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The Upper Saddle River Public Library is hosting a live-streamed event for adults next Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 7 pm. "Mental Health Strategies" with Michael Tozzoli, LCSW, CEO of West Bergen Mental Healthcare. He will offer tips and strategies for managing stress and anxiety during Covid-19. This one hour program will include an opportunity for questions and answers. Registration is required for a ZOOM link: bccls.libcal.com/event/6740489 ... See MoreSee Less

The Upper Saddle River Public Library is hosting a live-streamed event for adults next Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 7 pm. Mental Health Strategies with Michael Tozzoli, LCSW, CEO of West Bergen Mental Healthcare. He will offer tips and strategies for managing stress and anxiety during Covid-19. This one hour program will include an opportunity for questions and answers. Registration is required for a ZOOM link: https://bccls.libcal.com/event/6740489

Testing Site information:

The Bergen Community College drive thru testing site schedule is Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The site will be closed Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. The site will be open from 0800 to 1600 hours. First come, first serve. The site will support 500 tests per day.

The Bergen New Bridge Medical Center drive thru site started saliva testing. They are now also offering antibody testing (finger prick blood test). Please follow the link for information: www.newbridgehealth.org/bergen-covid19-screening/ This is for Bergen County first responders, Bergen County hospital employees, Bergen County residents, and employees of either the County or a local municipality. They will test both symptomatic and asymptomatic people for both saliva and antibody testing. You still must register through the telehealth portal (link above) and get an appointment for either test. Saliva testing will be done at the drive thru site and antibody testing will be done inside the hospital.
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Today, we remember all of those who gave their lives in defense of the United States. We also thank every one of their families for their sacrifice. ... See MoreSee Less

Today, we remember all of those who gave their lives in defense of the United States. We also thank every one of their families for their sacrifice.

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This is an important traffic advisory from the Upper Saddle River Police Department.

There are guide rail repairs and milling/paving operations scheduled for Ware Road and Old Stone Church Road between 5/26/2020 and 6/1/2020. Construction will take place from early morning until late afternoon. Please make all attempts to avoid these areas. Expect delays and possible detours in the vicinity of the work zones. Follow the direction of all traffic control personnel.
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The Upper Saddle River Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. Please remember these safety tips to keep you safe. ... See MoreSee Less

The Upper Saddle River Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.  Please remember these safety tips to keep you safe.

9 Driving Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend

1. Look out for pedestrians everywhere, at all times. Safety is a shared responsibility.
2. Use extra caution when driving in hard-to-see conditions, such as nighttime or bad weather.
3. Slow down and be prepared to stop when turning or otherwise entering a crosswalk.
4. Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and stop well back from the cross-walk to give other vehicles an opportunity to see the crossing pedestrians so they can stop too.
5. Never pass vehicles stopped at a crosswalk. There may be people crossing that you can’t see.
6. Never drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
7. Follow the speed limit, especially around people on the street.
8. Follow slower speed limits in school zones and in neighborhoods where children are present.
9. Be extra cautious when backing up—pedestrians can move into your path.
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This is an important traffic advisory from the Upper Saddle River Police Department. Please be advised that the new traffic signal at Lake St & Mountainview Road was activated today. It will remain in flash mode for the next seven days. Expect the light to be fully operational sometime next week. Please use caution in the area due to the new traffic pattern. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thats called dementia!!!

I’ve been gone too long. Don’t know where Mountainview Road is. Lol. Phil Gattuso #129

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Please see the below walking tips from Traffic Officer Siracusa.

Know the Basics—Pedestrian Safety
10 Walking Safety Tips

1) Be predictable. Follow the rules of the road and obey signs and signals.
2) Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available.
3) If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far from traffic as possible.
4) Keep alert at all times; don’t be distracted by electronic devices that take your eyes (and ears) off the road.
5) Whenever possible, cross streets at crosswalks or intersections, where drivers expect pedestrians. Look for cars in all directions, including those turning left or right.
6) If a crosswalk or intersection is not available, locate a well-lit area where you have the best view of traffic. Wait for a gap in traffic that allows enough time to cross safely; continue watching for traffic as you cross.
7) Never assume a driver sees you. Make eye contact with drivers as they approach to make sure you are seen.
8) Be visible at all times. Wear bright clothing during the day, and wear reflective materials or use a flashlight at night.
9) Watch for cars entering or exiting driveways, or backing up in parking lots.
10) Avoid alcohol and drugs when walking; they impair your abilities and your judgment.
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Today, on National Peace Officers Memorial Day, please take some time to visit ODMP.org (Officer Down Memorial Page) and the National Law Enforcement Memorial (www.nleomf.org/memorial) to read about and see the faces of the men and women who gave everything for the safety of others. We also ask that all our followers watch a special "Virtual Memorial" video released by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. This video can be found at the link listed below:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfaB6J8ZX2o&feature=youtu.be

In 2019, 146 law Enforcement Officers lost their lives in the line of duty. Each of their names will be engraved into the walls of the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. Those walls display over 22,000 names of heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. Every year, the Upper Saddle River Police Department is proud to be a part of the Police Unity Tour Chapter 37 (www.policeunitytour37.com) honoring these men and women. The Unity Tour is a 300-mile bike ride from New York City to Washington D.C. that involves law enforcement officers from all over the United States. The ride culminates with over 2000 participants riding through the Law Enforcement Memorial during Police Week. Due to COVID-19, the ride was cancelled this year. However, two officers from the Port Authority Police Department traveled to Washington D.C. and completed the commemorative lap through the Law Enforcement Memorial to “complete the ride.” This action signifies that regardless of the present day conditions, we will never forget those names honored on the walls of the Law Enforcement memorial and that the thin blue line does not bend or waver in times of difficulty.

The Upper Saddle River Police Department thanks you for your continued support of not only our Agency but also all those who proudly serve their respective communities.

Continue to be strong and continue to stay healthy.

Chief Patrick Rotella
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Today, on National Peace Officers Memorial Day, please take some time to visit ODMP.org (Officer Down Memorial Page) and the National Law Enforcement Memorial (http://www.nleomf.org/memorial) to read about and see the faces of the men and women who gave everything for the safety of others.  We also ask that all our followers watch a special Virtual Memorial video released by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.  This video can be found at the link listed below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfaB6J8ZX2o&feature=youtu.be

In 2019, 146 law Enforcement Officers lost their lives in the line of duty.  Each of their names will be engraved into the walls of the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C.   Those walls display over 22,000 names of heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice.  Every year, the Upper Saddle River Police Department is proud to be a part of the Police Unity Tour Chapter 37 (http://www.policeunitytour37.com) honoring these men and women.  The Unity Tour is a 300-mile bike ride from New York City to Washington D.C. that involves law enforcement officers from all over the United States. The ride culminates with over 2000 participants riding through the Law Enforcement Memorial during Police Week.   Due to COVID-19, the ride was cancelled this year.  However, two officers from the Port Authority Police Department traveled to Washington D.C. and completed the commemorative lap through the Law Enforcement Memorial to “complete the ride.”  This action signifies that regardless of the present day conditions, we will never forget those names honored on the walls of the Law Enforcement memorial and that the thin blue line does not bend or waver in times of difficulty.  

The Upper Saddle River Police Department thanks you for your continued support of not only our Agency but also all those who proudly serve their respective communities.

Continue to be strong and continue to stay healthy.

Chief Patrick Rotella

May 10th - 16th is National Police Week in 2020. This week honors the hard working men and women who serve their communities as Law Enforcement Officers. ... See MoreSee Less

May 10th - 16th is National Police Week in 2020. This week honors the hard working men and women who serve their communities as Law Enforcement Officers.

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We really appreciate al that you do! Stay well and stay safe!

Thank you! Stay safe and healthy 🙏

Thank you for all you do!!!

Thank you! Stay safe and strong.🇺🇸

Thank you for all you do!

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Thank you to Katherine for choosing us for her community helpers project!

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As nicer weather approaches, remember safety is of the utmost importance. Bicycling is an alternative mode of transportation to motor vehicle travel and encourages the adoption of mutual respect between motorists and bicyclists to enhance safety for all road users, including bicyclists. Bicycles on the roadway are, by law, vehicles with the same rights, and responsibilities as motorized vehicles. Our bicycle safety programs focus on the behaviors of bicyclists and motorists towards bicyclists to reduce bicycle injuries and fatalities on our nation’s roadways.

Being a "Roll Model" means actively decreasing the risks of traffic crashes, preventable injuries and deaths. 743 bicyclists died and 48,000 were injured in crashes in 2013, an increase from the past several years. Whether a person rides or drives, they should know about bicycle safety, now more than ever.
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Ride with the traffic, SINGLE FILE. Be safe, riders.

