Construction updates, mask mandates, X-mas tree pickups, and more need-to-know news you may have missed this week.
1. Roundabout Construction at Morris and Spring Streets to Begin February 1st.
As a part of the new M Station construction project construction on a roundabout at the intersection of Morris and Spring Streets will begin construction on February 1st, 2022. Street closures will take place outside of the morning and evening rush hours with detours taking place overnight.
2. Morristown’s Indoor Mask Mandate for Businesses and Public Venues Revoked
The indoor mask mandate which began on December 24th was revoked by Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty on Thursday 1/20. The announcement comes as the COVID transmission rate drops below 1 to 0.83. Indoor businesses and public venues can still require masks for their employees and encourage customers to practice social distancing and mask up.
3. Christmas Tree Pickup Ends January 28th
Every Monday of January the town of Morristown will pick up and dispose of your Christmas trees. Trees should have no decorations left on them and be placed curbside for Monday morning pickup. Artificial trees will be collected on scheduled appliance days.
4. Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring COVID Boosters for Employees of High-Risk Settings
Anyone working in a high-risk setting, such as health care, long-term care, and correctional facilities will be required to get a COVID-19 booster shot; there is no option to opt for weekly testing. Those who work in healthcare settings that are unvaccinated will have until January 27th to get their first dose of the vaccine, and those who work in high-risk settings will have until February 28th to get their first dose.
5. Morris School District Holds Vaccine Clinic Today, 1/21 from 4 pm – 8 pm
Today, 1/21/2022, from 4 pm to 8 pm in the Morristown High School cafeteria, Morris School District will hold a vaccine clinic for students and their families. Anyone over the age of 5 years can come to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine.