Looking for a cooling center? Check out our updated list of centers. Note: Residents that are in need of a cooling center are encouraged to check with the local municipality to confirm location and hours of cooling center operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Morris County Emergency Declarations
- On March 19, 2020, Morris County issued Emergency Declaration Number 1.
- On March 21, 2020, Morris County issued Emergency Declaration Number 2, which clarifies that the restrictions set forth in Executive Order 107 and 108 are in full effect in Morris County.
- On May 1, 2020, Morris County issued Emergency Declaration Number 3, regarding state and county parks, and golf courses. Its terms about conduct in parks and golf courses concur exactly with the rules listed in Governor’s Executive Order #133.
- On June 15, 2020, Morris County issued Emergency Declaration Number 4. It supersedes all previous COVID-19 emergency declarations, and adheres to the directives detailed in Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders..
- On June 24, 2020, Morris County issued Emergency Declaration Number 5. This Executive Order continues the Morris County Declaration of Emergency, but removes any specific restrictions related to outdoor activities as the Governor’s Executive Orders defines those prohibited activities.
- On July 6, 2020, Morris County issued Emergency Declaration Number 6. This order continues the Morris County Declaration of Emergency but updates it to conform to the Governor’s Executive Orders 152, 156, and 161.
2020 Public Safety Youth Academy Cancelled
The Morris County Office of Emergency Management has been committed to the COVID-19 pandemic since day one. Our 7-day operation will continue until this is over. With the exception of our Emergency Operations Center and 911 Communications Center, the Morris County Public Safety Complex continues to remain closed. Police and Fire recruit classes which were all in progress at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, have been canceled. We are still in a holding pattern until further notice with regards to opening for classes in our Public Safety Training Academy at which time we will need to prioritize space for our first responder programs.
At this time, we have no choice but to cancel our 2020 MCPSYA Program.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office at 973-829-8600.
Get the latest updates from Morris County on our COVID-19 page.
If you’re interested in COVID-19 testing, learn more about Morris County’s testing center and make an appointment (if you qualify).
For information from the State of New Jersey, visit the state’s COVID-19 portal.
COVID-19 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
2020 Mitigation Plan Update
Morris County is pleased to kick-off the 2020 Morris County All Municipalities Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) update. The HMP is updated every five years, with the goal to save lives and property through the reduction of hazard vulnerability. Learn more about the 2020 Mitigation Plan Update!
We’re Looking for an EMT!
The Morris County Office of Emergency Management – Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently accepting applications for certified and experienced Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and/or Paramedics to join our EMS team. Learn more about this position and apply!
Sign Up for AlertMorris!
AlertMorris will allow you to get emergency notifications in any manner you choose, including phone, email, text, or social media, so you can stay informed during major storms or other emergencies taking place throughout Morris County.
Each Morris County municipality will have the ability to get the right message to the right user at the right time from any device connected to the internet, and in just a few seconds.
Morris County’s social media alert accounts on Facebook and Twitter, @MCUrgent, also have changed their names to @AlertMorris. Get updates from OEM and multi-jurisdictional emergency alerts through your favorite social media platform!
To sign up and learn more, visit our Emergency Alerts page.