I hope everyone took advantage of the beautiful weather this weekend and visited our beaches and restaurants in Monmouth County!
With the holiday weekend approaching, I would like
to remind everyone to remain diligent in adhering to the social distancing and
safety guidelines implemented by the State.
Our restaurants and retailers – especially seasonal
– depend on strong summer weekends to keep their staff employed and businesses
open. It’s more important now than ever to support them while remaining safe.
Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger and Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone issued the following statement:
When the State of New Jersey ordered our business community to shut down for a two-week quarantine period, we agreed that it was in the best interest to do so for the safety and well being of our residents, business owners and their employees. Now, ten weeks later, our small businesses remain shut down without any guidance from Trenton as to when they can reopen their doors, bring back employees and attempt to move forward in the wake of a significant loss of revenue.
Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone wants New Jersey’s economy to reopen safely and he wants County officials, rather than the Murphy Administration, to regulate the reopening of restaurants and retail stores and to provide the safety guidance required.
I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather this
weekend at one of our County parks or golf courses while continuing to practice
strict social distancing!
I am glad that the authority over the
decision of whether or not the Monmouth County parks are open was put back in
the hands of the Freeholders. My fellow Freeholders and I have always felt,
throughout this pandemic, that our parks are essential for the mental health
and wellbeing of our residents. We vowed to open them as soon as we were able
to, and that is exactly what we are doing.
Monmouth County has been awarded $108 million in federal CARES Act funds, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone announced.
The $107,974,955.70 comes as part of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package signed into law last month and is to be used to offset the unexpected expenditures related to COVID-19 from March 1, 2020 through Dec. 30, 2020.
Monmouth County has 138 news positive COVID-19 cases on April 14, bringing the total to 4,003, according to an announcement by Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Sue Kiley. The NJ Department of Heath is reporting that 145 County residents have succumbed to the virus.
Given the circumstances that required us to celebrate differently
this year, I still hope everyone had a happy Easter and Passover.
As our nation and state
continue to deal with the effects and severity of COVID-19, I want to let you
know that myself and the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders continue
to work with local, state and federal officials to ensure our residents are
receiving the information and support needed during this unprecedented time. We
continue – and will continue – to advocate on behalf of our business community
and its employees.
Monmouth County has 2800 positive cases of COVID-19 as of April 7, according to an announcement by Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Sue Kiley. 71 County residents have succumbed to the virus, according to the NJ Department of Health.
Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone said that the public will be restricted from the County’s parks and golf courses, effective April 8, due to the Executive Order that Governor Murphy signed today in response to the COVID-19 crisis.