Rumson Borough COVID-19 Announcements & Information

This information center provides the most up-to-date Borough Communication and Announcements, as well as a list of useful links to local, state, and national organizations.

NJ Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Newsletter
(December 9, 2020)
The December 4, 2020 VAX Matters Newsletter issued by the New Jersey Department of Health provides public awareness of the status of COVID-19 vaccines in the state.
Winter Holiday and Celebration Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic
(November 30, 2020)
The following recommendations have been developed by the New Jersey Department of Health to help individuals safely and responsibly celebrate the holiday season during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Monmouth ACTS Financial Recovery Initiative (FRI)
(October 19, 2020)
The COVID-19 Pandemic has created financial challenges for many Monmouth County residents. Read how the Monmouth Acts FRI can help. Connect by visiting any of the following:
COVID-19 Park Rules and Regulations
(July 7, 2020)
Download a PDF of the Borough of Rumson COVID-19 Park Rules and Regulations.
Borough of Rumson Declaration of Emergency, Effective March 20, 2020
(March 20, 2020)
Mayor Hemphill signed this Emergency Declaration to be in effect until further notice.
Letter to the Rumson Community
(March 30, 2020)
A letter to Rumson residents, businesses, and organizations from Mayor Hemphill regarding the COVID-19 situation.
Rumson Borough Operation Plan
(Updated April 30, 2020)
To adhere to the latest public health and government recommendations, we have updated our operations plan which is effective immediately, and will remain in effect until further notice.
Support Local Businesses: Updated Restaurant & Store Hours
(April 23, 2020)
A list of local business and restaurants with their updated hours of operation amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Join us in support our local community by visiting them for your day-to-day needs and explore their take-out/delivery options.
Public Donation Request From Rumson First Aid Squad
(April 8, 2020)
Since 1949, our volunteers have put their lives on the line to provide EMS services to the Borough, and the COVID-19 outbreak, while troubling, is no different. That said, the Rumson FAS has experienced a drastic shortage of N-95 masks, gowns, goggles and surgical gloves.
Small Business Emergency Loan Information
(April 12, 2020)
A collection of links to some sites/applications that may be of assistance. The (NJEDA) Emergency Assistance Loans application period is only available from Monday April 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM until Monday, April 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM. Learn more...
Updated Sea Bright and Oceanic Bridge Opening Schedules
(Updated April 28, 2020)
From April 9, 2020 to May 31, 2020 the Oceanic and Sea Bright bridges shall open on signal every hour on the hour. Learn more...

Public Information Links

CDC Website
For the most accurate information, the CDC has a number of informative resources specific to the virus online, which can be accessed by visiting The “Shared Facts About COVID-19” page is also a useful tool in understanding facts about the virus.
The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health
Governor Phil Murphy announced his vision, “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health,” to restart New Jersey and put the state on the road to recovery. Gov Murphy’s stay-at-home Executive Order, which has been in effect since March 21st, will remain in effect in its entirety until further notice. The following six principles and key metrics will guide the process for lifting restrictions and restoring New Jersey’s economic health through public health.
On March 21st, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No.107 implementing statewide Stay at Home and Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses. Please click here to view the announcement or select the link above for the COVID-19 Resources found on the NJ.Gov website.
New Jersey Department of Human Services
The New Jersey Department of Human Services provides a number of useful resources focused on family care, and the mental and physical health of the general public. This includes, but is not limited to, the recent announcement of Mental Health Telephone Support Available During COVID-19 Outbreak.
New Jersey Department of Children & Families
Social Distancing Shouldn't Mean Social Isolation. If you or someone you know is suffering, call for help: Learn more...
Monmouth County Regional Health Commission
"What should I do if I tested positive for COVID-19?" MCRHC - Tested Positive Information
New Jersey Homeland Security – Rumor Control and Disinformation Updates
This page helps the public distinguish between facts and rumors/disinformation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It addresses current social media and text message disinformation campaigns. It also has links to various Federal rumor control FAQ pages.
Monmouth County Clerk
Monmouth County Clerk Hanlon has created a central webpage for official government notifications relating to closures, curfews, and updates about government operations in Monmouth County due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.
NJDEP, Bureau of Sustainability Facebook Page
NJDEP, Bureau of Sustainability is dedicated to providing public education on food waste reduction. This very important information for the public to consider can be followed on the NJDEPAQES Facebook page, which can be found at the above link.

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