Covid-19 Information

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 there are 99,087 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 12 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH. We have sadly lost 2,640 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

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COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Tuesday, August 24, 2021 there

are 94,867 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70

municipalities. ** As of today, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 11 Long Term Care

(LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as

per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 2,612 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their

loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a

community for the precious lives lost.

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7991/covid-case-total---8-25-21-8-24-case-total


Bergen County Emergency Rental Relief Program for Landlords & Tenants

County Emergency Rental Relief Program Flyer in English:

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7973/County-Emergency-Rental-Relief-Program-8-2021-ENG


County Emergency Rental Relief Program Flyer in Spanish:

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7971/County-Emergency-Rental-Relief-Program-8-2021-SP


County Emergency Rental Relief Program Flyer in Korean:

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7972/County-Emergency-Rental-Relief-Program-8-2021-KOREAN



Governor Murphy Announces Indoor Mask Requirement for Beginning of 2021-2022 School Year

 


 Governor Murphy Announces Indoor Mask Requirement for Beginning of 2021-2022 School Year

EAST BRUNSWICK – Joined by educators, medical professionals, parents, and school administrators, Governor Phil Murphy today announced that all students, educators, staff, and visitors will be required to wear face masks indoors for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. The Governor signed Executive Order (EO) 251, which will mandate masking in the indoor premises of all public, private, and parochial preschool, elementary, and secondary school buildings, with limited exceptions. The EO is effective on Monday, August 9, 2021.  

In recent weeks, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and American Academy of Pediatrics have called for students to wear masks due to the increasing prevalence of the Delta COVID-19 variant, the ineligibility of those under 12 for vaccination, and a rise in pediatric COVID-19 cases.  

“We understand that students learn best in a classroom setting and remain committed to having our schools open for full-time, in-person instruction this fall,” said Governor Murphy. “While this announcement gives us no pleasure, I know that by taking this precaution we can keep our schools open while also keeping our children safe. We will continue to closely monitor the science and data and will lift this mandate when we can do so safely. I urge those who are eligible for vaccination but have yet to be vaccinated to act and help move our state in the right direction.” 

While masks will be broadly required in school buildings for the coming school year, exceptions will remain unchanged from the 2020-2021 school year, and include: 

  • When doing so would inhibit the individual’s health, such as when the individual is exposed to extreme heat indoors;
  • When the individual has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance;
  • When a student’s documented medical condition or disability, as reflected in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Educational Plan pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, precludes use of a face covering;
  • When the individual is under two (2) years of age;
  • When an individual is engaged in an activity that cannot be performed while wearing a mask, such as eating and drinking or playing an instrument that would be obstructed by the face covering; 
  • When the individual is engaged in high-intensity aerobic or anerobic activity;
  • When a student is participating in high-intensity physical activities during a physical education class in a well-ventilated location and able to maintain a physical distance of six feet from all other individuals; or
  • When wearing a face covering creates an unsafe condition in which to operate equipment or execute a task. 

“Given the Delta variant’s high transmissibility and the fact that the COIVD-19 vaccine is not yet available for children under 12, we must use all the prevention strategies we have to protect children in classrooms this fall,” said Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli. “Children should wear masks, physically distance, wash their hands frequently, stay home when they’re sick, get tested when they have symptoms and get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible.”

 “Throughout the pandemic, our goal has always been the safe return to in-person learning, where children thrive academically and socially,” said Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan, Acting Commissioner of Education. “Today’s announcement achieves that goal – while also following the direction from our state’s and nation’s health specialists to ensure the safety of educators and students along with their families.” 

“Here in New Jersey we have seen a concerning rise in viral spread,” said Dr. Jeanne Craft, President of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. “A hopeful spring has become a worrisome summer. The conditions have changed, the risk is higher, especially for children. We need to move forward with an abundance of caution. We have come so far, but we need to continue to rely on scientific evidence and expert advice to keep children, teachers, school staff and communities as safe as possible.” 

“Today, as school leaders, we can breathe a collective sigh of relief as school districts can now put the increasingly divisive debate about masking in schools in the rearview mirror,” said Dr. Janet Fike, Superintendent of Schools at the Morris-Union Jointure Commission and President of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators. “Thank you, Governor Murphy and countless medical and health professionals, for recognizing that medical science must govern the masking debate.” 

"The New Jersey State School Nurses Association (NJSSNA) supports universal masking in schools,” said Donna Pleus, President of the New Jersey State School Nurses Association. “We must implement the safest public health mitigation strategies that have proven protective for our New Jersey school children and staff."  

“We cannot waver in our commitment to protecting the health and safety of students and staff as the pandemic is surging,” said Marie Blistan, President of the New Jersey Education Association. “Above all, we remain committed to providing our students with the best possible educational experience this year. They deserve it and we are determined to make sure they have it.” 

“This guidance is in line with the recommendations of the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod,  Executive Director of  the New Jersey Schools Boards Association. “Against the backdrop of the rapid spread of the Delta variant, masks will play an important role in making possible what should be our top priority: safely returning children and staff to the classroom.” 

"New Jersey PTA supports following the latest and most up to date guidance from the CDC and acknowledges Governor Murphy’s difficult decision," said Candy Fredericks, President of the New Jersey Parent Teacher Association (PTA). It is the goal of New Jersey PTA to ensure that each and every student in New Jersey is able to have a safe, happy, and equitable learning environment as we begin school in September and way past the pandemic."

“This necessary, incremental step, aligned with guidance already provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with the American Academy of Pediatrics will help ensure our East Brunswick School community’s safety during periods of spiked variant transmissibility and until vaccinations are available to all our students,” said Dr. Victor Valeski, Superintendent of East Brunswick Public Schools. 

