Letter from Mayor Colletti to residents - 3/24/20

Dear Elmwood Park Residents,

As the number of cases of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, continues to grow, I want to reassure our residents that the Borough of Elmwood Park is taking this situation seriously. The health and safety of you, your family, and our employees remains our top priority.

Our professionals continue to serve the community day in and day out to ensure that you are protected and that the Borough continues to function effectively.

  • Previously, all public schools in Bergen County were closed until further notice.
  • In order to protect our Borough employees, as well as those coming into Borough offices, Borough Hall and all Borough offices will be closed to the public. Until further notice, Borough staff will be working on a modified staggered work schedule. The Police Desk, on the first floor of Borough Hall, will be open to the public. We encourage you to e-mail us or call the Borough at 201-796-1457 for assistance. Many of our services are available online, through the Borough website.
  • Borough Recycling and Garbage collection will continue as scheduled.
  • All Building Department inspections have been postponed, except for new construction outdoor inspections or total renovation of houses where no one is living in the house. All Building Department business will be conducted by appointment only by calling 201-796-1457 Ext: 204.
  • All non-essential Borough Board and Committee meetings have been suspended until further notice.
  • The Public Library is closed until further notice.
  • Municipal Court - Persons scheduled to appear in the Elmwood Park Municipal Court to contest a parking or traffic ticket or violation of an Elmwood Park ordinance from March 16-27, 2020 should not appear and should await a notice of a new court date.
  • All recreational programs at the Elmwood Park Recreation Center have been cancelled until further notice.
  • The Senior Center is closed until further notice.
  • The Recreation Center is closed to the public.
  • All school and recreational sports, including practices, have been cancelled. All public and Board of Education recreational fields, school grounds, tennis and basketball courts, and playgrounds within the Borough are closed. All organized sports activities scheduled on all municipal and Board of Education parks/fields, as well as recreational activities run by the Borough of Elmwood Park or Board of Education, are hereby postponed until further notice.

All residents with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and resources available to them can call 2-1-1. NJ 211 is New Jersey’s statewide, comprehensive, information and referral service operated by United Ways of New Jersey.

Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211.

Sincerely,
Robert Colletti, Mayor
Borough of Elmwood Park

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