Guest Writer Contributor to the River View Observer
David Carroll a reader of our publication has been so moved by the events of the past year and the deadly effect Coronavirus has had on our nation, he was inspired to write this poem and we honor his effort by posting it here.
Our world has changed Like never before and it’s so sad Every day because our lives have changed So much in life today and so many families suffering Like never before and this killer virus is here to stay And we were all caught and unaware and it’s sadness In the air and Isolated from our loved ones every day And there’s know happiness or joy in our lives today It’s just an other loved one who’s sadly passed away And coronavirus walks among us every day And we try our best to struggle through This horrible coronavirus storm Trying to stay safe and keep ourselves warm And the pain and hurt it’s brought us and There’s nothing much to gain and our Peace and love has all gone away And it’s just a lonely tear rolling down my face and I’ve been Crying inside this cold lonely old place And all the pain running though me every day Coronavirus, coronavirus when will you ever Just go away and I cry for the loved ones who’s sadly Passed away and I’m still cocooning away and Every day and I’m lost without you in my life and The world has changed so much Coronavirus every day in our life And the darkness surrounds the world today And it’s so cold and painful every day and I feel the chill up and down my spine every day And our warm hugs and soft kisses Have just all faded away and Just like our loved ones fading away And nobody to hold at night And nobody to whisper I love you goodnight And as a lonely tear rolls down my face I try to smile and remember your beautiful face As coronavirus has slowly taken you away And I promise you all I’ll love And pray for everyone Who’s been suffering from coronavirus Every day.
Like many in the medical profession in New Jersey, Dr. Deven Unadkat is concerned about the growing number of positive COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, especially in Hudson County.
Since flattening out over the summer, the number of new positive COVID-19 cases has been steadily climbing. On August 28, Hudson County’s seven-day average was 17. This week, the seven-day average rose to 249.
But Dr. Unadkat, the chair and medical director of the Emergency Medicine at Jersey City Medical Center, also sees a ray of hope.
Mayor Davis has directed OEM to keep residents informed on all the latest information related to this health emergency.
Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 517*
The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive. We have 579 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.
THE STAY AT HOME ORDER HAS BEEN RESCINDED
GOVERNOR’S DIRECTIVES: We are all under the governance of the Executive Orders that are coming from the Governor. As of late, there have been many changes to these orders that affect each of us. Please go to www.covid19.nj.gov or see the Governor’s social media for the latest information.
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 their 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.
Residents’ Health and Safety Remains Top Priority, includes Mental and Physical Wellbeing amid Quarantine
As of Monday, April 27th, the following five parks spanning the city will reopen with restrictions:
Enos Jones Park
Berry Lane Park
Leonard Gordon Park
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announces the reopening of five major parks throughout Jersey City as a first step to safely help residents restore their routines through outdoor exercise and recreational activities while adhering to social distancing measures. The parks will be open for residents to enjoy the fresh air from dawn to dusk for jogging, walking, and all non-contact activities following the health and safety protocols in place.
Hudson Regional Health Commission (HRHC) is actively working with state and local partners to closely monitor the ongoing spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the United States.
There are no cases in New Jersey at this time and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low for the general American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time. However, due to the occurrence of community spread in the United States, we are encouraging residents to stay vigilant.