For a copy of EO 251, click here.

 



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Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 249, which updates the moratorium on evictions established under Executive Order No. 106 (2020) to be aligned with legislation signed into law earlier today (S-3691). The updated moratorium continues to protect residents most impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our evictions moratorium has kept families in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Murphy. “This order updates and maintains the moratorium so that residents still feeling the economic impacts of the pandemic continue to have shelter and can focus on taking care of their families without the threat of losing their homes.”

Executive Order No. 249 acts to update the state’s evictions moratorium to be identical to provisions in S-3691, including the rescinding of certain provisions of Executive Order No. 106 (2020) and aligning expiration dates of other provisions in accordance with the new law. 

For a copy of Executive Order No. 249, please click here.

To read more about S-3691, please click here.


COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 there are 92,117  Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today 6 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 2,602 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7935/covid-case-total--8421pdf

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 there are 91,439 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today 8 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

 We have sadly lost 2,596 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7917/covid-case-total--7-28-21

 

Bergen County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 there are 90,875 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today 8 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

 We have sadly lost 2,596 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7914/covid-case-total-7-21-21

Mayor McPartland with the first 10 Edgewater residents who received their COVID-19 vaccination at the Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center.

vaccine bus

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* For those individuals without internet access, computers, or smart phones, call the COVID vaccine call center Monday through Friday, 8am-8pm. The call center number is 855-568-0545. *

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COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 there are 89,704 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 5 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 2,569 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7722/COVID-Case-Total-6-2-21

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Eliminating Mask Requirement in Outdoor Public Spaces...

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 241 eliminating the requirement of masks in outdoor public spaces, which was established under Executive Order No. 163 (2020).  The Order reaffirms the masking requirement in indoor public spaces and workplaces, but clarifies that individuals at small gatherings in private residences are not required to wear masks indoors. 

“New Jersey is making incredible progress towards our vaccination goals and our COVID-19 case numbers continue to trend downwards, allowing us to eliminate the need for masks outdoors,” said Governor Murphy. “Outdoor environments pose a lesser risk of transmission of the virus than indoor settings, and lifting the indoor mask mandate at this time could lead to a rise in transmission among those not yet fully vaccinated, including children who are either not yet eligible or who have just recently become eligible. As we approach our vaccination target in the coming weeks, we expect to be able to safely lift the indoor mask requirement soon.”

The order notes that outdoor public spaces do not include child care centers, other child care facilities, youth summer camps, and public, private, and parochial preschool program premises, and elementary and secondary schools, including charter and renaissance schools. Current recommendations and requirements regarding masking in those settings will remain in effect.  

Additionally, any masking requirements for outdoor spaces in healthcare settings and at congregate facilities, such as long-term care facilities and State correctional facilities, will remain in place.

For the full text of Executive Order No. 241, please click below.


COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 there are 89,062 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 9 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 2,554 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7662/covid-case-total--5-12-21

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 there are 87,736 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 15 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH. 

We have sadly lost 2,526 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

http://edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7617/covid-case-total--4-28-21

 

Governor Murphy Announces Loosening of COVID-19 Restrictions...

Over 2.7 Million New Jerseyans are Fully Vaccinated and Over Four Million Have Received Their First Shot
Changes Will Include Higher Outdoor Gathering Limits, Increased Capacity at Outdoor Venues and Indoor Catered Events, and Guidance for Graduations and Proms
TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced the easing of restrictions for a variety of activities and higher outdoor capacity limits, effective May 10. The changes, which include higher outdoor gathering limits, higher large venue outdoor capacities, higher maximum capacities for private catered events, and more, come as COVID-19 metrics are on the decline and as more New Jerseyans continue to receive COVID-19 vaccines. 
“Our robust COVID-19 vaccination program is starting to show results through lower COVID-19 case metrics including a decline in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations,” said Governor Murphy. “This allows us to take steps so that New Jerseyans can have a much more normal summer including allowing for students to celebrate important milestones and events like graduations and proms in-person. We hope to announce further reopening steps in the coming weeks as more and more state residents get vaccinated.”
“The continued cooperation with public health preventive measures and increasing vaccination rates among New Jersey residents allows for this easing of restrictions in the state,” said New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli.  “We encourage all residents 16 and older to get a COVID-19 vaccine. It will not only protect you, but it will help us drive down community spread, so we can reopen the state further.”
The changes include:

Outdoor Gatherings

The outdoor gathering limit will be raised to 500 persons from 200 persons. COVID-19 metrics will continue to be evaluated with the hope of raising the limit again, perhaps considerably, prior to Memorial Day.

Large Venue Outdoor Capacity

Outdoor capacity limits will be raised to 50% capacity for venues with 1,000 fixed seats or more. The current limit is 30% capacity for venues with 2,500 fixed seats or more.  All attendees at these events are required to be six feet apart from other attendees, except that individuals who purchase or reserve tickets together may be seated together, but must be six feet away from all other groups or individuals in all directions.

Maximum Capacity for Indoor Certain Indoor Activities

Capacity limits for indoor private catered events, including proms, will be raised to 50% capacity of the room in which the event is being held with a maximum of 250 individuals. The current limit is 35% capacity of the room in which the event is held with a maximum of 150 individuals.  These events must continue to follow all indoor dining protocols.
The limit for political events, weddings, funerals, memorial services, and performances occurring indoors will similarly increase to 50% capacity with a maximum of 250 individuals.  Indoor religious services will continue to operate at 50% capacity, without a numerical cap.    

Dance Floors at Indoor Catered Events

Dance floors will be permitted to open at indoor private catered events, including proms with masking and social distancing requirements in place.  Dance floors will remain closed at bars and other related businesses, such as nightclubs.

