Covid-19 Information

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


STAY SAFE TIPS:
- Wear a face covering when out in public.
- Practice Social Distancing, stay apart 6 feet or more.
- Walk or run to the right and extend courtesies such as "Excuse Me" when passing, do not simply overtake one’s space.
- Veterans Field is still closed, no sporting activities of any kind, you may walk the paths and the Hudson River Walkway only.

The Borough of Edgewater announces Thankful and Grateful Day on Tuesday April 28

  •  Since April 3, the Borough of Edgewater has encouraged the posting of Thank You photos and videos under the heading of “Thankful and Grateful” recognizing our health care workers, first responders, and essential workers on the Borough of Edgewater Facebook page. Please post a thank you. https://www.facebook.com/events/542465403075387/?active_tab=discussion 
  •  Residents are encouraged to hang blue ribbons to recognize all health care workers, first responders, and essential workers.
  •  On Tuesday April 28, the United States Navy Blue Angels and Thunderbirds will say thank you to all health care workers, first responders, and essential workers and will perform a fly over of the New York City area starting at the George Washington Bridge and flying south starting tentatively at 12 noon. Maintain Social Distancing if viewing from the walkway.
  •  Beginning on Tuesday April 28 at 7pm and every day at 7pm hereafter, residents are encouraged to go outside and make noise to recognize all health care workers, first responders, and essential workers. Fire Department sirens will be activated at 7pm every evening hereafter.
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COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Sunday April 26, 2020 there are 15,036 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 59 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 955 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

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COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm, Saturday April 25, 2020 there are 14,683 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. ** As of today, 59 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 954 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 verification, and/or county attribution by NJDOH as noted below.

NJ Department of Labor created a new web portal that allows NJ residents to contact the Department of Labor directly. A helpful tool for residents who have questions about their applications. To submit a message, you must go to http://myunemployment.nj.gov and follow the instructions.

On the top navigation, scroll to the right for “Need Help” and unveil the drop down menu

Choose Send an Email

Choose Email: Submit a message through our new online form.

Follow the prompts

Not only has the Pandemic taken a financial toll on many of us, it has also taken an emotional one as well so, as we work to keep ourselves, our families, and those who depend upon us safe during these unprecedented times, please share the helpful link below as far and wide as possible. Mental Health America has captured many resources that may help people cope with the anxiety, stress, and fear, associated with the pandemic and promotes emotional wellness. You have nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about, reach out.

https://mhanational.org/covid19

COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 8 am Monday, April 20, 2020 there are 13,011 presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. **   As of today, 56 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 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. 

 Please note that we encountered computer issues with the CDRSS system and will resume to our individual municipal breakdown tomorrow. 

NJDOH Statewide Statistics

Total Positives 88,806

Total Deaths 4,377

Percent Positivity* 45%

Total Tests Reported* 161,714

Major Lab Positives* 72,463

Total Negatives  

*89,251 Bergen County Long Term Care Facilities (LTC) as reported by the NJDOH: 

56  Bergen LTC Facilities with at least 1 confirmed presumptive positive case

2197 Total Cases at Bergen Long Term Care Facilities 

431 Deaths at Bergen Long Term Care Facilities

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


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


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.

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COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 12 pm Friday, April 17, 2020 there are 11,864 total presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. **   As of today, 51 Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in Bergen County report at least one presumptive positive case as per the NJDOH.

We have sadly lost 714 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.

