Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 1/6/2021

From Mayor Linda H. Schwager
COVID19 Update

Oath of Office Meeting:

The Borough of Oakland is hosting an Oath of Office Meeting tonight, Wednesday January 6, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom video conferencing. To register for the meeting credentials, click here. The meeting will be broadcast on the Oakland TV Channel 77 and FiOS 45 and on the Borough’s YouTube Channel.

State of New Jersey Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Website:

Governor Murphy announced that the State of New Jersey now has a central online location for official vaccine-related information – and a landing page for a Vaccine Registration portal in the near future.


New Jersey Seeking Healthcare Volunteers:

New Jersey is actively looking for retired health care professionals with vaccination skills to volunteer with the New Jersey Medical Reserve Corps.

To volunteer, please visit:

Bergen County COVID-19 Testing:

The County of Bergen, in collaboration with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center announce January 2021 dates for drive-thru COVID-19 rapid testing at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Rd, Paramus, N.J.

The program will offer antigen nasal swab rapid COVID-19 tests on the following days below for the month of January:

  • Thursday, January 7, 2021
    • 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 9, 2021
    • 9 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 11, 2021
    • 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
    • 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 14, 2021
    • 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021
    • 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday January 21, 2021
    • 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 23, 2021
    • 9 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 25, 2021
    • 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    • 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 28, 2021
    • 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Testing is available to all county residents at no out-of-pocket cost, regardless of health insurance status. Residents must schedule their test through an online portal which can be reached at 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.

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 for more information.

Coronavirus Positive Tests in Oakland:

The Borough of Oakland has been notified by the Bergen County Department of Health that there are 30 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Oakland, bringing our to-date total to 539 cases. The Borough of Franklin Lakes reported 46 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing their to-date total to 572 cases. The Township of Wyckoff reported 70 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing their to-date total to 863 cases. The Bergen County Department of Health has reported 2,843 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the County-wide to-date total to 49,316 cases. Governor Murphy has reported that there was 5,028 new positive COVID-19 cases reported today, bringing the state-wide New Jersey total to 504,647 cases.

If anyone has questions about COVID-19, you can call the 24-hour New Jersey Hotline at (800) 222-1222. You can also visit the State of NJ Coronavirus Website Here.

Important Resources:

  • The latest data on coronavirus infections in New Jersey are available on the New Jersey COVID-19 Dashboard. The dashboard has been updated to provide more information on scope of the virus and hospitalizations, including the number of patients hospitalized, discharged, in critical care, in intensive care, and on ventilators, along with data on statewide ventilator capacity, numbers of positive/negative tests, and more.
  • New Jersey’s COVID-19 Information Hub includes valuable resources and information for families, workers, and employers who have questions or needs arising from the current crisis.
  • Testing Sites: To locate a testing location, specifics on how to get a test, and the hours of operation, click here.
  • Information for businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Please be advised that the Borough is discontinuing the bi-weekly COVID-19 updates (email and reverse 9-1-1) and will move to only providing the reported COVID-19 case counts as we receive them from the Bergen County Department of Health. Check the Borough Website and our social media channels for the most up-to-date information.

Coronavirus Update 1-6-2021

Coronavirus Update 1-6-2021