2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Testing Center

The County of Morris, in partnership with Atlantic Health, is offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing at the County College of Morris, Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ 07869, in parking lot 1.

In order to be tested, you MUST

  • have a COVID-19 test prescription from your healthcare provider
  • read and accept the consent form
  • have an appointment

Sign up for an appointment online – visit the COVID-19 testing page for details.

Additional testing sites: View this list of known sites in Morris County (as of June 4) that are providing the Swab Test (SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR), which is the “gold standard” test to determine if you have COVID-19. These are in addition to the county testing site at CCM. There may be other locations in the county offering the swab test. Residents are strongly encouraged to first speak with their primary healthcare provider prior to being tested.

The NJDOH/State COVID-19 site also has a test site locator and provides a tool for self-assessment, instructions, and information on the types of tests, including issues with serology, or antibody tests.

Morris County COVID-19 Cases

Note: Case numbers are updated in the afternoons on Monday-Friday. For statewide numbers, visit the State of NJ COVID-19 Dashboard.

Cumulative COVID-19 Cases (as of 3:22PM, 6/4)
Municipality 5/27 5/28 5/29 6/1 6/2 6/3 6/4
Town of Boonton 101 101 101 101 101 101 101
Township of Boonton 94 95 95 95 101 101 101
Borough of Butler 88 89 90 91 91 91 91
Borough of Chatham 55 55 54 57 57 57 57
Township of Chatham 122 125 127 128 128 127 128
Borough of Chester 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Township of Chester 43 43 43 43 43 43 43
Township of Denville 152 152 152 152 160 160 160
Town of Dover 660 660 661 662 661 663 663
Township of East Hanover 133 133 133 133 133 133 133
Borough of Florham Park 124 125 125 126 128 128 128
Township of Hanover 179 179 179 177 177 177 177
Township of Harding 24 24 24 24 24 24 24
Township of Jefferson 212 214 214 215 215 216 218
Borough  of Kinnelon 69 69 69 69 69 69 69
Borough of Lincoln Park 334 337 339 341 341 343 343
Township of Long Hill 45 45 45 45 45 45 45
Borough of Madison 131 130 132 132 132 132 132
Borough of Mendham 66 65 65 66 66 67 67
Township of Mendham 39 39 39 37 39 39 39
Township of Mine Hill 61 62 62 66 66 66 67
Township of Montville 216 216 217 219 219 222 222
Borough of Morris Plains 59 59 56 56 62 62 62
Township of Morris 281 281 281 281 281 281 281
Town of Morristown 533 536 541 563 564 564 565
Borough of Mount Arlington 45 45 46 47 47 47 47
Township of Mount Olive 254 252 255 256 256 257 257
Borough of Mountain Lakes 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Borough of Netcong 29 29 29 29 29 29 29
Township of Parsippany 741 744 746 747 747 748 748
Township of Pequannock 200 200 200 201 201 202 203
Township of Randolph 264 263 264 267 268 274 274
Borough of Riverdale 38 38 39 40 40 40 40
Borough of Rockaway 96 96 97 97 98 98 98
Township of Rockaway 237 239 239 239 241 241 241
Township of Roxbury 244 244 245 249 249 248 249
Borough of Victory Gardens 33 33 33 33 33 33 33
Township of Washington 115 115 117 119 119 119 119
Borough of Wharton 153 152 152 153 153 155 156
TOTALS 6297 6311 6333 6385 6411 6429 6437

The figures reflect COVID-19 positive cases as of the date and time indicated, some cases which may be pending, or have yet to be entered into the system.

Please note the following limitations and provisos related to the data above:

  • COVID-19-related deaths are not included in this data. Visit the State of NJ COVID-19 Dashboard for a summary of death totals.
  • Pursuant to HIPAA, specific identifying health information of persons testing positive or who have passed due to the virus will not be released.
  • Data reflects COVID-19 positive cases on dates and times indicated; some cases may be pending and are not yet entered.
  • Data may not include cases with incomplete or incorrect street addresses or PO boxes. Such cases require additional investigation by local health officials.
  • Figures do not include persons under quarantine/isolation due to exposure and who have not tested positive.
  • The numbers, especially higher numbers, do not necessarily reflect community spread in a specific town. Various factors may be related to high numbers, such as increased testing and facilities with high-risk populations.
  • This data should not be used to gauge if heightened precautions are needed in specific towns. Social distancing, hand hygiene, and preventive steps must be followed at all times regardless of the number of cases in a municipality.

