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:
- Dumont Borough Hall – We will be limiting access to the public. If you need service or assistance you must make an appointment. Please call 201-387-5022 and follow the appropriate instructions.
- Dumont Police Department Facility - Please dial 911 for an emergency. For all non-emergency calls, please call 201-387-5000 for further assistance.
The following Borough facilities will be closed to the public until further notice:
- Dumont Dixon Homestead Library.
- The Dumont Department of Public Works Building.
- The general and public meeting area of the Dumont Senior Center.
All vital day-to-day operations will continue to remain the same at this time.
- All recreation programs managed by Dumont will be postponed until further notice. For further questions or concerns please call Recreation Director Tony Como at 201-384-1453.
Public Meetings Postponed:
- The Borough is postponing all public meetings at this time, including Mayor and Council meetings.
- Dumont Judge Stylianou has informed us that the court date of March 23rd has been canceled. Any questions or concerns, please call 201-387-5032.
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