To All the Residents of Phillipsburg:

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and public safety, the Town of Phillipsburg is taking preemptive measures to ensure that government services continue to operate.

Starting Monday, March 16, until further notice Phillipsburg Municipal Building will be inaccessible to visitors. Municipal employees will be available via phone and email to assist residents. All Town business can be transacted via telephone, drop box, email, online, or mail. All pertinent contact information for Town staff and departments can be found on the Town website ( While this may be a temporary inconvenience, we ask for your patience and cooperation.

The Town is also reviewing the potential postponement of public board meetings. Many of the sporting events have been cancelled or postponed, the Senior Center is closing for a week and the Boy Scouts spaghetti dinner fundraiser has been postponed, St. Patrick’s Day luncheon has also been postponed.

We expect this to continue for the coming weeks, and we will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on our website through Phillipsburg email blasts.

I am in close contact with Dr. Troxell, St. Luke’s Administrators and Freeholder Kern. Our OEM office and staff has discussed safety measure to ensure the safety of our residents and employees.

We understand that this is an inconvenience, but we need to have your understanding and cooperation. We had a conference call with Congressman Malinowski’s office yesterday along, with many other municipalities. The State of NJ is working on a plan, passing some new legislation to help everyone during this time to get the medical attention needed. Waiving Co-Pays, or medical costs, allowing time off from work to care for a family member or for yourself without being penalized for using sick time. The Congressman is working on making snacks available to children who receive free/reduced lunches if their school must close. We are awaiting directives from the Congressman’s office.

If each of us follows basic care:

Stays home when we are sick, except to seek Medical care

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

Clean and disinfect frequently

Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds – for children have them sing the alphabet song.

Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue throw in the trash immediately, wash hands

If soap is not available use alcohol – based sanitizer.

The symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, which may occur two days to two weeks after being exposed. If you have questions you can call the Warren County Health Department at 908-475-7960.

Todd M. Tersigni, Mayor of Phillipsburg