Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 5/27/2020

From Mayor Linda H. Schwager
Coronavirus Update 5-27-2020

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 18,005 positive Coronavirus Cases, and the State of NJ has 156,628 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.

Reminder...2nd Quarter Tax Grace Period Due June 1, 2020:

The grace period for payment of 2nd quarter taxes ends on June 1st.  To avoid penalties retroactive to May 1st, payment MUST be received by the Tax Department by 4:30pm on June 1st.  USPS mail delivered on or before June 1st will be marked received on the date delivered, post marked does not indicate receipt.  Any payments deposited in the drop box at Borough Hall will be collected at 4:30pm on the 1st and marked received as well.

Virtual Borough Council Meeting Tonight:

There will be a Virtual Borough Council Meeting Wednesday May 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. on ZOOM. If you are a member of the public and wish to comment or provide public input, please email [email protected] to receive the ZOOM meeting link, otherwise the meeting will be broadcast live on Oakland TV Channel 77 and FiOS 45, and on the Borough’s YouTube Channel.

This Week in Oakland Episode 6:

This Week in Oakland Episode 6 will premiere tonight at 6:30 p.m. on Oakland TV Channel 77 and FiOS 45. The Episode will also be posted to the Borough’s YouTube Page. The Oakland Communications Commission and Oakland TV Committee have been putting their extra time to good use and are excited to continue to air This Week in Oakland – a helpful, informative, and interesting program made in Oakland, by and for Oaklanders. Segments over the next few episodes will span from art, to cooking, to nature, interviews, to pet care, and many other things in between!

Take the State of NJ Business Survey:

As your businesses and organizations continue planning to ensure the safety of your employees, customers and clients, and visitors, the State of New Jersey would like to know more about how the pandemic has impacted you and the challenges you may face in the future.

Please help by responding to this short, 10 to 15-minute survey.

While the overall summary results from this survey will be made public, your individual responses will not be shared with anyone and will be kept confidential.

With your help, we are confident that the State can help businesses and non-profit organizations safely and equitably recover from this crisis.

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.