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Covid-19 Testing at Ahern Veterans Stadium

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that Coronavirus drive-up testing will take place at Ahern Veterans Stadium in Bayonne on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, the testing site began on Tuesday, February 23.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, testing will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Testing will take place on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Testing will start on Tuesday, February 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Testing will occur until further notice. 

The testing program for Bayonne is in partnership with Immediate Care-Walk In Co. of Red Bank NJ. A drive-through testing center, with walk-up individuals permitted, is being established in the parking lot behind Ahern Veterans Stadium. The stadium is located by Newark Bay near the foot of West 25th Street. 

Immediate Care-Walk In Co. is entirely responsible for all aspects of the testing including the set-up, maintenance, and break-down of the testing site itself. Immediate Care-Walk In Co personnel will be the primary contact persons to all private vehicles and individuals approaching and contained within the zone.  

The persons to be tested will drive or walk to the Ahern Veterans Stadium parking lot (northern entrance) and pull up in lanes (set up with cones) and they will be tested while inside their vehicle or standing in a designated area. They will walk their specimen into a container and fill out some paperwork. Total time is just a few minutes for each test. They will then depart via the southern exit of the lot.

          Those being tested will have the option of doing either a self-administered saliva test or requesting a staff person to administer a nasal test.  Results will be available in 48 to 72 hours.

          Previously, testing sites in Bayonne included Bayonne Hospital and at the Bayonne Community Museum.  Testing programs at those two sites have ended.

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bayonne COVID-19 UPDATE 2/11/2021

Under the direction of Mayor Davis, OEM provides weekly updates on the status of Bayonne in relation to the COVID-19 Health Emergency. All efforts are now geared towards the vaccination process for our residents.   

To date, just under 5.000 Bayonne residents have received the Covid-19 vaccination (either at BMC, HC/Kearny, or RWJB). 

The Vaccination Rollout for New Jersey is currently in Phase 1A.  Any healthcare worker, first responder, senior over 65, or anyone 16-64 with a serious medical condition is qualified to be vaccinated at this time.

Anyone in Phase 1A who wants to be vaccinated can choose among four paths.  Please note that your second shot must be given at the same location of your first shot.

  • Bayonne – Call 201-858-6088 or send email to bayvax@baynj.org, leave your name, date of birth, and contact number.  A scheduler will call you.  Please do not call or email multiple times and please be patient, as it may take several weeks for an appointment.  Please do not call the hospital or city hall to find your place on the list or to ask to be moved to the front of the line.
  • Hudson County – Register at www.hudsoncovidvax.org to receive the vaccine at our County site in Kearny, NJ.
  • State – Register at www.covidvaccine.nj.gov to receive the vaccine at one of the State of New Jersey mega-sites.
  • RiteAid/CVSThese pharmacies are now vaccinating people.  You can make an appointment by visiting their websites.

Covid-19 Prevention – Positive cases of the coronavirus continue to decline in Bayonne.  We have less than 400 residents currently positive and only 9 Covid-positive residents are presently admitted to BMC.

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bayonne covid 19 update for 2/4/2021

Under the direction of Mayor Davis, OEM provides weekly updates on the status of Bayonne in relation to the COVID-19 Health Emergency. All efforts are now geared towards the vaccination process for our residents.   

The Vaccination Rollout for New Jersey is currently in Phase 1A.  Any healthcare worker, first responder, senior over 65, or anyone 16-64 with a serious medical condition is qualified to be vaccinated at this time.

Anyone in Phase 1A who wants to be vaccinated can choose among three paths.  Please note that your second shot must be given at the same location of your first shot.

  • Bayonne – Call 201-858-6088 or send email to bayvax@baynj.org, leave your name, date of birth, and contact number.  A scheduler will call you.  Please do not call or email multiple times and please be patient, as it may take several weeks for an appointment.  Please do not call the hospital or city hall to find your place on the list or to ask to be moved to the front of the line.
  • Hudson County – Register at www.hudsoncovidvax.org to receive the vaccine at our County site in Kearny, NJ.
  • State – Register at www.covidvaccine.nj.gov to receive the vaccine at one of the State of New Jersey mega-sites.

Covid-19 Prevention – The current COVID-19 positive case count in Bayonne has been decreasing over the last few weeks, as evidenced by an increase of only 194 new cases this week (contrasted by ~350 – ~400 new cases a week for the last several weeks).  Our current Covid-19 Positive Resident count is down to approximately 400.  Please continue to practice “Covid-Sense” in all you do. Please get vaccinated whe

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BAYONNE COVID UPDATE FOR 12/31/2020

Mayor Davis has informed us three Bayonne residents with COVID-19 have passed away.  Three men, ages 76, 77, and 88 have recently died and also tested positive for COVID-19.  Mayor Davis extends his deepest condolences, on behalf of all of Bayonne, to the families of this residents.

Under the direction of Mayor Davis, OEM provides weekly updates on the status of Bayonne in relation to the COVID-19 Health Emergency.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 376*

  • The number above reflects the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.

OEM UPDATE:  To date, 3,584 Bayonne residents have tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of where that test was given. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 92 Bayonne residents have died due to Coronavirus-related illnesses. 3,116 residents have recovered to date (discontinued isolation per CDC guidelines). As the numbers continue to rise, we urge everyone to please continue good hygiene, practice personal responsibility and social distancing.  The State of NJ still requires masks to be worn inside businesses and whenever social-distancing cannot occur.  Please go to www.covid19.nj.gov for the latest information.

