Due to an Increase of COVID-19 Cases, City Hall Will Be Closed to the Public Today (12/1)

All Other Departments Will Be Closed to the Public Starting Dec. 7th

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Winter Holiday and Celebration Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic


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.


Governor Murphy Announces Expansion of Eligibility for New Jersey’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Governor Murphy today announced the expansion of eligibility for more frontline essential workers and high-risk groups in New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccination program. Eligible groups include educators and staff in pre-k through 12th grade settings, childcare workers, and transportation workers, among others.  

“Our administration has built the infrastructure – including nearly 300 vaccination sites across the state – needed to support New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccination demand,” said Governor Murphy. “As the federal government continues to make more vaccine doses available, we are confident in our ability to expand our vaccination program to reach more of our essential workers and vulnerable populations. Our goal is to provide every New Jerseyan with a vaccine when it is available and they are eligible.”

“As vaccine supply increases, this phased expansion of new eligibility groups keeps New Jersey moving forward toward our goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the eligible adult population,” said New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli.

Beginning Monday, March 15, the following categories are eligible for vaccination:

  • Educators, including support staff, in pre-K through 12th grade settings;
  • Childcare workers in licensed and registered settings;
  • Public and local transportation workers, including bus, taxi, rideshare, and airport employees; NJ TRANSIT workers; and Motor Vehicle Commission staff;
  • Public safety workers who are not sworn law enforcement or fire professionals, including probation officers and fire safety inspectors;
  • Migrant farm workers;
  • Members of tribal communities; and,
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness and those living in shelters, including domestic violence shelters.

Additionally, beginning on Monday, March 29, frontline essential workers in the following categories are also eligible for vaccination:

  • Food production, agriculture, and food distribution;
  • Eldercare and support;
  • Warehousing and logistics;
  • Social services support staff;
  • Elections personnel;
  • Hospitality;
  • Medical supply chain;
  • Postal and shipping services;
  • Clergy; and,
  • Judicial system.

Additionally, the eligibility list will indicate that all individuals ages 16-64 with certain medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that increase the risk or might increase the risk of severe illness from the virus, are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination.

For more information about eligibility, statewide vaccination site locations, and to preregister for a vaccination, visit

For more information on CDC criteria for eligibility, please click here

“A healthy workforce is of critical importance for agriculture and the food industry supply chain,” said New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher. “We appreciate that Governor Murphy has prioritized the vaccination of our essential farmworkers as we ramp up for New Jersey’s growing season.”

“We appreciate Governor Murphy for recognizing the importance of keeping safe New Jersey’s front-line employees who are working in daily, face-to-face vital roles that protect and support our state’s children and families,” said New Jersey Department of Children and Families Commissioner Christine Norbut Beyer. “For almost a full year now, childcare, child welfare and domestic violence shelter staff have remained in the field and on-the-ground, facing and overcoming their own pandemic fears, and loss, in service to others. Expanding distribution to these categories helps to ensure that they can continue their essential work, safely.” 

“Governor Murphy and I are committed to both reopening schools as soon as possible and making sure that our educators and students are safe. By expanding vaccination eligibility to educators, we advance both goals," said New Jersey Department of Education Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan. “Schools are an integral part of our communities, and everyone in the school community needs to feel safe and secure as we work to safely reopen schools. The expansion of vaccine eligibility being announced today is another step to demonstrate our commitment to our school staff and students, and their families.”

“New Jersey has made great strides in opening vaccination to more and more residents, and we are very pleased to be able to expand availability to vulnerable communities such as individuals experiencing homelessness and critical workers such as those caring for older residents, children and providing social services supports,” said New Jersey Department of Human Services Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman. “We cannot express enough thanks to frontline essential workers for their commitment throughout this entire public health crisis and look forward to more and more of them getting protection against this virus and to further protecting our most vulnerable residents.”

“We are incredibly grateful that MVC workers will soon be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines,” said Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton. “Our employees have been working hard to serve NJ’s drivers, on the frontline, amidst the many challenges created by COVID-19’s threat to public health and safety.  We’re thankful for Governor Murphy’s leadership throughout the Public Health Emergency, and the MVC is proud to be part of NJ’s push to get vaccines in the arms of essential workers in an effort to beat this virus.”

“NJ TRANSIT is extremely grateful to Governor Murphy and his Administration for prioritizing our state’s indispensable transit workers,” said Kevin S. Corbett, NJ TRANSIT President & CEO. “Our dedicated frontline transit employees have been keeping our region moving, delivering service for essential workers and all those who depend on public transit, since the onset of this pandemic. The vaccine will add yet another layer of safety to the numerous measures we already have in place to provide the safest possible travel environment for our employees and customers.”

“Gov. Murphy’s announcement that he is adding educators to the vaccine priority list is an important step toward New Jersey’s emergence from this pandemic,” said Marie Blistan, President, NJEA. “With nearly 1.4 million students and over 200,000 adults, one out of every six New Jersey residents is connected directly to our public schools. Count the families they go home to and no institution in our state directly connects to more individuals than our public schools. The sooner educators are vaccinated, the sooner our entire state is safer. We call on the administration to immediately extend that access to employees in higher education who are equally as exposed and equally as critical to fully reopening our state for in-person instruction. At every level, New Jersey educators have worked tirelessly to educate our students and have advocated tirelessly to protect them and our communities throughout this pandemic by demanding high standards for health and safety. We stand ready to work with the Murphy administration, other elected leaders, school districts and colleges to ensure that our members can access the promised vaccinations quickly and efficiently."

“Governor Murphy’s announcement today recognizing the value of all prekindergarten-to-12 educational and support staff is a good first step in reopening our schools,” said AFTNJ President Donna M. Chiera. “We welcome this news, and our educators look forward to having in-person instruction soon with their students. But let’s remember that the vaccines are just one tool in reopening schools safely. They’re not a substitute for regular testing, proper social distancing, thorough cleaning and appropriate ventilation. Vaccine availability must be aligned with these important mitigation strategies."

"Warehouse workers, often immigrants and people of color, have kept our communities safe and our economy running during the pandemic,” said Lorenza Garcia, Worker Organizer, Make the Road New Jersey. “Too many have lost their lives to COVID-19. We thank Governor Murphy for extending vaccine eligibility to this critical population." 

“Many thanks to Governor Murphy for prioritizing vaccinations for teachers and school personnel,” said Betsy Ginsburg, Executive Director, Garden State Coalition of Schools. “This moves us closer to the happy day when all our students can be back in our classrooms.”

“Our members have been on the frontlines moving the people of NJ around the clock, seven days a week during this pandemic and having the means to get our folks vaccinated is of the highest priority,” said Ray Greaves, Vice President, ATU International. “We appreciate the Governor for his steadfast commitment to seeing to it that our most vulnerable workforce gets the help they need to combat this virus that has already taken a huge toll on us.”

“As our state reopens, it is critical to ensure our hospitality employees are a priority in the vaccination process,” said Marilou Halvorsen, President, NJ Restaurant & Hospitality Association. “The hospitality industry is the state’s largest private sector employer, employing over $400,000 people and is critical to the state’s economic recovery. I appreciate the Governor prioritizing the industry and protecting our employees so that they can return safely return to work while protecting the public. By vaccinating the employees of this important industry, public health will truly create economic health.”

"We want to thank Governor Murphy for being steadfast and pushing our members to be eligible for COVID-19. We thank the Governor for knowing that we are the essential workers at the frontline of the pandemic,” said Jerome Johnson, President of SMART-TD Local 60. “It is also great that the Governor realizes that we come across fellow employees and citizens of the state of NJ that are more susceptible to COVID-19. We have to work amongst each other. The vaccination is a great asset for all of our members at SMART TD Local 60.

“We commend Governor Murphy for prioritizing drivers for vaccine access,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, Chief Executive Officer, Uber. “Over the last year, alongside others on the front lines, drivers have been a lifeline to their communities and an essential part of the infrastructure keeping our cities moving." 

"Throughout the pandemic we have seen the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on people of color and those on the front lines of keeping our state going," said Renee Koubiadis, Executive Director of the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey. "We applaud the expansion of vaccine distribution to social services support staff and teachers who are critical to public health and safety. We also call for frontline warehouse, retail, and other essential workers to be prioritized to realize racial equity in our recovery."

"Expanding vaccine access to rideshare drivers is an important step in putting an end to this terrible pandemic, and we want to thank Gov. Murphy for his vision and leadership throughout this trying time,” said Doug Mehan, Senior Public Policy Manager, Lyft. “Rideshare drivers play an essential role in helping people access vital healthcare services and will be crucial in ensuring New Jerseyans can get to a vaccination site and receive their shot as quickly as possible."

“We have continued to feed the community and our first responders throughout the pandemic; our restaurant employees have been on the frontline since day one,” said Carmen E. Mendiola, President, Jersey City Restaurant Association. “The New Jersey restaurant industry has been devasted by COVID-19; but we have continued to serve the people of New Jersey. We welcome Governor Murphy’s direction and recognition of food production and food distribution workers as front-line workers. The Jersey City Restaurant Association supports this much needed assistance and we are excited that we will be in the ranks to get our vaccines.”

“The ATU NJ State Council has been working tirelessly along with NJ Transit and the NJ Department of Health to put together a plan to distribute the COVID vaccine to our frontline heroes who have been hit hard by this pandemic,” said Orlando Riley, Chairman, ATU NJ State Council. “To the Governor’s credit he has delivered on his commitment to ensuring that transit workers get the much needed support they need to protect themselves and the public they proudly serve.”

"This is great news. Our MVC workers, our Child Protective Services workers, our workers from the Department of Health, and so many others, are helping others every single day under the most challenging circumstances," said Hetty Rosenstein, President, CWA-NJ.  "It is so important that these frontline and essential workers have the chance to take care of themselves and their families, while they are caring for the public."


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:



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.


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 



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:

Link to all testing locations:   


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 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:

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

More information is available at: and at

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.


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 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 or (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 

  Video of Clap Out on March 30th



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



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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.