Dear Fair Haven Residents,
We were all hoping that by this time everything would be back to normal and the COVID-19 crisis would be behind us, but unfortunately as you can see throughout the country, COVID-19 is still actively disrupting our way of life.
I want to thank all of the residents of Fair Haven for doing their part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 for all of these months. Every resident has done a tremendous job to curb the spread.
As of this date, we have had 87 confirmed cases within the borough dating back to March. Right now, we have 13 active cases in town. We anticipate this number will fluctuate as more testing is being done.
This seems to be the trend not only in New Jersey but throughout the country.
We must be mindful just like we were doing in the spring that we do everything we can to reduce this spread of COVID-19. This would include wearing a mask, keeping social distance, practicing good hygiene and limiting your exposure outside your normal acquaintances and family. Thanksgiving is coming up next week and as hard as it may be, we have to do everything we can to protect each other and our families.
Governor Murphy has issued an Executive Order (EO 196) that limits inside gatherings to 10 people. Please click on the link below to view the details of Executive Order 196 https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-196.pdf
The CDC has issued some advisories to keep you and your family safe during Thanksgiving such as:
- Wear a mask
- Social distancing
- Limit travel
- Visit family virtually
- Limit the number of guests
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched areas
Please see the attached from the CDC website for more suggestions.
Once again I would like to thank our First Aid, Fire Company, the borough employees and Mayor and Council for all working together to assist our residents in this crisis.
I believe there is a light at the end of the tunnel with the promising news of a vaccine and if we all work together I am hoping we can have a fairly normal late spring and summer.
I wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.
Chief Joseph P. McGovern