Posted Monday, July 3rd, 2017
The state government shutdown has not affected Morris County government offices and agencies, which are open today, Monday, July 3. County Parks, the County Library, County Clerk and Surrogate’s Offices, Prosecutor’s Office, and all human services agencies are operating normally today.
County Government, however, will be closed for the July 4th holiday on Tuesday.
The Morris County Office of Emergency Management in partnership with Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office is monitoring the state government shutdown.
On Friday, Governor Chris Christie signed Executive Order 228 (see attached) declaring a state of emergency and maintaining that essential state government services continue operating for the people of New Jersey, as the failure of the Legislature to act on a Fiscal Year 2018 State Budget by the constitutional deadline forced the closure of state government.
Included among the essential functions of state government that remain in operation: State Police, state correctional facilities, key child welfare services, state hospitals and treatment facilities, NJ TRANSIT, and operations linked to the health, safety, and welfare of the public, including certain environmental and health monitoring. The state closure also will NOT impact the State Lottery, casinos and racetracks.
For details on non-essential services that will be closed as well as operations that will remain open, check the website of that department or agency. Links to many major state agencies and a brief description of services impacted are provided in the official Press Release at http://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/552017/approved/20170630f.html.