BMC UPDATE: There are currently 21 Bayonne residents with COVID-19 admitted in the Bayonne Medical Center.

TESTING LOCATIONS: Please see the attachment to this update each week for list of testing locations in Bayonne.

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NEW 2021 SCHEDULE FOR Bayonne garbage and recycling

          Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne has adopted a new garbage and recycling schedule, effective January 2, 2021. 

          For purposes of garbage and recycling pick-ups, Bayonne will be divided into three zones:  Zone 1 will run from 1st Street through 16th Street including Broadway.  Zone 2 will run from 16th Street to 30th Street, including Broadway, Prospect Avenue, Avenue F, and Harbor Pointe (the former Alexan).  Zone 3 will run from 30th Street to 63rd Street, including County Village (the development by the City Line, the Bayonne-Jersey City border), and all other thoroughfares between 30th and 31st Streets. 

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DINING, ENTERTAINMENT, AND CLASSIC CARS IN BAYONNE’S BERGEN POINT ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24

          Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that a dining, entertainment, and classic car event on Lower Broadway has been scheduled for Saturday, October 24, from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m.  Broadway will be closed to traffic from 5th Street to Cottage Street, in order to accommodate the event.  Participating restaurants will set up tables, chairs, and tents on the street. 

          In order to allow for event set-up on Saturday, October 24, the street-closing on Broadway will start at 10:30 a.m. Broadway will be closed until 5:30 p.m. that night, in order to provide time to remove dining furniture and equipment from the street.

          No parking will be allowed on Broadway from 5th Street to Cottage Street from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in order to provide space for the event, along with set-up and break-down activities.   

          The Bergen Point event will observe the mask requirements and social distancing guidelines established by the State of New Jersey. 

          This event will be the latest in a series to help highlight Bayonne’s restaurants and businesses in different parts of the city.

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month in the city of bayonne

Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis issued a proclamation declaring October to be Distracted Driving Awareness Month in the City of Bayonne. This presentation was one of many events organized by safe driving advocate Pam O’Donnell.  Four years ago, her husband and daughter died in an automobile crash.  That tragedy has compelled her to speak out before a variety of audiences about the importance of safe driving and the consequences of highway deaths. She has spoken to audiences at churches, schools, and corporations.  The proclamation refers to public education programs sponsored by the National Safety Council and the Catch You Later Foundation. Pictured left to right: Public Safety Director Robert Kubert, Public Works Director Tom Cotter, First Ward Council Member Neil Carroll, Mayor Jimmy Davis, Ali O’Donnell, Pam O’Donnell, City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski, Council Member At-Large Juan Perez, and Police Chief Robert Geisler.    

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BAYONNE COVID-19 UPDATE FOR SEPTEMBER 3, 2020

Under the direction of Mayor Davis, OEM provides weekly updates on the status of Bayonne in relation to the COVID-19 Health Emergency.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 21*

The number above reflects the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.

OEM UPDATE:  To date, 1,353 Bayonne residents have tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of where that test was given. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 76 Bayonne residents have passed away due to Coronavirus-related illnesses.  The Bayonne Department of Health continues to advise residents that have recently taken a COVID-19 test to be sure to answer their phones for our Contact Tracers and Dept of Health Staff.  These conversations are vital in helping to curb the spread of the Coronavirus. 

BMC UPDATE: Currently, there is one (1) COVID positive Bayonne resident inpatient at Bayonne Medical Center.  There are no COVID patients in CCU.

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COVID-19 UPDATE FOR BAYONNE AS OF 8/13/2020

Under the direction of Mayor Davis, OEM provides weekly updates on the status of Bayonne in relation to the COVID-19 Health Emergency.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 26*

The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.

OEM UPDATE:  To date, 1,300 Bayonne residents have tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of where that test was given. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 74 Bayonne residents have passed away due to Coronavirus-related illnesses.

STATEMENT FROM THE BAYONNE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:  “Since the beginning of this public health emergency contact tracing has been a key mechanism in breaking the chain of transmission and slowing community spread among those infected with COVID-19.  Currently, the Bayonne Health Department is investigating multiple cases of young people in their late teens and early 20s who are not responding to our calls and/or not providing us with contacts.  So, families of these young people, if you know your young adult is getting tested for COVID please inform them that they MUST answer the call.  We need cooperation not just from this group, but everyone in an effort to reduce the spread of transmission. Thank you.”

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COVID-19 BAYONNE UPDATE FOR JUNE 15, 2020

Positive Cases reduced further

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

The Bayonne Health Department advises that a 42yr old female passed away last month from Coronavirus-related illness.  This passing is the 74th Bayonne resident that has died due to this pandemic.  Mayor Davis extends his sympathy, on behalf of all Bayonne, to the family of this resident.

Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 470*

  • The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive.  We have 632 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered.  Recovered patients, according to the CDC, no longer have to isolate or be reported.  We are continuing to see a steady decline in current positive residents in the city.

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.

MASKS:  There is no mandate by the State of New Jersey or the City of Bayonne that requires healthy individuals to wear a mask when outdoors.  Masks must be worn when in stores.

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