Graduations and Proms

Schools and universities will be able to utilize the newly-raised outdoor gathering and large venue capacity limits to hold more robust graduation ceremonies.  Proms will benefit from the increases to indoor private catered event capacity and the allowance of dance floors at such events. The Department of Education (DOE) and the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) will be issuing guidance to assist schools and institutions in preparing for these end-of-year events.  

Carnivals and Fairs

Effective May 10, carnivals and fairs are explicitly permitted to operate at outdoor amusement business capacity limits, which currently stand at 50% capacity.

Camps

An Executive Order and guidance will be issued on both day and overnight camp operations on Wednesday, April 28th. 


COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 there are 86,586 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 17 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH. We have sadly lost 2,508 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost. 

https://www.edgewaternj.org/.../covid-case-total--4-21-21


COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 there are 84,936 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.


We have sadly lost 2,480 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost. 

Governor Murphy Announces Clarification of Gathering Limit for Certain Indoor Sports Activities and Removal of Restrictions on Self-Service Food at Retail Businesses...

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7552/Governor-Murphy-Announces-Clarification-of-Gathering-Limit-for-Certain-Indoor-Sports-Activities-and-Removal-of-Restrictions-on-Self-Service-Food-


COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 there are 82,963 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 19 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH. We have sadly lost 2,548 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7550/covid-case-total--4-7-21


 

Consistent with CDC's recommendations, NJDOH has updated guidance for fully vaccinated persons as it relates to travel. Fully vaccinated persons should get tested 3-5 days after returning to the United States from international travel, but no quarantine following travel or test before travel (unless required by the destination) is needed. For domestic travel within the U.S., no quarantine or test before or after travel is needed for fully vaccinated travelers.

Travel recommendations for persons recently recovered from COVID-19 have also been updated. Similar to fully vaccinated travelers, persons who clinically recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months do not need to quarantine after travel. In addition, they do not need to be tested before or after travel, domestic or international.

All travelers should continue to wear a mask while traveling, stay 6 feet from others and avoid crowds, wash hands often or use hand sanitizer, self-monitor for symptoms during and after travel, and self-isolate should symptoms develop.

Updated documents:

Current Restrictions on Travel: https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/TravelRestrictions.pdf

Recommended Minimum Quarantine Timeframes: https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/topics/covid2019_professionals.shtml

Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Persons in Non-Healthcare Settings: https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/topics/covid2019_professionals.shtml

 

Governor Murphy Announces All Individuals Ages 16 and Older Will be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination on April 19


https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7549/Governor-Murphy-Announces-All-Individuals-Ages-16-and-Older-Will-be-Eligible-for-COVID-19-Vaccination-on-April-19


COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 there are 80,301 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 18 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 2,445 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7536/covid-case-total-3-31-21


COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Friday, March 26, 2021 there are 78,224 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 19 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH. 

We have sadly lost 2,423 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost. 

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7524/covid-case-total-3-26-21



COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 there are 76,979 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 20 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 2,412 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7521/covid-case-total-3-23-21


COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Friday, March 19, 2021 there are 75,617  Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 20 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 2,400 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost. 

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7516/Covid-Case-Total-3-19-21

Governor Murphy, Treasurer Muoio, Senator Paul Sarlo, and Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin Announce Extension to State Income Tax Filing Deadline to May 17

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7515/03222021-Fed--State-Income-Tax-Deadlines


COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, March 16, 2021 there are 74,525 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 21 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH. 

We have sadly lost 2,391 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost. 

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7504/covid-case-total-3-16-21

Governor Murphy Announces Increased Capacity Limits for Indoor Businesses and Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings.

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7435/Governor-Murphy-Announces-Increased-Capacity-Limits-for-Indoor-Businesses-and-Indoor-and-Outdoor-Gatherings

Governor Murphy & Governor Cuomo Announce Indoor Dining in New Jersey and NYC Will Expand to 50 Percent Capacity Beginning March 19...

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7431/Gov-Murphy-50-percent-release?fbclid=IwAR1AmlfxI9UA3d2BygCcvtClcfd_EjcOZiZ8zUXQDTQ9Fk9s0FE1gxUrBxE

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 there are 71,953 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 25 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

 We have sadly lost 2,364 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

http://edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7411/covid-case-total-3-9-21


 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Utility Shutoff Moratorium Through June 30, 2021

TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 229, extending a moratorium preventing New Jersey residents from having their utilities disconnected through at least June 30, 2021. The moratorium was previously set to expire on March 15, 2021, pursuant to Executive Order No. 190 (2020). The moratorium applies to all residential gas, electric and water utilities, both public and private. Further, the utilities will not be permitted to charge late fees nor fees to reconnect services that have been disconnected.

“Despite the fact that we now see the light at the end of the tunnel for the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are still reeling from the economic impacts of the virus,” said Governor Murphy. “This extension, along with our prior extension, is the right thing to do to help New Jerseyans who are struggling to make ends meet.”

“Thank you, Governor Murphy, and thank you to our utility partners for your ongoing commitment to assisting New Jersey ratepayers during this truly unprecedented situation,” said President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Joseph L. Fiordaliso. “We know that many residents continue to face economic hardship and are struggling to pay their bills, including utility bills. As we mark a full year of this pandemic and start to see hope on the horizon, our return to normalcy will take time. The moratorium on shut-offs is now extended through at least June 30. We are all in this together and I encourage residents to use this time to reach out to your utility to set up a deferred payment plan, or to contact the BPU and enroll in one of several assistance plans as the last thing we want is for customers to find themselves facing high bills at the end of the moratorium. We are here to help.”

The moratorium extension also applies to cable and telecommunications providers, which are prohibited from disconnecting Internet service in households that have one or more school-age children that may be using such service for educational purposes. Also, if a household experiences a change of circumstances where school age children will be using their home Internet service for school, the cable and telecommunications company will be required to reconnect that Internet service.

Copy of Executive Order #229

 

 

 

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Clarifying Wedding Receptions Can Operate at Increased Capacity 

Governor Also Announces Overnight Camps Can Resume for Summer Season

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 228, allowing indoor wedding receptions to operate at 35% capacity of the room in which they are held, up to 150 individuals, and outdoor wedding receptions to permit up to 150 individuals. Both capacity limits are exclusive of venue staff. Receptions will be required to follow indoor and outdoor dining guidance, which requires that people eat and drink while seated and wear face coverings at all other times.  

Additionally, Governor Murphy today indicated that overnight camps will be permitted to resume operations for the summer season. The Governor and the Department of Health will issue additional guidance regarding the application process and the applicable health and safety protocols in the coming weeks.  

“We are able to take these steps as our COVID-19 numbers are declining, and we are optimistic that these trends will continue,” said Governor Murphy. “As always, we ask New Jerseyans to adhere to proper COVID-19 health and safety protocols.”  

For the full text of Executive Order No. 228, please click here.

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 there are 69,668 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 31 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 2,340 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

http://edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7400/covid-case-total-3-2-21 

Governor Murphy Announces Expansion of Eligibility for New Jersey’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program...

http://nj-edgewater.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/7398/03022021-Vaccine-Eligibility-Expansion-March-2021


COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Friday, February 26, 2021 there are 68,321 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 33 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH. 

We have sadly lost 2,333 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

 http://edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7394/covid-case-total-2-26-21

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 there are 67,329 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 34 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 2,320 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

http://edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7386/covid-case-total-2-23-21

 

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Friday, February 19, 2021 there are 66,241 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 35 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

 We have sadly lost 2,303 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.  http://edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7374/covid-case-total-2-19-21


Governor Murphy, Acting Commissioner Allen-McMillan Announce “The Road Forward” Initiative to Mitigate Challenges to Students, Educators, and School Districts Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

http://edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7372/The-Road-Forward

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 there are 65,356 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 37 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH. 

We have sadly lost 2,278 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

http://edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7359/covid-case-total-2-16-21

 

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 there are 63,227 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 40 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

 We have sadly lost 2,248 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

 http://edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7243/covid-case-total-2-9-21


COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Tuesday, February 2, 2021 there are 60,838 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 42 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

     We have sadly lost 2,215 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

http://edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7240/covid-case-total-2-2-21

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Friday, January 29, 2021 there are 59,643 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 42 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH. 

We have sadly lost 2,197 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost. 

*denotes municipalities that are contracted with the Bergen County Health Officer

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As of Friday, January 22nd, here is a list of COVID-19 vaccination sites in the County of Bergen.

 


Bergen County


Bergen County

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Annex Alternate Care Facility 230 East Ridgewood Avenue Paramus

Bergen

18 years

(800) 730-2762

BergenCOVIDvaccine.com


Bergen County Megasite

Racetrack at Meadlowlands 1 Racetrack Drive East Rutherford, NJ

Bergen

16 years


hackensackmeridianhealth.org/covid19/meadowlands/


Hackensack Meridian Health System

Multiple Locations

Bergen

18 years

(833) 565-0404

hackensackmeridianhealth.org/covid19


Haworth Apothecary

169 Terrace Street
 Haworth

Bergen

18 years

(201) 384-7171

haworthapothecary.com/covid-19-vaccine


Holy Name Medical Center

Richard Rodda Community Center Teaneck

Bergen

18 years


holyname.org


North Hudson Community Action - Hackensack

25 East Salem Street, Suite 600 Hackensack

Bergen

18 years

(201) 210-0200

nhcac.org/


North Hudson Community Action - Garfield

535 Midland Avenue Garfield

Bergen

18 years

(201) 210-0200

nhcac.org/


North Hudson Community Action - Englewood

197 South Van Brunt Street Englewood

Bergen

18 years

(201) 210-0200

nhcac.org/


Ridgewood Village

Ridgewood Village Hall 131 North Maple Avenue Ridgewood

Bergen

18 years


Pre-register at https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/


Riverside Medical Group - Saddle Brook

299 Market Street, Suite 100 Saddle Brook

Bergen

18 years

(201) 368-1717

riversidemedgroup.com


RMG Urgent Care Center - Lodi

184 Essex Street Lodi

Bergen

18 years

(201) 843-3207

riversidemedgroup.com/riverside-urgent-care/


ShopRite Pharmacy #169

40 Nathaniel Place
 Englewood

Bergen

18 years

(856) 627-8137

vaccines.shoprite.com


ShopRite Pharmacy of Rochelle Park

220 West Passaic Street Rochelle Park

Bergen

18 years

(856) 627-8137

vaccines.shoprite.com


The Valley Hospital

223 North Van Dien Ridgewood

Bergen

18 years

(800) Valley1 (800) 825-5391

valleyhealth.com/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 there are 55,513 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 39 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

 We have sadly lost 2,144 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

http://edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7193/covid-case-total-1-19-21 

Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 215. The Order extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103.

https://d31hzlhk6di2h5.cloudfront.net/20210119/6c/5d/13/36/6809e5cde383b55d6ea9a7c3/EO-215.pdf


COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Friday, January 15, 2021 there are 53,957 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 41 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

 We have sadly lost 2,139 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

http://edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7194/covid-case-total-1-15-21 

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COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Sunday, January 3, 2021 there are  48,444 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 38 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH. 

