Coronavirus Positive Tests in Oakland:
Today the Borough of Oakland was notified by the Bergen County Health Department that there are a total of 195 individuals in Oakland who tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Bergen County has a total of 15,266 positive Coronavirus Cases, and the State of NJ has 113,856 positive 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.
Upcoming Board, Committee, Commission Meetings:
- Sustainable Oakland Green Team (4/28 at 7:30 p.m.)
- Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83436878869
- ID: 834 3687 8869
- Audio Phone Only: 929-205-6099
- Communications Commission (5/4 at 7:30 p.m.)
- Meeting Link: http://us02web.zoom.us/j/93736927759
- ID: 937 3692 7759
- Audio Phone Only: 929-205-6099
Today Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 130 which permits towns to extend the grace period for 2nd Quarter Taxes from May 10, 2020 to no later than June 1, 2020. The due date for 2nd Quarter Taxes remains May 1, 2020. The Oakland Governing Body will be considering action at a special upcoming meeting. Details on the meeting will be provided on the Borough Website shortly.
Yard Waste Collection Update:
There will be no yard waste collection today April 28th for the South Side of town due to staffing issues with the hauler. The hauler will be back Thursday to complete the pickup. Residents may leave their yard waste at the curb.
Paper Shredding 5/2/2020:
The Borough of Oakland is hosting a Paper Shredding Event on Saturday May 2, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Borough Hall Parking Lot, 1 Municipal Plaza, Oakland, NJ 07436. To ensure social distance rules we ask that all residents remain in their vehicles and the DPW attendants will remove the items from the trunk. Everyone will be wearing masks and gloves.
Ponds Food Pantry Seeking Donations:
The Oakland Food Pantry at Ponds Church is still serving residents of Oakland through appointments and curbside pickups of boxes of items they need. They are still accepting donations that are very much needed and appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at the back stairs of Ponds.
Clarifications on Essential Retail Businesses:
The following Executive Order sets forth clarifications on what essential retail businesses may or may not operate:
- Pet grooming, pet daycare, and pet boarding businesses shall be considered essential retail businesses, provided that they adopt in-person operation policies that include, at a minimum, the enhanced social distancing practices detailed in paragraph 1 of Executive Order No. 122 (2020).
- Stores that principally sell items necessary for religious observation or worship shall be considered essential retail businesses, provided that they adopt in-person operation policies that include, at a minimum, the enhanced social distancing practices detailed in paragraph 1 of Executive Order No. 122 (2020).
- Car dealerships may permit customers that have ordered and/or purchased a vehicle online or by phone to test drive the vehicle at the time of pick-up or prior to delivery, provided that the dealership adopts in-person operation policies that 1) include, at a minimum, the enhanced social distancing practices detailed in paragraph 1 of Executive Order No. 122 (2020), 2) permit the individual to access the vehicle alone, and 3) provide that the dealership is to appropriately clean and sanitize the vehicle after such test drive if the customer does not purchase the vehicle.
- This ORDER shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect for as long as Executive Order No. 107 (2020) remains in effect or until I issue a subsequent amending Administrative Order.
- 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.