township. Please note, deaths are announced as they are reported to and verified by the SCDOH, not necessarily on the date that they occured. Click here for the press release. As of April 21, there have been a total of 62 reported Sussex County deaths.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Monday Update

April 20
As of 12 a.m. on April 20, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 64 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. This brings the total of confirmed postitive cases in Sussex County to 688. According to the report, the total of postitive cases in Wantage is 35. Click here for the April 20 notice. A summary of Sussex County's COVID-19 positive cases was not released today.

Sussex County DOH Announces Two Sussex County COVID-19 Deaths

April 20
Two additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. Both are from Andover Township: a 71-year-old male and a 74-year-old male. Please note, deaths are announced as they are reported to and verified by the SCDOH, not necessarily on the date that they occured. Click here for the press release. As of April 20, there have been a total of 54 reported Sussex County deaths.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Saturday Update

April 18
As of 12 a.m. on April 18, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 40 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. Two of the new cases are from Wantage, raising the total of postitive cases in Wantage to 30. Click here for the April 18 notice. Click here for a summary of Sussex County's 653 COVID-19 positive cases.

Sussex County DOH Announces Four Sussex County COVID-19 Deaths

April 18
Four additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. Three are from Andover Township: a 78-year-old male, a 75-year-old male, and a 70-year-old female. The fourth fatality is a 96-year-old female from Newton. Please note, deaths are announced as they are reported to and verified by the SCDOH, not necessarily on the date that they occured. Click here for the press release. As of April 18, there have been a total of 52 reported Sussex County deaths.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Friday Update

April 17
As of 10 a.m. on April 17, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 28 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. One of the new cases is from Wantage, raising the total of postitive cases in Wantage to 28. Click here for the April 17 notice. Click here for a summary of Sussex County's 613 COVID-19 positive cases.

Sussex County DOH Announces Seven Sussex County COVID-19 Deaths

April 17
Seven additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. Six are from Andover Township: a 59-year-old male, a 65-year-old male, a 61-year-old male, an 83-year-old female, a 78-year-old male, and a 66-year-old female. The seventh fatality is a 63-year-old male from Sparta. Please note, deaths are announced as they are reported to and verified by the SCDOH, not necessarily on the date that they occured. Click here for the press release. As of April 17 at 5:00 p.m. there have been a total of 48 reported Sussex County deaths.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Thursday Update

April 16
As of 10 a.m. on April 16, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 32 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. One of the new cases is from Wantage, raising the total of postitive cases in Wantage to 27. Click here for the April 16 notice. Click here for a summary of Sussex County's 586 COVID-19 positive cases.

Sussex County DOH Announces Two Sussex County COVID-19 Deaths

April 16
Two additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. The first is an 84-year-old female from Andover Township and the second is a 97-year-old male from Frankford Township. Please note, deaths are announced as they are reported to and verified by the SCDOH, not necessarily on the date that they occured. Click here for the press release. As of April 16 at 5:30 p.m. there have been a total of 41 reported Sussex County deaths.

Sussex County DOH Publishes Graphs of Sussex County COVID-19 Summary Data

April 16
This three-page PDF features graphs showing the status of cases as on April 14, 2020. Click here to view.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Wednesday Update

April 15
As of 12 a.m. on April 15, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 18 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. None of the new cases are from Wantage; the total of postitive cases in Wantage is 26. Click here for the April 15 notice. Click here for a summary of Sussex County's 554 COVID-19 positive cases.

Sussex County DOH Announces Nine Sussex County COVID-19 Deaths

April 15
Nine additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. All are from Andover Township: a 74-year-old male, a 63-year-old male, a 60-year-old male, a 78-year-old male, a 52-year-old male, a 61-year-old male, a 73-year-old female, a 70-year-old female, and a 61-year-old male. Please note, deaths are announced as they are reported to and verified by the SCDOH, not necessarily on the date that they occured. Click here for the press release. As of April 15 at 12 p.m. there have been a total of 40 reported Sussex County deaths.

SC DOH PSA

April 15 - The Sussex County Department of Health has released a Public Service Announcement, Do Your Part to Help Slow the Spread of Illness. Click here to view the PSA on YouTube. For more videos, the County's YouTube Channel is https://youtube.com/sussexnj


Sussex County Department of Health Issues Tuesday Update

April 14
As of 12 a.m. on April 14, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 38 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. One of the new cases is from Wantage, raising the total of postitive cases in Wantage to 27. Click here for the April 14 notice. Click here for a summary of Sussex County's 536 COVID-19 positive cases.

