bAYONNE COVID-19 UPDATE 5/21/2020

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

Mayor Davis has informed us that two more Bayonne residents have passed away due to Coronavirus-related illness.  The two men, ages 66 and 68 are our 65th and 66th deaths since the pandemic started.  Mayor Davis expresses his deepest sympathy, on behalf of all Bayonne, to the families of these two men.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 723*

  • The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.  We have 290 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered.  Recovered patients, according to the CDC, no longer have to isolate or be reported.   

TESTING:  The Bayonne Medical Center continues to perform testing for COVID-19 at Veterans Stadium each weekday.  Your physician can make you an appointment for this testing.  Rite-Aid at 1097 Broadway is also performing COVID-19 testing.  This testing is free and is open to anyone (regardless if you have symptoms or not).  Go to riteaid.com to make an appointment.  CityMD is doing Antibody testing.

PARKING REGULATIONS: ALL parking regulations that have been suspended for the last two months, will come back this week.  Mayor Davis informs us that for this week, warnings will be issued as residents get reacquainted with all parking regulations.  Summonses will be issued for meters, pay lots on Tuesday 5/26/20. UPDATE: RESIDENTIAL ZONE PARKING WILL NOT BE ENFORCED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

GOVERNOR DIRECTIVES: There have been many updates to the Governor’s directives, as they relate to the RE-OPENING of New Jersey.  ALL non-essential businesses are reopened (with restrictions), as well as numerous other changes.  Please go to covid19.nj.gov for full information.

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Integrity House Awarded $4 million Grant to Become a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic

Federal Grant will Expand Behavioral Health Services in Newark and Surrounding Areas

(May 20, 2020) – Integrity House, one of the largest not-for-profit providers of substance use disorder treatment licensed in the state of New Jersey, with programs in Kearny, Newark, Secaucus, Toms River, Morris Plains, and Paramus, has received a $4 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to expand its behavioral health services among underserved populations in and around Newark, and Essex County, New Jersey. The grant will be used to establish a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic at Integrity House’s Newark campus.

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NEW BAYONNE UPDATE FOR 5/19/2020 COVID-19

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

Mayor Davis has announced the passing of a 68yr old male due to Coronavirus-related illness. This death is the 64th in Bayonne due to the pandemic.  Mayor Davis expresses his condolences, on behalf of all of Bayonne, to the family of this neighbor.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 709*

  • The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.  We have 282 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered.  Recovered patients, according to the CDC, no longer have to isolate or be reported.   

TESTING:  The Bayonne Medical Center continues to perform testing for COVID-19 at Veterans Stadium each weekday.  Your physician can make you an appointment for this testing.  Rite-Aid at 1097 Broadway is also performing COVID-19 testing.  This testing is free and is open to anyone (regardless if you have symptoms or not).  Go to riteaid.com to make an appointment.  CityMD is doing Antibody testing.

PARKING REGULATIONS: ALL parking regulations that have been suspended for the last two months, will come back into today.  Mayor Davis informs us that for next week, warnings will be issued as residents get reacquainted with all parking regulations.  Summonses will be issued for meters, pay lots, residential zone parking on Tuesday 5/26/20.

RECYCLING:  Alternate recycling continues this week of 5/18/20.  On your scheduled recycling day, please put out ONLY plastic/glass/cans this week.  Normal recycling will return the week of 6/1/20.

GOVERNOR DIRECTIVES: There have been many updates to the Governor’s directives, as they relate to the RE-OPENING of New Jersey.  ALL non-essential businesses are reopened (with restrictions), as well as numerous other changes.  Please go to covid19.nj.gov for full information.

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BAYONNE UPDATE COVID-19 5/18/2020

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

Mayor Davis has announced the passing of two more residents due to Coronavirus-related illness. Two men, ages 86 and 81 passed away bringing the city’s total to 63 residents that have died.  Mayor Davis expresses his condolences to the families of both these gentlemen.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 708*

  • The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.  We have 278 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered.  Recovered patients, according to the CDC, no longer have to isolate or be reported.   

TESTING:  The Bayonne Medical Center continues to perform testing for COVID-19 at Veterans Stadium each weekday.  Your physician can make you an appointment for this testing.  RiteAid at 1097 Broadway is also performing COVID-19 testing.  This testing is free and is open to anyone (regardless if you have symptoms or not).  Go to riteaid.com to make an appointment.  CityMD is doing Antibody testing.

PARKING REGULATIONS: ALL parking regulations that have been suspended for the last two months, will come back into today.  Mayor Davis informs us that for next week, warnings will be issued as residents get reacquainted with all parking regulations.  Summonses will be issued for meters, pay lots, residential zone parking on Tuesday 5/26/20.

MASKS: The State of NJ and the City of Bayonne have no requirement to wear a mask when outdoors.  Masks may be worn outdoors, if you choose, and should be worn outdoors when social distancing is not possible.  Masks MUST be worn indoors when shopping.

RECYCLING:  Alternate recycling continues this week of 5/18/20.  On your scheduled recycling day, please put out ONLY plastic/glass/cans this week.  Normal recycling will return the week of 6/1/20.

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Advisory: Update from HOBOKEN Mayor Bhalla on COVID-19 (5/18)

Hoboken New Relief fund

Source Nixel

Impact of COVID-19 in Hoboken

On Saturday, there were an additional three new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hoboken, with none reported on Friday or Sunday, for a total of 545 known, confirmed cases. There was sadly one additional fatality reported as a male in his early 90s from April, only recently provided to the City as the individual was in a nursing home. Our hearts are with his family and loved ones.

Honest conversation about social distancing

I’m incredibly thankful for our community and the way we came together over the past two months. Because of all the proactive actions we took from the very beginning of the pandemic, and the substantial efforts everyone took to social distance and remain in self-isolation, our infection and mortality rates are lower than the region and other comparable municipalities. This is no small feat, and one we should all be very proud of.

While our numbers are low, we should all remain vigilant. Most people and residents were wearing face coverings and remaining socially distant this weekend, however I did unfortunately observe a number of people congregate in public spaces and not wearing face coverings around others. Hoboken, we must continue to take this virus seriously, as it has not disappeared despite the nice weather and positive data trends. If anything, now is the time to “double down” on social distancing practices so we can do our best to avoid a resurgence of this virus. 

As difficult as it may be, I respectfully urge residents in the strongest terms to not congregate in public places, limit trips outside the home when possible, wear face coverings when outside, and observe social distancing. While the risk of transmission outdoors is less than compared to indoors, medical professionals still state that the best way to remain safe is to remain six feet away from others that are not in your household. This is especially critical as you may not realize you have COVID-19, and ignoring social distancing and not wearing face masks could mean you are inadvertently spreading it to your friends and neighbors. 

As we enter a gradual re-opening in Hoboken, it’s not a question of if cases will rise, but by how much, and if we can mitigate this increase. I know we can do it, but it’s up to each of us to make the right decisions on a daily basis in the weeks and months to come to help make it happen. I want schools to open back up in the fall (as do my kids), but I also know that the decisions we make know will have an impact on decisions like this one in the fall. Please continue to take the virus seriously.

As a City, we will continue to provide additional methods to provide more room to social distance, including our business recovery plan to expand outdoor operations, open up additional fields and public spaces (more on this to come soon), and continue to promote safe and responsible open streets.

Door-to-door testing and senior meal delivery

Hoboken continues to prioritize the safety of our seniors, and I’m glad to share that by the end of Tuesday, we will have provided over 400 door-to-door COVID-19 testing to seniors and delivered over 68,00 meals in senior buildings. Protecting our seniors is no small task, and I’m very grateful to Dr. Javed Islam from Prompt MD, Director Pellegrini and Sg. Montanez and the hundreds of volunteers who have come together to lend a hand to our most vulnerable population.

Curbside/outdoor pickup permitted for retail stores

Retail stores were permitted by Governor Murphy to re-open for curbside/outdoor pickup today, which is a positive step for our struggling small business owners. As a reminder, retail stores must have in-store operations closed to customers. Attached are some guidelines for stores and customers to help maximize social distancing and minimize person-to-person interactions.

Large social gatherings are prohibited

As a reminder, large social gatherings are prohibited according to the State’s Executive Order. On Friday night, the Hoboken Police Department broke up a large gathering of individuals. If you observe a large house party, please call the Hoboken Police Department at 201-420-2100.

Office of Constituent Services

At a time where many residents are struggling, I want you to know that the Hoboken Office of Constituent Services, led by Caroline Caulfield and Migdalia Pagan Milano continue to serve as a front-line resource for a variety of resident needs. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Caroline and Migdalia have assisted over 1,000 residents with various issues, including connecting 35 families to critical grocery deliveries from the Hoboken Food Pantry, interacting with federal and state agencies to assist 50 residents and small business owners with the Paycheck Protection Program, and assisting over two dozen residents with unemployment claims with the State.

Should you need assistance related to any COVID-19 or City issue, please do not hesitate to contact Caroline at ccaulfield@hobokennj.gov or at 201-420-2000, ext. 1311.

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Operation Homefront and Cheerios Team Up to “Brighten the Lives of Vets”

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next time you go shopping in Hudson County or wherever you live keep this campaign in mind to help our Military families.
On May 1, Cheerios launched an exciting new campaign with Operation Homefront – Brighten the Lives of Vets – exclusively at Walmart. Visit the cereal aisle to find specially marked packages of your favorite flavors. Inside each package is a special code. Cheerios will donate $1 for each code that is entered on their website, up to $250,000. Learn more at: cheeriosgives.com

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UPDATE BAYONNE COVID-19 5/17/2020

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

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 707*

  • The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.  We have 278 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered.  Recovered patients, according to the CDC, no longer have to isolate or be reported.   

NJ DIRECTIVES: The governor has announced the relaxation of several key directives effective Monday, May 18th.  All non-essential construction may start up.  All non-essential businesses may reopen with curbside service, and drive-in events can restart (with social distancing).

PARKING REGULATIONS: ALL parking regulations that have been suspended for the last two months, will come back into effect on Monday 5/18/20.  Mayor Davis informs us that for next week, warnings will be issued as residents get reacquainted with all parking regulations.  Summonses will be issued for meters, pay lots, residential zone parking on Tuesday 5/26/20.

MASKS: The State of NJ and the City of Bayonne have no requirement to wear a mask when outdoors.  Masks may be worn outdoors, if you choose, and should be worn outdoors when social distancing is not possible.  Masks MUST be worn indoors when shopping.

RECYCLING:  Alternate recycling continues the week of 5/18/20.  On your scheduled recycling day, please put out ONLY plastic/glass/cans this week.  Normal recycling will return the week of 6/1/20.

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bayonne 16TH sTREET FIRE CLAIMS THE LIFE OF ONE RESIDENT

Photo Bayonne Fire Canteen

Bayonne officials have reported that Sunday evenings fire in Bayonne has claimed the life of one resident and two others were injured.

Responding to a blaze at 6:15 that started at 18 E. 16th street, the two-story home was billowing with heavy smoke and fire according to Deputy Chief William Bartos.

Bayonne Medical Center received a female resident who was taken from the first floor and later died from her injuries while two other 2nd floor residents also transported to Bayonne Medical Center by McCabe Ambulance suffered injuries.

According to Deputy Chief Bartos Bayonne Firefighters saved nearby structures on 16th street from the fire spreading by working quickly and professionally, putting out the fire within 45 minutes of it starting.

As reported by Hudson Daily Voice”The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Bayonne Fire Department, the Bayonne Police Department, and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.”

Source Hudson Daily Voice

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UPDATE: BAYONNE COVID-19 5/16/2020

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

Mayor Davis has informed us that a 57yr old female has passed away from Coronavirus-related illness.  This death is the 61st in Bayonne.  Mayor Davis extends his sympathy to the family of our neighbor.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 710*

  • The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.  We have 270 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered.  Recovered patients, according to the CDC, no longer have to isolate or be reported.   

NJ DIRECTIVES: The governor has announced the relaxation of several key directives effective Monday, May 18th.  All non-essential construction may start up.  All non-essential businesses may reopen with curbside service, and drive-in events can restart (with social distancing).

PARKING REGULATIONS: ALL parking regulations that have been suspended for the last two months, will come back into effect on Monday 5/18/20.  Mayor Davis informs us that for next week, warnings will be issued as residents get reacquainted with all parking regulations.  Summonses will be issued for meters, pay lots, residential zone parking on Tuesday 5/26/20.

MASKS: The State of NJ and the City of Bayonne have no requirement to wear a mask when outdoors.  Masks may be worn outdoors, if you choose, and should be worn outdoors when social distancing is not possible.  Masks MUST be worn indoors when shopping.

RECYCLING:  Alternate recycling continues the week of 5/18/20.  On your scheduled recycling day, please put out ONLY plastic/glass/cans this week.  Normal recycling will return the week of 6/1/20.

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