Howell Township government officials are putting their foot down and closing all parks effective immediately.

Victor Cook, the Howell OEM Coordinator issued a statement on Tuesday along with Howell Township Manager Brian Geoghegan and Attorney Joseph Clark announcing the decision to close parks due to a recent rise in Covid-19 cases along with a growing amount of complaints being submitted citing people not wearing masks or social distancing at parks filled to capacity.

"As part of our local declared State of Emergency (as well as Executive Order 107), The Township is closing all of the Township Parks effective immediately," Cook said.

He said anyone not adhering to this closing of the parks, could face a fine under the local state of Emergency and Executive order 107.

Howell is a town that saw a large amount of cases early on in the pandemic and of late, they've seen a slight rise in positives being reported by the Monmouth County Health Department, and trail only Middletown for the most among towns.

    • September 1: 829
    • September 2: 836
    • September 3: 845
    • September 4: 847
    • September 5: 856
    • September 6: 858
    • September 7: 871
    • September 8: 868
    • September 9: 874
    • September 10: 869
    • September 11: 872
    • September 12: 876
    • September 13: 879
    • September 14: 879
    • September 15: 885
    • September 16: 889
    • September 17: 896
    • September 18: 894
    • September 19: 892
    • September 20: 898
    • September 21: 905
    • September 22: 907
    • September 23: 913
    • September 24: 916
    • September 25: 922
    • September 28: 934
    • September 29: 896
    • September 30: 901
    • October 1: 907
    • October 2: 906
    • October 3: 910
    • October 4: 913
    • October 5: 917
    • October 6: 921

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