A Message from Mayor Joanne Minichetti:


There have been questions and concern about the Novel Coronavirus as it enters the U.S.  Information on the virus and preventative measures from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) can be found on the Borough website, www.usrtoday.org under Recent News.  The Borough contracts with the County of Bergen for health services and we are closely following information and guidelines provided by both the CDC, the NJ Dept of Health and the County Health Dept.  

Important things to know include:

– Wash your hands with warm water and soap frequently and thoroughly.  

– Avoid close contact with people who are sick

– Stay at home if you are feeling sick

– Clean and disinfect commonly used areas such as doorknobs, cell phones etc

– Have supplies, such as prescriptions and non-perishable food, on hand in the event of needing to stay at home for a period of time.  

On February 29, the NJ Dept. of Health opened a Novel Coronavirus Call Center, 1-800-222-1222, available for the public to ask questions about the Coronavirus.  

Our Police, Ambulance Corps, Board of Health and Office of Emergency Management are working together and are prepared to reduce risk and help prevent the spread of this virus as well as others including the flu.

Have general questions about COVID-19? Call the public hotline!

Call the NJ COVID-19 & Poison Center Public Hotline at

1-800-962-1253 or 1-800-222-1222

Trained professionals are standing by to answer your call 24/7 OR visit nj.gov/health

NOTE: Hotline is not to locate testing, to get test results, or for medical advice




3-11-20 – All Bergen County-operated senior activity centers will close to prevent the spread of coronavirus until further notice as of 5 p.m., officials announced Wednesday, March 11.

3-12-20Click Here for a Message from Mayor Minichetti

3-13-20Click here for cancellation updates

3-15-20Coronavirus Update March 15- Note to Parents

3-16-20 – Coronavirus Update from Governor Murphy

3-16-20Click here for Executive Order regarding closure of businesses county-wide

3-17-20PSE&G Implements Operational Updates to Continue to Safeguard Customer and Employee Health

3-18-20O&R, Rockland Electric to Close Customer Walk-In Business Centers

3-18-20Park Closure

3-19-20A Note from Mayor Minichetti

3-19-20 – Tedesco Rescinds Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency in Bergen County At the Request of the Governor

3-19-20Coronavirus Update

3-20-20A Coronavirus Testing Site has been opened at Bergen Community College

3-20-20Help Fight Medicare Fraud

3-21-20Frequently Asked Questions: Healthcare Personnel and COVID-19

3-21-20Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on Deferring Tax Payments Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

3-21-20Governor Murphy Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order, Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses

3-24-20An Update from Mayor Joanne Minichetti

3-27-20Executive Order regarding County Park Closures

3-28-20A Note from Mayor Joanne Minichetti

4-3-20Important information regarding financial support for individuals and businesses

4-3-20Domestic Violence Assistance

4-3-20Mental Health Services

4-6-20A Note from Mayor Joanne Minichetti

4-8-20Click here for COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

4-11-20A Note from Mayor Joanne Minichetti

4-18-20 –  A Note from Mayor Joanne Minichetti

4-18-20Bergen County Expanded Access to Testing

4-19-20Governor Murphy, Governor Cuomo, Governor Lamont, Governor Wolf, Governor Carney, Governor Raimondo and Governor Baker Announce Appointees to Multi-State Council to Get People Back to Work and Restore the Economy

4-21-20COVID-19 Navigating Unemployment A great overview from Assemblyman Kevin Rooney


4-24-20A Note from Mayor Joanne Minichetti

4-29-202nd Quarter Tax Information Update

4-29-20Executive Order 130 – COVID19 (Extend Date For Second Quarter Tax Payment)

4-30-20NJ State and Bergen County Parks to Reopen Saturday, May 2nd

5-02-20Resolution 63-20 Extending Q2 Tax Grace Period to 6.1.2020

5-6-20Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey Another 30 Days

5-6-20Executive Order NO. 138

5-13-20Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Permitting Resumption of Non-Essential Construction, Curbside Pickup at Non-Essential Retail Businesses, and Gatherings in Cars

