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Bergenfield Will Reopen Cooper’s Pond Park, High School Track for Passive Recreation

The Borough of Bergenfield is reopening Cooper’s Pond Park as well as the Bergenfield High School track for passive recreation beginning Saturday morning, May 16. Activities that will be permitted include walking, running, jogging and cycling and anyone who intends to visit the parks must practice proper social distancing habits. 

“With summer-like temperatures upon us this weekend, we understand many residents are eager to get outside and enjoy the fresh air,” said Mayor Arvin Amatorio. “We’ve been working closely with our Health Department and monitoring our daily testing numbers, and knowing that Bergenfield is headed in the right direction we are ready to gradually begin opening our parks for passive recreation only.” 

Anyone visiting the parks is encouraged to wear a proper face covering to protect other residents and families around them. Residents should note that the walking path on the east side of Coopers Pond is currently under construction and closed. That work is expected to be completed in the next week. 

“Today we’re taking small steps to begin reopening our parks and this should serve as a reminder to residents that sacrifices we’ve made over the past two months have paid off,” said Council President and Parks and DPW Committee Chairman Rafael Marte. “We ask that you be smart before stepping outdoors and continue doing your part to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

Additionally, the Mayor and Council are encouraging residents who are able to do so to support several of the local businesses in the Borough that are permitted to open for curbside pickup beginning Monday Morning. Residents are also reminded that overnight parking regulations remain suspended through June 7. 

“The small business community has been devastatingly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and now more than ever they need our support,” said Councilman Marc Pascual. “Whether it be grabbing a cup of coffee at one of our local bakeries or picking up a new book to read, please consider supporting the small businesses in town to ensure they can continue to call Bergenfield home for years to come.” 

Planning Board meeting on 5/18/20 - how to join

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Update 5/14/20

Bergenfield OEM
COVID-19 UPDATE 5/14/20 5:00pm
 
Total cases = 879*; New cases in last 24 hours = 1
Total deaths = 36; Total deaths in last 24 hours = 0
  1. COVID-19 testing now available in Bergenfield. Click here for details.
  2. Taxes can be dropped off in the BORO TAX BOX located in the rear entrance of Borough Hall. A receipt will be mailed to you. (Deadline extended to 6/1.)
  3. Overnight Parking restrictions suspended until May 17th.
  4. All parks & school grounds remain closed.
  5. Boro Hall open weekdays 10am-2pm by appointment only.
  6. Bergenfield OEM Emergency Operations Center remains operational 24/7

*Note: Total cases now include testing site at Memorial Park.

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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Permitting Resumption of Non-Essential Construction, Curbside Pickup at Non-Essential Retail Businesses, and Gatherings in Cars

Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order on Wednesday afternoon allowing non-essential construction and curbside pickup at non-essential retail stores to resume beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18. Additionally, car gatherings and drive-in events are permitted effective immediately. A full copy of Governor Murphy’s announcement can be found below: 

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Permitting Resumption of Non-Essential Construction, Curbside Pickup at Non-Essential Retail Businesses, and Gatherings in Cars

TRENTON – As part of New Jersey’s Road Back, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 142, permitting the resumption of non-essential construction, curbside pickup at non-essential retail businesses, and car gatherings for the purpose of drive-through and drive-in events. The construction and non-essential retail provisions will take effect at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18, while the car gatherings provision will take effect immediately.

“I’ve been clear that data will determine dates, and what we are seeing gives us confidence that we can begin the careful restart of our economy,” said Governor Murphy. “Over the past eight weeks, New Jerseyans have taken our stay-at-home order seriously and have created the conditions that make this next phase possible. The steps we are taking allow for important standards of social distancing to continue with the return of safe, responsible business operations.” 

- Non-Essential Construction: The Order permits non-essential construction projects to resume effective at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18. All construction projects must abide by the social distancing, safety, and sanitization requirements that are described in detail in the Governor’s Executive Order.