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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Cable and Telecommunications Providers from Terminating Internet and Voice Service TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 126. For a copy of Executive Order No. 126, click here. https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-126.pdf 

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ALL STATE PARKS & FORESTS CLOSED
TO HELP FURTHER LIMIT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

http://www.edgewaternj.org/…/V…/6083/DEP-Parks-Closure---P12 

Executive Order 125:

http://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6087/Executive-Order-125

Executive Order 123: All property and casualty insurance companies, life insurance companies, insurance premium finance companies, health insurance companies, health maintenance organizations, health service corporations and other entities issuing health or dental benefits plans in this State (collectively, “subject entities”) shall not cancel during the emergency grace period any policy or contract as a result of nonpayment as defined as follows:

http://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6084/EXECUTIVE-ORDER-123


Executive Order 122: Non essential construction...

http://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6081/Executive-Order-122-Non-Essential-Construction_

Ececutive Order 121: Motor vehicles transporting relief supplies...

http://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6082/Executive-Order-121-Motor-vehicles-transporting-relief-supplies

Executive Order 120 Primary Elections 4/08/2020http://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6080/Executive-Order-120-Primary-Elections


Office of U.S. Sen Cory Booker_ A Coronavirus Pandemic Resource Guide: for NJ.

http://www.edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6079/Office-of-US-Sen-Cory-Booker_-A-Coronavirus-Pandemic-Resource-Guide-for-NJ



EDGEWATER DPW CENSUS-STAY RIGHT SIGN PROOF (1)

IN OBSERVANCE OF GOOD FRIDAY, The BOROUGH OFFICES will be closed on FRIDAY, APRIL 10th. Regular garbage, paper & cardboard collection, place trash, paper & cardboard at the curb no earlier than 8pm on Sunday April 12th for Monday April 13th collection.
We hope everyone will have a Happy, Healthy & Safe Holiday.

Dear Resident,

Last week we created a "Thank You Shout Out" section on the Edgewater Facebook page for all first responders, medical professionals, store employees, and restaurant workers who are sacrificing their health and safety to provide for us.  Please post thank you’s, videos, and or cards recognizing their service. https://www.facebook.com/events/542465403075387/ 

The US Census Bureau has reported that as of April 8, only 50% of Edgewater residents responded to the census.  We need to do better and get counted,  Please log on to 2020census.gov and get counted, it’s important to all of us.  The census determines things like school funding, transportation funding, and emergency services funding, even Coronavirus financial assistance funding. Please take the time and get counted.

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EMPLOYMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS INFORMATION:

 New Jersey Employment Portal – Apply for Immediate Employment Here

Businesses around New Jersey are looking to hire employees, the State has launched an online portal to connect New Jersey residents with jobs in critical industries responding to COVID-19. The portal has been visited over 1 million times, there are over 44,000 active job listings from over 540 employers. The jobs portal is available here: https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov. Employers in critical industries should submit information about openings with urgent hiring needs related to COVID19 here: https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake.

 New Jersey Economic Development Authority – Apply for Small Business Emergency Grants Here

(NJEDA) launched the application for its Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant ProgramBusinesses can apply now to the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant at: forms.business.nj.gov/grant

Applications are open now and will close April 10, 2020, at 9 a.m. Completed applications will be considered on a first come, first serve rolling basis. Businesses can now access the full Notice of Funding Availability. The grant program is part of a package of initiatives announced last week to support businesses and workers facing economic hardship due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.


New Jersey Department of Labor – Apply for Unemployment or Understand the Payroll Tax Credit for Businesses Keeping Employees Working Here

Over the last week, more than 206,000 new claims of unemployment were filed. In just the past two weeks, more than 362,000 residents have filed for unemployment, according to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL). The NJDOL is urging employers to keep employees on the payroll throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and to take advantage of a 100 percent, dollar for dollar, payroll tax credit provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The federal law, which goes into effect on April 1, provides unprecedented support to employers to provide federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Paid Family and Medical Leave to workers affected by COVID-19. The payroll tax credit immediately and fully reimburses employers with fewer than 500 employees (99.8 percent of all NJ employers) by allowing them to reduce their federal payroll taxes by the amount they spent on emergency leave. This tax credit enables businesses to keep workers on their payrolls and ensures that parents and caregivers do not have to make the impossible choice of earning a paycheck or staying at home to care for themselves or a family member.

