Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

See recent updates on the Mayor's blog here.

Letter from the Mayor and Commissioners:

MARCH 16, 2020

Residents and friends of Collingswood,
We'd like to update you on what Collingswood is doing regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) at the local level. Our teams are working, meeting and evaluating constantly to do our best to keep our community safe. Please do your part to limit transmission by adhering to social distancing guidelines: stay at home as much as possible, wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, stay 6 feet away from others and we urge at-risk populations to be especially mindful regarding social interaction. The CDC now recommends that all gatherings of more than 50 people be avoided or canceled for eight weeks.

We have taken several measures to limit transmission in public buildings and spaces as well. All updates, along with more detailed information and resources, are posted here but we've included an overview below. The situation is changing daily so please look for updated information. 
Collingswood Public Library and Collingswood Community Center are closed to the public. NJ Courts have suspended Municipal Court sessions from March 16 to March 27. More information here. 

The Collingswood School District issued this directive closing schools as of March 16. Knight Park is open to the public but playgrounds are closed to reduce transmission.

Collingswood Borough Hall remains open to the public for the time being. Borough events, festivals and recreation programs have been suspended until at least April 30. Upcoming Planning (March 23) and Zoning (April 1) boards will be held at the Collingswood Community Center (30 W Collings Ave). See the regular meeting schedule here. Hydrant flushing will continue as scheduled as it is important to not disrupt infrastructure maintenance. Please see the notice about hydrant flushing here.

Collingswood is offering free three-hour parking until further notice to reduce transmission through touchpoints on meters and kiosks. Our businesses are facing an incredibly difficult time as social distancing means dwindling revenues that can cripple small businesses. Please, while practicing social distancing measures, consider how you can support our small businesses by ordering takeout, shopping online, etc. This will be a difficult stretch for our business community and they need your help! We will be following up on this email with a list of businesses that are offering takeout or online specials during this time.
Most importantly, we ask that everybody take commonsense precautions to limit the risk of transmission. Collingswood officials are coordinating with county, state and federal agencies to keep up to date on the latest developments and will continue to communicate with the public. While there is no need to panic we do need to work as a team. These social distancing measures are not a casual suggestion. If we all work together to follow these guidelines, we can help limit the impact of this disease.
Thank you,

Mayor M. James Maley, Jr. and Commissioners Joan Leonard and Robert Lewandowski