This page was set up to provide residents with up-to-date information regarding the Township of Brick’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 Crisis. This page will focus on actions taken by the township including cancellations and postponements of township programs, events and activities.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/.
For information regarding the Brick Township Public Schools and their response, please visit http://www.brickschools.org/COVID-19#0312.
For information from Hackensack Meridian Health Center (Brick Hospital) visit https://www.oceanmedicalcenter.com/
MARCH 30, 1pm
All Township Parks and Beaches are closed and off-limits until further notice. Also, all short-term rentals within the township are prohibited until further notice. A short-term rental is any home/residential dwelling that is available to rent for 30 days or less. No rental periods will be permitted to begin until these restrictions are lifted.
MARCH 26, 11:00am
Keeping the safety of our seniors in mind , adjustments have been made to our transportation services. Transportation will be provided for the following. ( A series of questions will be asked prior to receiving transportation services. If ill, we will not transport.)
- Wellness visits only within our guidelines and availability. Call our office directly at 732-920-8686.
- Ocean Ride is still providing full transportation services – 732-736-8989
- Trips to Banks in Brick.
- Food delivery for those needing assistance. We are picking up our seniors’ online orders from the supermarket, and delivering food baskets provided by the People’s Pantry. Seniors should call our office for further information.
Wellness calls – We are reaching out to seniors providing daily wellness calls through our Telephone Reassurance Program. Call 732-920-8686 if interested in receiving calls.
Office staff is taking calls, providing information, assisting with applications, and conducting benefit screenings.
MARCH 19, 7:15pm
According to the Ocean County Health Department, there are now 48 cases of coronavirus in Ocean County including the first positive test in Brick Township.
Mayor John G. Ducey expects these numbers to continue to rise and is urging all residents to continue to observe all guidelines to help slow the spread of this disease. These include:
- Practicing social distancing
- Sheltering at home to the best of your ability
- Avoiding social gatherings of more than 10 people
- Maintaining a 6 foot buffer from other people when you have to go out
- Washing your hands regularly and thoroughly
“The best thing residents can do at this point is to stay home and care for your family,” said Mayor Ducey. “The only way we can slow this disease down and speed up our return to some semblance of normalcy is to limit exposure. The best way to do that is to stay home.”
MARCH 19, 1pm
In accordance with State and County directives, all play structures, basketball courts, and skateparks are closed and off limits until further notice. Playground equipment presents a very real potential for the spread of germs and using this equipment greatly increases the potential for the virus to be spread. Group activities present the same risk. These measures are being taken to increase the safety of our children and families. The Township’s Park Security officers have been activated and will be visiting all parks to ensure that these restrictions are being followed.
We again ask for everyone’s cooperation in following social distancing guidelines to help fight the spread of COVID-19.
MARCH 17, 2020 12:23pm
Effective immediately, all play structures (playgrounds, swings, etc.) at Brick Township’s Municipal Parks will be closed. Township crews will be placing temporary fences around these structures. This measure is being done to protect the health and well-being of Brick Township’s residents.
Parks will remain open and available to residents for enjoyment for activities such as walks, jogs and enjoying fresh air.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
MARCH 16, 2020 8pm
The Board of Adjustment Meeting scheduled for March 18, 2020 and the Planning Board Meetings scheduled for March 19 and March 25 have been cancelled. For more information on postponed hearings, please check out the notices section on the website.
MARCH 16, 2020 8AM:
Effective immediately, all Brick Township Municipal Offices and Buildings are closed to the public until further notice. Offices will remain open and staff members are available by phone and email. Township staff will accommodate any need that requires direct interaction and is time sensitive. Public Works services, i.e., sanitation and recycling collection, will continue as normal.
If you need Police non-emergency assistance, please call 732-262-1151.
- If you need to reach an office in the Municipal Building, please call 732-262-1000.
- The Public Works Department can be reached at 732-451-4060.
- The Clerk’s Office can be reached at 732-262-1001.
- The Building Department can be reached at 732-262-1030.
- The Recreation Department can be reached at 732-262-1044.
- Senior Outreach Services can be reached at 732-920-8686.
Many services can be done online. Please visit the Brick Township Website at www.bricktownship.net for those services.
This precaution is being done to protect the citizens of Brick Township and the municipal staff.
In the meantime, Mayor Ducey is urging all citizens to shelter at home and avoid going out unless absolutely necessary. Practice social distancing in an effort to slow the spread of this virus. The CDC recommends a six-foot buffer in all social settings.
We all have an obligation to our neighbors and loved ones to take responsible steps towards fighting and slowing the spread of COVID-19.
The safety precautions we use in the coming weeks will be immeasurable in maintaining good health and protecting those most vulnerable in our families and community.
MARCH 13, 2020 2:15PM:
As a precautionary measure, the Township has made the following cancellations/postponements:
- All Senior Center activities are cancelled until further notice
- Challenger Bingo scheduled for tonight is postponed until a later date to be determined
- Sports Saturday Program is cancelled until further notice
- Municipal Court sessions until April 1 are cancelled. Anyone scheduled to appear before will court will receive a notice with their new date
- Brick Recreation Softball and T-Ball is cancelled until April 6
- The Challenger Dance scheduled for March 27 is postponed until a later date to be determined