Coronavirus Update

Information updated daily.

As this is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation, we will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.

Throughout this public health emergency, Madison continues to protect our residents, businesses and their patrons, by implementing policies and regulations based on the guidelines and rules from the CDC, State of New Jersey and County of Morris.

While Health Department investigations and contact tracing are still important parts of this process, it is also important for the public to understand that “community spread” is a current reality in our county at this point in the COVID-19 public health emergency. Please continue to practice physical (social) distancing, wash your hands regularly and follow all current guidance from Borough, county and state officials—including the statewide “stay at home” order that went into effect March 22.  

Daily Updates

April 4, 2020

1:15 P.M.
The State of New Jersey reports that there are 34,124 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey. 1,618 of NJ’s cases are in Morris County, including 40 cases in Madison. We are sad to report that 1 Madisonian has lost their life as a result of COVID-19. Contact tracing for cases continues. Individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

In compliance with federal, state and HIPPA laws, the Borough will not be releasing any additional personal information about COVID-19 related cases. Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online at https://covid19.nj.gov/ 


April 3, 2020

4:15 P.M.
Mayor Conley provides and update on COVID-19 and Madison’s response. To view the video, click here.

To view the transcript of the video, click here.
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1:15 P.M.
The State of New Jersey reports that there are 29,895 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey. 1,298 of NJ’s cases are in Morris County, including 32 cases in Madison. We are sad to report that 1 Madisonian has lost their life as a result of COVID-19. Contract tracing for cases continues. Individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

In compliance with federal, state and HIPPA laws, the Borough will not be releasing any additional personal information about COVID-19 related cases. Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online at https://covid19.nj.gov/  

April 2, 2020

1:15 P.M.
We are sad to report that the Madison Health Department has learned of a COVID-19 related death of a Madison resident in their 90’s. The thoughts and prayers of Mayor Conley, the Borough Council and indeed those of the entire Madison community are with their family at this difficult time. 

The State of New Jersey reports that there are 25,590 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey. 1,082 of NJ’s cases are in Morris County, including 30 cases in Madison. We are sad to report that 1 Madisonian has lost their life as a result of COVID-19. Contract tracing for cases continues. Individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. 

In compliance with federal, state and HIPPA laws, the Borough will not be releasing any  additional personal information about COVID-19 related cases Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online at https://covid19.nj.gov 

April 1, 2020

1:45 P.M.
The State of New Jersey reports that there are 22,255 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey. 942 of NJ’s cases are in Morris County, including 26 cases in Madison. Individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online at https://covid19.nj.gov

March 31, 2020

6:00 P.M.
Mayor Conley provides and update on COVID-19 and Madison’s response. To view the video, click here.

Para ver la transcripción del video en español, haga clic aquí.

1:00 P.M.
The State of New Jersey reports that there are 18,696 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey. 841 of NJ’s cases are in Morris County, including 26 cases in Madison. Individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online at https://covid19.nj.gov

10:30 A.M.
At last nights Council Meeting, presentations took place in regards to the COVID-19 Business Efforts, Community Support and the boroughs toolkit for support to those directly affected by the crisis. You can view the presentations below:
COVID-19 Business Efforts
COVID-19 Community Support
COVID-19 Crisis Response Toolkit 

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The Madison, NJ Small Business Recovery Grant Program was announced last night. Created by the Madison Main Street Foundation and Downtown Development Commission with the support of the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, this grant was created to mitigate the severe economic damage caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic to our beloved local business community.

The goal is to raise a minimum of $200,000.00. The Madison Main Street Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3), will match the first $50,000.00 on a 1:1 basis. contributions are tax deductible. 

Grant applications will be available on April, 1, 2020. 

Consider donating here

March 30, 2020

2:15 P.M.
The State of New Jersey reports that there are 16,636 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey. 720 of NJ’s cases are in Morris County, including 23 cases in Madison. Individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online at https://covid19.nj.gov

March 29, 2020

2:15 P.M.
The State of New Jersey reports that there are 13,386 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey. 566 of NJ’s cases are in Morris County, including 18 cases in Madison. Individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online at https://covid19.nj.gov 

March 28, 2020

4:45 P.M.
The County of Morris, in partnership with Atlantic Health, is offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing at the County College of Morris, Dover Chester Road, Randolph, NJ 07869, in parking lot 1.

The testing site for Morris County residents only opens on Monday, March 30, with testing scheduled between 9:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M.

There is no fee for the test.

