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.
3-13-20 – Click here for cancellation updates
3-16-20 – Coronavirus Update from Governor Murphy
3-18-20 – Park Closure
3-19-20 – A Note from Mayor Minichetti
3-19-20 – Coronavirus Update
3-20-20 – Help Fight Medicare Fraud
3-24-20 – An Update from Mayor Joanne Minichetti
3-28-20 – A Note from Mayor Joanne Minichetti
4-3-20 – Domestic Violence Assistance
4-3-20 – Mental Health Services
4-6-20 – A Note from Mayor Joanne Minichetti
4-11-20 – A Note from Mayor Joanne Minichetti
4-18-20 – A Note from Mayor Joanne Minichetti
4-18-20 – Bergen County Expanded Access to Testing
4-19-20 –Governor 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
4-22-20 – COVID-19 HELPLINES AND RESOURCES
4-24-20 – A Note from Mayor Joanne Minichetti
4-29-20 – 2nd Quarter Tax Information Update
5-6-20 – Executive Order NO. 138
5-16-20 – Executive Order NO. 145
6-1-20 – Stage 2 Reopening to Begin June 15th
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
8-28-20 – Gyms and fitness centers may reopen
9-4-20 – Update – 9-4-20
9-19-20 – Mobile Covid-19 Testing
11-25-20 – Drive-Thru Covid Testing
12-16-20 – COVID-19 Vaccination Information
1-15-21 – COVID-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.
1-25-21 –A 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.
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:
4-7-21 – 4/7/21 Travel Updates
The websites below will be updated on a regular basis, as new information comes in: