Please stay the course over the holiday weekend.
Dear Hazlet residents,
As our week comes to an end, it marks the end of the third week of the Governor Murphy’s stay at home order (Executive Order 107.) We also find ourselves in the Easter season and Passover. Please refrain from gathering in large groups. Obey the governor’s executive orders and follow the CDC’s guidance and we will get through the COVID-19 crisis together. As the governor stated in today’s press conference, “This is beginning to pay off.”
The CDC also recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings. Cloth face coverings can be made from everyday materials. Cloth face coverings do not replace social distancing standards. Please visit the CDC for guidance. Let’s make our efforts at home count. When we must go out in public, wear a face covering.
Hazlet parks remain open. This has been posted on the township’s website. Our website is our official source of information for residents. Please sign up for automatic updates on our website.
Please fill out your 2020 Census. This greatly impacts services, funding and representation that we all receive. Hazlet’s response needs to increase. So far only 59.9% of residents have responded. It takes less than 10 minutes and can be done online at my2020census.gov/ or by mail or by phone. It has never been easier than now, and our response has never been more important than now.
On the lighter side, our Fire Department and First Aid Squad will be escorting the Easter Bunny around Hazlet on Saturday between 11 am and 2 pm. The Easter Bunny will not be stopping, he just wanted to check in to encourage us to keep up the good work. When you hear those sirens, please give the Easter Bunny a wave.
Speaking of First Aid, they need our support now more than ever for donations so please visit their website.
Please keep up the good work. By doing your part, you are helping the first responders, health care professionals, public workers and essential employees. Help them help you by staying home. Let’s win this war and flatten the curve.
I wish everyone who celebrates Easter and Passover a safe, happy and healthy holiday. I know it may be difficult not to spend these holidays with your extended families, loved ones and friends, but we can still stay connected. I encourage everyone to reach out to a relative, friend, or neighbor by sending a text or email, or making a thoughtful phone call. By doing so, we can spread the true message of this holiday season.