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WILDWOOD CREST – The Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest has instructed its non-essential personnel to work from home until further notice effective at the close of business March 20.


According to a release, the commissioners took this step in an effort to ensure the safety of its workers and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


The plan set forth by the commissioners will reduce staffing across various borough departments and will close other departments completely. 


However, departments that provide critical services will remain open after March 20. Department heads and key staff have been approved to work from home in accordance with state Civil Service Commission guidelines dated March 12, 2020.


Essential personnel include all public safety positions in the police and EMS departments, as well as various employees of the Department of Public Works. 


Other employees deemed essential include the tax collector, municipal clerk, chief financial officer, administrator, Office of Emergency Management coordinator, construction official, public information officer and tax assessor. 


Department heads have been given authority to rotate hours of coverage within their departments with approval from their respective commissioners.


Additional essential personnel may be added by the governing body as deemed necessary.


The Borough of Wildwood Crest reminds the public that all municipal buildings remain closed until further notice. Payments of bills can be made online, if applicable, or via mail. Trash/recycling collection will continue as normal until further notice.


For information, contact Wildwood Crest Borough Hall at (609) 522-5176.