A special thanks to "The Winning Team" (thewinningteam.com) for providing the Upper Saddle River Police Department with blue line protective masks. Everyone have a safe and healthy weekend.
@SFPOA
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A special thanks to The Winning Team (thewinningteam.com) for providing the Upper Saddle River Police Department with blue line protective masks.  Everyone have a safe and healthy weekend.
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LOVE the masks!!! Stay safe boys!

Great department! Smile more for pictures

Missing our USR family , please stay safe!

Looking good boys!!!! Be Safe!!!🙏🙏🙏

Wish I was still on the job. Of course at 69 I’d be a liability. Lol

Dyan - So proud of these guys.

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GRANDPARENT SCAM

Incidents of the “Grandparent Scam,” targeting senior citizens, have steadily increased throughout Bergen County. The fraud starts with a phone call from a suspect purporting to be the victim’s grandchild. The caller will claim he/she is under arrest or injured, and needs money for bail or medical treatment. The suspect(s) will then request a large amount of cash and will most often pick the money up at the victim’s home. Suspect(s) may also request payment via mail or wire transfer. In one recent incident, the suspect(s) sent a “taxi” to pick up the victim and drive him to a bank to make a large cash withdrawal.

If you receive one of these suspicious phone calls or have fallen victim to the “Grandparent Scam,” immediately call the Upper Saddle River Police Department at 201-327-2700.
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O&R PREPARES TO MAKE REPAIRS, RESTORE SERVICE IN WEEKEND STORM

PEARL RIVER, NY, May 8, 2020 8:00 a.m. --- O&R’s is preparing to make repairs and restore electric service as needed over the coming Mother’s Day weekend as a potentially damaging storm system blows through the region.

Forecasters predict rain, possibly changing to heavy, wet snow Friday night, followed by winds gusting as high as 45-50 mph through most of the day on Saturday. High winds and heavy, wet snow can cause tree, utility pole and power line damage, leading to electric service interruptions.

For safety’s sake, don’t touch or approach any downed wire. Assume the downed wire is energized and dangerous. Do not try to move them or touch them with any object. Be mindful that downed wires can be hidden from view by tree limbs, leaves or standing water.

As an added safety precaution, O&R personnel have been instructed to practice social distancing with each other and members of the public when responding to emergency calls in an attempt to keep everyone safe from the coronavirus. O&R is following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines during the health emergency. O&R asks members of the public as well to maintain appropriate social distancing when they encounter O&R employees working in the field, to provide for mutual safety. The following video shows a crew’s social distancing in action: bcove.video/3b4FvKW

This weekend’s weather looks like this: Friday afternoon through Saturday. a strong low-pressure system will move down from the Great Lakes and across the northeast. This will result in rain showers that will mix/change to snow showers from west to east late Friday into early Saturday. Less than 3 inches of wet snow accumulation is expected across mainly Orange and Sullivan counties.

As the center of this system passes through the region just after midnight into Saturday morning, there should be a brief increase in wind. Later in the day, strong west to northwest winds are expected to peak between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m., with peak gusts expected to exceed 35 mph everywhere, with the possibility of them maxing out around 45-50 mph. Temperatures also will be quite chilly Saturday, with an afternoon high between 43 and 50 degrees, averaging 20 degrees below normal for this time of year.

Behind this system Sunday, cloud cover will return, and breezy winds will remain. Temperatures will warm slightly to be 10 – 15 degrees below normal.

O&R company and contractor overhead line crews and tree removal experts have been activated for weekend duty. Damage assessment, site safety, customer service operations and the wide array of O&R teams that support those functions also are ready to respond. All personnel working on this emergency response will remain focused on maintaining safe, reliable service while protecting their families, customers and themselves.

The following video describes the typical storm repair and power restoration process: youtu.be/JeGU8ID4_m0


There are several ways customers can report outages and check service restoration status:
• Go to the O&R website from any computer or web-enabled mobile device;
• Use the O&R mobile app from your iPhone, iPad or Android device;
• Text “OUT” to 69678 (myORU); or
• Call Customer Assistance at 1-877-434-4100

For more information, visit O&R’s Storm Center at www.oru.com.

To help its customers prepare to weather a storm, O&R offers these tips:

• For safety’s sake, don’t touch or approach any downed wire. Assume it is energized and dangerous. Call O&R immediately toll-free 1-877-434-4100. Depending on the situation, you may also want to call your local police to divert traffic until an O&R crew arrives.

