Corona Virus Alert

UPDATED: 4/2/2020 @ 11:00 a.m.

Mayor Peluso's Video Message 03/30/2020:

Mayor Peluso's Video Message 03/23/2020:

Mayor Peluso's Video Message 03/16/2020:

The Borough of Fair Lawn continues to monitor the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout our area.  It is imperative that we do everything possible to slow the spread of this serious virus and protect those who are most vulnerable. This is a difficult and rapidly evolving situation and the Borough recognizes that people throughout our community are concerned for their personal health and that of their families and friends.

Fair Lawn currently has 158 presumptive positive cases of the COVID-19 virus.  There are over 3,708 cases of COVID-19 in Bergen County. The Health Officer is closely working with the NJ Department of Health to monitor the Fair Lawn cases. All individuals from Fair Lawn are hospitalized, self-quarantined or self-isolated.  

The COVID-19 call center can be reached toll-free at 1-800-222-1222 where trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer questions.

Dial 2-1-1 for additional information.

Text    N J C O V I D   to   8 9 8 2 1 1  to receive additional information and to stay informed.

Visit    C O V I D. N J. G O V   for the most up to date information from the State of NJ.

NJ Mental Health Cares is now offering free confidential support for people dealing with anxiety related to COVID-19 call 1-866-202-HELP

All of our emergency responders continue to provide services 24 hours a day – 7 days a week.

The Borough is sincerely grateful to Superintendent of Schools Nick Norcia and the Board of Education for donating personal protective equipment to our first responders as well as Valley Hospital and New Bridge Medical Center.

Please visit the Fair Lawn Library website at fairlawnlibrary.org for some great on-line activities that your entire family can enjoy.

Shop Rite in Fair Lawn is allowing seniors only to shop on Wednesdays between 7:00 a.m. & 8:00 a.m.

Please continue to support our local food establishments. 

Garbage and recycling collection remains as scheduled; however the Recycling Center is closed until further notice. Curb side yard waste pick-up will start the week of April 6.

The Municipal Building remains closed however essential offices are operating with limited personnel.  Please call or email the offices directly.

The following facilities remain closed until further notice:

  • Fair Lawn Senior Center;
  • Fair Lawn Public Library;
  • Fair Lawn Community Center;
  • Fair Lawn Public Schools;
  • All Fair Lawn All Sports games and activities are suspended until further notice; 
  • All playgrounds, basketball courts and tennis courts are closed until further notice. We encourage our residents to use Borough parks.  Group sports and activities are prohibited.  Please DO NOT remove or take down the temporary fencing around our playgrounds and basketball courts. However, all BERGEN COUNTY Parks are CLOSED to the publlic. 
  • The Mini-Bus service remains suspended until further notice;
  • All Building and Fire Inspections are cancelled until further notice; 
  • Overnight parking and time restricted parking is suspended and will not be enforced until further notice;
  • Municipal Court sessions are cancelled for the month of April;
  • All Borough board, committee and commission meetings are cancelled until further notice.

As per executive orders by NJ Governor Murphy, please be aware of the following:

  • All non-essential travel is restricted from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
  • All gatherings of individuals at parties, celebrations, or other social events is prohibited.
  • Gyms, fitness centers, dance class facilities, yoga class facilities, health clubs and other recreational facilities are closed until further notice.
  • All barber shops, beauty salons, nail salons, spas, massage parlors, tanning salons, tattoo parlors and private and public social clubs are closed until further notice. 

Governor Murphy’s Executive Order permits/allows the following to continue to operate:

  • Grocery stores, farmer's markets and farms that sell directly to customers, and other food stores, including retailers that offer a varied assortment of foods comparable to what exists at a grocery store;
  • Pharmacies and medical marijuana dispensaries;
  • Medical supply stores;
  • Gas stations;
  • Convenience stores;
  • Ancillary stores within healthcare facilities;
  • Hardware and home improvement stores;
  • Banks and other financial institutions;
  • Laundromats and dry-cleaning services;
  • Stores that principally sell supplies for children under five years;
  • Pet stores;
  • Liquor stores;
  • Car dealerships, but only for auto maintenance and repair, and auto mechanics;
  • Printing and office supply shops;
  • Mail and delivery stores;
  • Mobile phone retail and repair shops;
  • Bicycle shops, but only to provide service and repair;
  • Livestock feed stores;
  • Nurseries and garden centers;
  • Farming equipment stores;
  • Restaurants, food establishments and bars are permitted to operate during their normal business hours but are limited to take-out or delivery services only.

UPDATE to Governor's Executive Order - the following are permitted to operate:

  • Individual appointments to view real estate with realtors by individuals or families shall be considered essential retail business. Open houses are still considered impermissible gatherings.
  • Car dealers may continue to conduct online sales or remote sales that are consistent with current law. In the event of such a sale, the car may be delivered to the purchaser or the purchaser can pick up the car curbside or in the dealership service lane.
  • In accordance with the guidance released by the federal Department of Homeland Security, effective Tuesday, March 31, at 8:00 a.m., firearms retailers are permitted to operate – by appointment only and during limited hours – to conduct business which, under law, must be done in person. The NICS background check system will be up and running to process firearms purchases.

UPDATE  - must close:

  • Golf courses are considered recreational and entertainment businesses that must close to the public and to members associated with private golf clubs

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Please continue to practice social distancing.  Put simply, you should maintain a distance of a least six feet between you and other people. 

Please continue to stay in touch and check-on family, friends and your elderly neighbors.

The health, safety and welfare of all our residents is, remains and will continue to be our highest priority. Residents should remain calm and vigilant in their personal efforts to reduce the spread of this virus. 

Please monitor the Borough’s website and our social media accounts for updated information. 

Emergency Management will continue to issue weekly bulletins or more as necessary or needed.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation at this time. 

We are all in this together and we will get through this together.

Thank you and stay well.

Mayor Kurt Peluso

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Resources:

WHO_nCoV_Introductory Video from openWHO on Vimeo.

 

 

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