We have sadly lost 2,072 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

http://edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7097/covid-case-total-1-3-21 

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Saturday, December 26, 2020 there are presumptive 45,535 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 38 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH. 

We have sadly lost 2,017 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

http://edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7028/Covid-Case-Total-12-26-20 

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Tuesday, December 22, 2020 there are presumptive 44,011 Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 38 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH. 

We have sadly lost 2,001 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

http://edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/7025/covid-case-total-12-22-20

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Friday, November 20, 2020 there are 31,687 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 22 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 1,852 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

http://edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6896/Covid-case-total-11-20-20 

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Friday, November 6, 2020 there are 26,629 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 17 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 1,825 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost. 

http://edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6816/Covid-case-total-11-6-20


COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 there are 22,899 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 13 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

 

We have sadly lost 1,807 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost. 

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6747/covid-case-total--10-6-20

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Friday, October 2, 2020 there are 22,797 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 15 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

 

We have sadly lost 1,804 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6741/covid-case-total--10-2-20


COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Friday, September 25, 2020 there are 22,375 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 16 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH. We have sadly lost 1,801 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6672/covid-case-total--9-25-20


COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 there are 22,614 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 15 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

     We have sadly lost 1,804 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost. 

 https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6723/covid-case-total--9-29-20


Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Partnership with the County of Bergen announce Regional Community Mobile COVID-19 Testing. Testing is also available at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. Register at newbridgehealth.org.

(for those with or without symptoms)

 

For County Dates & Mobile Unit Centers click:

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6654/Week-2-Fall-Mobile-Testing-ENG

 

For Edgewater Residents: https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6656/100720---Palisades-Park-ENG

 

Spanish: https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6657/100720---Palisades-Park-Spanish

 

Korean: https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6656/100720---Palisades-Park-ENG

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Friday, September 11, 2020 there are 21,947 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 17 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.


We have sadly lost 1,798 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost...


November 2020 Voter Information

 On August 14, 2020, New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy signed Executive Order No. 177 which requires a vote-by-mail ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election be mailed to every active, registered voter. This Executive Order aims to ensure voters preserve their constitutional right to vote while upholding the priority of public health during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

 Specific changes included in Executive Order No. 177 are as follows:

  • All active, registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot without the need to fill out an application.

Ballots will be mailed to voters by Monday, October 5, 2020.

 Voters will have several options to choose from when deciding how to return their completed ballot: 

  • Option 1: Mail your completed ballot to the Bergen County Board of Elections with the postage-paid envelope provided with your ballot.

  • Option 2: Drop your completed ballot in one of the Secure Ballot Drop Boxes located throughout Bergen County.  The closest drop boxes are in Fort Lee – 1355 Inwood Terrace – The Fort Lee Community Center, and Ridgefield – 725 Slocum Avenue – The Ridgefield Community Center.

  • Option 3: Return your completed ballot to your assigned polling place on Election Day, you will be required to wait online and sign the voter registration book when dropping off your ballot. Please note you will only be allowed to drop off your own ballot.

There will be limited polling locations for in-person voting on Election Day. Voters who do not complete their vote-by-mail ballot but instead wish to vote in-person will be provided a paper provisional ballot. ADA accessible voting machines will be available for disabled voters only.

 ELECTION DISTRICTS 1, 2, 3, 4 WILL BE COMBINED INTO ONE (1) LOCATION AT THE EDGEWATER COMMUNITY CENTER, 1167 RIVER ROAD.

 A notice of assigned polling locations will be mailed to voters, but sample ballots will not. Sample ballots will be posted for viewing at http://www.bergencountyclerk.org/Services/34.

 The voter registration deadline remains October 13, 2020, feel free to contact the Borough Clerk’s office for an application, 201-943-1700 ext. 3137.

 Additional information and announcements regarding the 2020 General Election will be posted as they become available.  Please direct questions to the Elections Division of the Bergen County Clerk’s Office at (201) 336-7000 or contact Annamarie O’Connor, Borough Clerk at 201-943-1700 ext. 3137.

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Tuesday, September 1, 2020 there are 21,700 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 14 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 1793 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6558/covid-case-total--9-1-20

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Friday, August 28, 2020 there are 21,543 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 12 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 1,790 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost. 

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6555/covid-case-total--8-28-20

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Tuesday, August 25, 2020 there are 21,424 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 16 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 1,789 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

 

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Friday, August 21, 2020 there are 21,306 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 19 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH. 

We have sadly lost 1,788 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost. 

 https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6551/covid-case-total--8-21-20 

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Friday, August 14, 2020 there are 21,070 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 21 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH. 

We have sadly lost 1,788 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.  

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6544/covid-case-total--8-14-20

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 there are 20,878 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. **  As of today, 24 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH. We have sadly lost 1,787 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6506/covid-case-total--8-11-20

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COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 there are 20,395 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 33 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.
We have sadly lost 1,783 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.
http://nj-edgewater.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/6488/07282020-covid-case-total--7-28-20

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Friday, July 24, 2020 there are  20,187 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. **   As of today, 33 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

 

We have sadly lost 1,778 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

 

**Please note that numbers may vary or change even daily due to multiple reasons such as: varied reporting times from both the State and local municipalities; as well pending case verifications, reassignment, and/or county attribution by NJDOH as noted below.


http://nj-edgewater.civicplus.com/…/covid-case-total--7-24-…


 With the recent order to raise flags to full staff, we will discontinue our 7 pm acknowledgment of all essential workers who have unselfishly provided care and support during the height of the Pandemic. We will always hold a special place in our hearts for their sacrifices and hope and pray we will no longer need their services to the extent in which they may these sacrifices.

Business Guidance...
Which businesses may be open and what
guidelines must be followed?
http://www.edgewaternj.org/…/…/6420/Business-Guidance-070620 

Mayor Michael McPartland speaks about the Bergen County Small Business Grant Program.

For more information go to: http://bergencountycares.org 

Google Transcript of Video

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 there are 19,447 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. **   As of today, 63 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly 1726 lost Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost. 

**Please note that numbers may vary or change even daily due to multiple reasons such as: varied reporting times from both the State and local municipalities; as well pending case verifications, reassignment, and/or county attribution by NJDOH as noted below.

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6401/covid-case-total--6-30-20

Self-Quarantine for Travelers FAQs...

What is the 14-day quarantine travel advisory and how will it work?

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6390/Travel-Advisory-FAQs


Joint media release on the opening of schools

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COUNTY OF BERGEN ANNOUNCES GRANT PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL RELIEF FOR MUNICIPALTIES AND SMALL BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

Bergen County CARES provides Direct Reimbursement to Municipalities and Small Business Grants up to $10,000 for eligible local businesses.

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6342/COUNTY-of-BERGEN-GRANT-PROGRAMS-TO-PROVIDE-FINANCIAL-GRANTS

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Friday, June 12, 2020 there are 18,809 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 63 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly 1649 lost Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

**Please note that numbers may vary even daily due to multiple reasons such as: varied reporting

times from both the State and local municipalities; as well pending case verifications, reassignment,

and/or county attribution by NJDOH as noted below.


The Borough is pleased to announce free COVID testing to all Edgewater residents on Thursday June 11 from 10am to 2:30pm at Veterans Field, 1165 River Road.  The testing is in cooperation with the County of Bergen and New Bridge Medical Center.  No appointment or insurance coverage is necessary, just show up.  Saliva Covid tests will be performed, refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, or chewing gum 30 minutes prior to your arrival.  Antibody testing will be performed only on those who have previously tested positive with a copy of your test results.  All residents must bring either their driver’s license, social security card, passport, or birth certificate, and provide proof of Bergen County residency in the form of a lease, driver’s license, or utility bill.  For those residents with medical insurance coverage, please bring your insurance card, there is no copay or deductible.  Parking for this testing will be in the front parking lot along River Road then you must walk to the testing tents on the east side of the Community Center.  Wear face coverings and maintain social distancing.  Senior and adult transportation is available but limited, you must call Borough Hall for a reservation by tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 201-943-1700 and dial 0 for the operator.  Testing is contingent on the weather and may be cancelled due to rain.

From the New Jersey Economic Development Authority: 

The NJ EDA has a new Small Business Assistance Grant Program.

 Our Board just approved a $50M expansion of NJ’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. This will support a broader range of #COVID19 impacted small businesses and will ensure funds are distributed equitably. Here’s how: http://www.njeda.com/covidgrantprogramexpansion

The NJEDA Board voted today to expand our Micro Business Loan Program. The $10 million program will provide loans up to $50,000 to businesses with 10 or fewer employees, with $3.5 million set aside for OZ-eligible census tracts: https://www.njeda.com/microbusinessloanexpansion

 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP):

You can still apply for PPP; there is still money available through the program and you may benefit from program modifications.

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act relaxes some of the original restrictions of the program:

· Expands the timeframe to use the loan from 8 weeks to 24 weeks;

· Reduces the 75/25 rule on payroll costs to 60/40; and

· Extends the deadline to rehire laid-off workers from June 30 to December 31, 2020. 

 https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program#:~:text=The%20Paycheck%20Protection%20Program%20is,%2C%20mortgage%20interest%2C%20or%20utilities.

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR PRIMARY ELECTION

 Hackensack, NJ, June 2, 2020 - Bergen County Superintendent of Elections Patricia DiCostanzo issued a notice that Tuesday, June 16, 2020, is the last day for residents to register to vote for the July 7, 2020, Primary Election in the State of New Jersey. In order to be eligible to vote, a person must be an American Citizen, be 18 years old on or before July 7, 2020, and be a resident of New Jersey and Bergen County by June 16, 2020.

Bergen County residents may register to vote at the Office of the Superintendent of Elections, located at One Bergen County Plaza, Room 380, in Hackensack.  In order to meet the needs of residents, this office will be open from 9:00AM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.  People may also register at their local municipal clerk’s office, hours vary.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic and Executive Order No. 144, ALL DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN REGISTERED VOTERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT for the July 7, 2020 Primary Election. If an Unaffiliated or Inactive Status Voter would like to participate in the Primary they should complete and return the Vote-by-Mail Application that will be sent to them.

If you have a disability and need an accessible ballot, please contact (201) 336-7020 or you may go to your assigned polling place, which will provide access to an in-person accessible voting device on Primary Election Day. Should you choose not to vote on a Mail-In Ballot and show up to one of the limited number of Polling Places on Election Day, only Provisional Paper Ballots will be available to cast your vote. The ADA compliant Voting Machine is only for voters who have a disability.

Superintendent DiCostanzo would like voters, already registered in Bergen County, to be aware of the procedures regarding late address changes within county.  If a voter has moved from one election district to another in the SAME town or has moved to another town in Bergen before Tuesday, July 7, 2020, please notify this office as soon as possible so that a Mail-In Ballot or an application can be sent to you.  If you have any questions, please call 201-336-6110 for assistance.

The Bergen County Superintendent of Elections’ office is responsible for Voter Registration and all associated concerns, Issuing Voter Acknowledgement Cards, Maintaining Custody of Voting Machines and Poll Books, as well as other duties relating to the enforcement of elections laws as per NJSA Tile 19.

On Tuesday, July 7th, voters will cast ballots for their party candidates for President of the United States, US Senate, Congress, Freeholders, and local candidates. It is up to each and every American Citizen to exercise their right to vote. 

Superintendent DiCostanzo and Deputy Theresa M. O’Connor are available to answer any question that you might have @ 201-336-6109.

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 149 & Pressrelease regarding EO 149.

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Resumption of Child Care Services, Youth Day Camps, and Organized Sports Over the Coming Weeks

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6269/05302020-EO-149

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6268/05302020-Ex-Or-Press-Release-149

Administrative Order 2020-13 Cars Motorcycles Bicycles

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6242/Administrative-Order-Cars-Motorcycles-Bicycles-051920

The Borough of Edgewater would like to remind residents as restrictions are lessened and social interaction increases, maintain a face covering for the health and safety of yourself and others.  Maintain social distancing as much as possible and an easy way to do this is simply stay right, allowing for the free flow of pedestrian traffic.  We stay right while driving a car, we should stay right while walking, running, or cycling.  Please stay close to children and do not let them freely run into crowded areas and have children try and wear face coverings as well.  If walking or running behind someone and you would like to pass, please say excuse me, do not overtake someone’s space without warning.  

Governor Murphy Unveils Multi-Stage Approach to Execute a Responsible and Strategic Restart of New Jersey’s Economy...

TRENTON – As part of his vision, “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health,” Governor Phil Murphy today unveiled a multi-stage approach to execute a responsible and strategic economic restart to put New Jersey on the road back to recovery from COVID-19. The multi-stage blueprint, guided by the Governor’s Restart and Recovery Commission and complementary Advisory Councils, plans for a methodical and strategic reopening of businesses and activities based on level of disease transmission risk and essential classification.

“Through our combined efforts, we have flattened the curve of COVID-19 cases, and we are well-positioned to continue our restart and recovery process,” said Governor Murphy. “Our multi-stage approach uses science, data, and facts to determine which businesses and activities can reopen according to their risk level and challenges they face to safeguard public health. Additionally, we will be guided by our ability to protect against a new COVID-19 outbreak with expanded testing and contact tracing, and clear social distancing safeguards in place. We are currently in Stage 1, and we will aim to move through each stage quickly, but also judiciously, with the public health of our communities and all New Jerseyans in mind. We are also counting on all New Jerseyans to continue keeping themselves and their neighbors safe by wearing face coverings, washing hands frequently, and limiting gatherings.”

Governor Murphy’s approach includes the following stages:

MAXIMUM RESTRICTIONS
Maximum restrictions with most individuals staying at home and activity limited to essential tasks.

Permitted activities and businesses include:

  • Emergency health care
  • Essential construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Essential retail, including grocery stores and pharmacies

STAGE 1
Restrictions relaxed on low-risk activities if appropriately safeguarded. New Jersey is currently in this stage.

Phased-in businesses may include:

  • Non-essential, but easiest to safeguard, work activities at physical locations if they meet safeguarding and modification guidelines. For example, non-essential construction with protections.
  • Some non-essential retail may open with significant modifications. For example, curbside pickup.
  • All workers who can work from home continue to work from home even if their industry is reopening. For example, an office manager for a construction company.

Phased-in activities include State and county parks, non-essential construction, curbside retail, drive-in activities, beaches, and elective surgeries.

STAGE 2
Restrictions are relaxed on additional activities that can be easily safeguarded.

Phased-in businesses may include:

  • More work activities are allowed at physical locations only if they adhere to safeguarding and modification guidelines. For example, work activities to be phased-in over the course of Stage 2 may include expanded retail, safeguarded restaurants with outdoor seating, limited personal care, and possibly indoor dining, museums, and libraries, all with significantly reduced capacity.
  • All workers who can work from home continue to work from home. For example, a buying manager for restaurants.
  • Some personal care services may be provided on a limited basis.

STAGE 3
Restrictions are relaxed on most activities with significant safeguarding.

Phased-in businesses include:

  • More work activities, including in-person meetings, are allowed at physical locations only if they can adhere to safeguarding guidelines and modifications. For example, work activities to be phased-in over the course of Stage 3 may include expanded dining, critical in-office work, limited entertainment, expanded personal care, and bars with limited capacity.
  • All workers who can work from home continue to work from home. For example, accounting office workers.
  • Personal care services may be provided on a more extended basis.

Precautions that apply across all stages include:

  • Work that can be done from home should continue to be done from home.
  • Clinically high-risk individuals who can stay at home should continue to do so.
  • All residents and businesses should follow state and federal safeguarding guidelines:

    • Wash hands
    • Wear masks in public
    • Respect social distancing
    • Minimize gatherings
    • Disinfect workplace and businesses
    • Minimize gatherings
    • No mass gatherings

New Jersey will move toward subsequent stages based on data that demonstrates improvements in public health and the capacity to safeguard the public, including:

  • Sustained improvements in public health indicators, including new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, individuals in intensive care, and ventilator use.
  • Substantial increase in testing and contact tracing capacity.
  • Sufficient resilience in New Jersey’s health care system to include adequate bed capacity, ventilators, personal protective equipment, and workforce.
  • Widespread safeguarding of workplaces.
  • Widespread safeguarding and capacity of child care, schools, and transit.
  • Continued public compliance.

If public health indicators, safeguarding, or compliance worsen on a sustained basis, New Jersey will be prepared to move back to more restrictive stages as well.

For a one-page summary of Governor Murphy’s multi-stage approach to restart New Jersey’s economy, click here.

