In accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:4-6, et seq the Governing Body of the Borough of Dumont will hold their meeting by means of communication equipment, N.J.S.A. 10:4-8(b) on March 26, 2020 at 6:30PM at Dumont Borough Hall, 80 W. Madison Avenue, Dumont. Comment periods limited to one minute will be available by dialing 978-990-5000, access code: 859534 when the meeting is open to the public. When calling in you must identify yourself before you speak.
Formal action shall be taken.
Please find Governor Murphy's Executive Order #107 and #108; which rescinds all municipal order here:
Please note this order rescinds restrictions on restaurant's business hours. Businesses are allowed to now operate within their regular business hours for takeout, delivery, and curbside pickup.
Summary of Executive Order No. 107
This order revokes all prior mitigation executive orders, and incorporates or modifies their provisions as described below.
“Stay at home” order: All residents are to stay at home or at their place of residence unless they are leaving for the following reasons:
1) Obtaining goods or services from essential retail businesses;
2) Obtaining takeout or food beverages from restaurants;
3) Seeking medical attention, essential social services, or assistance from law enforcement;
4) Visiting family or close friends, caretakers, or romantic partners;
5) Reporting to or performing their job;
6) Walking, running, or engaging in outdoor activities with immediate family, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners;
7) Leaving for an educational, religious, or political reason;
8) Leaving because of a reasonable fear for health or safety; or
9) Leaving at the direction of law enforcement or other government agency.
Individuals who have to travel must practice social distancing when possible and should use public transportation only if they have no other feasible choice.
Cancelling gatherings: Gatherings of individuals, such as parties, celebrations, or other social events, are cancelled, unless otherwise authorized by the Order (i.e. the activities mentioned above). Through a separate Administrative Order, the Colonel of NJSP will make clear that gatherings of fewer than 10 people are presumed to comply with the Order, unless clear evidence indicates otherwise. Colonel Callahan will have the ability to adjust that number and that rule according to circumstances and facts on the ground.
Closing non-essential retail businesses: All non-essential retail businesses, which were previously limited to between 5 am and 8 pm, must now close entirely (online delivery can continue). The list of essential retail businesses that can stay open is limited to the following (Colonel Callahan has authority to amend the list):
1) Grocery and food stores, including retailers like Walmart/Target that sell food;
2) Pharmacies and medical marijuana dispensaries;
3) Medical supply stores;
4) Gas stations;
5) Convenience stores;
6) Ancillary stores within healthcare facilities;
7) Hardware and home improvement stores;
8) Banks and other financial institutions;
9) Laundromats/dry-cleaning services;
10) Stores that principally sell supplies for children under five years old;
11) Pet stores;
12) Liquor stores;
13) Car dealerships, but only for auto maintenance and repair, and auto mechanics;
14) Printing and office supply shops;
15) Mail and delivery stores.
Mandatory telework/work-from-home: All businesses or non-profits in the State must accommodate their workforce, wherever practicable, for telework or work-from-home arrangements. If a business or non-profit has employees that must be on site, it shall reduce staff on site to the minimal number necessary to ensure critical operations can continue. Examples of employees who need to be present at their work site include: law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and other first responders, cashiers or store clerks, construction workers, utility workers, repair workers, warehouse workers, lab researchers, information technology maintenance workers, janitorial and custodial staff, and certain administrative staff.
Recreational and entertainment businesses: All are closed. This is unchanged from what is currently in place but the order reiterates these prohibitions.
Restaurants and other dining establishments: All can remain open, but must continue to be delivery and/or takeout only. This is also unchanged.
Pre-K, K-12, and higher education: All continue to be closed to students. This is unchanged as well.
Blanket exceptions: Nothing in the order shall be construed to affect the operations of (1) health care or medical service providers; (2) access to essential services for low-income residents, including but not limited to food banks; (3) the media; (4) law enforcement; and (5) the operations of the federal government or the movement of federal officials when operating in their official capacity.
Timing: The order will go into effect at 9PM tonight to accommodate the end of the sabbath. It will stay in effect until the Governor revokes or modifies it.
Executive Order No. 108
This Order clearly invalidates all county and municipal restrictions imposed in response to COVID-19 that conflict in any way with the provisions of Executive Order No. 107, which now encompasses all the emergency restrictions on individuals and businesses that have been put in place. It also says that no county or municipality may adopt or enforce any such restriction going forward. Examples of such restrictions, now impermissible, include the following:
• Any additions to or deletions from the list of retail businesses deemed essential;
• Any limit on any business’s scope of service or hours of operation;
• Any density or social distancing requirements; or
• Any general restrictions on freedom of movement, including curfews.
The Borough of Dumont has been informed that a member of our staff was exposed to an individual who tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. That employee is in voluntary self-quarantine and, to date, they are asymptomatic.
While we have been informed by various health authorities that the risk to the general employee population is extremely low based on what is described as a “tertiary exposure”, and based on the date of ‘exposure’ we will be closing down Borough Hall effective immediately, until Tuesday morning, March 24, 2020. During that time period, the building will be undergoing a deep cleaning.