5-16-20Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Elective Surgeries and Invasive Procedures to Resume on May 26

5-16-20Executive Order NO. 145

5-29-20Alternatives to Traditional Commencement Ceremonies 

6-1-20Stage 2 Reopening to Begin June 15th

6-9-20New Jersey COVID-19 Youth Summer Camp Standards


6-30-20Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey from 16 States

7-6-20 -For the latest information, closures and reopenings and more, visit New Jersey’s COVID-19 website today.  You can register your information to receive updates as well. Visit COVID19.nj.gov

For general COVID-19 questions, please call: 2-1-1. For medical COVID-19 questions, please call: 1-800-962-1253.
7-16-20Rent Relief Info
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8-28-20Gyms and fitness centers may reopen

8-28-20Indoor amusement centers can reopen on Tuesday, September 1st

8-28-20Five states were removed from New Jersey’s travel advisory this week


9-4-20Update – 9-4-20

9-15-20Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey, Bringing New Total to 30 States and Territories

9-19-20Mobile Covid-19 Testing 

11-16-20Governor Murphy has signed an Executive Order RETIGHTENING restrictions on gatherings to help stop the spread of COVID19

11-16-20NJ Department of Health Guidance Outlines Protocols For Long-Term Care Facilities and Holiday Visitation

11-25-20Drive-Thru Covid Testing

12-1-20Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Pausing Indoor Practices and Competitions for Youth and Adult Sports

12-16-20 – COVID-19 Vaccination Information 

1-15-21COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expanded

As of Thursday, January 14th, vaccines are available to:

  • Paid and unpaid healthcare workers
  • Residents and staff of long-term and congregate care facilities
  • First responders including sworn law enforcement and fire professionals
  • Individuals ages 65 years and older
  • Individuals ages 16-64 with certain medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus

All New Jerseyans can pre-register for vaccines at this time. Visit covid19.nj.gov/vaccine to pre-register, see if you are eligible for the vaccine, and find a vaccination site near you.

1-25-21A vaccine call center to assist individuals to pre-register for vaccine and make vaccine appointments, including those with no computers, will go live with call agents on Monday, January 25th. Call center hours of operation are 8am-8pm. The call center number is: 855-568-0545.


1-29-21 – The enrollment window for GetCoveredNJ, the state-based health insurance marketplace, is extended through May 15, 2021 for uninsured residents through a COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period. However, to have coverage in effect on February 1st, all New Jerseyans seeking health insurance are encouraged to sign up by this Sunday, January 31st.

Visit getcovered.nj.gov today to find the right plan for you and your family. You can also visit the GetCoveredNJ Find Local Assistance page to find free and certified Assisters in your area who can help you enroll.

Link below to enroll: 


2-12-21 –  The vaccine scheduling program has been frustrating to say the least.  The Covid-19 Vaccine is currently being distributed in NJ to health care workers, police officers, firefighters, EMS and those over 65 years of age or ages 16-64 with underlying health issues.  Supply is extremely limited, and it can be very challenging to obtain an appointment.    Pre-registration will be required that will determine eligibility and vaccines will be by appointment only.  Once pre-registered, when vaccine becomes available, an appointment can be made.  Some CVS stores, hospitals and additional distribution sites are distributing vaccines.  As supply becomes more available, it will become easier to get an appointment.  See a list of vaccine locations here:


4-6-21Governor Murphy Announces New COVID Travel Guidelines

4-7-214/7/21 Travel Updates

8-6-21Governor Murphy Announces Indoor Mask Requirement for Beginning of 2021-2022 School Year


8-24-21Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Instituting Vaccination or Testing Requirement for All Preschool to Grade 12 Personnel

9-25-21Pfizer Booster Doses Now Available in New Jersey for 65+ and High-Risk Individuals

1-13-22PCR Test Application Form



The websites below will be updated on a regular basis, as new information comes in:

COVID-19 Information Hub

COVID-19 Rumor Control and Disinformation Updates