Borough of Maywood COVID-19 Health Alerts & Updates
UPDATE: March 19, 2020 3:00 PM
Dear Maywood Residents,
Yesterday evening we were notified of a confirmed case of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Maywood. The Bergen County Health office will be undertaking a contact inquiry. No other details are available at this time.
It's important that we continue to practice social distancing and frequent hand washing to help prevent the spread of this virus. Additional information will be provided once available.
For information ways to keep yourself safe please visit the Borough's website; https://www.maywoodnj.com The Bergen County Website; https://www.co.bergen.nj.us and the CDC website; https://www.cdc.gov.
If you haven't already you should sign up for NIXLE alerts and the Borough E-newsletter.
Please take this time to reach out by telephone, to family, neighbors, and friends that might be at risk to check on them.
UPDATE: March 17, 2020 5:00 PM
On Behalf of Mayor Bolan, Maywood Board of Health, and the Maywood Office of Emergency Management
The Borough of Maywood recognizes that we are living in unique times and that our daily routines have all changed. In an effort to not only assist our residents, but our local businesses as well, please reference the attached for what Maywood establishments are open for take out and/or delivery. While food delivery is allowed past 8pm, we ask that you limit take out prior to 8pm in compliance with the Governor’s 8pm to 5am limit on non-essential travel.
UPDATE: March 16, 2020 6:00 PM
Here is updated COVID-19 information specific for the Borough of Maywood and contains information also endorsed by Governor Murphy:
Maywood Borough Hall will be closed to the public (with staff working) effective now until further notice.
All public and Board of Education recreational fields, all school grounds, basketball courts, dog parks and playgrounds within Maywood are closed. All organized sports activities within all municipal and Board of Education parks/fields, as well as recreational activities run by the Borough of Maywood or Board of Education are postponed until further notice.
All residents are encouraged to stay home, avoid large groups and maintain "social distancing" in accordance with CDC guidance.
All workplaces within Maywood are strongly encouraged to implement and observe CDC workplace social distancing measures, such as replacing in-person meetings with teleworking, modifying, postponing or canceling mass gatherings.
All bars and restaurants are closed for eat-in services effective 8:00 PM tonight. After 8:00 PM, these establishments may open for takeout and delivery services ONLY, until further notice. These restrictions exist during daytime hours.
Starting tonight, all non-essential and non-emergency travel in New Jersey is strongly discouraged between the hours of 8:00 PM AND 5:00 AM. This will remain in effect for the foreseeable future. We want everyone to be home – and not out.
Essential businesses which are necessary for the public’s health, safety, and welfare – like supermarkets and grocery stores, pharmacies, medical offices, and gas stations – may remain open past 8:00 PM.
Effective 8:00 PM tonight, all movie theaters and gyms will close entirely until it is deemed safe for their reopening.
Effective tonight, all other non-essential retail, recreational, and entertainment businesses MUST CLOSE after 8:00 PM. During daytime hours, these businesses may remain open if they limit their occupancy to no more than 50 persons and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
All gatherings of over 50 individuals are CANCELED effective 8:00 PM tonight.
The Maywood School District announced on March 12th that all schools will be closed until March 27th. Governor Murphy further ordered all Pre-K through grade 12 schools (public, private, and parochial) and all colleges and universities will close effective Wednesday, March 18th until it’s deemed to be safe to resume.
In keeping with current precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all Borough of Maywood buildings are completely closed to the public until further notice.
These closures are out of an abundance of caution and align with current CDC prevention measures. Please continue to monitor the Borough’s website and social media platforms for further updates.
While the health and safety of our staff and residents are our utmost priority, we also recognize the importance of the services we provide. Therefore, in order to ensure continuity of essential services, Borough offices will remain open virtually via phone and email.
Accordingly, all Borough offices can be reached at 201-845-2900. Department specific email can be found below:
Mayor Rich Bolan firstname.lastname@example.org
Borough Administrator Roberta Stern email@example.com
Administrator Assistant Gerry Gallitano firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Health Tara Grunstra email@example.com
Borough Clerk Barbara Dispoto firstname.lastname@example.org
Building Department Dina Lynch email@example.com
Police Records Diane Morrell firstname.lastname@example.org
Recreation/Recycling Lisa Schieli email@example.com
Tax Assessor Angela Mattiace firstname.lastname@example.org
Tax Collector Ashley Morrone email@example.com
Rich Busa firstname.lastname@example.org
All Requests for Police, Fire, or Emergency Medical Services – DIAL 911
UPDATE: March 12, 2020 7:00 PM
MESSAGE FROM MAYWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT:
March 12, 2020
Good evening. As noted in prior communications, everything is always subject to change. I can now report that after our meetings today with the County Executive and County Health officials, it has been agreed upon that all Bergen County schools will close for two weeks. I reiterate there are NO positive cases reported in Maywood or our schools. As has become increasingly apparent, especially over the last several days, the spread and reach of the Coronavirus is having a greater and greater impact on both Bergen County’s 71 school districts as well as larger society. It is becoming abundantly clear that the only way to assist in the stop of the spread of this virus is for us all to do our part and to socially distance ourselves from one another.
Therefore, the Maywood School District will close school effective Monday, March 16th . Although the County will re-evaluate in conjunction with school districts over the course of the next two weeks, Maywood will be closed until at least March 27th with the hopes of re-opening on March 30th. Both schools will be closed to all outside activities as well. A detailed plan regarding the home instruction expectations will be forthcoming will be sent under a separate cover/email.
Please see below for how the school district and Borough will operate.
Friday, March 13
Full Day. Students will be asked to bring home all books and belongings at the conclusion of school on Friday for the two week closure. We will have class meetings to inform the kids of the closure and teachers will introduce them to what to expect during the closure from a school work standpoint as outlined in last night’s email. We will take the afternoon for planning purposes.
Monday, March 16 & Tuesday, March 17
“Snow days” will take place on Monday and Tuesday, the 16th and 17th with no home instruction requirements to allow for teacher preparation of all materials and technology. Home Instruction will commence on Wednesday, March 18th using virtual and packet based instruction.
Monday, March 16- Friday, March 27
Schools are Closed
Chromebook and Packet Distribution
Chromebook distribution for families who do not have a digital device at home for their child will take place on the 17th and 18th with a schedule of times to be determined.
Hardcopy packets of materials, particularly for the younger students, will also be distributed on the 17th and 18th with a schedule of times to be determined.
Free & Reduced Lunch
Free and Reduced Lunch will be provided for those who qualify as if it were a normal school day. Distribution of the lunches will take place daily from 11am to 1pm at MAS. The distribution will take place on the back field by the entrance to the MAS cafeteria.
Lastly, as noted in a prior message, this is absolutely not ideal but it is now the right thing to do. School is a priority but in this regard, the health and safety of your families and the greater good of the health and safety ramifications as a county and as a state, unequivocally take precedence. This is not a symbolic closure but instead it is based on guidelines and requirements as set forth that limits the gathering of large crowds. I reiterate that there are no positive cases in our schools. However, this closure and that of the county should remind us all of our own responsibilities to assist with this problem and to practice the same behaviors in our everyday lives during this closure which include social distancing, decreasing your visits to large crowd areas and maintaining proper hygiene precautions consistently. Throughout the course of the closure we will remain in contact via email, Reverse 911 and text messaging to provide any and all updates.
Many thanks for your anticipated cooperation.
Superintendent of Schools
MESSAGE FROM THE BOROUGH OF MAYWOOD:
March 12, 2020
Dear Maywood Residents,
Out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to minimize potential exposure/transmission of COVID-19, the Borough in coordination with our Office of Emergency Management will be closing/restricting non-essential facilities and activities as follows:
1. Senior Center/Recreation Center is closed until further notice
2. Senior Bus service will be modified (see below)
3. Maywood Public Library is closed until further notice
4. All recreation and club activities are cancelled until further notice
(MYAA, MRPGS, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, etc.)
5. Postponement of the March 26th Planning Board Meeting
6. Cancellation of the April 26th Maywood Street Fair
The Maywood Office of Emergency Management has been in contact with the houses of worship in the Borough. We have provided strong recommendations that all non-religious activities and outside use of church facilities be cancelled until further notice.
We would urge all our residents to utilize sound judgement in their daily activities. This should include avoiding large crowds, washing hands frequently, and staying home if you do not feel well.
Borough offices and all other services are unchanged at this time and we ask that common sense be used and avoid visiting any of our facilities if you are sick. The Mayor and Council in consultation with the Office of Emergency Management will update you as the situation changes.
REVISED MAYWOOD SHUTTLE BUS SCHEDULE
Monday & Wednesday
Departs 9:00 AM – Maywood Ave. (near Myron Mfg.)
Time Location For Pick-Up & Discharge
9:00 AM Maywood Ave. (near Myron Mfg.)
9:05 AM Maywood Ave. & Demarest Pl.
9:10 AM Maybrook Dr. & Essex St.
9:15 AM Lydecker Manor (150 E. Passaic St.)
9:20 AM Borough Offices (15 Park Ave.)
9:25 AM Memorial Park, Spring Valley Rd. Lot
9:30 AM W. Pleasant Ave. & Spencer Joseph Way
9:35 AM W. Pleasant Ave. & Palmer Ave (Maywood Market)
9:40 AM W. Pleasant & Maywood Ave (Pleasant Courts)
9:45 AM Maywood Ave. (near Myron Mfg.)
Drop offs will be limited to West Pleasant Avenue – No Shoprite or HUMC stops until further notice