Governor Murphy Announces Private Swimming Clubs May Open on June 22:
Today Governor Murphy announces that municipal and private swimming clubs may re-open on Monday June 22, 2020. Full guidance will be released from the NJ Department of Health relating to procedures that will need to be followed.
The governor has signed an executive order extending the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9th due to COVID-19 by another 30 days. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed. While this action does not require the Legislature’s approval, proposed legislation and a proposed constitutional amendment would limit certain emergency executive orders issued by a governor to 14 days unless an extension is approved by the Legislature.
Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has issued an updated executive order extending the declared county state of emergency with modifications in accordance with Governor Phil Murphy’s ongoing plan to relax restrictions on low-risk activities. Executive Order No. 2020-01G specifically addresses the reopening of additional amenities in county parks, outdoor dining, and non-essential retail.
Starting tomorrow, the following amenities will be open to the public at all county parks effective at 6 a.m. June 6th:
- Tennis is permitted, for singles play only, on alternate courts available for use
- Pickle ball is permitted for singles play, on alternate courts available for use
- James A. Mc Faul Environmental Center (Wyckoff) Grounds will reopen to the public for walking activities, Indoor facilities will remain closed.
- Park Restrooms to open, minimum of one per park, subject to all guidelines and restrictions in effect, effective 6 a.m., June 6, 2020;
- Limited Boating is permitted to include Kayaks, Canoes, Sculls limited to single occupants, subject to acceptance and approval by the County of an operating plan compliant with CDC and other applicable social distancing guidelines.
Meeting Links and Passwords for upcoming Board, Committee, and Commission Meetings are posted here.
- Recreation Commission 6/8 at 8:00 p.m. (Special Meeting to discuss Spring and Summer Sports Programs)
- Zoning Board of Adjustment 6/9 at 8:00 p.m.
- Board of Health 6/16 at 7:30 p.m.
- Environmental Commission 6/16 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sustainable Oakland Green Team 6/23 at 7:30 p.m.
Coronavirus Positive Tests in Oakland:
Today the Borough of Oakland was notified by the Bergen County Health Department that there are a total of 227 individuals in Oakland who tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Bergen County has a total of 18,547 positive Coronavirus Cases, and the State of NJ has 164,497 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.
- 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.