Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 4/3/2020

From Mayor Linda H. Schwager

Coronavirus Positive Tests in Oakland:

  • Today the Borough of Oakland was notified by the Bergen County Health Department that there are a total of 52 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.
  • 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. 
  • Updates will be provided as they become available.

Styrofoam and Plastic Film Bins Closed:

  • The Styrofoam and Plastic Film Collection Bins located at the Oakland First Aid Squad are temporarily closed until further notice. The site is under 24/7 surveillance, so please do not leave materials around the bins. Thank you.

Blood Drives:

  • An Administrative Order was signed yesterday to explicitly authorize blood donation drives to continue to meet the critical medical needs of New Jerseyans during the COVID-19 crisis. Please consider donating if you are able. Sign up here. 


  • The State continues to look for qualified health, mental health, and related professionals to bolster our medical ranks. Sign up here.


NJTV Learning Live:

  • Starting Monday, April 6, children throughout New Jersey will be able to tune into NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, for NJTV Learning Live, a program featuring lessons taught by New Jersey teachers. Hour-long grade-level programs for grades 3-6 will begin at 9 a.m.

Domestic Violence: 

  • If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please tell that person to go to for a packet of information and call the Oakland Police Department at (201) 337-6171. 

State of NJ Executive Order 114:

  • Today, April 3, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 114, which orders the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments,
    offices, agencies, and instrumentalities indefinitely, starting on Friday, April 3, 2020, in recognition and mourning of all those who have lost their lives and have been affected by COVID-19.