Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, Dumont Recreation has been postponed; Dumont Borough Hall and Police Station will have limited access to the public; the Dumont Dixon Library, DPW building, and Senior Center are closed to the public. Dumont Parks are open for passive exercise and recreation only. To find more information and updates, please visit https://covid19.nj.gov or https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/health-promotion/2019-novel-corona-virus

Message from Mayor LaBruno:

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:  

  • 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.

 

 Recreation:

  • 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

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, Business 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 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.

 

 Recreation:

  • 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 Canceled:

  • 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, and our actions are early, but 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:

  • The general and public meeting area of the Dumont Senior Center will be closed until further notice. We are proactively taking this approach due to our senior population being more vulnerable to COVID-19.
  • The Senior Bus will still provide regular transportation to medical appointments and food shopping. The Senior Center office and Social Services office will remain open during this time. The food pantry will be closed for visitors, but food will be handed out by appt. only. 
  • If you need assistance with any issue regarding the Senior Center please contact Donna Faulborn via phone at (201) 387-5040 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you need any assistance with the food pantry or social services please call (201) 387-5062 and Donna will provide the proper steps for receiving aid.
  • The Senior Center will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized prior to its re-opening.

Cancellation Non-Essential Borough Meetings:

  • All non-essential public meetings for the Borough of Dumont will be postponed until further notice.
  • While the Borough of Dumont will remain open and will operate with regular business hours, our Mayor and Council meetings will be temporarily relocated to the Dixon Homestead Library, located at 180 Washington Ave in Dumont. Notices will be posted for the public.

These actions are not meant to cause concern but are precautions deemed essential to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. If you have any questions or would like further clarification, please contact our Borough Administrator Chris Tully at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (201) 364-7846.

Dumont BOE Superintendent Triggiano and I have been in contact regarding the Coronavirus.  Any information shared is not to create panic but to ensure we are prepared and our community is informed.  Superintendent Triggiano has confirmed the Dumont BOE employee, and the employee's son that was previously reported is asymptomatic but has self-quarantined as a precaution. Please find the Superintendent's letter to parents below.

We will continue to provide pertinent information and updates.  

Regards,

Mayor Andrew LaBruno

Many of you have been following information about the tracking of the Coronavirus in the newspaper and on television. You may have been reading about a lawyer from Westchester, New York who has contracted the Coronavirus.  It turns out that his son also tested positive and attends Yeshiva University. It has been brought to our attention that the son of one of our employees works as a security guard at Yeshiva University. We have no reason to believe that the guard had any direct contact with the Yeshiva student. Neither the employee nor the son are symptomatic or showing any signs of illness. We have been in contact with the employee, the Department of Health, and our school physician for guidance and are following their advice on this matter. Although we are told that this situation is far removed we encourage you to be vigilant, to follow the protective guidelines posted from the CDC and visit your doctor if you become symptomatic.  Please continue to visit the Coronavirus Information Updates section under the Quick Links column on the right side of the district website for any updates: http://www.dumontnj.org/

The district continues to be proactive in monitoring this situation closely, and will follow the recommendations provided by the New Jersey Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control. As part of our routine cleaning practices during the flu season, “high touch” areas, will be sanitized on a regular basis. These surfaces include, but are not limited to, desks, countertops, and faucet handles. We are also checking our hand sanitizer stations to ensure that they are full and replenished regularly.

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. The Borough of Dumont and Dumont Board of Health has been in active communication with Bergen County and State officials and will continue to work closely with public health officers as we monitor COVID-19. The Board of Health has met with borough officials and Mayor Andrew LaBruno participated in a conference call with Governor Murphy and The New Jersey Department of Health. It is vital that accurate information is dispensed to the public and necessary updates will be provided as appropriate and when available.

 

Public Hotline and Information

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.

You may find the latest information from the Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New Jersey State Department of Health and Bergen County.


CDC Prevention Recommendations:

For the general public, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure, including but not limited to Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
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