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This is a message on behalf of Mayor McPartland and the Borough Council to provide a Coronavirus update for Friday March 27.

We have been purposely limiting the telephone messaging to prevent information overload with 24 hour television and radio news updates. However, we have been providing regular updates and information on our borough web site and our Facebook and Twitter Accounts.  We also ask that you please register for our reverse messaging system swift 911 on our web site at http://www.edgewaternj.org/254/Emergency-Notification-PSAs . Provide your land line and or cellular telephone as well as email to receive emergency notifications, you must register for this service.

We ask that all residents adhere to the advice of our national medical professionals by practicing social distancing as well as self-quarantining if you are sick or not so we all do our part in limiting the spread of this virus and hopefully soon see a reduction in cases.  Only travel outside your home for necessary supplies as well as exercise.  Grocery stores like ACME and Shop Rite are well stocked and we continue to ask that you do not hoard supplies that someone else may need.  Many restaurants are open for take-out and delivery and we ask that you please patronize these local restaurants and show your support for our small business in Edgewater.  If you log onto to our web site and social media sites, we have posted as much financial assistance information for residents and business owners as possible, and will regularly update this.  Another important request is that you please properly dispose of your gloves and masks in trash receptacles and do not throw them on the ground, this is becoming a big problem and littering is not a solution.

A great new program has been started thanks to the County of Bergen, it is called “Umbrella”.  For seniors 60 and over concerned about leaving their homes during the COVID-19 outbreak to shop for groceries and or pick up medication can call 973-200-4499 or 844-402-2480, again the number is 973-200-4499 or 844-402-2480 Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm.  There is a $6.00 per order service charge which will include your shopping and delivery by COVID-19 trained personnel.  Also, Bergen County Community Transportation is providing free limited medical transportation, you may call 201-368-5955, and again that is 201-368-5955.

Another matter we would like to remind you about is the 2020 Census.  This may seem trivial at this point however, let us briefly explain why it is so important you fill out your census return.  The funding that is being provided from the federal government for the Coronavirus is based on the 2010 census data, the more people we count, the more money that can be distributed to residents who need it.  So please, fill out your census return by paper or logging on to 2020census.gov, it takes less than 10 minutes.

Thank you for your time and stay healthy and safe and if you need any type of help or assistance, borough staff are working Monday through Friday, feel free to email or call us.

Donations of Personal Protective Equipment, i.e. N-95 masks, face shields, gloves, and gowns is needed for first responders and hospitals, please email ppedonations@co.bergen.nj.us 

Gov. Phil Murphy and team delivered an update on coronavirus cases in New Jersey at a 2 p.m. press conference. 3/26/20


Executive Order 110 Day Care Centers 03/25/20...

state order

Local update on Covid-19... 660 confirmed cases in Bergen County with 12 cases belong to Edgewater.

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Dear Residents;

I am aware of the school board budget situation. As you may know the Board of Education is an independent elected governing body, they levy their own tax, they have their own elected members, and they appoint their own professionals. The Board of Education hire their own staff and manage their own budget, we are independent autonomous bodies by law and there are limitations on how the Borough, may help. I will be meeting with them again this week to see how my administration can assist them. I believe in and support strong schools for our town, and I am extremely disappointed in the situation that the Board of Education finds itself in.

Mayor McPartland

Executive Order No. 107

This order revokes all prior mitigation executive orders, and incorporates or modifies their provisions as described below.
“Stay at home” order: All residents are to stay at home or at their place of residence unless they are leaving for the following reasons:



From the Office of Governor Murphy:

Executive Order 108


As per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order # 107 issued on Saturday March 21 the following employees and businesses are permitted to work and operate: Updated List Approved Workers - Landscapers

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Personal care businesses such as hair salons, barbers, nail salons, and massage can remain open until 8pm March 19 this evening and will remain closed indefinitely.

Planning Board Notice - The 615 River Road Partners Redevelopment application has been adjourned until May 13. 

4th Planning Board special meeting is being adjourned. The next regularly scheduled meeting is scheduled for April 8th.

Coronavirus Update:

  • · We have been informed that some of the Bergen County restrictions on business activity which were to begin on Saturday, may be revised again. We will disseminate new information as it becomes available.
  • · Report any instance of price gouging, the selling of items 10% above the normal average retail price, to the Bergen County Division of Consumer Affairs at 201-336-6400.
  • · Restaurants and bars may remain open for take-out and delivery service only.
  • · Acme Markets will be open to those residents 60 and over, pregnant, or persons with a disability only, Monday through Friday from 7am to 9am beginning Thursday March 19. We ask that you be respectful of shoppers and store staff, and do not over purchase items so that others may have an opportunity to purchase items they need. There is absolutely no need to hoard items especially paper goods.
  • · Borough offices are closed to the public, this includes police headquarters for the exception of emergencies, the general public is not permitted on any municipal property. Borough offices and departments continue to operate serving our residents by telephone, electronic mail, or facsimile, “know before you go, call first”. Emergency services, police, fire, first aid , continue to operate as normal with established protocols before entering a home or business.
  • · Reference the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html, and the New Jersey Department of Health https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml for updated information. Please do not listen to information that may be posted on social media by non-credible sources.

State of Emergency

County of Bergen
Executive Order No. 2020-1B Final Version
Pursuant to the authority vested in me under the County Executive Form of Optional Charter Law, N.J.S.A. 40:41A-36 and 37, et seq., and Article 3, Section 3.4 of the
Administrative Code of the County of Bergen, I issue the following Executive Order: ...https://www.edgewaternj.org/…/59…/EXECUTIVE-ORDER-NO-2020-1B 


The March 18, 2020 Board of Education Meeting has been


for 8:30am Friday, March 20, 2020 at Eleanor Van Gelder School.

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