- Curbside Pickup at Non-Essential Retail Businesses: The Order also permits non-essential retail businesses to allow curbside pickup of goods, beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18, but businesses must continue to have their in-store operations closed to customers.  Businesses who choose to offer curbside pickup must abide by the requirements in the Order, which include but are not limited to the following:

In-store operations should be limited to those employees who are responsible for the operations required for curbside pickup; Customer transactions should be handled in advance by phone, email, facsimile or other means that avoid person-to-person contact; Customers shall notify the retailer by text message, email, or phone once they arrive, or make best efforts to schedule their arrival time in advance.  The customer should be asked to remain in their vehicle, if arriving by car, until store staff delivers the purchase; Designated employees should bring goods outside of the retail establishment and place goods directly in a customer’s vehicle when possible, avoiding person-to-person contact; and Such businesses must follow social distancing and mitigation practices outlined in previous orders, including requiring workers to wear cloth face coverings when in contact with other workers or customers and gloves when in contact with goods or customers. 

- Car Gatherings:  The Order states that car gatherings do not violate the Governor’s ban on gatherings under Executive Order No. 107.  Examples of such car gatherings include but are not limited to drive-in movies, religious services, or drive-through farms or safaris.  Car gatherings will be subject to the restrictions in the Order, which include but are not limited to the following:

Attendees must remain in their same car throughout the gathering, unless 1) an occupant needs to get out of the vehicle for their health or safety or 2) an occupant needs to use the restroom;

The vehicle must remain closed at all times unless 1) there is six feet of distance between other vehicles or individuals or 2) an officer, public official or guard requires the vehicle to open. There is a further exception allowing the opening of the vehicle if necessary for health or safety;

Individuals organizing the gathering who are not in vehicles must follow social distancing and wear cloth face coverings; and To the degree that a gathering requires pre-payment, or seeks donations of any kind, contactless options for pre-payment or donation, such as online or by telephone, must be offered wherever feasible. Retail businesses operating in shopping malls are permitted to operate by curbside pickup, in accordance with the other requirements of this paragraph, but staff must bring the goods to customers at the exterior of the mall.  The indoor portions of shopping malls must remain closed, as required by the Governor's previous orders.

 A copy of Executive Order No. 142  can be found here.

Update 5/13/20

Bergenfield OEM
COVID-19 UPDATE 5/13/20 3:30pm
 
Total cases = 834; New cases in last 24 hours = 1
Total deaths = 36; Total deaths in last 24 hours = 0
  1. COVID-19 testing now available in Bergenfield. Click here for details.
  2. Taxes can be dropped off in the BORO TAX BOX located in the rear entrance of Borough Hall. A receipt will be mailed to you. (Deadline extended to 6/1.)
  3. Overnight Parking restrictions suspended until May 17th.
  4. All parks & school grounds remain closed.
  5. Boro Hall open weekdays 10am-2pm by appointment only.
  6. Bergenfield OEM Emergency Operations Center remains operational 24/7

Update 5/12/20

Bergenfield OEM
COVID-19 UPDATE 5/12/20 4:30pm
 
Total cases = 833; New cases in last 24 hours = 0
Total deaths = 36; Total deaths in last 24 hours = 0
  1. COVID-19 testing now available in Bergenfield. Click here for details.
  2. Taxes can be dropped off in the BORO TAX BOX located in the rear entrance of Borough Hall. A receipt will be mailed to you. (Deadline extended to 6/1.)
  3. Overnight Parking restrictions suspended until May 17th.
  4. All parks & school grounds remain closed.
  5. Boro Hall open weekdays 10am-2pm by appointment only.
  6. Bergenfield OEM Emergency Operations Center remains operational 24/7.

Zoning Board meeting on 5/13/20 - how to join

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Board of Health - Virtual Meeting via Zoom - Tuesday, May 12th at 7:00 p.m.

Please be advised, due to the current state of emergency and public health emergency declared by Governor Murphy pursuant to Executive Order No. 103, and in an effort to prevent further spread of COVID-19, the Board of Health meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  Members of the public can join this meeting from their computer, tablet or smartphone.  Members of the public who join this meeting will be able to give public comment during the open hearing portions of the meeting. Below, please find the link to the meeting: 

https://zoom.us/j/91575931941?pwd=a0VXUmhXMEwrL2VCMjIxRVlyTmVUdz09

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Updates on the impact of the COVID-19 / 2019 Novel Coronavirus ("Coronavirus Disease") upon the Bergenfield community, and the actions the Borough is taking