Sussex County DOH Announces Two Sussex County COVID-19 Deaths

April 14
Two additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. The first is an 85-year-old male from Andover Township, the second a 95-year-old male from Frankford Township Click here for the press release. As of April 14 at 12 p.m. there have been a total of 30 Sussex County deaths.

Sussex County Residents Can Access Morris County Testing Center

Starting later this week, the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at County College of Morris in Randolph will begin to accept a select number (75) of Sussex County residents for daily, weekday appointments for the virus testing. Click here for more testing information.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Monday Update

April 13
(No Sunday update was issued.) As of 12 a.m. on April 13, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 40 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. One of the new cases is from Wantage, raising the total of postitive cases in Wantage to 27*. Click here for the April 13 notice. Click here for a summary of Sussex County's 500 COVID-19 positive cases.
* Clarification: On the 4/13 report the listing of a 58-year-old male from Wantage was removed; previously being listed on the 4/11 report on line 199. This would reduce the number of cases in Wantage by one, with total cases at 26. Totals are being updated often; as of 10:30 a.m. 4/14 totals show 499 total cases in Sussex County, 28 deaths, and 26 confirmed cases in Wantage. Please refer to the SC Coronasvirus page for the lastest information.

Sussex County DOH Announces Four Sussex County COVID-19 Deaths

April 13
Four additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. They are from four different municipalities; an 88-year-old male from Sparta, a 59-year-old male from Montague, an 85-year-old female from Frankford Township, and a 73-year-old female from Andover Township. Click here for the press release. As of April 13 at 12 p.m. there have been a total of 30 Sussex County deaths.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Saturday Update

April 11
(No Friday update was issued.) As of 12 a.m. on April 11, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 70 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. Three of the new cases are from Wantage, raising the total of postitive cases in Wantage to 26. Click here for the April 11 notice. Click here for a summary of Sussex County's 460 COVID-19 positive cases. This update indicates which cases resulted in a death.

Sussex County DOH Announces Six Sussex County COVID-19 Deaths

April 11
Six additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. Five are from Frankford Township; 84 year-old female, a 74-year-old male, a 70-year-old female, a 92-year-old female, and a 68-year-old male. The sixth death was a 90-year-old male from Newton. Click here for the press release. As of April 11 at 12 p.m. there have been a total of 26 Sussex County deaths.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Thursday Update

April 9
As of 12 a.m. on April 9, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 35 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. Four of the new cases are from Wantage, raising the total of postitive cases in Wantage to 23. Click here for the April 9 notice. Click here for a summary of Sussex County's 390 COVID-19 positive cases.

Sussex County DOH Announces Two Sussex County COVID-19 Deaths

April 9
Two additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. Both are females from Frankford Township; a 78-year-old and a 75-year-old. Click here for the press release. As of April 9 at 12 p.m. there have been a total of 20 Sussex County deaths.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Wednesday Update

April 8
As of 12 a.m. on April 8, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 16 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. None of the new cases is reported as being from Wantage, keeping the total of postitive cases in Wantage at 19. Click here for the April 8 notice. Click here for a summary of Sussex County's 355 COVID-19 positive cases.

Sussex County DOH Announces Two Sussex County COVID-19 Deaths

April 8
Two additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. The first is a 67-year-old female from Frankford Township and the second is a 74-year-old female from Sparta Township. Click here for the press release. As of April 8 at 12 p.m. there have been a total of 18 Sussex County deaths.


Sussex County Department of Health Issues Tuesday Update

April 7
As of 12 a.m. on April 7, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) reported 38 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. One of the new cases is reported as being from Wantage, bringing the total of postitive cases in Wantage to 19. Click here for the April 7 notice. Click here for a summary of Sussex County's 339 COVID-19 positive cases.

Sussex County DOH Announces Five Sussex County COVID-19 Deaths

April 7
Five additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported; a 68-year-old female from Hampton Township, a 90-year-old female from Newton, a 94-year-old female from Newton, a 78-year-old male from Andover Township, and an 86-year-old male from Andover Township. Click here for the press release. As of April 7 at 12 p.m. there have been a total of 16 Sussex County deaths.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Monday Update

April 6
The Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) is reporting 90 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents, including those reported over the weekend of April 4-5. The SCDOH was notified of 29 cases on Saturday April 4 (REVISED); 31 cases on Sunday, April 5; and 30 cases on Monday, April 6, 2020. The total of postitive cases in Wantage is 18. Click here for the April 6 notice.. Click here for a summary of Sussex County's 301 COVID-19 positive cases.