• Maintain a distance of at least 50 feet from downed wires and anything they are in contact with including puddles of water and fences. Supervise your children so that they are not in the vicinity and keep pets on a leash or otherwise secure.

• If a fallen wire is draped over a car, do not approach the car and make rescue attempts. Remain a safe distance away and try to keep the occupant of the vehicle calm. If possible, emergency personnel should handle the situation.

• Pole-top transformers --- those small grey-colored metal drums attached to the wires at the tops of most utility poles --- also should be avoided when they have been knocked to the ground.

• Portable generators pose a serious hazard if used improperly. They should be used and installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. A wrong connection could feed electricity back through the lines and endanger our repair crews. Never plug a generator into a wall unit, use it indoors or set it up outdoors near open home windows or air-handling vents.

• Have emergency equipment within reach --- portable radio, flashlights, spare batteries, first aid kit, cell phone and important medications. Keep O&R’s toll-free number 1-877-434-4100 near the phone to report power outages.

• Remember: if the base station of your cordless phone plugs into the wall, your phone will be unusable during a power outage.
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The USRPD would like to say thank you to all nurses for what they do. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

The USRPD would like to say thank you to all nurses for what they do. Thank you!

USRPD would like to recognize all of our teachers on National Teachers Day for their hard work during this troubling time! Thank you for all that you do! ... See MoreSee Less

USRPD would like to recognize all of our teachers on National Teachers Day for their hard work during this troubling time! Thank you for all that you do!

The Upper Saddle River Police Department really appreciates all the support and caring through out these times! We are here for you as always and appreciate all your doing for us! ... See MoreSee Less

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WE thank you!

When we received this letter from a friendly 2nd grader in town, it simply made our day. We hope it brightens yours too. Avery, we're always here for you and proud to serve you! ... See MoreSee Less

When we received this letter from a friendly 2nd grader in town, it simply made our day. We hope it brightens yours too. Avery, were always here for you and proud to serve you!

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Sweet and thoughtful! Kudos to the parents!

So sweet Avery love it

Love this!

Thats what makes it worth it be safe!

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The Upper Saddle River Police Department would like to thank Alexander Suarez-Inclan, and his dad, Joseph Inclan, for recognizing all first responders during this difficult time in all our lives. The Police Department would also like to thank all the Upper Saddle River residents for their understanding and adherence to the Governor's Executive Orders. Let's continue to help all of us be Upper Saddle River Strong. ... See MoreSee Less

The Upper Saddle River Police Department would like to thank Alexander Suarez-Inclan, and his dad, Joseph Inclan, for recognizing all first responders during this difficult time in all our lives. The Police Department would also like to thank all the Upper Saddle River residents for their understanding and adherence to the Governors Executive Orders. Lets continue to help all of us be Upper Saddle River Strong.

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Freddy Suarez

So sweet!

The NJSACOP has partnered with Prevention Awareness Networks to create two Covid-19 Informational videos. The videos contain basic information on the Covid-19 virus, what symptoms to be aware of and how to keep your family safe and healthy. One of the videos is geared toward an adult audience and the second is for younger children. ... See MoreSee Less

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The NJSACOP has partnered with Prevention Awareness Networks to create two Covid-19 Informational videos. The videos contain basic information on the Covid-19 virus, what symptoms to be aware of and how to keep your family safe and healthy. One of the videos is geared toward an adult audience and the second is for younger children. ... See MoreSee Less

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Governor Murphy Announces “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health”
Plan Includes Six Principles to Guide New Jersey’s Re-Opening

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced his vision, “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health,” to restart New Jersey and put the state on the road to recovery. Governor Murphy outlined six key principles and benchmarks to guide the process for restoring New Jersey’s economic health by ensuring public health.
“Our priority is to use science, data, and facts to put New Jersey on the road to recovery. In order to restore economic health, we must first promote public health,” said Governor Murphy. “These key principles and metrics are critical for giving New Jerseyans confidence that we will re-open our state with our public health protocols firmly in place and our health care system prepared. Restarting New Jersey’s economy and returning people to work will be done methodically, strategically, and responsibly.”
Governor Murphy’s stay-at-home Executive Order, which has been in effect since March 21st, will remain in effect in its entirety until further notice. The following six principles and key metrics will guide the process for lifting restrictions and restoring New Jersey’s economic health through public health.
Principle 1: Demonstrate Sustained Reductions in New COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations
• 14-day trend lines showing appreciable and sustained drop in new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and other metrics reflecting decreasing burden of disease;
• Hospitals stepping down from functioning under crisis standards of care.
Principle 2: Expand Testing Capacity
• At least double current diagnostic testing capacity;
• Prioritize testing for health care workers, essential personnel, and vulnerable populations;
• Create a flexible testing plan accessible to all residents;
• Expand partnerships with institutions of higher education, private-sector labs, and the federal government;
• Ensure that those who test positive are linked to a health care provider.
Principle 3: Implement Robust Contact Tracing
• Recruit and deploy an army of personnel who will identify and follow-up with contacts;
• Leverage technological data and innovative solutions to increase efficiency;
• Coordinate the approach of local and state health officials, which will have a coordinated county/regional component.
Principle 4: Secure Safe Places and Resources for Isolation and Quarantine
• To the greatest extent possible, provide individuals who do test positive in the future with a safe and free place to isolate and protect others from COVID-19;
• Ensure that quarantined contacts are provided supportive services, if needed.
Principle 5: Execute a Responsible Economic Restart
• Create the Governor’s Restart and Recovery Commission to advise on the process and recommend responsible and equitable decisions;
• Plan for a methodical and strategic return to work based on level of disease transmission risk and essential classification;
• Continuation of social distancing measures, requirements for face coverings, and work-from-home directions where feasible and appropriate;
• Leverage any available federal funds and programs to support health care, individual, and small business recoveries.
Principle 6: Ensure New Jersey’s Resiliency
• Learn from the lessons of COVID-19 and prepare for the possibility of a resurgence;
• Ensure hospitals, health care systems, and other health delivery facilities have inventories of personal protective equipment and ventilators;
• Build our own state personal protective equipment and ventilator stockpile;
• Create a playbook for future administrations for the next pandemic.
For a one-page summary of Governor Murphy’s plan to restore New Jersey’s economic through public health, click here.
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STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DEPARTMENT OF LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Administrative Order No. 2020-10
Essential Retail Businesses
WHEREAS, on March 9, 2020, through Executive Order No. 103, the facts and circumstances of which are adopted by reference herein, the Governor declared both a Public Health Emergency and a State of Emergency throughout the State due to the public health hazard posed by Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); and
WHEREAS, to further protect the health, safety and welfare of New Jersey residents by, among other things, reducing the rate of community spread of COVID-19, the Governor issued Executive Order No. 107 (2020) on March 21, 2020, the facts and circumstances of which are also adopted by reference herein, which established social mitigation strategies for combating COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, on April 7, 2020, through Executive Order No. 119 (2020), the facts and circumstances of which are adopted by reference herein, the Governor declared that the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency continued to exist and further declared that all Executive Orders and Administrative Orders adopted in whole or in part in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency remained in full force and effect; and
WHEREAS, the Governor issued Executive Order No. 122 (2020) on April 8, 2020, the facts and circumstances of which are also adopted by reference herein, which established, among other things, enhanced social mitigation and public health practices for the in-person operations of essential retail businesses; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to paragraph 6 of Executive Order No. 107 (2020), the Governor ordered closed to the public the brick-and-mortar premises of all non-essential retail businesses but also deemed a subset of retail businesses as essential and permitted their brick-and-mortar premises to remain open; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to paragraph 6 of Executive Order No. 107 (2020), as clarified by paragraph 2 of Administrative Order No. 2020-6, car dealerships were permitted to continue in-person auto maintenance and repair services and to provide online and telephonic delivery services and pickup services outside or adjacent to their stores for vehicles ordered in advance online or by phone; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to paragraph 9 of Executive Order No. 107 (2020), the Governor ordered closed to the public all recreational and entertainment businesses, including facilities where personal care services are performed that, by their very nature, result in noncompliance with social distancing guidelines; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to paragraphs 6 and 9 of Executive Order No. 107 (2020), the Governor granted the State Director of Emergency Management, who is the Superintendent of the State Police, the discretion to make clarifications to any of those provisions, including to make additions, amendments, clarifications, exceptions, and exclusions to the list of essential retail businesses and to the list of recreational and entertainment businesses;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Patrick J. Callahan, State Director of Emergency Management, hereby ORDER as follows:
1. Pet grooming, pet daycare, and pet boarding businesses shall be considered essential retail businesses, provided that they adopt in-person operation policies that include, at a minimum, the enhanced social distancing practices detailed in paragraph 1 of Executive Order No. 122 (2020).
2. Stores that principally sell items necessary for religious observation or worship shall be considered essential retail businesses, provided that they adopt in-person operation policies that include, at a minimum, the enhanced social distancing practices detailed in paragraph 1 of Executive Order No. 122 (2020).
3. Car dealerships may permit customers that have ordered and/or purchased a vehicle online or by phone to test drive the vehicle at the time of pick-up or prior to delivery, provided that the dealership adopts in-person operation policies that 1) include, at a minimum, the enhanced social distancing practices detailed in paragraph 1 of Executive Order No. 122 (2020), 2) permit the individual to access the vehicle alone, and 3) provide that the dealership is to appropriately clean and sanitize the vehicle after such test drive if the customer does not purchase the vehicle.
4. Licensees, owners, operators, employees, or independent contractors of personal care services facilities ordered to be closed to the public in paragraph 9(g) of Executive Order No. 107 (2020), are not permitted to provide personal care services in their own homes, the homes of others, or in any facility or business setting unless the individual personal care service provider is providing the service to their household members, immediate family or other individuals with whom the personal care service provider has a close personal relationship, such as those for whom the personal care service provider is a caretaker or romantic partner. A prior business relationship alone does not qualify as a close personal relationship, for purposes of this paragraph.
5. This ORDER shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect for as long as Executive Order No. 107 (2020) remains in effect or until I issue a subsequent amending Administrative Order.
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All New Jersey MVCs will be closed until May 11, 2020. All driver licenses (including CDL’s), non-driver IDs, registrations, and inspection stickers expiring before May 31 have been extended by two months. Details can be found at the following link www.state.nj.us/mvc/ ... See MoreSee Less