To be clear, to our knowledge and at this time, the Borough does not have any employees that are presumptive positive for COVID19. This is an extreme and precautionary measure because the well-being and health of our employees and residents are always a top priority. We rather be proactive and reactive, especially during this public health crisis.
Stay calm, stay positive, be healthy and we will get through this together.
- Mayor Andrew LaBruno
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The Dumont Police Department, Dumont Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and Dumont Volunteer Fire Department continues to be ready, willing and able to assist all individuals who may call upon us for assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For emergency calls please call 9-1-1 for all non-emergency calls please call 201-387-5000. In an attempt to minimize personal contact between Officer and the general public and thus minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 the following modified operating procedures have been implemented.
Individuals who come to Police headquarters:
Individuals who need an Officer at their physical location:
You will be screened for flu-like symptoms. If you are experiencing fever, cough or mild respiratory illness and you have NO shortness of breath or breathing difficulty, it is recommended you stay home. The Volunteer Ambulance Corps will be dispatched for difficulty breathing.
To stay healthy and limit the possibility of transmission of COVID-19 please remember to:
We thank you for your cooperation and understanding related to these modified operating procedures. Please remember we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we will continue to provide the same excellent services to each and every one of you as we work through this crisis together.
It is our endeavor to ensure the safety, health, and social well-being of our community; and this includes keeping you informed with credibly sourced information and options. Only get your information from official sources (i.e., CDC, State, County, and Local Governments); consider information from email threads and Facebook as ‘hearsay’ until you can verify from official sources.
The New Jersey Department of Health also has information about COVID-19 that is specific to our communities and state. A COVID-19 call center is open 24/7 and can be reached at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 (if in NJ but using a non-NJ cell phone). Additional information can be found at: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml
On March 16, 2020, the Governing Body of the Borough of Dumont will be holding an emergency meeting via telephone pertaining to the COVID-19 virus.
The Mayor & Council meeting scheduled for 3/17/20 has been cancelled due to public health concerns.
Susan Connelly, RMC
Today, I was made aware that a Dumont resident had tested presumptive positive for the COVID-19 virus. This is preliminary information, and as we receive more updates, we will provide them to the public.
The resident has been interviewed, and is currently quarantined.
Throughout the afternoon, I have been working with our County Executive and County Health officials. I will work with our COVID-19 emergency response team in Dumont to discuss next steps while we await results from the Bergen County Department of Health.
Like many communities around New Jersey and our nation, we had already taken steps to do all we can to limit the transmission of COVID-19. Earlier this week, we closed our senior center to protect our residents that are most vulnerable. Yesterday, we took further steps by announcing the postponing of all recreation programs and public meetings. We also closed our Library and DPW building to the public, and limited public access to our borough hall and police station.
We will continue to work with County Executive James Tedesco, County Health Officials, and our COVID-19 response team as we move forward in protecting the lives of our residents.
A State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency has been declared by the State of New Jersey to ramp up New Jersey’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
As your Mayor, please know that any information shared is not to create panic but to ensure we are prepared and our community is informed. Early today, I met with our Council President, Borough Administrator, Department Heads, and First Responders.
We've decided in the interest of public health that the Borough of Dumont will take the following actions to minimize the potential transmission of the COVID-19 virus in our community.
The following Borough facilities will have limited access to the public until further notice:
The following Borough facilities will be closed to the public until further notice:
All vital day-to-day operations will continue to remain the same at this time.
Public Meetings Postponed:
Once again, Borough operations and services will continue as usual at this time. If you need assistance with any Borough department, please call (201) 387-5022 and you will be guided through the proper process. Please check for further updates and follow all recommended safety guidelines during this time.
If you have any further questions, the New Jersey State Department of Health, in partnership with the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System, has made available a 24-hour hotline, you can contact them at 1-800-222-1222.
Our decision to make these adjustments is not to cause panic but to ensure we are taking the proper precautions to preserve the health and safety of our residents and employees. To be clear, we have no confirmed cases in Dumont we feel it is essential to be proactive as opposed to being reactive.
Thank you and God Bless
As your Mayor please know that any information shared is not to create panic but to ensure we are prepared and our community is informed.
A State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency has been declared by the State of New Jersey to ramp up New Jersey’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Executive Order No. 103 declares a state of emergency and public health emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey. Bergen County has also declared that a health emergency exists regarding COVID-19. The County Health Officer and all County Departments and Divisions shall work collaboratively to determine and execute effective strategies, initiatives, protocols and procedures to prevent, mitigate and combat the spread of COVID-19, particularly among the most vulnerable and at-risk populations, including but not limited to senior centers and nursing homes; and take all action to the extent necessary to maintain the public health with respect to treatment or containment of persons with or possibly exposed to COVID-19. As a further reminder, The New Jersey State Department of Health, in partnership with the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System, has made available a 24-hour hotline to answer the public’s questions. You can contact them at 1-800-222-1222.
Temporary Closing of The Dumont Senior Center:
Cancellation Non-Essential Borough Meetings:
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