Borough Hall reopens to the public today, Tuesday, July 6th
Borough Hall will reopen to the public beginning Tuesday, July 6th.
Initially the hours will be limited to Monday to Thursday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. (Other times by appointment.)
Borough offices are closed on Monday, July 5th due to the holiday, and Borough staff work shorter hours on Fridays through the summer (in exchange for working longer hours the rest of the week).
Only 3 members of the public will be permitted in Borough Hall at any one time and everyone is required to wear a mask, including Borough employees who interact with the public. Borough staff will monitor the front door and be available to assist and direct all visitors.
While the Court office will also be open to the public as well, Municipal Court will continue in its present virtual format for the foreseeable future.
Borough staff are always available to assist by phone during normal business hours and taxes can always be paid online — or continue to use the convenient, secure drop box outside the front door, which is under 24-hour video surveillance.
It’s important to note that the pandemic is not over and new COVID-19 variants continue to threaten unvaccinated people, the elderly especially.
In Burlington County 60% of residents are fully vaccinated. The same number of Palmyra residents, 60%, have also completed their full vaccine course with another 6% of Palmyra residents having initiated their course (one dose).
That means obviously that 40% of our residents are not vaccinated or not fully vaccinated and at risk of contracting COVID-19, which they can spread to others. Simply put; four in ten residents who will be entering Borough Hall will not be fully vaccinated!
While Palmyra’s last confirmed case of COVD-19 was documented on June 23rd, we did have 16 cases reported during the month of June. To date 563 confirmed cases, with another 87 probable cases, have been documented in Palmyra since the beginning of the pandemic. Sadly, we also lost 8 elderly residents to the virus.
Most Borough staff have been fully vaccinated, including everyone in the Tax, Clerk, Court, Construction, Finance, and Administrator’s offices.