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When it’s time to reopen, will your business be ready? @NJGov wants to hear from you.

Share your story and help guide NJ’s reopening and recovery plan.

Find the survey here: https://covid19.nj.gov/survey


Don’t toss that junk mail in the recycling bin just yet — it might contain your stimulus check in the form of a prepaid debit card

This round of federal stimulus payments are debit cards. Check your junk mail before throwing it away, or you might throw away your stimulus payment! The United States Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service began sending out the economic impact payments as debit cards instead of paper checks.

Recipients are concerned these cards are a scam or assume the white envelope with a PO Box is junk mail. The EIP card will arrive in a plain white envelope and does not bare an official federal insignia. Be sure to check for the VISA debit card before throwing it away by mistake.


There are many people struggling with mental health challenges at this time.   The Wellness and Support Center is Bergen County’s urgent care center for mental health services.  This is a walk in in center but we are asking people to please call ahead, if possible.  Help is available.



NOTE: CDS is doing maintenance on the system and removing duplicate cases, out of jurisdiction cases, and cases that do not meet case definition, so totals will vary from day to day.
** PLEASE NOTE: The data provided above is from the Hackensack Health Department.  The total number is constantly changing by the State so the total number will not match the County totals on a daily basis. People are now taking multiple tests so in some cases, a positive result may not mean a new diagnosis. Closed Case Totals will be posted weekly as of 4/5/2020.



Personal Care Establishment Covid-19  Guidelines


·        Screening customers and staff no more than 24 hours before a scheduled appointment and immediately prior to or upon arrival at the business. Any individual who reports having any symptom consistent with COVID-19 in the last 72 hours, or having had exposure to an individual suspected of having had or confirmed to have had COVID-19 in the last 14 days, cannot be permitted to enter, whether for work or a scheduled service.

·       Requiring appointments for all services, with no walk-ins being permitted.

·       Limiting the number of people allowed in an establishment at any given time. Only staff and clients receiving services by appointment should be inside the establishment.

·       Spacing appointments to allow time for cleaning and disinfecting between customers.

·       Checking temperatures for clients and staff prior to entry, regardless of symptoms. Individuals with a temperature over 100.4 shall not be permitted to enter the shop to work or for an appointment.

·       Taking steps to reconfigure the space within the business to ensure at least six feet of distance between individuals wherever possible and implementing adaptations to the space with physical barriers, signs, tape or floor markers to facilitate social distancing.

·       Requiring everyone entering the premises to wear masks or a face covering at all times, with limited exceptions.

·       Requiring the removal of reusable items such as magazines, toys, and samples.

·       Complying with additional requirements for certain services.

For more information visit https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

Fraud - Prevention, Education and Enforcement Efforts Seminar Info  

N.J. Department of Health, N.J. Hospital Association PSA Aimed at Reassuring Public on Hospital Safety Amid COVID-19

City of Hackensack Announces Reopening of City Parks and Reinstatement of Select Parking Regulations


City officials are announcing two important updates concerning the ongoing response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis. Both updated policies are based on the continued reduction in new COVID-19 cases in Hackensack and the surrounding area, which have made it possible to begin reversing some of the social distancing orders put into effect over the past months.


Following Governor Phil Murphy’s recent Executive Order reopening state parks, city parks will be reopening to the public starting on Saturday, May 2. Those using the parks must continue to practice social distancing except with immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners and wear protective facial coverings. Parking is limited to 50% of maximum capacity and will be prohibited in undesignated areas. Organized or contact activities and sports are prohibited, in addition to picnics and gatherings of any kind. The City’s Community Garden will also be opening on May 2, but visits will be limited by schedule only.


On Monday, May 4, parking regulations will be reinstated at the Hackensack University Medical Center garage, Lot S, and all metered areas except on Main Street and Anderson Street. Parking regulations will remain suspended in the following areas: Main Street and Anderson Street., residential parking areas, alternate side parking, and other municipal parking lots. The City’s Police Department will issue warnings beginning Friday, May 1, and residents should plan accordingly.


“Thanks to all of the sacrifices we have been making together and the heroic work of our first responders and health care professionals, the curve of new cases has flattened across our city and our state, and we can begin the process of returning to normal life in our city,” said Mayor John Labrosse. “While the worst days of this pandemic have hopefully passed, we cannot afford a setback. We must continue to follow social distancing orders, wear protective gear when in public, and follow CDC guidelines on handwashing and other protective actions. By working together we will beat this disease once and for all.”


For More Rules and Regulations Please Click Here to View Executive Order 133


Any individuals or families waiting for their Economic Impact Payments–the stimulus checks that most are entitled to–should visit visit the IRS “getmypayment” site. They may need to file an online application directing the U.S. Treasury on how to deliver their checks, via either direct deposit or the mail. A Spanish language version of that site is at the IRS Spanish-language coronavirus page.

Main Street businesses having difficulty gaining access to the Payroll Protection Program, which provides forgivable loans through various lenders and is designed to see them through the current crisis, can visit the Small Business Administration’s Payroll Protection Program page.


With guidance from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Rite Aid is expanding it’s testing criteria. All Rite Aid testing locations (including those opening on Monday), will now begin to test anyone over the age of 18, even if they’re asymptomatic. This is a significant shift to Rite Aid’s testing policy to date.

Link to the Rite Aid press release: https://www.riteaid.com/corporate/news/-/pressreleases/news-room/2020/rite-aid-significantly-expands-covid-19-testing

Link to all testing locations: https://www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/services/covid-19-testing   


Where: The county operated site is located at: Bergen New Bridge Medical Center at 230 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ.  This is an APPOINTMENT ONLY site.

Who: This site is open to Bergen County residents who are symptomatic; this site will continue to serve and prioritize first responders and healthcare professionals who live or work in Bergen County as well. 

Symptomatic Bergen County residents, first responders or healthcare professionals must provide photo identification proving their residency and/or professionals to provide qualifying photo id.

NEW!!.  The Bergen County operated site is now open to all municipal employees who work in any of our 70 municipalities regardless of residency.  Proof of employment within the municipality required.  Also, open to ALL Bergen County employees regardless of residency with proof of employment; individuals must be symptomatic and must follow the below steps.


OPTION 1. Residents must first be screened by completing a brief survey located at https://www.newbridgehealth.org and evaluated by a Telehealth doctor. Patients will then be given a confirmation code number to present at the drive-thru testing site that corresponds with their appointment.


OPTION 2. Patients with orders (prescription) from their private physicians have expedited scheduling.

Log into portal: https://www.newbridgehealth.org/

Follow link to COVID screening and follow prompts to upload a doctor’s order (prescription) into the system.

More information is available at: https://www.newbridgehealth.org and at https://co.bergen.nj.us/

WHEN: By appointment 7 days a week

*** Please note that this is a County operated site and is separate from the FEMA site located at Bergen Community College in Paramus.


Arrive between 10 am and 2:30 pm

First Responders Only: 9 am – 10 am


Please do not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum 30 minutes before arrival


Upcoming Dates: Saliva COVID-19 Test and COVID-19 Antibody Test


Tuesday, July 21

Waldwick/Wyckoff/Saddle River -  the Waldwick Train Station: The Intersection of Hewson Avenue & Walter Nightingale Place, Waldwick

Wednesday, July 22 - Click here for updated flyer

Teaneck - Richard Rodda Community Center Parking Lot: 250 Colonial Court, Teaneck




(driver’s license/ID card, social security card, passport, or birth certificate)

Proof of Bergen County Residency or Employment

(copy of lease, driver’s license, or utility bill)

Insurance card, if applicable


In case of inclement weather please visit here for details.



Stay safe, hydrated, and healthy! 

Unemployment Portal for Questions

The Department of Labor created a new web portal that allows New Jersey residents to contact the Department of Labor directly. This is a helpful tool for residents who have questions about their applications. To submit a message, residents must go to www.myunemployment.nj.gov and follow the instructions below:




Stop Dumping Protective Masks & Gloves on the Ground, N.J. Officials Warn

New Jersey residents fearful of spreading or contracting the coronavirus are leaving their homes wearing gloves and face masks, but too many are returning empty-handed.

Angered police and municipal officials have issued orders to residents asking them to stop dumping their personal protective gear on the ground — particularly in the parking lots of grocery stores and shopping centers.  

Listing files in 'COVID-19'

During the current COVID-19 health crisis, customers who may never have been behind on their bill may be looking for financial assistance. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is still taking applications. Like most of America, LIHEAP agencies are not taking walk-in traffic, but customers can still submit a LIHEAP application online or by fax. Sending an application by mail is also an option.


To receive LIHEAP assistance, customers should meet income eligibility requirements and submit a completed application. Applications can be downloaded through the PSE&G website at pseg.com/help or pseg.com/ayuda (Spanish). (Note: customers do not have to be behind on their bill to receive LIHEAP, and customers who have already received LIHEAP this season may also be eligible for additional assistance through LIHEAP.)


For more information about the LIHEAP program, or other energy assistance programs, call 1-800-510-3102 or ‘211’ seven days a week.

We strongly encourage you to please share this important information in any manner (township website, Facebook page, township newsletter, council meeting, municipal TV, etc) that will help advance this communication.


Thank you,

PSE&G Regional Public Affairs Team 


The Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce has partnered with RediPrint in Hackensack to make signs thanking healthcare workers. RediPrint is printing the signs at a reduced price and Hackensack Chamber employees are delivering them to homes and businesses in Hackensack and the surrounding towns.

Signs can be seen on both residential homes, in apartment windows and in front of local businesses.

“We all want to help but most of us are not medical professionals,” said Lauren Zisa, Executive Director. “This is a small way we can all say thank you and at the same time support the volunteer EMS.”

The Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps is made up of volunteers who serve the city from the hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. During the day, the City is manned by a service from Hackensack University Medical Center.

“This is a truly dedicated group of people who spend their free time serving Hackensack residents,” said Sgt. John Knapp. Knapp serves as the EMS manager and the police department’s liaison to the group.

To purchase signs visit: https://www.hackensackchamber.org/ticket/lawn-sign/

Posted Via HUMC as of 4/27/2020

Video of Clap Out on March 30th



Choripan Rodizio Too Ofrece Esperanza en Medio de la Crisis de Salud



Coffee Break

(201) 546-1629



Greek Island Grill

(201) 489-4733



Art of Spice

(201) 342-3444



Noches De Colombia

(201) 880-8400



Mi Tierrita Restaurant

(201) 342-3364



Sunrise Oriental Products

(201) 487-8996



Great Wall Chinese Restaurant

(201) 342-5885



Bangkok Garden Thai Restaurant

(201) 487-2620



Habana Room

(201) 446-1801



Nick’s Deli & Grocery

(201) 343-2022



V&T Salumeria

(201) 489-0040



Tandoori Chef

(201) 457-0057



Crown Fried Chicken & Pizza

(201) 498-9393




(201) 342-5665



Luka’s Deli & Catering

(201) 487-9277



Bohemia Restaurant

(201) 488-1010



Casual Habana Cafe

(201) 880-9844



Three Brothers Bagels

(201) 342-5554



Citrus Cafe

(201) 820-2927



Chicken Magician

(201) 641-2255



Mark’s Pizza & Restaurant

(201) 487-8778



Giant Gourmet Farmer’s Market

(201) 498-0010



Paula’s Soul Food Cafe

(201) 880-6888



Colombia Bakery

(201) 883-9696



Edible Arrangements

(201) 342-0440



Galapagos Restaurant

(201) 342-9222



Simply Stix

(201) 880-8853



El Turco Grill

(201) 880-7450



Mi Rancho Restaurant

(201) 342-4206



House of Pizza

(201) 342-1571




(201) 646-3267




(201) 880-7941







Oishi Sushi

(201) 880-8852



New Heritage Diner

(201) 342-6757



Villa de Colombia

(201) 343-3399



Pollos Mario

(201) 487-8009




(201) 487-1969



White Manna

(201) 342-0914



Simply Stix

(201) 880-8853



Platters Corner

(201) 343-3241



La Reina Del Sabor

(201) 880-5153



Stony Hill Inn

(201) 342-4085



Cubbys BBQ

(201) 488-9389



The Crow’s Nest

(201) 342-5445



Chit Chat Diner

(201) 820-4033



Fairmount Eats

(201) 489-3287



ASAP Pizza

(201) 203-0985




(201) 488-1788



Jerk’d Modern Caribbean Kitchen

(973) 826-9232



Planted Eats

(201) 487-8787




As people across the globe adapt to a “new normal,” the Greater Bergen County YMCA has stepped up to meet the needs of the local community by offering free services so members and non-members alike can stay healthy, reduce their stress, and keep their kids active.


The YMCA of Greater Bergen County Virtual Y at Home provides access to free fitness videos on demand, activities for children and families, mindfulness resources, and more.

Additionally, their YouTube channel features activities, workouts, and storytelling from YMCA staff to engage families at home. The YMCA of Greater Bergen County has also launched the Stay Health-Y 600 Free Fitness Challenge on their Metro YMCA mobile app, so participants are motivated and rewarded as they work toward their wellness goals while being part of a virtual community.


For more information, please visit the Greater Bergen County YMCA website.

Department Phone Directory

City Manager- 201-646-3900

Police Dept. (Non-Emergency) - 201-646-7777

Fire Dept. (Non-Emergency)  - 201-646-7800

DPW - 201-646-3951

Sanitation/Recycling - 201-646-3955

Recycling Hotline - 201-646-8049

Building Dept. - 201-646-3920

Tax Collector - 201-646-3927

Tax Assessor - 201-646-3924

City Clerk - 201-646-3940

Municipal Court - 201-646-3971

Health Dept. - 201-646-3965

Recreation Dept. - 201-646-8042

Cultural Arts Dept. - 201-820-3007

Johnson Public Library - 201-343-4169



Monday, May 4th select parking regulations will be re-instated in the City of Hackensack.

The areas that parking regulations will be re-instated are:

  • HUMC Garage
  • Lot S
  • All Metered areas EXCEPT* Main Street and Anderson Street


Main St./ Anderson St./Residential Parking Areas/ Alternate Side Parking/ Other Municipal Parking Lots


Click Here For Library Services Information

Hackensack Resident Tests Positive for Coronavirus, City Offices to Close to the Public Starting Tuesday


Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse Releases Coronavirus Response Update


Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Center for Food Action will be distributing emergency food boxes by appointment only. Please call 201.883.9375 and leave your name and phone number.  Your call will be returned, and you will be given a pick-up date, time, and location.  Please do not show up without an appointment.