Borough Updates - Mayor Peluso

*UPDATED: 01/22/2021 @ 11:00 am

COVID-19:

Fair Lawn currently has approximately 156 confirmed positive cases.   (Data as of 01/22/2021 @ 11:00 am)

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.    

The majority of cases seen during the past 10 days were near equally dispersed through all ages, children through the elderly.  While these individuals have mild symptoms, they potentially pose a threat of spreading COVID-19 illness to parents and grandparents. 

 The Borough has been in constant communication with the State and the County to see if we can make this happen. We are working to create a closed pod in Fair Lawn, for Fair Lawn residents only,  that can provide vaccinations to those that meet the requirements. As soon as we have the vaccines and more information we will be sure to notify the public.

In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, CDC recommends limiting the number of attendees as much as possible to allow people from different households to remain at least 6 feet apart at all times. Guests should avoid direct contact, including handshakes and hugs, with others not from their household.  The NJ Governor’s Executive Order #196 limits the number of individuals at indoor gatherings, that are not religious services or celebrations, political activities, wedding ceremonies, funerals, or memorial services shall be limited to 10 persons.

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.

Building Closures:

Due to the rise in cases and for the health, safety and welfare of all our residents, please be advised that effective Wednesday, December 30, 2020 and until further notice, Borough offices and buildings will be closed to the general public.  Employees are working normal operating hours.  Please communicate by contacting Borough offices by phone or e-mail.

The Library will be closed to the public until further notice but si offering curbside pick-up. Please check their website at fairlawnlibrary.org for operating hours and additional information.   

Parking: 

Overnight parking and time restricted parking is suspended and will not be enforced until further notice. 

COVID-19 Testing: 

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in partnership with Bergen County is holding drive-thru COVID-19 nasal swab rapid testing at Bergen Community College located at 400 Paramus Rd, Paramus, N.J.  You must pre-register.  Please visit our website fairlawn.org for dates, times and registration information. 

Senior Phone Buddy:

Senior citizen isolation is a growing concern especially during this pandemic. You can help address this issue by becoming a Senior Phone Buddy. If you are interested or you know of an elderly Fair Lawn resident who could benefit from a weekly call please e-mail flforallages2020@gmail.com or call 201-777-6135.

Closing: 

I know these past few weeks and the next couple of weeks will be difficult with the restrictions coming back. If we can all hold on for a little longer, we will get through this. 

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

Mayor Kurt Peluso

Other Information

COVID Vaccine:

The Borough of Fair Lawn will not be administering Covid vaccines. For information, please visit: Covid Vaccines

COVID Testing:

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BERGEN COUNTY TO LAUNCH DRIVE-THRU COVID TESTING SITE AT BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Partnership between the County of Bergen, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, and Bergen Community College will offer drive-thru COVID-19 nasal swab rapid testing

(Paramus, N.J.) – The County of Bergen, in collaboration with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center will extend their COVID-19 testing efforts by launching a new drive-thru program at Bergen Community College located at 400 Paramus Rd, Paramus, N.J.

The program will offer antigen nasal swab rapid COVID-19 tests that provide results in 24 hours or less on the following days below for 2021

All test times are from  9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

January 2021 Test Dates
Tuesday, January 19
Thursday January 21
Saturday, January 23 (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m).
Monday, January 25
Wednesday, January 27
Thursday, January 28

Tentative Dates for February
Monday, Feb 1
Wednesday, Feb 3
Thursday, Feb 4 
Saturday, Feb 6
Monday, Feb 8
Wednesday, Feb 10
Thursday, Feb 11
Tuesday, Feb 16 
Thursday, Feb 18
Saturday, Feb 20
Monday, Feb 22
Wednesday, Feb 24
Thursday, Feb 25

Testing is available to all county residents free of charge, regardless of health insurance status.

Residents must schedule their test through an online portal which can be reached at https://www.research.net/r/AntigenBCCC

Please note residents must bring their mobile device for check-in.  Identification is necessary so please bring ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: your driver’s license/ID card, social security card, passport, or birth certificate.  Proof of Bergen County residency or proof of employment that you work for one of the 70 municipalities or are employed by a Bergen County public school is required so please bring your driver’s license, utility bill, employee work ID or paystub.  If you have health insurance, please bring your with you as well.

“As winter approaches, and cases continue to rise, it is critical that the County continues to provide testing for the foreseeable future,” said Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco, III. “Thanks to the efforts of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center and the County of Bergen, starting December 1st all residents will be able to receive free, quick, and easy COVID-19 drive-thru testing at the centrally located Bergen Community College campus in Paramus. This battle is not over and we must remain vigilant until a vaccine is widely available.”

“Bergen County will continue to lead the way in our fight against COVID-19. With the holidays around the corner, availability of testing will be essential to limiting the predicted spike in cases,” said Mary Amoroso, Chairwoman of the Bergen County Board of Commissioners.

“Since the onset of the pandemic, we have worked collaboratively with the County of Bergen to make sure that all residents had access to testing, regardless of their health insurance status or ability to pay. We remain committed in these efforts and look forward to offering antigen rapid testing which will provide results in 24 hours or less,” said Deb Visconi, President and CEO of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center.

“The College actively supports our County partners in the continued fight against COVID-19 and is pleased to serve as the host since we are centrally and conveniently located site for this new drive-thru rapid testing program,” said Dorothy L. Blakeslee, Bergen Community College Board of Trustees Chairwoman.

The County of Bergen and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center remind all residents that mobile testing is only one way to get tested.  COVID-19 nasal, saliva, and antibody testing are also available by appointment at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center.  To make an appointment please visit https://www.newbridgehealth.org/covid-19-testing/ for more information.

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. 

Resources:

WHO_nCoV_Introductory Video from openWHO on Vimeo.

 

 

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