A special thank you to one of our Officer's family members for taking the time to make these masks to protect our Officers when they're off duty. ... See MoreSee Less

A special thank you to one of our Officers family members for taking the time to make these masks to protect our Officers when theyre off duty.

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****PLEASE NOTE THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE IN CRITERIA FOR TESTING EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY****

IN ORDER TO BE TESTED AT THE BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE OR PNC BANK ARTS CENTER YOU MUST BE SYMPTOMATIC! THIS IS EFFECTIVE TOMORROW, APRIL 23, 2020 FOR BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE!

ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO IS ASYMPTOMATIC WILL BE TURNED AWAY!

The order issued yesterday by the State of New Jersey that changed the testing criteria to “any NJ resident” has been RESCINDED. The State of New Jersey was required to get a DHS waiver to make this change and they did not obtain one.
Please see the criteria below. Thank you.
The Bergen Community College drive thru testing site schedule will be 500 tests per day on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The site will be closed Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. The site will be open from 0800 to 1600 hours. Criteria is: NJ resident and experiencing signs of respiratory illness. Priority will be given to symptomatic individuals experiencing cough, fever (99.6 or above) and shortness of breath. First come, first serve.
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The Bergen Community College drive thru testing site schedule will be 500 tests per day on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The site will be closed Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. The site will be open from 0800 to 1600 hours. Starting this Thursday any NJ resident can be tested, regardless of whether they are symptomatic or not. First come, first serve. We have recently been advised by FEMA that this site will be supported through May 31, 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

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Greatly appreciate everyone and everything you do for us

Thank you for sharing this resource guide and for all you do for our community.

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Thank you to all of our dispatchers at USRPD. Your hardworking dispatchers serve as a vital link between the community and fire, medical, and law enforcement agencies. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to all of our dispatchers at USRPD. Your hardworking dispatchers serve as a vital link between the community and fire, medical, and law enforcement agencies.

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Thank You for all that you do for our Community and surrounding Communities! God Bless y’all 😘🙏🏻👍🏻💕

I know my son loved his job B SAFE ALL

Respect!

Please read the information below on Orange & Rockland (O&R) in regards to the current stormy weather. This includes how to report power outages directly to O&R.

O&R CREWS PREPARED TO MAKE REPAIRS, RESTORE SERVICE IN STORM

PEARL RIVER, NY, April 13, 2020 9:00 a.m. --- O&R’s ready to make repairs and restore service as needed today as a severe storm packing winds gusting possibly as high as 50 mph, accompanied by heavy rains and thunderstorms, is spreading across the region.

