Montclair Suspends Senior-Related Programming Due to COVID-19

Montclair, NJ – The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) issued the latest guidance regarding COVID-19: individuals who may be ill or at high-risk for severe COVID-19 illness should not attend conferences or mass gatherings.

Persons at high risk include people over the age of 60, people with underlying health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease or diabetes, and women who are pregnant.

Given the above CDC and NJDOH recommendation, township senior-related programming is temporarily suspended. This includes all Edgemont Park House activities and the remaining Montclair Institute for Lifelong learning (MILL) Folk Music Revival and Chair Yoga classes.

Cancelation information is being disseminated to the senior community and the response is overwhelmingly positive and understanding.

Township staff members are working with volunteers to arrange for regular phone contact with our more vulnerable program attendees to ensure their well-being. The Township is also exploring possibilities for remote programming via television, the internet and telephone.

The New Jersey Department of Health has set up a COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) 24-hour Public Hotline:

1-800-222-1222

Trained healthcare professionals are standing by. The hotline is available in multiple languages.

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