From the Desk of Mayor Hoelscher:
Currently the Borough has 36 active cases of COVID-19, there are 92 on record since the beginning of the pandemic. The Borough has taken every effort is can to minimize the spread of this disease. In light of our public school being closed, the past Thanksgiving holiday, as well as the upcoming holidays, I am requesting every resident to help minimize the spread of the virus. Harrington Park has had a larger rise in cases than some of our neighboring communities. We all need to work together to lower the spread. Everyone knows the guidelines of masking, washing hands, keeping distance between people and testing whenever needed. Below is a list of testing dates available to County residents for the month of December. Please take advantage of this program, if necessary, and let’s keep Harrington Park cases of COVID-19 to a minimum.
Paul A. Hoelscher, Mayor
BERGEN COUNTY TO LAUNCH DRIVE-THRU COVID TESTING SITE AT BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Partnership between the County of Bergen, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, and Bergen Community College will offer drive-thru COVID-19 nasal swab rapid testing
(Paramus, N.J.) – The County of Bergen, in collaboration with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center will extend their COVID-19 testing efforts by launching a new drive-thru program at Bergen Community College located at 400 Paramus Rd, Paramus, N.J.
The program will offer antigen nasal swab rapid COVID-19 tests that provide results in 24 hours or less on the following days below for the month of December:
|Tuesday, December 1st||9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, December 3rd||9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, December 5th||9 a.m. - 2 p.m.|
|Monday, December 7th||9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, December 9th||9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, December 10th||9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Monday, December 14th||9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, December 16th||9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, December 17th||9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, December 19th||9 a.m. - 2 p.m.|
|Monday, December 21st||9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday, December 22nd||9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, December 23rd||9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Monday, December 28th||9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday, December 29th||9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, December 30th||9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
Testing is available to all county residents free of charge, regardless of health insurance status. Residents must schedule their test through an online portal which can be reached at www.BergenCOVIDTesting.com. Please note residents must bring their mobile device for check-in. Identification is necessary so please bring ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: your driver’s license/ID card, social security card, passport, or birth certificate. Proof of Bergen County residency or proof of employment that you work for one of the 70 municipalities or are employed by a Bergen County public school is required so please bring your driver’s license, utility bill, employee work ID or paystub. If you have health insurance, please bring your with you as well.
The County of Bergen and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center remind all residents that mobile testing is only one way to get tested. COVID-19 nasal, saliva, and antibody testing are also available by appointment at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. To make an appointment please visit https://www.newbridgehealth.org/covid-19-testing/ for more information.
From the Desk of Paul Hoelscher:
My purpose in writing today is three-fold.
First, as you probably already know, there has been a major spike in the number of positive COVID-19 tests throughout the United States. Unfortunately, we have experience an increase in Harrington Park, as well. As of this date, November 20, 2020, there are 20 people who have currently tested positive. Since the beginning of this pandemic, a total of 70 people have tested positive. Harrington Park is still at the lower end of the amount of cases per capita in Bergen County.
As a result, I am asking everyone to follow the basic recommendations of our health professionals. They recommend the following:
• Wear a face mask as much as possible
• Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet
• Wash your hands as much as possible
• Avoid large crowds of people
• If you feel ill, stay home and contact your health care provider
Working together we can stabilize our numbers in the days to come. Your cooperation is essential to our success in battling COVID-19.
Secondly, our DPW has already made seven (7) complete tours through Harrington Park for leaf collection. Curbside pick-up will continue subject to weather conditions. I encourage all of our residents to place their leaves at the curb as soon as possible. Once it starts to snow, there could be long delays in leaf removal. Our DPW can usually do the entire town in four (4) days. You can help by not adding grass clippings and tree branches to your piles of leaves at the curb.
Finally, while Borough Hall remains closed to the public, all of the Borough staff are available by phone or email. All of our first responders are ready to assist any emergency. During these difficult times, please know your safety and property remain our main priority. I wish you all well for the Thanksgiving holiday. May you stay safe and healthy.
Paul A. Hoelscher
MayorFrom: The Office of the Mayor
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