High winds and thunderstorms can cause power line damage and electric service interruptions.

O&R personnel have been instructed to practice social distancing with each other and members of the public when responding to emergency calls in an attempt to keep everyone safe from the coronavirus. O&R is following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines during the health emergency.

For safety’s sake, don’t touch or approach any downed wire. Assume the downed wire is energized and dangerous. Do not try to move them or touch them with any object. Be mindful that downed wires can be hidden from view by tree limbs, leaves or standing water.

Expect today’s storm system’s steady rain showers and southerly winds to intensify across the area. Increasing winds, with possible gusts to 50 m.p.h. and moderate to heavy rainfall and thunderstorms, are due today. Also, severe thunderstorms are possible, with the best chance of those storms occurring between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. today.

O&R company and contractor overhead line crews and tree removal experts are prepared for a high-volume outage response to the storm. Damage assessment, site safety, customer service operations and the wide array of O&R teams that support those functions also are ready to respond. All personnel working on this emergency response will remain focused on maintaining safe, reliable service while protecting their families, customers and themselves.

The following video describes the typical storm repair and power restoration process: youtu.be/JeGU8ID4_m0


There are several ways customers can report outages and check service restoration status:
Go to the O&R website from any computer or web-enabled mobile device;
Use the O&R mobile app from your iPhone, iPad or Android device;
Text “OUT” to 69678 (myORU); or
Call Customer Assistance at 1-877-434-4100

For more information, visit O&R’s Storm Center at www.oru.com.

To help its customers prepare to weather a storm, O&R offers these tips:

· For safety’s sake, don’t touch or approach any downed wire. Assume it is energized and dangerous. Call O&R immediately toll-free 1-877-434-4100. Depending on the situation, you may also want to call your local police to divert traffic until an O&R crew arrives.

· Maintain a distance of at least 50 feet from downed wires and anything they are in contact with including puddles of water and fences. Supervise your children so that they are not in the vicinity and keep pets on a leash or otherwise secure.

· If a fallen wire is draped over a car, do not approach the car and make rescue attempts. Remain a safe distance away and try to keep the occupant of the vehicle calm. If possible, emergency personnel should handle the situation.

· Pole-top transformers --- those small grey-colored metal drums attached to the wires at the tops of most utility poles --- also should be avoided when they have been knocked to the ground.

· Portable generators pose a serious hazard if used improperly. They should be used and installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. A wrong connection could feed electricity back through the lines and endanger our repair crews. Never plug a generator into a wall unit, use it indoors or set it up outdoors near open home windows or air-handling vents.

· Have emergency equipment within reach --- portable radio, flashlights, spare batteries, first aid kit, cell phone and important medications. Keep O&R’s toll-free number 1-877-434-4100 near the phone to report power outages.

· Remember: if the base station of your cordless phone plugs into the wall, your phone will be unusable during a power outage.

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, is a regulated utility. O&R provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company) and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York.

O&R serves the following communities in New York: Airmont, Bloomingburg, Blooming Grove, Chester Town, Chester Village, Chestnut Ridge, Clarkstown, Crawford, Deerpark, Florida, Forestburgh, Goshen Town, Goshen Village, Grand View, Greenwood Lake, Greenville, Harriman, Haverstraw Town, Haverstraw Village, Highland Falls, Highlands, Hillburn, Kaser, Kiryas Joel, Lumberland, Mamakating, Middletown, Minisink, Monroe Town, Monroe Village, Montebello, Mount Hope, New Hempstead, New Square, Nyack, Orangetown, Otisville, Palm Tree, Piermont, Pomona, Port Jervis, Ramapo, Sloatsburg, South Blooming Grove, South Nyack, Spring Valley, Stony Point, Suffern, Tuxedo Town, Tuxedo Park, Unionville, Upper Nyack, Wesley Hills, Wallkill, Warwick Town, Warwick Village, Washingtonville, Wawayanda, West Haverstraw, Woodbury, Woodbury Village, Wurtsboro.

O&R, as Rockland Electric Company, serves the following communities in New Jersey:
Allendale, Alpine, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Franklin Lakes, Harrington Park, Mahwah, Haworth (part), Montague, Montvale, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan (part), Ramsey, Ringwood, Rivervale (part), Rockleigh, Saddle River (part), Upper Saddle River, Wantage (part), Vernon (part), West Milford (part), Wyckoff (part).
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