COVID-19 & Borough Updates - Mayor Peluso

*UPDATED: 10/21/2020 @ 8:57 a.m.


Active Cases:     

Fair Lawn currently has (28) twenty-eight active cases over the past (10) days.   

Active cases include individuals that are currently going through their 10 day isolation period when they are infectious and can spread the virus.   Even if the number of cases is the similar as the previous week’s report, it is a different group of individuals because residents that  completed their 10 day isolation period were taken off the active case list and the new individuals who tested positive are beginning their isolation period.   There were no persons with COVID-19 age 60 years and older.       

The majority of cases seen during the past 10 days were between age 18 & 59 years of age.  While these individuals have mild symptoms, they potentially pose a threat of spreading COVID-19 illness to parents and grandparents. 

Therefore to stop the spread of COVID-19 , it is very important for everyone to:  wear face coverings covering nose and mouth when out in public, remember to social distance more than 6 feet, and wash hands frequently.   And if you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, please self-quarantine and monitor yourself for symptoms and get tested.

Total COVID-19 deaths: There were no additional COVID-19 deaths over the past several weeks.

Garbage Collection: 

Regular once per week garbage collection has resumed as of Monday, October 19th.

Recycling collection dates have not changed and remain as published in the 2020 Recycling Handbook.

Mini Bus Service Has Resumed:

The free Minibus service has resumed by appointment only.

  • Riders MUST wear a face covering.
  • Drivers will NOT assist riders getting on and off the bus.
  • Drivers will not be able to exit the bus to assist with packages. 

You are welcome to ride with a personal aide to assist you. Seating will be spaced in the event of multiple riders. 

Please call 201-794-5327 to schedule an appointment. 

Indoor Walking - Community Center:

The walking track at the Community Center will be open to residents starting Monday, September 21. The gymnasium will also be set-up as a walking track.

The hours of operation will be:

  • Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

*The track and gym will be closed every day from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for cleaning.

Face coverings are required. Walking only, no running. Please limit your time so all our residents can take this opportunity to utilize the facility.

Ballot Drop Box:

The secure ballot drop box for the November election has been installed in the rear parking lot of the Municipal Building.

Please visit our website for more details.


The health, safety and welfare of all our residents is; remains and will continue to be our highest priority.
We are all in this together and we will get through this together.

Thank you and stay well.  

Mayor Kurt Peluso

Other Information

Outdoor Dining:

For information about outdoor dining applications and guidelines, please go to the Outdoor Dining page

COVID-19 Hotlines: 

  • 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 The health, safety and welfare of all our residents is, remains and will continue to be our highest priority. 

Mayor Peluso's Video Message 04/13/2020:

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