In order to sign up for an appointment, which begins Sunday, March 29 at 10:00 A.M., you must have a COVID-19 test prescription from your healthcare provider. 

For more information, and to register for an appointment, please visit https://health.morriscountynj.gov/COVIDTesting

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New Jersey has created a self-assessment tool to determine what actions you can take to protect you and your loved ones’ health and help determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19. Visit the Symptom Checker at: https://self.covid19.nj.gov/

1:20 P.M.
The State of New Jersey reports that there are 11,124 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey. 442 of NJ’s cases are in Morris County, including 17 cases in Madison. Individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online at https://covid19.nj.gov

March 27, 2020

2:30 P.M.
The State of New Jersey reports that there are 8,825 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey. 391 of NJ’s cases are in Morris County, including 15 cases in Madison. Individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online at https://covid19.nj.gov

March 26, 2020

2:40 P.M.
The State of New Jersey reports that there are 6,876 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey. 287 of NJ’s cases are in Morris County, including 14 cases in Madison. Individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online.

March 25, 2020

4:00 P.M.
The Madison Area Call to Action (MACTA) has established a hotline to help the most vulnerable population, seniors.

If you are a senior or know a senior who needs groceries or other assistance, please call 1-800-337-0236 or email MadisonSeniors2020@gmail.com.

2:30 P.M.
The State of New Jersey reports that there are 4,402 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey. 221 of NJ’s cases are in Morris County, including 10 cases in Madison. Individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online.

March 24, 2020

2:50 P.M.
The State of New Jersey reports that there are 3,675 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey. 205 of NJ’s cases are in Morris County, including 9 cases in Madison. Individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online

March 23, 2020

12:30 P.M.
The State of New Jersey reports that there are 2,844 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 174 of which are in Morris County. This includes 9 cases in Madison. All individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online.

March 22, 2020

2:30 P.M.
The State of New Jersey reports that there are 1,914 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 119 of which are in Morris County. This includes 8 cases in Madison. All individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online

March 21, 2020

1:45 P.M.
The State of New Jersey reports that there are 1,327 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 64 of which are in Morris County. This includes 5 cases in Madison. All individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online.

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Governor Murphy has signed an Executive Order directing nearly all residents to STAY AT HOME. ALL gatherings are canceled. ALL non-essential retail businesses must indefinitely close their physical stores to the public effective 9:00 P.M. tonight.

Only critical businesses may remain open:
🍞Grocery stores
🍎Food banks
💊Pharmacies
🩹Medical supply stores
⛽Gas stations
🏦Banks
🐶Pet supply stores
🍽️Restaurants and bars providing take-out and delivery only

For a complete list of businesses allowed to remain open, visit covid19.nj.gov

March 20, 2020

5:00 P.M.
The State of New Jersey reports that there are 890 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 35 of which are in Morris County. This includes 3 cases in Madison. All individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online.

--COVID Fiscial Numbers_Updated.3“At the March 30 Council Meeting, I will be asking the Council to approve some fiscal actions, in regard to COVID-19 to provide our residents and business owners with some upfront financial support, as well as additional support for our dedicated response to COVID-19,” said Mayor Conley. “We are all aware of the financial burden that is being imposed upon of all of our businesses, as well as many residents who have been displaced from work. With these fiscal actions – which is just a start – I hope that this can give some residents a ‘sigh of relief’ during this difficult time,” continued Conley. “We never want to see a resident or business struggle, and when this is all over, Madison will rally together – as we typically do – to welcome back our businesses as they re-open their doors,” said Conley. 

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Shop where your heart lives...in Madison, NJ.

We have established a COVID-19 Crisis Business Resource page with links and helpful information for the many small businesses that call Madison home!

March 19, 2020

4:00 P.M.
As outlined in today’s Morris County Declaration of Emergency, issued by the County Emergency Management Coordinator, all playgrounds within Madison are now CLOSED. Parks remain open for passive recreation with social distancing.  

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COVID Senior Hours“This is a difficult time for everyone, but specifically our senior population,” said Mayor Robert H. Conley. “I am ecstatic to see supermarkets within Madison and the Chathams responding to our requests to open their doors a little early just for our senior population and those high-risk residents, so that they too can have food and goods at home,” continued Conley. “Any senior who might not be able to shop for themselves should contact the Madison Senior Center at (973) 593-3095 as employees are standing by waiting to help our most vulnerable population,” said Conley.

1:00 P.M.
The State of New Jersey reports that there are 742 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 26 of which are in Morris County. This includes 3 cases in Madison. All individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online.

March 18, 2020

2:40 P.M.
The State of New Jersey reports that there are 427 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 19 of which are in Morris County. This includes 2 cases in Madison. All individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online.

March 17, 2020

5:50 P.M.
Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, Hartley Dodge Memorial will be open, but with restricted access. All business will be conducted through the violation windows in the vestibule.

Restricting access allows us to continue to serve Madison in full capacity, while ensuring the health and safety of all employees.

Visitors are encouraged to call first to determine if the service you need can be handled via telephone, mail, online or other means.


4:50 P.M.
Madison has an adult resident that has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. For patient confidentiality purposes, specific details will not be released. As is standard protocol, our health department is monitoring and investigating the case including contact tracing and notifying appropriate parties. Self-quarantining protocols are in place. The case was originally reported to Summit, NJ. 

As a reminder, we should all be continuing our own social distancing and other guidelines to minimize community spread. We will continue to share information on this and other potential cases when appropriate.

CONFIRMED CASES
The State of New Jersey reports twice a day and as of 2 P.M. 3/17/2020, there are 267 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 7 of which are in Morris County. This includes 1 case in Madison.  All individuals considered to be close contacts have been or will be communicated with and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Further updates from the State Health Department can be found online

As a reminder, now is the time to stay home as much as possible, avoid crowds, and keep 6-10 feet apart from other people if you have to go out. All non-essential travel and outings should be postponed.

March 16, 2020

Governor Murphy Issued Executive Order No. 104, which lays out new specific restrictions and rules, many of which apply to businesses. To view more information, click here.

March 15, 2020

This afternoon Mayor Robert H. Conley reported from downtown Madison to deliver an update on COVID-19 and what Madison is doing to prepare and protect the community.

A video of his message can be found online here, and full text from his report can be found below.

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Good Afternoon, I stand downtown to deliver an update on COVID-19 and what Madison is doing to prepare and protect the community.

Together we have come back from many challenges but now we are faced with one far different than any other in our lifetime. When the tornado hit this fall, it was devastating to many in Madison but when the sky cleared, we could assess the damage and we knew the path to recovery. With this crisis we don’t know what tomorrow will bring but unlike the tornado our behavior can impact the outcome. We can balance our desire for normalcy with changes in our routines to protect others.

We have all heard the steps we should be following; this is the time to take them all very seriously. By visiting www.rosenet.org you can find more information on COVID-19. The information includes the steps you can take to protect yourself and others along with information on what the borough is doing for our residents – including the status of programs and services. Please refer to this page frequently as it will be updated on a daily basis.

As with many school systems, the Madison schools have closed to reduce the large gathering of our children. We must not allow this goal to be undone so please limit children’s activities to small groups. As we have seen, this virus can and will spread quickly; while we may not be able to completely stop its spread, we must prevent the mass spreading that can happen in larger gatherings. With that in mind we have taken the following steps:

  • The Madison Public Library is closed. Please visit their website, which is linked on rosenet.org, for information for checking out books and materials;
  • Our parks are open but group activities are not permitted;
  • The Senior Center is closed though it will be staffed for support and the van program. Van trips will be restricted to local trips for groceries and other essentials. Occupancy of the van will be limited to maximize distancing;
  • Borough Hall is open for business with limited access. If at all possible, conduct your business online or via mail or phone;
  • The Joint Municipal Court, serving the Borough of Madison, Borough of Chatham, Township of Chatham, Township of Harding, and the Township of Morris will be closed for a two-week period from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 27;
  • Please pay your tax and utility bills on-line or via mail. We ask that you not hand deliver payments to Hartley Dodge;
  • Borough committee and boards will only meet if there is urgent business until we have a web-based platform established;
  • Borough leadership team is meeting on a daily basis to review emergent conditions and to take action;
  • As always limit 911 calls to true emergencies.

We don’t know how long our lives will be affected by this health crisis so in this time don’t forget our merchants who help make this town great. We will be setting up special short-term parking for restaurant and merchant pickup. We will be encouraging businesses to take orders on the phone and if delivery is not available to take advantage of this program.

This is a difficult time but together (with social distancing) we will get through it. Remember the following:

  • Keep informed by visiting www.rosenet.org;
  • Follow all restrictions;
  • Keep up with CDC recommendations especially as it relates to social distancing;
  • Be guided by common sense.

As this is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation, we will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time.

Robert H. Conley
Mayor
Borough of Madison