Updates from Morris County


For older announcements, visit the COVID-19 Announcements page.

Cancellations and Service Updates

Courts & Legal


  • The Morris County Library is closed. All programs and use of conference and public rooms are canceled through June. For updates, visit the library website.

Human Services

  • The Office of Temporary Assistance asks residents to apply online or by phone for enrollment to programs. Due to COVID-19 and a rise in applications, you may experience longer wait times. Read more at the OTA website.
    • Extended Hours service at OTA is temporarily suspended.
    • OTA Dover office is closed.
    • OTA main office on West Hanover Avenue in Morris Township is open but public access is limited. Staff will be at the front door to answer questions.
    • All applications will be taken by phone, mail or online. A drop box will be placed at the OTA main building for completed applications and mail.
    • Information regarding applications, re-certification and more can be found at https://hs.morriscountynj.gov/ota/
    • Main Office Phone: 973-326-7800
    • Dover Office Phone: 973-682-4990
  • Senior Home Delivered Meals are still in operation. The Congregate Meals have been converted to home delivery or takeout.
  • Morris Area Paratransit System: MAPS continues to operate by providing rides to persons with ongoing life-sustaining needs, medical appointments, and employment. We encourage persons with active symptoms of coughing, fever, or shortness of breath not to utilize these vehicles, as we want to continue to provide support to those with ongoing needs.
  • The Morris County Veterans Services Office is continuing operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the office is closed to the public, we are assisting veterans and their families with claims to the VA, via phone, email, fax, and mail, and are still providing flags for veterans’ graves. If you wish to contact the office, call 973-285-6866 or email [email protected].
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Clinic: The Morris View location is closed. The VA is conducting video-to-home and telephone visits.
  • One Stop Career Centers: Both the One-Stop Center at 1 Medical Drive in Morris Plains and the One-Stop Center in Randolph, at 13 Emery Avenue, are closed to customer walk-ins until further notice. For individuals seeking career counseling (resume, interviewing, job search and labor market support), please call 862-397-5600 for an appointment to visit with an Employment Counselor. For a list of available job openings, please visit the State of New Jersey Hiring Portal at https://covid19.nj.gov or the Department of Labor site at https://usnlx.com/.
  • Employment and Training Services: Grant funded career training is available for unemployed and underemployed individuals. Grants up to $4,000 for those interested. Please call (973) 285-6880 to schedule an appointment with a Training Counselor.
  • SNAP recipients: If your case is due to be recertified in April and you were unable to get your paperwork to us or complete your interview, your case will not be closed. You will receive your benefits on the usual day. Your case will be recertified in the future, once this public health crisis has settled. In the meantime, you will continue to receive SNAP benefits. Visit the State of NJ site for more details.
  • Navigating Hope will resume operations on June 8 at Nourish.NJ (formerly the Community Soup Kitchen), 36 South Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Navigating Hope staff will have information on how to apply for benefits and services such as SNAP, TANF, General Assistance, Medicaid, etc. Paper applications will be available along with instructions for completing the application process online. (Applications will not be taken on the van.)

Law & Public Safety

  • The Morris County Sheriff’s Office will place a hold on all Sheriff’s Sales until at least July 9. Please check the Sheriff’s website for updates.
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak across the nation and state, changes have been made to visits to the Morris County Correctional Facility:
    • Inmate visits with family are temporarily suspended until further notice.
    • Non-contact visits between attorneys and inmates can occur through glass partitions on an emergency basis only. Attorneys and inmates will otherwise communicate via video-conferencing.
    • Professional visits to inmates are limited to emergencies only, and must be approved by a Facility Security Captain.
  • Hope One has resumed bi-weekly deployments in the community. Visit the Hope One schedule for more information.
  • The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is suspending all reception desk services and in-person contact to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. If you have questions, contact the Prosecutor’s office at 973-285-6200 or [email protected].
  • All classes at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy are suspended. For updates, visit the Academy website.


  • The Morris County Board of Elections is closed. All voter registration applications and/or change of party affiliation forms should be mailed to the Board of Elections. Questions can be emailed to [email protected]. Visit the State’s  candidate petitions page for information on where to email or mail petitions.
    • The July 7 primary will be a primarily vote-by-mail election. All registered Democratic and Republican voters will receive a postage-paid vote-by-mail ballot. All unaffiliated and inactive voters will receive a postage-paid vote-by-mail ballot application. A limited number of in-person polling places in each county will be open to ensure that everyone can exercise their right to vote.
    • If you have a disability and need an accessible ballot, vote at a polling place on election day, where you’ll be given a headset and accessible device to allow you to cast your votes.
    • All other voters are strongly encouraged to vote by mail. If you come to a polling place, you will only be allowed to vote using a provisional (paper) ballot.
  • The Morris County Clerk recommends that all documents for Registry be filed and recorded by mail or using e-filing. A drop-off box is available in the Administration & Records Building (10 Court St, Morristown). The following departments are closed to the public: Records/Vault, Election, Notary, Passport, Wedding Services, ID Cards. Get more updates from the Clerk.
  • Learn about how the 2020 Primary Election will work by reading this Primary Election FAQ.


Chamber of Commerce

  • The Morris County Chamber of Commerce has gone virtual! Our physical offices may be closed, but the chamber staff is ready to help you. Call 973-539-3882 or visit https://www.morrischamber.org/chamber-team.html to contact us.  If you need a Certificate of Origin, please contact Dina O’Keefe at [email protected]. Our in-person meetings are postponed until further notice, but we have a full schedule of virtual meetings and events.

Parks & Culture

  • The Morris County Heritage Commission is closed until further notice.
  • Many Morris County Park Commission parks, trails, campsites, historic sites, and facilities have reopened, with social distancing measures in place, as allowed by Executive Order 133, signed on April 29. Some parks remain closed. All Park Commission Programs, Activities & Events have been cancelled for the remainder of the year. View the full list of park closings and openings (updated June 3) and keep up with the latest on morrisparks.net.
    • Sunrise Lake Beach Club at Lewis Morris County Park is closed for the 2020 season.
  • Morristown National Historical Park is open at a limited capacity beginning on May 20. Read more about what’s open and get updates from the National Park Service.

Other County Services

  • The Board of Chosen Freeholders will hold two meetings on June 10: a work session meeting at 4:30, and a regular public meeting at 7:00pm. Both meetings will be held via Webex:
  • Board and commission meetings are canceled or being done remotely. Please check the county calendar for updates.
  • Open Space Trust Fund applications and appraisals are now due July 10. Please see the Open Space application page.
  • Trail Construction Grant Program application deadlines are as follows:
    • Letter of Intent due July 15
    • Full application August 31
  • The Morris County Soil Conservation District is closed.
  • All Planning & Preservation staff have been sent home indefinitely. Public access to the office is restricted. The Land Development Review Section will continue to process applications and issue reports within the 30-day statutory period and may request an additional 30-day extension if necessary.
  • Open Public Records Requests may be delayed. Governor has modified the deadline for responses to requests for government records during the emergency period. Go to our OPRA page for more information.
  • The Housing Authority continues to operate but is closed to the public. Anyone wishing to apply for public housing can do so on the website. Public housing tenants, Section 8 participants and landlords, should email assigned caseworkers. If unsure, call 973 540-0389 or email [email protected].
  • If you wish to place a public bid on county contracts, you are encouraged to not attend bid openings in person – use the mail or a dropbox at the Administration Building. Read more about bid openings.
  • The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has now resumed most services suspended during the pandemic. Phone service is limited, so please contact the MCMUA by emailing [email protected]. Visit the MCMUA homepage for information about Household Hazardous Waste Disposal days and other status updates.

Executive Orders

According to Executive Order No. 107, as of March 21, 2020, all NJ residents shall remain home unless they are:

  • Obtaining goods or services from essential businesses
  • Obtaining takeout
  • Seeking medical attention
  • Visiting family members as a caretaker or romantic partner
  • Reporting to or performing their job
  • Engaging in outdoor activities (social distance permitting)
  • Leaving home for an educational, religious, or political reason
  • For safety
  • At the direction of law enforcement or a government agency

Executive Order No. 142, signed on May 13, allows the following, as long as proper guidelines are followed:

  • Starting 5/18: Non-essential retail can open for phone, online ordering, curbside pickup
  • Starting 5/18: Non-essential construction work can restart
  • Starting immediately: Drive-thru gatherings allowed

View all executive orders from the Governor’s office.

