Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 4/20/2020

From Mayor Linda H. Schwager
Coronavirus Uodate 4-20-2020

Coronavirus Positive Tests in Oakland:

Today the Borough of Oakland was notified by the Bergen County Health Department that there are a total of 166 individuals in Oakland who tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Bergen County Health Department is no longer providing towns with patient details such as gender and age so we are not able to provide that information to the community.

In addition, Oakland Cares Center will be providing the Borough with daily updates. As of 4/17/2020, there are 35 in-house patients who tested positive for the virus, 7 patients who recovered, 6 patients moved to hospitals, and 30 deaths. 

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.

School Election Update:

  • Starting April 22nd, the Bergen County Clerk will be mailing ‘Vote by Mail’ Ballots to all registered voters for the School Election scheduled for May 12, 2020.  The postage on the return envelopes is prepaid.  Please mail back ballots early to ensure votes are received by the election date and are counted.  Instructions for ‘Vote by Mail’ are on the Bergen County Clerk’s website

Special Birthday Announcement:

  • A very happy birthday to Oakland Resident Josephine Berkowitz who will be celebrating her 105th Birthday this Saturday, April 25th! Josephine is an active member of the Oakland Senior Center and Senior Club, and you can usually find her at the center playing a game of mahjong or cards with fellow members.

Nursing Homes:

Consumer Refunds:

  • The NJ Division of Consumer Affairs has produced FAQs on Refunds Related to COVID-19, which included guidance on gym memberships, cruises and travel, flights, and event tickets.

Marinas & Boatyards:

  • Marinas, boatyards, and marine manufacturers will be allowed open for personal use as long as strict social distancing and sanitization protocols are followed. Chartered watercraft services or rentals will not be allowed, and restaurant activity at these sites must be limited to take-out or delivery only.

How non-medical volunteers can help:

  • Non-medical volunteers are needed to assist at food pantries and deliver meals to vulnerable individuals. To volunteer, sign up at the website and someone will contact you:

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: There are currently 57 COVID-19 testing sites across the state, including State-sponsored and private facilities. 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.

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