TOMS RIVER – The municipal building downtown is reopening to the public, but with some restrictions.
All employees and visitors will be required to wear masks or face coverings as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Counters will have partitions to protect people and hand sanitizer will be placed at public areas.
The public is encouraged to continue to do business online at tomsrivertownship.com or over the phone. Job applications will only be taken online. If a resident needs to come in, there are additional requirements:
- One entrance, Customers queue outside entrance, controlled by security
- Each department determines the average number of walk-in customers, and the number that can safely be serviced at one time, given proper social distancing
- Encourage all visitors to make appointments; departments will have a protocol
- Security will maintain a log and allow access (by destination) consistent with the limits proposed by the department supervisor
“Residents should expect that the reopening of Town Hall as well as other facilities will be a very careful process that ensures we are doing all that we can to protect the health and safety of our employees at the community at large,” Mayor Maurice Hill said. “We are limiting the number of people allowed to enter the building and individual departments, rearranging furniture, requiring masks be worn at all times, and sanitizing all offices and counters in an effort to keep both employees and the public said.”
Town Hall has been closed to the public since March 22.