Sussex County DOH Announces Two Additional Sussex County COVID-19 Deaths

April 6
Two additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. The first in a 76-year-old male from Vernon Township, and the second in a 56-year-old female from Byram Township. Click here for the press release. As of April 6 at 12 p.m. there have been a total of 11 Sussex County deaths.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Saturday Update

April 4
As of 12 a.m. on April 4, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) was notified of 17 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County now stands at 230. One of these new cases is from Wantage. The total number of reported positive cases in Wantage now totals 17. Click here for the April 4 notice and breakdown of additional cases by town.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Friday Update

April 3
As of 12 a.m. on April 3, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) was notified of 28 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County now stands at 213. Three of these new cases are from Wantage. The total number of reported positive cases in Wantage now totals 16. Click here for the April 3 notice and breakdown of additional cases by town.

Sussex County DOH Announces Two Additional Sussex County COVID-19 Deaths

April 3
Two additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. They were both elderly males; the first a 92-year-old from Sparta Township, the second an 80-year-old from Newton. Click here for the press release.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Thursday Update

April 2
As of 12 a.m. on April 2, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) was notified of 20 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County now stands at 185. None of these new cases are from Wantage. The total number of reported positive cases in Wantage remains at 13. Click here for the April 2 notice and breakdown of additional cases by town.

Disaster Response Crisis Counselors Are Available

April 2
The Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) announced that certified Disaster Response Crisis Counselors (DRCCs) are available to speak to Sussex County residents who may be experiencing emotional or mental difficulties related to COVID-19. DRCCs are trained to provide disaster mental health services, including psychological first aid and crisis counseling. DRCCs are certified through the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Disaster and Terrorism Branch, along with the Mental Health Association of New Jersey and the Certification Board of New Jersey, Inc. Click here for Crisis Councelor information.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Wednesday Update

April 1
As of 12 a.m. on April 1, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) was notified of 28 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County now stands at 165. Two of these new cases are from Wantage. There are 13 reported positive cases total in Wantage. Click here for the April 1 notice and breakdown of additional cases by town.

Sussex County DOH Announces Two Additional Sussex County COVID-19 Deaths

April 1
Two additional COVID-19-related deaths in Sussex County have been reported. The first in a 77-year-old male from Hopatcong Borough, and the second in a 73-year-old male from Andover Township. Click here for the press release.

NJ Department of Health Issues COVID-19 Confirmed Case Summary

Click here for the March 5 to March 31 summary.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Tuesday Update

March 31
As of 12 a.m. on March 31, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) was notified of 15 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County now stands at 137. None of these new cases are from Wantage. The total number of reported positive cases in Wantage remains at 11. Click here for the March 31 notice and breakdown of additional cases by town.

Sussex County DOH Announces Two Additional Sussex County COVID-19 Deaths

March 31
Two additional COVID-19 cases in the County resulting in the death of the patient were announced on Tuesday. The first patient is a 63-year-old male from Vernon. The second patient is a 75-year-old male from Sparta. Click here for the press release.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Monday Update

March 30
As of 12 a.m. on March 30, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) was notified of 24 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County now stands at 122. Three of these new cases are from Wantage. The total number of reported positive cases in Wantage is 11. Click here for the March 30 notice and breakdown of additional cases by town.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Sunday Update

March 29
As of 12 a.m. on March 29, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) was notified of 11 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County now stands at 98. One of these new cases is from Wantage. The total number of reported positive cases in Wantage is eight. Click here for the March 29 notice and breakdown of additional cases by town.

Sussex County DOH Announces Additional Sussex County COVID-19 Deaths

March 29
Two additional COVID-19 cases in the County resulting in the death of the patient were announced on Sunday. The patients were both women who resided in Newton, aged 93 and 96. Click here for the press release.

Sussex County Department of Health Announces First Sussex County COVID-19 Death

March 28
The first COVID-19 case in the County resulting in the death of the patient was announced on Friday. The patient was aged 68, female, and a Newton resident. Admitted to Newton Medical Center on Wednesday, she passed away on Friday. Click here for the press release.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Saturday Update

March 28
As of 12 a.m. on March 28, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) was notified of 15 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County now stands at 87. None of the new cases are from Wantage. Click here for the March 28 notice and breakdown of additional cases by town.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Friday Update

March 27
As of 12 a.m. on March 27, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) was notified of 25 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County now stands at 72. Seven of the cases are from Wantage. Click here for the March 27 notice and breakdown of additional cases by town.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Thursday Update

March 26
As of 12 a.m. on March 26, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) was notified of 15 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County now stands at 47. Click here for the March 26 notice and breakdown of additional cases by town.

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Wednesday Update

March 25
As of 12 a.m. on March 25, 2020 the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) was notified of 10 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents. This brings the total in Sussex County to 32. Click here for the March 25 notice and breakdown of additional cases by town.

Sussex COVID-19 Hotline

March 24
The Sussex County Division of Health COVID-19 Hotline is now open. Residents may call the Hotline number at 973-579-9488 to speak with a Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) staff member or Sussex County Medical Reserve Corp volunteer. The Hotline’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Additional information for residents can be found at the locations listed below.

  • Sussex County website https://sussex.nj.us/covid19
  • 2-1-1 (NJ Department of Health)
  • 1-800-962-1253
  • Text NJCOVID to 898-211 (NJ Department of Health)

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Saturday Update

March 21
Sussex County Freeholder Director Sylvia Petillo and the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) are announcing five additional cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County. The cases were identified in Andover Township, Byram Township, Frankford Township, Hopatcong Borough and Town of Newton. The Sussex County Division of Health has been working to identify individuals who came into contact with these residents. Anyone identified as a close contact, per New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) guidelines, is in their home under self-quarantine and being monitored by the SCDOH staff. Please click here to read the notice in its entirety

Sussex County Department of Health Issues Friday Update

March 20 5:40 p.m.
Sussex County Freeholder Director Sylvia Petillo and the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) are announcing additional cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County. Two of the cases reside in Sparta, one resides in Montague, and one resides in Hampton. Both the SCDOH and the patients were notified of the positive results on March 20, 2020. The Sussex County Division of Health has been working to identify individuals who came into contact with the residents. Anyone identified as a close contact, per New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) guidelines, is in their home under self-quarantine and being monitored by the SCDOH staff. Please click here to read the notice in its entirety

Fourth Tests Positive in Sussex County

March 20
Sussex County Freeholder Director Sylvia Petillo and the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) are announcing a fourth case of COVID-19 in Sussex County. The Hardyston resident was sent for testing on March 17, 2020, and the SCDOH and the patient were notified of the positive results on March 19, 2020. The Sussex County Division of Health has been working to identify individuals who came into contact with the resident. Anyone identified as a close contact, per New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) guidelines, is in their home under self-quarantine and being monitored by the SCDOH staff. Please click here to read the notice in its entirety.

Three Test Positive in Sussex County

March 18
Sussex County Freeholder Director Sylvia Petillo and the Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) announce three positive cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County. The SCDOH was notified of three positive cases in Sussex County on March 18, 2020. The three cases reside in Sparta Township, Vernon Township, and Frankford Township. The SCDOH has been working to identify individuals who came into contact with these residents. Anyone identified as a close contact, per New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) guidelines, is directed to self-quarantine and is being monitored by the SCDOH. Please click here to read the notice in its entirety.


State Announcements

Governor Signs Executive Order No. 122

April 8
This order ceases all non-essential construction projects and imposes additional mitigation requirements on essential retail businesses and essential industries. The order also outlines specific protections and policies for all essential retail, manufacturing, and warehousing businesses, as well as businesses engaged in essential construction projects. Click here to go to the Governor's web page for full details. | Click here to read Executive Order No. 122

Govenor Signs Executive Order Mandating Masks Must Be Worn by Customers

April 8
Executive Order #122 require workers and customers to wear cloth face coverings while on the premises, and require workers to wear gloves when in contact with customers or goods. If a customer refuses to wear a cloth face covering for non-medical reasons, then the business must decline entry to the individual, unless the business is providing medication, medical supplies, or food, in which case the business policy should provide alternate methods of pickup and/or delivery of such goods. See complete order explanation on the NJ Gov website. This order also calls for non-essential construction projects to cease by Friday at 8 p.m.

