Middletown COVID-19 Updates
The Middletown Health Department reports that as of 1:48 PM on Friday, August 7th, the confirmed number of positive COVID-19 cases is 921 (+7) and there have been 8,903 (+152)* negative cases.
*The negative number may include all serological tests that are not considered active infections.
Click HERE for information about contact tracing.
New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli and New Jersey Hospital Association President Cathleen Bennett thank New Jersey’s health care workers for their service during the COVID-19 emergency and remind NJ residents that hospitals and emergency rooms are safe and ready to care for you. Do not delay crucial medical care by avoiding hospitals.
Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, shares ways to create your own face covering in a few easy steps.
Visit the NJ COVID-19 Information Hub to find services and information, including live updates of COVID-19 cases by County.
Click HERE to watch other videos from the CDC about COVID-19 best practices on the Township’s YouTube Channel.
Township-Related Closures & Event Cancellations
Facilities include: Croydon Hall (900 Leonardville Road, Leonardo), the Senior Center (900 Leonardville Road), Poricy Park (345 Oak Hill Road), the Tonya Keller Community Center (50 Bray Avenue, North Middletown), the Department of Public Works (52 Kanes Lane), the Middletown Township Public Library (55 New Monmouth Road), the Middletown Arts Center (36 Church Street) and the Health Department (180 Main Street, Port Monmouth).
- Middletown Recreation
- Middletown Township Public Library
- Middletown Arts Center
- Municipal Court
- Middletown Recycling Center
- Middletown Township Police Department
All Middletown Recreation programs, rentals, special events and classes are cancelled until further notice.
Township Parks are Still Open
Click HERE to read the CDC’s guidelines regarding how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 when visiting parks and recreational facilities.
Middletown Expects to Re-Open Playing Fields and Facilities for Organized Team Practices on May 15
Safety Guidelines/Restrictions Will Be in Place
Middletown Township today announced that it intends to re-open playing fields and facilities for team practices on Friday, May 15, provided it is deemed safe.
"We’re taking a practical and safe approach with each decision we make," said Mayor Tony Perry. "I, along with my colleagues, have faith that our community will continue to maintain social distancing in parks and fields, so that we can move forward together in reopening our town.”
If the Township re-opens for organized team play practices on May 15, there will be guidelines & restrictions in effect until Sunday, June 14. Fields for organized team practices will be available on a first-come permitted basis and will be available to Middletown Township resident teams/leagues/organizations only. The current Township Field/Facility Request procedures will be followed requiring a new detailed, completed request form and a current & ACTIVE certificate of liability insurance naming the Township of Middletown as additional insured. No room or gym rentals will be available/permitted.
Middletown to Begin Opening Tennis Courts and Fields for Passive Recreation on 5/1
The Township of Middletown will start to phase in the opening of tennis courts and fields to the public beginning Friday, May 1. They will be open for passive recreation provided the community practices safe social distancing and adheres to the following guidelines:
- All participants must remain 6 feet apart.
- Groups are limited to 10 people or less.
- No group tennis or sporting lessons are permitted.
- The Township intends to open facilities for organized team play, practices and training to groups of 10 or less on May 15.
As a reminder, all playgrounds, play structures and basketball courts will remain closed until further notice. All field permits have been cancelled and lights have been turned off. The Township will be monitoring these areas to ensure that community members are using these facilities safely or restrictions will need to be re-enforced.
We urge the community to practice safe social distancing so we can all remain healthy. For the most up-to-date Township information regarding COVID-19, please visit www.middletownnj.org/covid19.
The Middletown Township Public Library (MTPL) re-opened to the public with limited hours on Monday, July 6. The MTPL is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Curbside pickup is available Monday-Friday from 11:00 AM -3:00 PM and on Wednesdays from 11:00 AM-8:00 PM.
Patrons are required to wear a face covering in the library and for curbside delivery. The library will limit the capacity of patrons entering the building. Patrons will be asked to wait to enter the building and in separate areas of the library once inside if the capacity is met. Social distancing will be enforced throughout the building.
Patrons are asked to limit their time in the building. Services will be limited to borrowing/returning books and there will be one-hour maximum computer use per patron daily. If patrons need assistance with longer research projects, they will need to make an appointment with a librarian. Daily newspapers, study rooms, the Tutoring Center, computer labs, children’s computers, play items, the patio area, and onsite programs are not available at this time.
New for this year is the MTPL’s virtual Summer Reading program. The “Imagine your Story” themed program kicked off June 22nd and you may sign up online at https://www.mtpl.org/kidszone/. While the library was closed, staff members were busy getting ready for summer reading for adults and teens as well. The new books and the required summer reading books are ready and waiting for you at the library.
The library continues to offer and adjust its services as necessary to give patrons the best customer service. Please check www.mtpl.org or social media for the most up-to-date information regarding MTPL services and opening status.
You can also connect with the MTPL on social media: Facebook @MiddletownPl (or search for Middletown Township Public Library), @MiddletownPL on Twitter, and MiddletownLibraryNJ on Instagram.
All classes, rehearsals, programs and events are cancelled until further notice. Please call 732-706-4100 if you have any questions.
Miss the MAC? We miss you! But YOU don’t have to miss out on all of our great programs! We are proud to keep our mission of serving our community through the arts alive through the MAC Virtual Arts Center, a customized collection of online content to share with you all! Drop by our website and social media sites anytime for classes, get-togethers, rehearsals, workshops and more! Feel free to watch and share as much as you like until we can see you again in person!
VIRTUAL COURT SESSIONS:
Please contact the Municipal Court at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-615-2036 and provide and email address and they will accommodate you.
As the Middletown Recycling Center (52 Kanes Lane) has resumed normal operating hours (Thursday-Monday from 8:30am-4:30pm), the temporary recycling drop off at Bayshore Middle School is now closed.
The Middletown Train Station Recycling Drop Off Center, located in the main parking lot of the train station off Middletown-Lincroft Road, is open 24/7.
The Township is currently seeking a permanent recycling location on the north side of town. Updates will be posted on www.middletownnj.org/recycling and on Recycle Coach, a free customized mobile and web application that contains garbage, bulk and recycling information. Residents can download the free app from iTunes or the GooglePlay app store.
- In light of COVID-19, the MTPD has regrettably cancelled this year’s Police Memorial service. In recognition of National Police Week (May 10-16, 2020), the MTPD will be providing virtual tours that can be coordinated with schools across town. Please contact Detective Ricardo Cruz at email@example.com and Betsy Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
- The 2020 Rude Awakening Program has been cancelled.
Message from the Middletown Township Police Department: Protect Yourself from Coronavirus Cyber & Phone Scams
The Middletown Township Police Department warns residents to remain vigilant in watching out for email and phone scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Please exercise caution when handling any emails with a COVID-19-related subject lines, attachments, links and be wary of fake prompts from social media, texts or calls being used as a ruse to take your money or get personal information.
A few tips:
- Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails and be wary of email attachments.
- Get updates from trusted sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and the New Jersey Department of Health.
- Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to solicitations for this information.
- For a list of risky websites, read this Forbes article.
Visit these two sites for additional information: