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BAYONNE COVID-19 UPDATE FOR JUNE 27, 2020 AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF FIREWORKS TASK FORCE

COVID-19 UPDATE 6/27/2020

Mayor Davis has directed OEM to keep residents informed on all the latest information related to this health emergency.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 368*

  • The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.  We have 751 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered.   The Bayonne Medical Center advises that there are currently NO Bayonne resident In-Patients at BMC with COVID-19 or under investigation for the virus.

FIREWORKS:  The Mayor has announced the organization of a Fireworks Task Force which is made up of Bayonne Police Officers and Bayonne Firefighters.  This Task Force will work both proactively and reactively to stop the nuisance fireworks that have been affecting all areas of the city over the past few weeks. Please report any/all fireworks use to the Bayonne Public Safety Communications Center at 201-858-6900.

GOVERNOR’S DIRECTIVES: Our state has now entered a new phase in re-opening for many businesses. Please check with the Governor’s social media or visit www.covid19.nj.gov for the latest information.  Please support our local businesses.

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Mayor Fulop and City Council Announce Latest Safety Measures Supporting Social Distancing to Help Businesses and Residents Recover

9/11 Memorial Blood Drive

New “Slow Streets” Enhances Administration’s Various Safety Initiatives to Accommodate the Current Need for more Space, Especially in Urban Areas

Mayor Steven M. Fulop announces the historic implementation of a Slow Streets Pilot Program in Jersey City launching today to enhance COVID-19 safety measures by supporting safe outdoor activity and recreation for residents’ physical and mental health. The innovative plan provides residents additional open space by designating certain streets throughout Jersey City as “Slow Streets” which will be temporarily closed to through traffic, with access for local traffic only at very low speeds while maintaining all existing parking.  Slow Streets will have partial closures at intersections to allow for more comfortable use for adequate physically distant walking, jogging, biking, exercising, commuting, and playing all across the city.

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BAYONNE COVID-19 UPDATE REDUCED POSITIVE CASES BELOW 400 FOR JUNE 25, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE 6/25/2020

Mayor Davis has directed OEM to keep residents informed on all the latest information related to this health emergency.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 399*

  • The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.  We have 717 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered.   The Bayonne Medical Center advises that there are currently NO Bayonne resident In-Patients at BMC with COVID-19 or under investigation for the virus.

SCHOOLYARD PARKING: The Board of Ed has announced the reopening of their schoolyards for public parking beginning tomorrow, June 26th.  This parking will remain available to the public until August.

FIREWORKS:  The Mayor has announced the organization of a Fireworks Task Force which is made up of Bayonne Police Officers and Bayonne Firefighters.  This Task Force will work both proactively and reactively to stop the nuisance fireworks that have been affecting all areas of the city over the past few weeks. Please report any/all fireworks use to the Bayonne Public Safety Communications Center at 201-858-6900.

GOVERNOR’S DIRECTIVES: Our state has now entered a new phase in re-opening for many businesses. Please check with the Governor’s social media or visit www.covid19.nj.gov for the latest information.  Please support our local businesses.

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Bayonne Schools hold DRIVE THROUGH/drive in graduations in stephen R. Gregg Park

We have the schedule for all Bayonne Graduations for grammar school and High School beginning June 23rd

Graduation Location:

Stephen R. Gregg Park

930 JFK Boulevard, Bayonne NJ

Graduation Times and Schools:

June 23

4pm         Henry Harris – 90

4:45pm        Vroom – 46

5:15pm        Lincoln – 37

6pm             Horace Mann -61

7pm             Midtown – 115

June 24

4pm             Washington 71

4:45pm        Donohue 53

5:15pm        Woodrow Wilson 64

6pm             Bailey 73

7pm             Oresko 63

June 25

4pm             Robinson 104

5pm         BHS Last Name Letters A-L. 300

6pm         BHS Last Name Letters M-Z 300

** This drive thru/drive in graduation is rain or shine **

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OP-ED… For NJ to Fully Recover from the Pandemic, Community Colleges’ Funding Must Be Restored

Christopher M. Reber, President of Hudson County Community College

By Christopher M. Reber*, President of Hudson County Community College

* The author is president of Hudson County Community College in New Jersey.

New Jersey recovered economically, and – to some extent, emotionally – from 9/11, the Great Recession of 2009, and Superstorm Sandy thanks in large part to the State’s community colleges. In the aftermath of those challenging times, enrollment at New Jersey’s 18 community colleges skyrocketed as high school grads to senior citizens signed on for the affordable, high-quality, community college education that enabled them to establish or revamp their lives and livelihoods.

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Newest COVID-19 UPDATE FOR BAYONNE LOWEST POSITIVE CASES TO DATE

COVID-19 UPDATE 6/22/2020

Mayor Davis has directed OEM to keep residents informed on all the latest information related to this health emergency.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 404*

  • The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.  We have 706 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered. 

SCHOOLYARD PARKING: The Board of Ed has TEMPORARILY suspended public parking in their schoolyards.  Parking will resume at the end of school year next week.

GOVERNOR’S DIRECTIVES: Our state has now entered a new phase in re-opening for many businesses. Please check with the Governor’s social media or visit www.covid19.nj.gov for the latest information.  TODAY MARKS THE NEXT PHASE OF BUSINESS REOPENINGS!   PLEASE SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES.

TESTING:  There are numerous options for COVID-19 or Anitbody testing in Bayonne.  Dial 2-1-1 or go to www.covid19.nj.gov for any/all testing sites throughout the state of NJ.  Testing at Veterans Stadium has ENDED.  Anyone getting an appointment for a test by a Bayonne physician by the Bayonne Medical Center, will be tested on BMC property.  The BMC is also testing senior citizens at all the various senior congregate housing in the city.

FARMERS MARKET: The Bayonne Farmer’s Market is back each Tuesday into the Fall.  This year the market is on Tuesday’s and it is located at DelMonte Drive, between 22nd and 23rd Street, just west of Broadway.

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ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK ANNOUNCES PHASE THREE DIRECTIVES ALLOWING PUBLIC SUNDAY MASSES WITH RESTRICTIONS STARTING JUNE 21

Maximum number of participants for public Masses remains at 25% of the church’s capacity

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R, Archbishop of Newark, announced this week that Phase Three directives have been approved as part of the ongoing, three-phase reopening process for parishes throughout the Archdiocese.

Beginning on June 21, 2020, Archdiocesan parishes, which have already been reopened for weekday Masses, funerals, baptisms and weddings, will now be reopened for the celebration of public Sunday Masses. This includes Vigil Masses starting on Saturday, June 20.

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Jersey City Mayor Fulop signs executive order marking juneteenth to be added as a formal holiday for Jersey City municipal employees

Mayor Fulop
Jersey City MayorSteven M. Fulop

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop (June 18th) signed an executive order for Juneteenth (June 19th) to be added as a formal holiday for Jersey City municipal employees and to be added to the list of holidays where government will be closed. This will be in perpetuity.

Juneteenth is named for the date, June 19, 1865, that news of their Emancipation reached slaves in Texas.

Fulop said in an email “we as a city are embarking on a long term conversation about actionable reform with regards to how we define ourselves as a city. Recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday is a small step in acknowledging the fact that we have had a less than adequate conversation around our country’s history with slavery and the impact it still has on our communities.”

“While the conversation around the country has been largely focused on broad changes to police policy, I know that here in Jersey City we‘ve made progress on police and more, but I’ll also be the first to say that as a city we still have much more work to do. “

Just in the last two weeks with regards to public safety Mayot Fulop’s administration started to take actionable steps. Changing the use of force policies for the JCPD and last week the City Council announced that they are working on broader policy changes. This week, they also took steps to bring in a third party vendor to conduct a large scale de-escalation training for the ENTIRE police department. Beyond Public Safety Fulop’s administration view this as a way that the city can highlight the significance of the day in American History, where we can provoke conversation, and where we can draw awareness around our country’s history on slavery. 

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COVID -19 BAYONNE UPDATE REDUCED TO 433 CASES FOR JUNE 18, 2020

Mayor Davis has directed OEM to keep residents informed on all the latest information related to this health emergency.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 433*

  • The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.  We have 672 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered. 

SCHOOLYARD PARKING: The Board of Ed has TEMPORARILY suspended public parking in their schoolyards.  Parking will resume at the end of school year next week.

GOVERNOR’S DIRECTIVES: Our state has now entered a new phase in re-opening for many businesses. Please check with the Governor’s social media or visit www.covid19.nj.gov for the latest information.  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES.

TESTING:  There are numerous options for COVID-19 or Anitbody testing in Bayonne.  Dial 2-1-1 or go to www.covid19.nj.gov for any/all testing sites throughout the state of NJ.  Testing at Veterans Stadium has ENDED.  Anyone getting an appointment for a test by a Bayonne physician by the Bayonne Medical Center, will be tested on BMC property.  The BMC is also testing senior citizens at all the various senior congregate housing in the city.

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Mayor Fulop Announces Citywide De-escalation Training for all Jersey City Police Officers

Tactical and Communication Techniques to ensure more Positive Outcomes from Stressful and Challenging Police Encounters

Mayor Steven M. Fulop and Public Safety Director James Shea announce the implementation of de-escalation training for all police officers on the Jersey City Police Department as the Administration’s latest investment in enhancing policing policies and procedures to better manage crisis encounters for the betterment and safety of our residents as well as our officers and those they encounter in oftentimes stressful and challenging situations.  The program will retrain officers to confidently and competently make the best decisions to ensure more positive outcomes when placed in a life-endangering situation. 

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