Precautionary measures continue to be taken by Jersey Shore towns in an effort to practice social distancing, reduce face-to-face exposure and above all keep everyone healthy and safe.

Jackson Township is the latest Ocean County municipality to suspend public access to any of their buildings effective immediately and through April 1.

Offices will remain open internally to staff members who will be available by phone and email.

“It is our obligation to take the necessary steps to protect and ensure the safety of our residents and employees, as well as their families”, Barry Calogero, Jackson Township Council President, said.

All meetings scheduled for Town Hall will be canceled for the remainder of this month with the exception of the Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24 which has been changed to 6:00 pm.

There are many services that can be completed online at www.jacksontwpnj.net.

For those items that cannot be handled online, there will be drop boxes at each building/ department.

“The CDC, as well as State and Federal Government, strongly recommend that everyone practice social distancing, allowing a 6- foot buffer in all social settings," Jackson Mayor Michael Reina said. "Current Federal guidelines restrict all social gatherings to no more than 10 people. If you do not have to be out, please stay at home. Remember, less contact = less exposure. These guidelines are to be taken seriously. We need to work together to slow the spread of COVID-19 in order to protect those most vulnerable."

If you need Police non-emergency assistance, call 732-928-1111.

If you need to reach any of the Municipal Offices, call 732-928-1200 and follow the prompts.