Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 1/8/2021

From Mayor Linda H. Schwager
COVID19 Update

Oakland Senior Center Closed Next Week:

The Borough learned today that one of our employees working in the Senior Center has tested positive for COVID-19.  In accordance with CDC guidelines, staff will need to quarantine and the Senior Center will be shut down from Monday, January 11th through Friday, January 15th.  As of now, the Senior Center will reopen on Tuesday, January 19th.  The Senior Transportation program is discontinued next week as well.   All virtual programs will run as normal.  We regret the inconvenience but this action is being taken to ensure the safety of our Senior Community. 

Update from Oakland Public Schools:

Due to the increased number of positive cases in the schools and community, the Oakland Public Schools will be closed for in-person instruction through January 22nd. All students will be learning 100% remotely with the intent to re-open schools for in-person instruction on Monday, January 25th. Please follow the recommendations of the CDC, NJ Department of Health and the Bergen County Department of Health to help keep our community safe and get our students back to school.

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.


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:

  • 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 no new positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Oakland since 1/6/21, bringing our to-date total to 539 cases. Once the Borough receives updated case counts from the County, we will release them. The Bergen County Department of Health has reported 483 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the County-wide to-date total to 50,468 cases. Governor Murphy has reported that there was 5,791 new positive COVID-19 cases reported today, bringing the state-wide New Jersey total to 516,608 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.