Due to the continually evolving situation and corresponding information regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus, accessing the State Department of Health and Center for Disease Control web links will ensure consistent and updated messaging pertaining to the 2019 novel coronavirus.
The Lafayette Municipal Building reopened to the public on Tuesday, May 26, with the following restrictions:
The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health announces that it will be adjusting the rotation of the County’s COVID-19 testing site locations. Click here for press release. The change of the COVID-19 testing locations will occur due to the steady demand for testing in certain areas within the county, while demand decreases in others. Sussex County hopes to best serve our residents by providing free COVID-19 testing to our community. The new COVID-19 testing schedule can be found below:
3/25/2021 5 West Shore Trail, Sparta 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
4/01/2021 Newton VFW, 85 Mill Street, Newton Noon - 4 p.m.
4/08/2021 5 West Shore Trail, Sparta 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
4/15/2021 Newton VFW, 85 Mill Street, Newton Noon - 4 p.m.
4/22/2021 5 West Shore Trail, Sparta 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
4/29/2021 Newton VFW, 85 Mill Street, Newton Noon - 4 p.m.
Seniors who are unable to access the internet may call the Sussex County Division of Senior Services at 973-579-0555 for help registering for a vaccination appointment.
Seniors in need of transportation to vaccination sites located throughout Sussex County can contact Skylands Ride at 973-579-0480 for assistance. When possible, please contact Skylands Ride prior to registering for your COVID-19 vaccination so that transportation can be coordinated with your scheduled vaccination date.
Seniors who have questions related to COVID19 may call the Sussex County COVID Hotline Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 973-579-9488.
Currently, there are four vaccination sites in Sussex County:
The general public can now pre-register, and this will allow our residents to input their personal, contact, health insurance, and demographic information. It will also allow for individuals to schedule an appointment for those who are immediately eligible based on screening questions. To pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine please visit https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/.
April 15 - The Sussex County Department of Health has released a Public Service Announcement, Do Your Part to Help Slow the Spread of Illness. Click here to view the PSA on YouTube. For more videos, the County's YouTube Channel is https://youtube.com/sussexnj
The Department of Labor created a web portal that allows New Jersey residents to contact the Department of Labor directly. This is a helpful tool for residents who have questions about their applications. To submit a message, residents must go to myunemployment.nj.gov and follow the instructions below:
Please see the screen shots below for visuals:
Stephen Komar, Sussex County Ag Agent, would like to share the following information and link with you:
April 15 - The Department of Homeland Security, with the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has announced a temporary final rule to change certain H-2A requirements to help U.S. agricultural employers avoid disruptions in lawful agricultural-related employment, protect the nation’s food supply chain, and lessen impacts from the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. Click here to go to the USDA website for press release.
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