November Updates

Mayor's Message, 11/6

Good afternoon Millburn Township Residents, today is Friday, November 6, 2020.

Essex County is reporting 26,546 residents having tested positive for COVID-19. There are currently 212 residents of Millburn Township who have tested positive for COVID-19. The confirmed cases in Millburn are cumulative and residents are not removed from this count once they recover. This number represents an increase of 12 cases since last week’s message.  At times these numbers can change when contact tracing is complete and it is verified that a positive result should be counted in another community or county. 

Main Street will be reopened on Monday, November 9. We encourage our residents to continue shopping and dining locally. The Main Street closure may be ending, but our businesses remain open and still greatly need and appreciate your patronage.  

This is a reminder that on Monday November 9, 2020, The Millburn Township Public Schools will have students returning to in-person classes at the Washington School, Middle School, and High School. In order to help residents with the return to school and excess traffic that will accompany the return, the following is the schedule for those schools. 

The Washington School, Middle School, and High School will begin at approximately 8:00 AM. Millburn High School and Millburn Middle School will then be dismissed at approximately 10:55 AM. The Washington School will be dismissed at 10:35 AM with a return for afternoon session at 12:15 PM. Washington School will then dismiss at 2:45 PM. 

If any residents are traveling during these times, they should expect a higher volume of traffic around these schools. 

Please remember, with the opening of these schools, our neighborhoods will see an increase in pedestrian traffic and there will also be students will be waiting for school buses. Kindly take extra precaution while driving and if you see a school bus with its red lights flashing - STOP. Slow down around town!  Safety is our priority. 

Residents - When walking or cycling on our streets, and in particular the early evening/evening hours, be sure to wear reflective gear and obey the rules of the road.    At dusk, it is VERY difficult to see people and the wet leaves add to potentially dangerous roadways. PLEASE wear light colored or reflective clothing and use a flashlight.  Drivers - PLEASE.  SLOW. DOWN.

Enjoy your weekend. REMEMBER to mask up Millburn. IT IS FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL CITIZENS.  Stay safe, stay strong.

Mayor's Message, 11/13

Good afternoon Millburn Township Residents, today is Friday, November 13, 2020.

Essex County is reporting 29,194 residents having tested positive for COVID-19. There are currently 244 residents of Millburn Township who have tested positive for COVID-19. The confirmed cases in Millburn are cumulative and residents are not removed from this count once they recover.  This number represents an increase of 32 cases since last week’s message.   Essex County is offering FREE COVID testing at a variety of locations throughout the County.  Please register online at EssexCovid.org. 

  • Governor Murphy has put in NEW restrictions in the State--- There is now a 10 PM curfew for all Bars and Restaurants for indoor seating AND NO BAR SEATING INDOORS. All K- 12 sports are banned for interstate travel.   
  • Main Street was reopened on Monday, November 9.   We encourage our resident to continue shopping and dining locally. The Main Street closure may be ending, but our businesses remain open and still greatly need and appreciate your patronage.  On Monday, The Millburn Township Public Schools Grades 5-12 returned to in person classes at the Washington School, Middle School, and High School. 

If any residents are traveling during school hours, both arrivals and dismissals, they should expect a higher volume of traffic around all schools and in our neighborhoods. Please exercise caution and drive slowly. Safety is our top priority. 

  • Residents - When walking or cycling on our streets, and in particular the early evening/evening hours, be sure to wear reflective gear and obey the rules of the road.    At dusk, it is VERY difficult to see people and the wet leaves add to potentially dangerous roadways. PLEASE wear light colored or reflective clothing and use a flashlight.  Drivers - PLEASE.  SLOW. DOWN.
  • The Township will be offering FREE HOLIDAY Parking beginning November 26th through January 3rd.  Please note that time limits still apply.

Enjoy your weekend.  REMEMBER to mask up Millburn. Obey all social distancing guidelines and wash your hands regularly. THESE PROTOCOLS ARE FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL CITIZENS.  Stay safe, stay strong.

Mayor's Message, 11/20

Good afternoon Millburn Township Residents. Today is Friday, November 20, 2020.

Essex County is reporting 31,867 residents having tested positive for COVID-19. There are currently 279 residents of Millburn Township who have tested positive for COVID-19. The confirmed cases in Millburn are cumulative and residents are not removed from this count once they recover.  This number represents an increase of 35 cases since last week’s message.   

Here is a breakdown of the Township’s cases by age range.  We will do our best to provide this information on a weekly basis, but cannot guarantee that it will always be available to us.  This breakdown represents positive COVID results from November 1 – November 17. 

Age Range of Positive CasesNumber of Cases in Age Range

0-9

1

10-19

12

20-29

7

30-39

3

40-49

7

50-59

13

60-69

12

>70

3


  • Essex County is offering free Covid testing at a variety of locations throughout the County.   Please visit www.EssexCovid.org for additional information and to register.  You must register to get tested.  
  • Governor Murphy has placed revised restrictions on restaurants and bars through Executive Order 194.  There is now a 10 PM curfew for all Bars and Restaurants for indoor seating and NO bar seating indoors. All K-12 youth sports are prohibited from interstate travel.  Collegiate and professional sports are exempted.   Read here for additional details.
  • Under Executive Order 196, indoor gatherings are limited to ten (10) people. We understand with Thanksgiving fast approaching the desire to see and gather with extended family. Please adhere to all occupancy limits.  They are for everyone’s safety.  Keep your family safe and plan for an alternative holiday celebration if you may go beyond this ten (10) person limit.  Please find additional information on Executive Order 196 here.
  • When walking or cycling on our streets, and in particular the early evening/evening hours, be sure to wear reflective gear and obey the rules of the road.    At dusk, it is VERY difficult to see people and leaf piles can add to potentially dangerous roadways. PLEASE wear light colored or reflective clothing and use a flashlight.  Drivers - PLEASE.  SLOW. DOWN. 
  • There will not be an emailed Mayor’s message next Friday, however we will continue to post a daily update regarding positive case counts on the Township’s Facebook and Twitter pages.  

On behalf of all members of the Township Committee, we wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving.  We have much to be thankful for even in the most difficult of times. Enjoy your family and spirit of the holiday season. Stay Millburn strong, mask up, wash your hand and be safe. #Thankful