Primary Elections Postponed to July 7

April 8
Primary elections scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, have been postponed until Tuesday, July 7, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This includes primaries for President, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, the 25th District of the New Jersey Legislature, and county and municipal elections, as well as county committee elections. Click here to read Executive Order No. 120

Govenor Signs Three Executive Orders

April 7
Governor Murphy signed three executive orders today regarding school elections, student assessments, and the mandatory closing of all state and county parks effective 8:00 p.m. this evening. Governor Murphy also extended the State’s emergency declaration for at least an additional 30 days.
Click here to read Executive Order 116 on School Elections
Click here to read Executive Order 117 on Student Assessments
Click here to read Executive Order 118 on Park Closings

Upcoming Religious Holidays and Social Distancing

Posted April 3
The NJ Department of Health reminds residents to abide by the ban on social gatherings of any size until further notice. This includes the April religious holidays. Click here for the letter from the NJDOH.

Rumor Control and Disinformation Website

Posted March 27
The Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness has launched a webpage to help the public distinguish between facts and rumors/disinformation regarding COVID-19. Click to go to the COVID-19 Rumor Control and Disinformation website.

Govenor Issues Executive Order 108

Effective March 21 at 9 p.m.
This order states that any county or municipal restriction imposed in response to COVID-19 that in any way will or might conflict with any of the provisions of Executive Order No. 107 (2020), or which will or might in any way interfere with or impede its achievement, or the achievement of Administrative Orders issued as authorized by my Executive Orders, is hereby invalidated... Click here to read Executive Order No. 108.

Govenor Issues Executive Order 107

Effective March 21 at 9 p.m.
This order supersedes Executive Order No. 104 where there is conflict and orders all New Jersey Residents to remain at theri place of residence unless obtaining goods or service from essential businesses... Click here to read Executive Order No. 107.

Administrative Order No. 2020-3 Updates Mandatory Facility Closures

Effective March 20 at 8 p.m.
This order adds the following facilities are added to the list of facilities closed to members ofthe public in accordance with paragraph 7 of Executive Order No. 104 (2020) : All municipal, county and State public libraries, and all libraries andcomputer labs at public and private colleges and universities... Click here to read Administrative Order No. 2020-3.

Govenor Issues Executive Order 106

March 20
This order declares that a person shall not be removed from a residential property as the result of an eviction or foreclosure proceeding. Click here to read Executive Order 106 in its entirety.

Administrative Order 2020-2 Mandates Facility Closures

March 20
The State of New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety Division of New Jersey State Police Office of Emergency Management has issued an administrative order that mandates the closure of certain facilities. This order expands on the mandated closures of Executive Order 104. Some of the mandated closures include barber shops, beauty salons, nail salons, spas, massage parlors, tanning salons, tattoo parlors, and public and private social clubs (including, but not limited to, the American Legion, VFW, Knights of Columbus, Elks, Fire Department). Please click here to read the complete Administrative Order No. 2020-2.

Supreme Court of New Jersey Orders Extentions

March 19
With regard to local property tax appeals, filing deadlines have been extended. Click here to read the full order.


Township Announcements

Town Hall Reduces Hours

Starting Monday, March 23, until further notice, Town Hall hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Municipal Building Closed to Public

Starting Monday, March 16, until further notice there will be no public contact at Town Hall. There will be a drop box. If there are any questions or concerns about this closing please call 973-875-7192. Wantage Township adminstration is advising the public to pay online. Updates will be posted as received.

Get the Facts on Coronavirus

As part of the County’s effort to get information to municipalities and the general public, Wantage has been provided a five-minute video entitled, “Get the Facts on Coronavirus.” The video may be viewed at https://youtu.be/kIL5m5XznNY.

covid-19 preventions / awareness tips

Shop Local

If you can, shop and eat local during these tough times. We have multiple restaurants in Wantage and would like to keep them afloat during this time. Click here to see our local Wantage businesses that are open. Thanks!

Attention Senior Shoppers

Sparta Stop 'n' Shop will be opening early for Seniors. Begining on March 19, from 6 to 7:30 a.m. Stop & Shop stores will be open only for those over 60 years old. The hours for seniors are an effort to allow older community members to shop in a less-crowded environment, which better enables social distancing. Click here for details.


Federal Announcements

USDA Rural Development

April 9
USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19
USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America. Visit www.rd.usda.gov/coronavirus for information on Rural Development loan payment assistance, application deadline extensions, and more.


What's Closed

State Parks and Forests, County Parks Are Closed

As of April 7, all State Parks and Forests and County parks are closed to the public.