NJMVC Further Extends Driver License, Registration, and Inspection Expiration Dates Due to COVID-19 

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton today announced additional extensions to driver license, registration, and inspection expiration dates in their continuing efforts to mitigate COVID-19 and safeguard public health.

Effective immediately, the following documents, if expiring between March 13 and May 31, have been extended to July 31. Documents expiring June 30 are extended two months to August 31, and those expiring July 31 are extended to September 30.

  • All Standard driver licenses (including permits) and standard non-driver IDs
  • Privately owned and commercial vehicle registrations
  • Vehicle inspections
  • Purple Heart/Disabled Veteran placards
  • Temporary tags

“Extending the expiration dates further is the right move with our agencies closed to the public, as we work to stamp out the threat of COVID-19 together,” Fulton said. “We continue to urge eligible customers to renew their licenses and registrations online at NJMVC.gov.”

“Get it done online now, if you’re able,” Fulton suggests. “We do anticipate that volumes will spike once we reopen and when we reach the end of these extensions. Our job is to serve customers in the most efficient way possible and one way we can do that is by steering people to our expanded list of online services.”

By law, Chief Administrator Fulton has the authority to extend expiration dates when a State of Emergency has been declared. Governor Murphy extended the State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency on May 6 as part of the state’s coordinated COVID-19 response.

On March 13, the NJMVC initially announced two-month extensions for licenses, registrations, and inspection stickers expiring in March, April, and May, timelines that have now been pushed back.

The NJMVC encourages customers to utilize online services, which have been expanded during the COVID-19 crisis. In most cases, customers can renew a license, replace a lost license, change an address, renew a registration, and complete other transactions through the NJMVC’s Online Services portal.

Customers also should check NJMVC.gov for the latest information and updates.


COVID-19 for KIDS:
Conversation Tips About COVID-19 for Each Grade Level
presented by the National Association of School Psychologists
https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCe…/…/COVID-19-for-Kids- 

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Sunday, May 10, 2020 there are 16,959 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 63 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 1355 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.
http://nj-edgewater.civicplus.com/…/COVID-case-total-5-10-2…

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Saturday, May 9, 2020 there are 16,863 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 63 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 1348 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

**Please note that numbers may vary due to multiple reasons such as: varied reporting times from both the State and local municipalities; as well pending case verifications, and/or county attribution by NJDOH as noted below.
http://nj-edgewater.civicplus.com/…/COVID-case-total-5-9-20…

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Friday, May 8, 2020 there are 16,757 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 63 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 1329 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

**Please note that numbers may vary due to multiple reasons such as: varied reporting times from both the State and local municipalities; as well pending case verifications, and/or county attribution by NJDOH as noted below.
http://nj-edgewater.civicplus.com/…/COVID-case-total-5-8-20…

EDGEWATER COUNTS, please participate in the 2020 United States Census, log onto 2020census.gov and get counted, we matter, we count!
The United States Census Bureau wants every person living in the United States to be counted, not just U.S. citizens. The US Census provides the following information to residents living in the United States;
Who are counted among the foreign-born population?
The foreign-born population is composed of anyone who is not a U.S. citizen at birth. This includes naturalized U.S. citizens, non-citizen U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents (immigrants), temporary migrants (such as foreign students), humanitarian migrants (such as refugees and asylees), and unauthorized migrants. Everyone else is counted among the native-born population, which comprises anyone who is a U.S. citizen at birth, including people born in the United States, Puerto Rico, a U.S. Island Area (Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), or abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents.
Who are the foreign born?
The U.S. Census Bureau uses the term foreign born to refer to anyone who is not a U.S. citizen at birth. This includes naturalized U.S. citizens, non-citizen U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents (immigrants), temporary migrants (such as foreign students), humanitarian migrants (such as refugees and asylees), and unauthorized migrants.

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 138
Executive Orders Extended...

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COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Monday, May 4, 2020 there are 16,282 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. **   As of today, 63 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 1215 Bergen County residents and our County mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones; we continue to grieve as a community for the precious lives lost.

**Please note that individual municipal will not be released tonight due to a complete system malfunction yesterday as per the Department of Health and numbers today have not been entered due to another system error. The overall system numbers displayed  may not properly reflect actual cases total.  We thank you for your patience and hope to have additional information tomorrow if the system is stabilized.

Bergen County Long Term Care Facilities (LTC) as reported by the NJDOH:

 63 Facilities with at least 1 confirmed presumptive positive case

3902 Total Cases at Long Term Care Facilities 

 721 Deaths reported by Long Term Care Facilities

 NJDOH Statewide Statistics 5-4-2020

 Total Positives

128,269

Total Deaths

7,910

Percent Positivity*

39.9%

Total Tests Reported*

248,319

Major Lab Positives*

99,368

Total Negatives

148,951

 For additional NJ Statewide information as reported by the NJDOH please visit the NJ COVID-19 Dashboard @ https://covid19.nj.gov/#live-updates

 This is an ever evolving situation and will continue to provide important information. Help us to share facts, not fear.  Help us flatten the curve; stay home.

Bergen County Health Hotline: (201)-225-7000.  For additional resources please visit: http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/health-promotion/2019-novel-corona-virus

SCHOOLS

MY CHILD IS IN CRISIS! WHO DO I CALL? IF THERE IS INJURY OR THREAT OF INJURY, DIAL 911 If your child has been impacted by depression, trauma, violence, defiant behavior, and/or drug or alcohol use, call the NJ Children’s System of Care at 1-877-652-7624. It is open 24/7/365.

https://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6168/05012020-CSOC-Quick-Facts-050120