COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Page

 
Messages from Mayor John Coiro
(5/29/20) Concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
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(5/10/20) Concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
(5/01/20) Concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
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(3/16/20) Concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
 

DURING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY ANNOUNCED BY THE GOVERNOR, MANY BUSINESSES HAVE HAD TO CLOSE OR RESTRICT ACCESS. THE ATTACHED LIST PROVIDES THE FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS IN TOTOWA AND THEIR STATUS DURING THIS EMERGENCY. IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO ORDER FOOD, PLEASE SUPPORT OUR LOCAL TOTOWA BUSINESSES.

 
COVID-19 Testing

Passaic County will be offering COVID-19 testing to Passaic County residents - no prescription needed - at William Paterson University. Please see attached flyer.

 
If you need a prescription for COVID-19 testing - See Attached
 
Closure of All Municipal Buildings

DUE TO THE RECENT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC, ALL BOROUGH OF TOTOWA PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

ALL OFFICE STAFF WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS - See attached Information Sheet

Code Red Alerts

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Totowa Community Helper Hotline

From Mayor Coiro and Borough Council, Board of Health/Town Nurse, Board of Recreation, Senior Citizens Corrdinator and the Totowa Public Library - In response to the recent COVID-19 outberak and directives issued by Governor Murphy, we are reaching out a helping hand to the community. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance in these difficult times, please call or email the Totowa Pubolic Library and they will do their best to help our neighbors in need. (973) 790-3265, Ext. 1 or totowapl@gmail.com.

Passaic County Notices

- Passaic County is requesting Medical Personnel to Volunteer at the County COVID-19 Screening POD. Click here for more information.

- Passaic County Adminstrative Order 20-01

 
State of New Jersey Notices

- State of NJ Department of Law and Public Safety Division of New Jersey State Police Office of Emergency

Management Administrative Order - Mandatory Facility Closures No. 2020-2

Administrative Order No. 2020-5 - Administrative Order No. 2020-5

Administrative Order No. 2020-6 - Administrative Order No. 2020-6

- Governor Murphy Announces Executive Order No. 107 - Executive Order No. 107

- Governor Murphy Announces Executive Order No. 108 - Executive Order No. 108

- Attorney General Law Enforcement - Directive No. 2020-1

 

Information for the School Community

Letter from Passaic Valley Regional High School Superintendent of Schools Dr. JoAnn Cardillo - See attached.

 

Information for The Business Community

 

Breaking News For The Business Community (March 19, 2020) - The NJEDA has created a webpage that directs business owners to various resources to assist in coping financially with the COVID-19 public health crisis. This site will be updated with any new programs or support that becomes available. 

https://www.njeda.com/about/Public-Information/Coronavirus-Information

 

State of NJ Website Devoted to COVID-19 Business Concerns - The State of New Jersey has established a special website devoted to business concerns during the coronavirus emergency. The site, cv.business.nj.gov, will be updated as new information becomes available. We encourage you to communicate this with the appropriate individuals within your organization.

In addition, the New Jersey Business Action Center’s Helpline is now available from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm, seven days a week. Call 1-800-JERSEY-7 to address any concerns you or your employees have.

 

Critical Financial Information For The Business Community - The NJEDA has created a webpage that directs business owners to various resources to assist in coping financially with the COVID-19 public health crisis. This site will be updated with any new programs or support that becomes available. 

https://www.njeda.com/about/Public-Information/Coronavirus-Information

 

New federal legislation and appropriations has opened up the possibility for small businesses to receive assistance for economic loss due to COVID-19. Details of eligibility and administration of this assistance from SBA are still being addressed by the SBA. However, some information from the traditional SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program may still apply for COVID-19. As a courtesy, below is some information from the existing EIDL program. Please refer to the SBA’s coronavirus websitefor up-to-date information on SBA assistance.​

https://www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

 
Private Sector Programs to Assist Companies

 

JPMorgan Chase Makes $50 Million Philanthropic Investment to Help Address Immediate and Long-Term Impacts of COVID-19
https://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/news/pr/jpmc-makes-50mm-philanthropic-investment-to-address-impacts-of-covid-19.htm?_lrsc=6be0d6ff-beb2-4ec2-8a8d-d6e91dc8b469&source=linkedinelevate

Note article below about other bank support for the business community:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/advisor/2020/03/12/list-of-banks-offering-relief-to-customers-affected-by-coronavirus/#1139a1353ee3

 
General Information, FAQ's and Resources

 

What are common symptoms of COVID-19
Information to date suggests this virus is causing symptoms consistent with a respiratory illness such as cough, fever, and shortness of breath. 

How is COVID-19 spread? 
At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people. Typically, with most respiratory viruses, people are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest). Chinese officials report that sustained person-to-person spread in the community is occurring in China. Person-to-person spread in the United States has been detected in a close, household contact to an individual confirmed to have COVID-19, but the risk to the general public remains low. Cases in healthcare settings, like hospitals, may also occur. 

What measures can be taken to prevent COVID-19
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. The best way to prevent infection 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 viruses. 

How is COVID-19 treated? 
Currently, there is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for the coronavirus. There is no vaccine to prevent this virus, and the CDC advises that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. These include washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available and avoiding others who are sick.