Ocean County Health Department Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
The Ocean County Health Department is offering COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at many libraries and schools throughout the County. Click here to see the dates, times and locations
Ocean County Makes Changes to Vaccination Clinics; Shots Are Now Provided in Smaller Sites, Closer to Residents
Ocean County has begun the transition from big regional COVID 19 vaccination sites to smaller locations as the effort continues to make vaccine accessibility as easy as possible.
The two largest vaccination clinics run by the Ocean County Health Department – the Southern Regional Middle School, Stafford Township and the RWJ Barnabas Health Care Arena at Toms River Regional High School North – will no longer be vaccination sites as of July 1.
Rather, the Ocean County Health Department will hold clinics at the Ocean County Health Department, 175 Sunset Ave., Toms River, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, through July and a drive through clinic will be held at Ocean County College, Hooper Avenue, Toms River, from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays, through July. Click here to read the release
Ocean County Health Department Makes Changes to COVID-19 Testing Schedule and Clinic Locations
Beginning the week of June 28, 2021, the Ocean County Health Department will offer COVID-19 testing at the following locations:
Ocean County Health Department
175 Sunset Ave., Toms River
Tuesdays/Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ocean County College
1 College Drive, Toms River
Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended.
For more information on testing availability contact the Ocean County Health Department at 732-341-9700.
Residential Emergency Rental Assistance Program Offered to Ocean County Residents
Ocean County residents that have been struggling to pay their rent or may be facing eviction as a result of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are encouraged to apply for the Ocean County Residential Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
Ocean County began taking applications for the program on April 7. The online application can be accessed from the Ocean County website at www.co.ocean.nj.us and click on View Residential Emergency Rental Assistance Program for program information and the application.
Help is also be available through the Ocean County Residential Emergency Rental Assistance Program call center. The number is (833)-753-9671. Click here to read the release
Vaccinating Ocean County's Senior Population and Others Will Take Coordinated Effort of All Health Care Providers
Ocean County officials agree that while opening up the COVID 19 vaccination to more of the public has its benefits, it also raises concerns over the supply of vaccine and the timely distribution.
"The bottom-line is we need all hands on deck," said Ocean County Commissioner Gerry P. Little, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Health Department. "We need all of our hospitals, all of our pharmacies, all of our supermarkets, all of our doctors' offices to be given the ability to deliver this vaccine to the public." Click here to read the release
Change in Freeholder Title Effective Jan. 1, 2021
Effective January 1, 2021, the term Board of Chosen Freeholders will no longer be used due to legislation signed earlier in 2020 by the Governor (S855) formally changing the title of Freeholder to Commissioner. The new title will be Ocean County Board of Commissioners and, Freeholders, effective January 1, 2021, will be referred to as Commissioners.
Ways to Report a Power Outage
For emergencies only, call 911. If you experience an outage due to the weather, please report it using one of the following methods:
For Jersey Central Power and Light Company customers
• Text OUT to 544487...
• Online at www.jcp-l.com
• Use our smartphone app (iPhone and Android)
• Via the "Report an Outage" tab on Facebook
• Call 888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877)
Steer clear of downed power lines. Always assume they are live and dangerous. Report downed lines immediately to 888-544-4877.
For Atlantic City Electric Customers:
Customers are asked to report any outages and to stay away from any downed wires. To report outages and/or downed wires, call 1-800-833-7476, follow the prompts, and ask for a call back to confirm that power has been restored. Outages also may be reported through their mobile app or at atlanticcityelectric.com/storm.
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Officials Urge Use of Prescription Drug Dropoff Boxes
OCEAN COUNTY officials are urging residents to safely dispose of unused and expired prescription medications at drop-off boxes located throughout the County. Click here for program information and a list of dropoff locations
Beware of Scam Artists
Residents need to be vigilant of scam artists. Click here to read information on how to protect yourself from scam artists
Emergency Lines for Emergency Calls Only
The Ocean County Sheriff's Department asks that residents do not call 9-1-1 or the Office of Emergency Management unless it is an actual emergency. Information on evacuations, shelters and other storm-related activities is available on the county and local municipal websites or by calling non-emergency numbers. For county information please call 732-929-2000.
Silver Alert System
Ocean County wants the public to be aware of the state's Silver Alert System which could serve as a lifeline in cases of missing persons who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairment. Click here to read important information on this program.
Grass Too High on State Road?
To report unattractive weeds and grass too tall that might be causing site distance problems along state Highways in Ocean County including Routes 37, 35, 72 and 70, call the state Department of Transportation dispatch number at 609-588-6212. The call is taped and logged into a state data base.