Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 5/20/2020

From Mayor Linda H. Schwager
Coronavirus Update 5/20/2020

Coronavirus Positive Tests in Oakland:

Today the Borough of Oakland was notified by the Bergen County Health Department that there are a total of 225 individuals in Oakland who tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Bergen County has a total of 17,516 positive Coronavirus Cases, and the State of NJ has 150,399 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.

Yard Waste Collection Update:

Yard waste is collected every Monday or Tuesday depending on your side of town.  If Monday is your garbage collection, Tuesday is your yard waste pickup. If Friday is your garbage collection, Monday is your yard waste pickup. Caused by staffing issues due to the Coronavirus, our hauler has advised us that there will be delays in picking up yard waste throughout the week. If your yard waste is out at the curb, you may leave it there, and it will be picked up during the week when the hauler arrives.

State of New Jersey Announces More Retail Business Openings:

Yesterday, the State of New Jersey issued an Administrative Order which permits car and used car dealerships, motorcycle dealerships, boat dealerships, and bicycle shops to re-open with restrictions. Click here to read more.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Still Accepting Applications:

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is still accepting loan applications for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Funding can be used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. Click here to apply.

Message from Oakland Public Library:

While the physical library remains closed, I would just like to remind everyone that OPL's Digital Library is available 24/7. We're constantly adding new content to these collections, and they are all available to every library card holder for free. This means free e-books, downloadable audiobooks, e-magazines, movies, TV shows, and music all for free. Don't have a card? No problem, you can get one right now by emailing  Also, check out or programs online for kids and adults. We have a whole bunch of regular programs each week and we're adding new ones while we wait to reopen to the public. We can't wait to see you all again!

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.