COVID-19 & Borough Updates - Mayor Peluso

*UPDATED: 09/16/2020 @ 10:00 a.m.


Fair Lawn currently has 18 positive cases of the COVID-19 virus. Unfortunately, this is an increase of 10 cases from last week. 

It is very important for everyone to continue to wear face coverings when out in public, remember to practice social distancing, and wash hands frequently.

If you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, please self-quarantine and monitor yourself for symptoms and get tested. 

Garbage Collection: 

I am pleased to announce that we have added a second weekly garbage collection from September 21 through October 17. Garbage collection, during this period, in each section will be as follows:
Section 1: Wednesday and Saturday
Section 2: Monday and Thursday
Section 3: Monday and Thursday
Section 4: Tuesday and Friday
Section 5: Tuesday and Friday

Regular once per week garbage collection will resume on Monday, October 19th.

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

Summer Concerts:

The last concert of the season in Memorial Park will be held on Sunday, September 20 at 8:00 p.m.

"London Calling" - Beatles Tribute Band

Please visit our website for more details.

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 Bergen County Board of Elections has approved a secure ballot drop box for the November election that will be installed in the rear parking lot of the Municipal Building.

Please visit our website for more details.

Survey for Seniors:

I encourage all our seniors to visit the Fair Lawn for All Ages website to fill out a survey so that the Borough gets a better understanding on how we can meet the needs of our senior population. 


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

Reopening of Personal Care Establishments:

Under the Governor’s Executive Order, personal care service may re-open under the below guidelines on June 22, 2020.

Personal care facilities include: Cosmetology shops; Barber shops; Beauty salons; Hair braiding shops; Nail salons; Electrology facilities; Spas, including day spas and medical spas, at which solely elective and cosmetic medical procedures are performed; Massage parlors; Tanning salons; and Tattoo parlors. 

Governor's Personal Care Facility Re-Opening Guidelines

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:

Mayor Peluso's Video Message 04/06/2020:

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

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

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


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