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COVID-19: Executive Order 109 on Elective Surgeries and Critical Life Support Equipment.

Posted Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 109 today, March 23, which states that all elective surgeries or invasive procedures, whether medical or dental, already scheduled after 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27 are to be cancelled or postponed indefinitely.

The executive order applies to all medical and dental operations that could be delayed without risk to the current or future health of a patient, as determined by the patient’s physician or dentist.

Medical facilities must immediately notify patients and providers who have scheduled elective surgeries or invasive procedures that these operations cannot proceed as scheduled.

Also, any business or non-hospital health care facility, including dental facilities, construction facilities, research facilities, office-based healthcare or veterinary practices, and institutions of higher learning, in possession of Personal Protective Equipment, such as ventilators, respirators, or anesthesia machines, must do an inventory of supplies and send that information to the state by 5 p.m. on Friday.

This only applies to ventilators, respirators, or anesthesia machines that are not required by a business to provide critical health care services.

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management shall establish a process by which entities subject to this provision can submit this information. More information will be provided one OEM receives direction for the State Office of Emergency Management.



Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered all residents of New Jersey to stay at home; all nonessential businesses must close by 9 tonight.

Information on Novel Coronavirus March 19, 2020

Information on
Novel Coronavirus
March 19, 2020

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Approved For Release by Chief Chad DiGiorgio:

In the interest of public safety with respect to COVID-19, based upon all relevant guidance, physical public access to the Cedar Knolls Firehouse will be suspended effective at 4:30 p.m. today and until further notice.

At present, the firehouse is open to essential personnel only and staff will be available 0600-2200hrs to communicate by phone or email with the public to conduct business. Residents, businesses, and property owners are encouraged to use all online options.

During this time, the Fire Prevention Bureau of Fire District No. 3 will be accepting permit applications only for work that is necessary to maintain critical services. Fire Inspections will be suspended (with the exception of complaints and imminent hazards). Firefighter/Inspectors will physically inspect buildings and properties at an appropriate time.

Hanover Township Fire District No. 3 will continue to respond to all Fire and Emergency Medical calls and other calls where it is determined that a response is necessary.

“In the event of an emergency, call 911,” “For non-emergent calls, please call 973-267-5659.”

COVID-19: Morris County Government Issues Emergency Declaration

Posted Thursday, March 19th, 2020


Morris County has issued an emergency declaration in connection with the COVID-19 outbreak that places restrictions on recreational business and recreational activities in Morris County starting tonight.

The emergency declaration was signed today by Morris County Emergency Management Coordinator Scott DiGiralomo.

Per the emergency declaration, the following types of businesses are ordered closed, within the geographic borders of Morris County, effective 8 p.m. today, March 19:

  • Any Indoor Public or Private Recreational Bathing Facilities regulated by local health departments;
  • Indoor Recreational Facilities, including but not limited to those providing amusement activities, trampoline parks, miniature golf, batting cages, racquetball/tennis centers, and ice rinks;

The following restrictions also go into effect immediately:

  • All playgrounds and all playing fields within Morris County shall be closed immediately;
  • Parks may remain open for only passive recreation, with the following restrictions to be enforced;
    • no organized or directed activities are allowed;
    • all park activities that bring together groups of more than four individuals (other than family members) are prohibited, including playgrounds, dog runs, amusement rides, and stables (except for the care of horses at stables).


Attention Cedar Knolls Fire Department supporters! Our department has recently launched a new store for our community! Supporters can now purchase items like our 50th anniversary challenge coins. Check back in with us as our store expands. We thank you in advance for your purchases and/or online donations!