Wantage Parks Are Open, Playgrounds Closed

Wantage Township will continue to allow Woodbourne Park to stay open as long as social distance rules are followed. Please remind your family that if groups of people are seen together at the park, we will have to close Woodbourne. Maintain 6 feet apart from all walkers — for your safety and theirs. Playground areas are closed. Please do not use the playground equipment. All organized sports and group activities are not to be held until further notice. While we encourage our residents to get outside and exercise, please remember when at the parks to be safe. Best practice requires maintaining at least a six-foot distance between yourself and others.

Municipal Building Closed to Public

Town Hall is closed to the public until further notice. There is a drop box. For questions or concerns about this closing please call 973-875-7192. Wantage Township adminstration is advising the public to pay online. Updates will be posted as received.

Sussex Wantage Regional School District Closed

The Sussex Wantage Regional School District is closed until further notice. All after-school and evening activities are canceled. The Care Program is also closed. Please refer to the SW website for the latest updates.

High Point Regional High School Closed

High Point Regional High School is closed until further notice. For closing information please refer to the school's website.

Library is Closed

The Sussex County Library has announced the building is now closed and that all library programs and group meetings are suspended until further notice. Please click here for the library's notice and information on the use of the library during the current health concerns.

American Legion Post and Sussex Elks Lodge are Closed

Per Executive Order # 106 The American Legion and Sussex Elks lodge are closed until further notice.

SREC Offices Closed

SREC offices are closed to the public. Power will not be affected; work will continue in alternative locations as needed. Linemen will be available for outages, bills will still be processed and sent to members, and applications for membership will continue to be processed. If you have questions, you will still be able to speak with employees via phone or email. The public can view updates of developments online at www.sussexrec.com/srecnow and via SREC's Facebook, and Twitter accounts.

Elizabethtown Gas Closes Its Customer Service Centers

Elizabethtown Gas announced that effective March 17 it will temporarily close its Customer Service Centers. This includes the locations in Elizabeth and Perth Amboy. The closure will remain in effect indefinitely, subject to an evaluation of changing circumstances and guidance from government and public health entities. Click here to read complete press release.


What's Canceled

April Events Are Canceled or Postponed

ALL community events and meetings that were scheduled to be held in the library or schools have been canceled or postponed. Team practices scheduled at Wantage parks have been canceled. Lusscroft Farm events have also been canceled. Per Executive Order # 106 The American Legion and Sussex Elks lodge activities are canceled until further notice. Events scheduled for the end of April are on hold, not officially canceled yet.

Municipal Court Sessions Canceled

March 30 Update Municipal Court sessions are suspended through April 26, 2020

update March 24 Wantage's court sessions for April 1, and April 8, 2020 have been canceled. Individuals who are scheduled to appear should wait for notice of a new court date. If you need to contact the Court Administrator of the Joint Municipal Court of Wantage, Sussex, Stillwater, and Branchville the phone number is 973-875-8676 and the email is donna.chernov@njcourts.gov. Online traffic tickets payment is available at www.njmcdirect.com. Updated information on municipal court closures will be available at njcourts.gov.


Helpful Websites

NJ Senate - Office of Senator Steven Oroho
https://www.senatenj.com/index.php/email/email-oroho/breaking-news-update-on-covid-19-4-1-2020-5/47239

NJ Office of Homeland Security
https://www.njhomelandsecurity.gov/covid19


Misc Information

COVID-19 FAQs

What's closed? What are the signs and symptoms? Who should be tested? Click to download the NJ Dept. of Health's COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions.

Emergency Home Food Delivery

Those in need of emergency home food delivery should contact NORWESCAP Pathways 2 Prosperity at 973-862-6680 (note that the caller will need to leave a message; calls are being returned off site) The service is being extended to those who do not have the capacity to leave their homes in order to purchase food themselves. Food is being delivered on Tuesday every week, and will only be dropped off curbside. Food will not be brought into the home under any circumstance at this time. A complete list of food pantries and current human service provider offerings can be found on the County website and are updated daily.

NJ 211 Handling Covid-19 Questions

March 19 3:15 p.m.
Starting March 19, NJ 211 has been activated to assist with handling COVID-19 calls from NJ residents. Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and to stay informed. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211.

If the public has questions, they should contact the call center: 1-800-962-1253. Call center is open 24/7 and has multi-language capacity. The call center is not able to diagnose individuals, provide testing appointments or results, or give specific medical recommendations. Callers who need medical advice should contact their healthcare provider. Mild symptoms include fever, some aches and pains, dry cough. Persons with mild symptoms are recommended to stay home, rest, and recover. In general, testing is not needed in those with mild symptoms.


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