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 114 WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread around the globe, with some reports indicating that there are now over one  million cases of COVID-19 worldwide and over 245,000 cases in the United States; and... http://edgewaternj.org/DocumentCenter/View/6055/04-03-2020-Executive-Order-114 

Let’s post a huge shout out picture, or video, thanking all First Responders, Medical Professionals, and all Essential Employees, that show up to work each day to keep our communities running and safe, and providing the supplies we need. A heartfelt “Thank You” can go a long way in helping bolster spirits. Knowing that you recognize their sacrifice, and care enough to thank them, will give an exhausted worker the strength to keep going to help us.

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COVID-19 Update: Bergen County as of 4:00 PM Thursday, April 2, 2020
4269 total presumptive Positive Cases identified as per the CDRSS system; impacting all 70 municipalities. **
We have sadly lost 120 of those residents and the County of Bergen mourns their loss and offers condolences to their loved ones.
**Please note that numbers may vary due to varied reporting times from both the State and local municipalities; as well pending case verification and/or county attribution by NJDOH

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AG Guidelines COVID-19 Medications... Limitations for prescribing and dispensing of medications for treatment of Covid-19.

STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DEPARTMENT OF LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER No. 2020-7
BLOOD DRIVES

https://www.edgewaternj.org/…/View/6051/Blood-Drives-AO-2020 

Self-service car washes may continue to operate as normal, but handwash car washes may not Additionally, drive through car washes may continue to operate, but staff must not handwash or dry the exterior or interior of vehicles.

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The 2020 Census is happening NOW. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.
https://my2020census.gov/

It’s quick and easy. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.
It’s safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected.
Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.
Results from the 2020 Census will be used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government.

    

 CaptureWhere: The county operated site is located at: Bergen New Bridge Medical Center at 230 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ.  This is an APPOINTMENT ONLY site. Who: This site is open to Bergen County residents who are symptomatic; this site will continue to serve first responders and healthcare professionals who live or work in Bergen County as well.   Symptomatic Bergen County residents, first responders or healthcare professionals must provide photo identification proving their residency and/or professionals to provide qualifying photo id.   How: OPTION 1. Residents must first screened by completing a brief survey located at https://www.newbridgehealth.org and evaluated by a Telehealth doctor. Patients will then be given a confirmation code number to present at the drive-thru testing site that corresponds with their appointment. OR OPTION 2. Patients with orders (prescription) from their private physicians have expedited scheduling. Log into portal http://smtp2.co.bergen.nj.us:32224/?dmVyPTEuMDAxJiY2ZjcwMWUzNzFkOTdkMj Q1ND01RTgzODUyNl82Mjg5MF8xNjEzMV8xMyYmOGEwOWQzNjYwM2E5YTljPTE xMzMmJnVybD13d3clMkVuZXdicmlkZ2VoZWFsdGglMkVvcmc=. Follow link to COVID screening and follow prompts to upload a doctor’s order (prescription) into the system. More information is available at: https://www.newbridgehealth.org and at https://co.bergen.nj.us/ WHEN: By appointment 7 days a week *** Please note that this is a County operated site and is separate from the FEMA site located at Bergen Community College in Paramus. 


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Menendez Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act:

http://www.edgewaternj.org/…/-Menendez-Small-Business-Owner…

Link to Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Application:

https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/

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

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/coronavirus/2020/03/26/nj-coronavirus-cases-update-gov-phil-murphy-livestream/2915245001/ 

Executive Order 110 Day Care Centers 03/25/20...
https://www.edgewaternj.org/…/Executive-Order-110-Day-Care-…

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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

MEMORANDUM
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:
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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY MARCH 23, 2020

THE NY WATERWAY SHUTTLE BUS FROM THE EDGEWATER LANDING TO PORT IMPERIAL HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

From the Office of Governor Murphy:

Executive Order 108

Executive-Order-107

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.


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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 

ATTENTION

The March 18, 2020 Board of Education Meeting has been

RESCHEDULED

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

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