Borough Updates - Mayor Peluso

*UPDATED: 04/05/2021 @ 10:00 am

COVID-19:

Fair Lawn currently has approximately 130 confirmed positive cases.   (Data as of 04/04/2021 @ 10:00 pm)

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. 

Bergen County Residents 75 and older are able to make vaccination appointments over the phone by calling 201-967-4070.

All Bergen County Seniors ages 60+ are eligible for a free ride to your vaccination appointment thanks to a partnership with the County of Bergen and EZ Ride.  The schedule a ride, Bergen County seniors should call the Bergen County Division of Community Transportation at 201-368-5955.

If you are interested in receiving the vaccine through the State, you need to register online at COVIDvaccine.nj.gov.   If you do not have internet access or an email address, you need to call the New Jersey State COVID-19 Call Center at 1-855-568-0545 to register for the vaccine.  

 

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance through FEMA - The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. We are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.  Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

 

When the vaccine becomes available at the State operated vaccination sites, you will still need to call or email to make an appointment even though you registered on the NJ State COVID-19 website or registered through the Call Center.

COVID-19 vaccine Call Center: 1-855-568-0545

COVID-19 Vaccine Information (Vaccination Information for New Jersey Residents)

Vaccination Timeline and Priority Groups (Who is eligible?  Who is included in the vaccination phases?)

How, When & Where (To Get Vaccinated)

COVID-19 Vaccine Locations (For Eligible Recipients)

Quick Facts (For the COVID-19 Vaccine)

Second Dose (Vaccination Infographic in pdf)

Know the Facts (About COVID-19 Vaccines)

Fully Vaccinated? (What You Need to Know)

Seniors age 75+ can access free, dedicated COVID-19 vaccine appointments in New Jersey (pdf)

Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work

Why Get Vaccinted? (CDC)

***Request for Help with Scheduling First Vaccination: Are you a Fair Lawn Resident who is having trouble scheduling an appointment for your first COVID vaccination? If so, please CLICK HERE to request help and a volunteer will contact you.

Residents can sign up for the vaccine at the Meadowlands Mega Site (East Rutherford 07073, Parking located in Lot M – OLD TRACK) Bergen Megasite 

Residents can sign up for the New Bridge Medical Vaccine Clinic through New Bridge Medical Center

Residents can sign up for a Covid vaccine through The Valley Hospital here

Residents can sign up for a Covid vaccine through Holy Name Hospital here. 

Residents can signup for a Covid19 vaccinations with Shop Rite here.

For information on CVS's Covid19 vaccination program please click here.

For information on Walgreens Covid19 vaccination program please click here

Bergen County COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center: 1-856-249-7007 (Call center specifically for seniors 75+)

To make vaccine appointments through Walmart please call: Saddle Brook Walmart: 201-226-0575, Garfield Walmart: 973-330-3550

Rides to appointments for seniors through Bergen County Transportation: 201-368-5955 (Seniors will need to have a cell phone with them to ride)

Residents can sign up for testing at the Regional Community Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing hosted at Bergen Community College, Lot A, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ by visiting this website: New Bridge Health Covid 19 Testing

At this time the Borough of Fair Lawn is not providing testing or vaccines. 

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II Information can be found by clicking HERE.

Homebound Senior COVID Vaccination List - Click Here

(Please note:  By registering for the Homebound Senior COVID Vaccination List, there is no guarantee that a vaccination will become available.  Should the Borough recieve an allotment of vaccinations, the registrants on this list will be contacted)

 (COVID-19 Vaccination Information)

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. 

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.

Borough Facilities:

The Municipal Building will be open to the public starting Thursday, April 1. Hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  You must wear a face covering in the Municipal Building. 

The walking track at the Community Center will be open to residents starting Monday, Thursday, April 1.  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. and Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Face coverings are required.  Walking only, no running. Please limit your time so all our residents can take this opportunity to utilize the facility.

The Library will be open to the public starting Thursday, April 1. You must wear a face covering in the library.  Please limit your time in the Library to no more than 30 minutes.  All programs will remain virtual at this time.  Please check their website at fairlawnlibrary.org for operating hours and additional information. 

The Senior Center remains closed.

Parking: 

**Effective 3-1-2021 at 12:00am, Borough parking ordinance enforcement has resumed. This includes overnight parking, 8am-10am parking, and timed (meter) parking.**

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 New Bridge Health 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 months have been difficult with the restrictions. 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-19 vaccine Call Center: 1-855-568-0545

COVID Vaccine:

For information, please visit: COVID Vaccines

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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