“On Wednesday March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic,” stated Robert Dickinson, Health Officer for the Vineland Department of Health. “The Vineland Health Department, other city departments, and our partners are actively considering all preventative measures, which will reduce the risk of contracting coronavirus by Vineland residents.”
“At this time, I and my entire administration want to reiterate that the risk of contracting or spreading coronavirus in our community is still considered low,” Mayor Anthony Fanucci said. “Nevertheless, the NJ Department of Health is advocating that the public take this threat seriously.”
“We urge all event planners to heed Governor Phil Murphy’s recommendation of cancelling all public gatherings of more than 250 people until further notice. Appropriate social distance should be maintained at permitted public gatherings of less than 250 people.”
In an effort to limit exposure, Vineland city officials are encouraging residents to pay utility bills by mail or by using the city website. Forms necessary to conduct business are available on the city website. Mail in completed forms with necessary payment if required. Be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if documents or forms need to be returned.
Check vldhealth.orgvldhealth.org/ frequently and follow on social media to stay up-to-date. A hotline number has been created for residents who have general COVID-19 questions: 856-405-4603.