Thursday, March 19, 2020
Atlantic County has announced additional closings and service adjustments to help protect the health and safety of the public and its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All county parks remain open with the exception of Lake Lenape West, however, park facilities such as the Nature Center, Boathouse, Catering Hall and Veterans Museum are now closed to the public. Visitors may still enter the parks and restrooms will be open. Those in need of services from the Veterans Cemetery Office are advised to call for an appointment to (609) 909-5859. Green Tree Golf Course in Egg Harbor Township also remains open to the public.
The Atlantic County Senior Centers have been closed to the public but registered congregate meal recipients are being accommodated.
County transportation services are available to eligible residents with a reservation for shopping, dialysis and essential medical appointments. Please call (609) 645-5910.
The Shoreview Building in Northfield, which houses the Division of Intergenerational Services, is now closed to the public. Residents may call 1-888-426-9243 for information and assistance.
The Veterans Services Office in Northfield is closed to the public but is available by phone at (609) 677-5700 and is utilizing a drop box outside its front door for those who need to submit paperwork.
The Workforce Development Board and the One Stop Career Center in Pleasantville are closed but will continue to provide services online and by phone. Those who need to apply for unemployment benefits may do so at www.myunemployment.nj.gov or by calling (856) 507-2340.
Atlantic County Family Success Centers are closed but remain accessible as follows: Hammonton Family Success Center: 609-204-2334; New Day Family Success Center: 609-652-0230; Inland Family Success Center: 609-569-0376. Each site is also available on Facebook. The Atlantic County Animal Shelter is closed but residents can make appointments for adoption services and redemption of impounded strays at (609) 485-2345.
The Surrogate’s office located in the Civil Courthouse in Atlantic City has been closed. The office on Main Street in Mays Landing will continue to conduct business by appointment. Please call (609) 645-5800.
Public access to the County Clerk’s offices in Atlantic City and Mays Landing has been temporarily suspended. While staff cannot process passport applications at this time, they will continue to provide all other services. Residents can submit documents by mail, online and via a secured drop box. Call (609) 625-4011 for more information.
Public access to the Superintendent of Elections/Commissioner of Registration offices in Atlantic City and Mays Landing has been temporarily suspended. Staff will continue to process Voter Registration Forms/Updates, as well as Affiliation Forms and other correspondence. Residents can submit documents by mail, online and via a secured drop box located at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street in Mays Landing. Call (609) 645-5882 for more information.
The Board of Taxation office in Mays Landing is closed to the public but staff is available by phone to (609) 645-5820 and a drop box is available for document submissions. Tax appeals can be also be filed by mail as long as they are received no later than 4:30 PM on April 1 for all towns except Atlantic City and Pleasantville who have a May 1 deadline due to reevaluations.
The county previously reported that visitors to the Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Northfield and the Justice Facility in Mays Landing are prohibited until further notice.
The nine branches of the Atlantic County Library System are closed. Patrons who have borrowed materials may hold onto them until the libraries reopen. All materials will be auto-renewed through April 15. Many services are accessible online. Visit www.atlanticlibrary.org to learn more.
All in-person interviews and face-to-face business for the Department of Family & Community Development is temporarily suspended. Visitors may call (609) 348-3001 for assistance.
For information and updates, please visit the county web site at www.aclink.org.