Mayor Davis has directed OEM to keep residents informed on all the latest information related to this health emergency.
Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 629*
The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive. We have 441 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered.Recovered patients, according to the CDC, no longer have to isolate or be reported. Testing has increased significantly, and our current positive population continues to decrease.
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. The BMC, in conjunction with the BHA, is currently testing all residents at the Senior buildings in Bayonne. This on-site testing, which began today, is designed to ensure we are looking out for the most vulnerable in our community.
BMC: The Bayonne Medical Center has advised us that they currently have only 3 COVID Positive Bayonne residents as inpatients, and only 6 total COVID Positive patients in total that are currently inpatients. These numbers haven’t been seen since middle of March.
PARKING: Beginning Monday, June 1st, all temporary reserved parking spaces reserved for food pick up will be eliminated. Normal parking rules/regulations are back in effect. Residential Zone parking regulations remain suspended until further notice.
MAYOR’S MESSAGING: The Mayor released a robocall yesterday indicating that all playgrounds are now OPEN, and more activities and businesses are reopening. As the Governor is making changes to Executive Orders on a daily basis, please go to Governor Murphy’s Twitter or Facebook page or see covid19.nj.gov for more details.
Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that he is co-sponsoring a health fair with Bayonne Medical Center on Tuesday, April 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The health fair will take place in the Council Chambers in City Hall at 630 Avenue C, which is located between 27th and 28th Streets. The fair will include free health screenings, health education, and assistance with health insurance.
Mayor Davis said, “The City of Bayonne believes in promoting the health of our residents. I would like to encourage people to come by on Tuesday to take advantage of the services offered at the health fair. I would like to thank Bayonne Medical Center for co-sponsoring this important event.”
The free health screenings will cover cholesterol; blood pressure; breast examinations; A1C/blood glucose; and peripheral arterial disease.
Health education programs will cover diet and nutrition; stroke prevention education and screening; and general health.
Doctors will participate in the health fair, and will be on hand to answer questions and administer health screenings.
Assistance with questions and answers about health insurance will be available.
BAYONNE, NJ – CarePoint Health invites area residents to a free Diabetes program offered for those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes on Thursday, April 6 at CarePoint Health at Bayonne Medical Center. There will not be a program in March.
The CarePoint diabetes program is comprised of monthly seminars to help attendees manage their diabetes. Meetings are usually held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Bayonne Medical Center, 29th Street and Avenue E. Dinner is included.
CAREPOINT DRIVE: CarePoint Health held a toy donation/clothing drive for the Bayonne Board of Education Special Services Department.
Those pictured include Bayonne Schools Superintendent Patricia McGeehan (fourth from left); Catherine Shull-Fernald (center), CarePoint Health at Bayonne Medical Center Chief Operating Officer; and Mohammad Shozub (fifth from right), CarePoint Site Manager, Patient Experience Department.
Each year the Bayonne Community Cancer support group with the help of the members of the community provides toys and gifts for children who are receiving treatment for cancer and blood disorders. Intensive medication, frequent clinic visits, and hospitalizations all pose added challenges to these children’s growth and development. By providing opportunities to observe and celebrate special events we help these families maintain a sense of normalcy. The Bayonne Community Cancer Support Groups goal is that each child be able to experience the joy of receiving a special gift knowing that others care for them and wish them well.
They are asking community members to lend their support by donating gifts and toys for infants, toddlers, school-age children and young teens which we bring to children being treated for cancer at seven area hospitals that treat pediatric oncology patients; Beth Israel Medical Center, Hackensack University Hospital, Robert-Wood Johnson University Hospital, St. Peter’s University Hospital, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook Hospital and St. Joseph’s Children Hospital as well as the pediatric floor of Bayonne Medical Center, our local Emergency Room and Family Clinic. Continue reading Bayonne Community Cancer Support Group Kicks-Off Toy & Gift Drive→
Local Health Departments Remind Residents to Take Precautions
Hudson Regional Health Commission has been notified that a 25 year old female, a former Hudson County resident, has tested positive in the state lab for West Nile Virus (WNV). She was hospitalized in Bayonne Medical Center in late July after developing flu-like symptoms including fever, headache and a stiff neck.
“The public health investigation, conducted with the resident’s local health department, revealed that the exposure period occurred during extended travel outside of New Jersey,” stated Carrie Nawrocki, Executive Director/Epidemiologist, Hudson Regional Health Commission. “Upon return to New Jersey, the patient began feeling ill, sought medical care and was hospitalized in Bayonne Medical Center for evaluation and treatment. She continues to follow up with her physician, and has since moved to another state where she is recovering at home.”