Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 5/28/2020

From Mayor Linda H. Schwager
Coronavirus Update 5-28-2020

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 18,103 positive Coronavirus Cases, and the State of NJ has 157,815 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.

Communications Commission Seeking Your Graduate Photo’s:

Graduation 2020 will be the most unique graduation in decades. The Communications Commission and the volunteers behind the new weekly series, This Week in Oakland, want to make it a special one for our Oakland graduating 5th graders, 8th graders, 12th graders, and college students. Parents are encouraged to email a photo of each of your graduates (in graduation or professional attire), their name (as it will appear on diploma), the grade they are graduating from, and the school which they are graduating from to by June 20th. This slideshow will be included in an upcoming episode of This Week in Oakland airing in late June on Oakland TV and it will also be posted on the Borough’s YouTube channel.

Upcoming Board, Committee, Commission Meetings:

Meeting Links and Passwords for upcoming Board, Committee, and Commission Meetings are posted here.

  • Oakland Shade Tree Commission 6/1 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Environmental Commission 6/2 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sustainable Oakland Green Team 6/4 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Recreation Commission Special Meeting 6/8 at 8:00 p.m. (To discuss Spring and Summer Sports Programs)
  • Board of Health 6/16 at 7:30 p.m.

Borough of Oakland Announces Team Up to Clean Up:

The Borough of Oakland is hosting a Team Up to Clean Up on June 13 and 14. Join with your family to clean up your favorite spot in Oakland. To register, click here. Grab a bag and head to your favorite park, neighborhood, or route to school. Send photo’s to for inclusion in the Borough Newsletter and Borough Social Media. Please dispose of litter in your garbage pail on your regular trash pickup day and place clean recyclables in your recycling on your regularly scheduled recycling collection. Please be safe! Wear gloves and masks if near other people and maintain proper social distancing. Main roads with no sidewalk should be avoided until proper traffic control measures can be secured.

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Increasing Limit on Outdoor Gatherings:

  • Outdoor Gatherings of Up to 25 People Permitted: An executive order was signed increasing the limit on outdoor gatherings from 10 to 25 people and allowing recreational campgrounds to reopen with social distancing measures in place. The limit on indoor gatherings remains at 10 people. The order also recommends, but does not order, that people wear a face covering while at outdoor gatherings and recreational campgrounds when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. The order also covers:
    • Charter Boats and Recreational Businesses: The order rescinds the 10-person capacity limit on charter boats and recreational businesses opened under Executive Order No. 147, including archery ranges, batting cages, golf driving ranges, horseback riding, tennis clubs, and shooting ranges, and imposes a new 25-person capacity limitation with a requirement that individuals can remain six feet apart at all times.
    • Parks, Beaches, Boardwalks, and Lakeshores: The order allows gatherings of no more than 25 people at State Parks and Forests, county and municipal parks, public and private beaches, boardwalks, lakes, and lakeshores, but continues to prohibit special events such as festivals, concerts, fireworks, and movies.
    • Recreational Campgrounds: The order permits private and public recreational campgrounds to reopen to the public. The following shall remain closed at recreational campgrounds: picnic areas; playgrounds; pavilions; and other buildings amenities, or facilities, except restrooms and showers. Recreational campgrounds that are open to the public must comply with the same restrictions required for recreational businesses. The Department of Environmental Protection is required to prepare a phased-in reopening plan for all campgrounds located on State Parks and Forests within fifteen days.

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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