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Updated 11-16-2021: COVID-19 Information


2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(Updated- November 16th, 2021)
For information from Morris County including case numbers per town, vaccine registration, and testing information

Vaccine Information

Currently, all individuals aged 5 and older are eligible for vaccination and certain individuals are eligible for booster shots.

For the most up to date vaccine information including current eligibility and locations click here.

For transportation options to get a vaccine click here.

 For homebound residents who need an in-home vaccination click here. 


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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptoms:

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • For more symptoms and a self checker of symptoms click here
  • For information on how to get tested for COVID-19 click here
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 click here

How Does Novel Coronavirus Spread?

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
  • COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

For more information click here.

Public Health Recommendations:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
  • Follow good respiratory hygiene recommendations.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve, not your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Stay home if you are sick and avoid sick people.
  • Avoid close contact and practice social distancing

For more information click here.

Current Status in Wharton

  • Town Hall is open to the public. 
  • For information on the Wharton Library click here.
  • The Police Records Department is open but is asking anyone with requests to make them via phone 973-366-5893 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All responses will be faxed or emailed if possible. You can also make non emergency police reports online here.
  • Contact Wharton's Municipal Court in Mt. Arlington for court information. You can reach them by clicking here
  • Mayor and Council and Planning Board meetings have returned to in-person meetings.  Other meetings may still be held virtually through Zoom. They are still open to the public and the public is invited to participate. Check our website and social media accounts for information for each meeting,

Statewide- For more information on any State Regulations click here.

Resources for Businesses:

  • New Jersey has put together a website to offer guidance for businesses impacted by COVID-19. Click here to visit it for the most up to date information on resources available for New Jersey Businesses.

Resources for Employees:

  • New Jersey Department of Labor has put together information for employees impacted by COVID-19. Click here to visit their website.
  • New Jersey has set up a website for information for those who may have lost their job due to COVID-19. Click here to visit it.
  • New Jersey has set up a jobs portal for those looking for work. Click here to visit it.

Other Resources:

  • Assitance programs are continuously be offered through the State and other agencies. For an up to date listing of assistance programs available click here.
  • For assistance programs from NJ Natural Gas click here.
  • For assistance programs from JCP&L click here.
  • For rental and housing assistance programs click here.
  • There are mental health resources available for anyone struggling with the stress of the current crisis. NJ Mental Health Cares is available 8am-8pm 7 days a week at 866-202-HELP (4357). The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Helpline provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support at 800-985-5990. Saint Clare's Behavioral Health also has resources available at 1-888-626-2111. Those who may be having suicidal thoughts should call 1-855-NJ-HOPELINE (855-654-6735). For more resources click here.
  • CARES Recovery-Prevention is Key is holding virtual meetings for those struggling with addiction and other issues. For more information click here.
  • Help is available for survivors of domestic violence. Learn more here.
  • Help is available for veterans and their families to cope with the stress of the coronavirus outbreak. Learn more here.
  • Resources are available for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn more here.
  • If you are a Wharton senior or disabled and need assistance getting food or medicine, we have volunteers who are willing to pick up these items for you.  Please call Town Hall and we will connect you with a volunteer. Please be aware that you still need to pay for your items. Morris County also has a similar program, for more information click here.
  • There are many people spreading false information and attempting various scams, please be careful and for more information click here.

For more information:

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here.

Visit the New Jersey Department of Health website here.

Wharton Borough contracts with the Township of Mount Olive Health Department. For more information from them click here.

Follow us on social media for more updates. You can find our facebook here and our twitter here


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Borough of Wharton

Wharton is a community of approximately 6,500 residents in the highlands of Morris County. Wharton is located between Routes 15, 46 and 80, stretching south from the main entrance of Picatinny Arsenal, a major army research and development center, to Route 46 abounded on the west by Roxbury Township and the east by Dover and Rockaway Township. The Borough is approximately 2.2 square miles.

Contact Information

10 Robert Street, Wharton,
New Jersey 07885
Phone - (973) 361-8444

Town Hall Office Hours
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Moday thru Friday

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