Morris County Emergency Declarations

Per the emergency declarations, the following types of businesses are ordered closed, within the geographic borders of Morris County, effective 8 p.m. 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 are now allowed to open as per Executive Order 147: Archery ranges; Batting cages; Golf driving ranges; Horseback riding; Shooting ranges; and Tennis clubs.

The following restrictions also go into effect immediately:

All playgrounds and all playing fields within Morris County shall be closed immediately;

  • Municipal 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 large groups of individuals (other than direct family members) are prohibited, including playgrounds, dog runs, amusement rides, and stables (except for the care of horses at stables).


What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html.

When should I seek immediate medical attention?

If you have any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Should I wear a mask?

YES. The CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Follow these instructions in order to put on, wear, and take off your mask properly.

If you wear a disposable, surgical-type mask, it should be removed and discarded if soiled, damaged, or hard to breathe through. Care should be taken to minimize manual contact with new and used masks, particularly manual contact with the inside of the mask with unclean hands. Wash hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitizer before and after touching or adjusting masks. Masks that will be reused should be stored in a clean and breathable bag (e.g. paper) or container and not stored with masks used by other persons.

Can I wear gloves instead of handwashing?

Gloves are NOT a substitute for proper handwashing and sanitation. While gloves can be a preventative measure, you can still touch your face wearing gloves, and if you don’t take them off properly you can spread the virus. For more information on hand hygiene, visit https://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/.

How many cases are there in Morris County?

View our estimate of the cumulative cases by town in Morris County. However, due to how cases are reported, from medical practitioners to local health departments, then to the state, we do not have a fully accurate count of the number of cases. The New Jersey Department of Health has an interactive dashboard that gives a rough estimate of the number.

I’m having trouble coping, what can I do?

This is an unprecedented time, and taking care of our mental health is important. You can call the NJ Mental Health Cares hotline at 866-202-HELP (4357) for immediate support, and follow our list of ways to cope for suggestions: keeping a schedule, limiting news consumption, connecting with family and friends online, and more.

I have questions about caring for my pet – are animal hospitals open? How does pet licensing work?

For information about pets and COVID-19, read the pets Q&A list from the Department of Health.

Where should I go for information about coronavirus?

Visit the CDC or New Jersey Department of Health websites for the most accurate, up-to-date information. For more local information, contact your health department.

What You Can Do

Steps you can take to prevent spread of flu and the common cold will also help prevent coronavirus:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid contact with others
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing

Currently, there are no vaccines available to prevent novel coronavirus infections.

Morris County residents should contact their local health departments with their questions and concerns.

For more information, visit the following:

Novel Coronavirus Public Call Center (NJPIES): 1-800-222-1222

Get Employment Help

Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community: visit the State of NJ COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal.

Read the Department of Labor’s Coronavirus FAQ for information about unemployment insurance, eligibility, paid leave, and more.

For unemployment information, visit myunemployment.nj.gov.

Find a Service Provider

Read the 2020 Morris County Resource List for information about services providers in Morris County, including childcare, healthcare, transportation and more. Service may be halted by individual providers due to COVID-19, so call to confirm what services are available.

Get Food Assistance

If you are in need of food during difficult times, use this list of available food services to get the resources you need. The list includes food pantries, volunteer shopper organizations, meal delivery services, and take-out meal services that serve Morris County residents. We will keep this list as up-to-date as possible.

Information for Businesses

Read the following from the State of New Jersey:

For information regarding financial assistance, please visit the State of New Jersey’s website for businesses and COVID-19 or call 1-800-JERSEY-7. To apply directly to the Small Business Administration for a loan, visit the SBA online loan application.

Note for restaurants: From the governor’s office – We can confirm that places can continue their delivery/take-out services beyond 8 PM; whatever their normal business hours are. Get more information about business operations.

Read The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020.


Business owners are encouraged to print and hang these flyers for the safety of their staff and the public:

Chamber of Commerce Webinars

The Morris County Chamber of Commerce is presenting a series of virtual seminars with topics that are relevant to the new reality of life with COVID-19. Learn more about these free webinars and sign up today!

Chamber of Commerce Facebook Groups

Join these Facebook groups to share resources and hear directly from the Chamber of Commerce:

Information from the CDC