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Coronavirus Information

 

3/30/2020:

 

VIRUS UPDATED NUMBERS FOR RINGWOOD 3/30/2020:

 

23 total cases in Ringwood which includes the following:

  • 2 deaths
  • 0 Hospitalized
  • 21 recovering at home

Ages range from 29 -82

 

TESTING DOESN'T CHANGE THE TREATMENT

 

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3/28/2020:

 

VIRUS UPDATED NUMBERS FOR RINGWOOD 3/28/2020:

 

16 total cases in Ringwood which includes the following:

  • 2 deaths
  • 0 Hospitalized
  • 14 recovering at home

Ages range from 29 -82

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3/27/2020:

 

I TESTED POSITIVE, WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?

 

I TESTED NEGATIVE, WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?

 

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3/26/2020:

 

VIRUS UPDATED NUMBERS FOR RINGWOOD 3/26/2020:

 

13 total cases in Ringwood which includes the following:

  •  1 death
  • 1 Hospitalized
  • 11 recovering at home

Ages range from 29 -82

 

DO YOU NEED HELP GETTING ESSENTIALS? OR DO YOU WISH TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP RINGWOOD RESIDENTS?

 

CLICK HERE to learn more.

 

THERE IS NO CHANGE TO OUR GARBAGE/RECYCLING SCHEDULE AND THE RINGWOOD RECYCLE CENTER REMAINS OPEN FOR IT'S REGULAR HOURS

CLICK HERE for the Garbage/Recycling Page of our website for schedules, Recycle Center hours and more.

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3/25/2020:

PASSAIC COUNTY DRIVE THRU TESTING FOR CORONAVIRUS

CLICK HERE for Passaic County's Coronavirus Information Page.  Testing is for Passaic County residents only and you must have a prescription.

SO, YOU ARE SICK, BUT HAVEN'T BEEN TESTED. WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

CLICK HERE for information on what you need to do.

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3/24/2020:

DONATIONS NEEDED

CLICK HERE for donations needed from our Health Department.

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3/23/2020:

MESSAGE FROM BOROUGH MANAGER, SCOTT HECK

CLICK HERE for the video update for March 23, 2020.

 

CLICK HERE for the written update for March 23, 2020.

 

Mental Health Telephone Support Available During COVID-19 Outbreak

CLICK HERE for NJ Department of Human Services telephone support services available.

 

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3/21/2020:

RINGWOOD RESIDENT TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

CLICK HERE for letter from Borough Manager, Scott Heck

 

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3/19/2020:

3/24/2020 COUNCIL MEETING UPDATE

Because of the coronavirus emergency, the following provisions shall apply to the conduct of the meeting:

1. Attendance at the meeting shall be limited to the Municipal Manager and the Municipal Clerk at the Borough Hall in the Council Chambers. Members of the Municipal Council and the Municipal Attorney will be in attendance via phone conference;

2. The meeting shall be televised on Public Access Channel 77, recorded and re-broadcast on Channel 77 and on YouTube.

3. Members of the public may participate in the public portions of the meeting as follows:
a. Call-in at 973-475-7100;
b. Each call-in shall be for a maximum of 3 minutes;
c. The public portions shall not exceed 30 minutes.

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3/17/2020:

MESSAGE FROM BOROUGH MANAGER, SCOTT HECK

CLICK HERE for a new video message from Scott Heck regarding the coronavirus and the Borough of Ringwood.

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3/16/2020:

BOROUGH OFFICES CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH MARCH

CLICK HERE for more information

 

RINGWOOD LIBRARY CLOSED TO PUBLIC, AVAILABLE ON-LINE

CLICK HERE for more information

 

INSTRUCTIONAL FLYERS/INFORMATION FOR COVID-19

CLICK HERE for more information

 

UPDATE FROM GOVERNOR MURPHY

CLICK HERE

 

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3/15/2020:

 

PROTECTING OUR FIRST RESPONDERS

For the protection of our first responders, if you call for assistance, please notify the dispatcher if you have a confirmed case of COVID-19, or if you are in self-quarantine for possible exposure. Let them know if anyone in the residence is sick with fever, chills, or a cough.

For all emergency calls, the first arriving unit (police, fire or EMS) will ask simple questions as a pre-screen for the protection of all involved. They will ask if anyone in the residence may have been exposed to the Coronavirus, or if anyone is sick.  If the answer to either of these questions is YES, then the first responders will take the necessary precautions to protect themselves from exposure.

We will continue to provide the same professional services that our residents have come to expect.  We are asking for your cooperation to ensure the health and safety of our personnel.

Scott Heck


3/12/2020:

MESSAGE FROM BOROUGH MANAGER, SCOTT HECK

CLICK HERE for a video message from Scott Heck regarding the coronavirus and the Borough of Ringwood.

CLICK HERE for the written version of the statement from the Borough Manager regarding the coronavirus and the Borough of Ringwood.

 

HELP US TO KEEP BEING ABLE TO HELP YOU

CLICK HERE for ways you can help us at the Borough to keep the virus from spreading.


3/11/2020 update:

Atlantic Health is now offering a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Nurse Screening Hotline.

862-260-3199

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Nurse Screening Hotline will be staffed by trained Atlantic Health System nurses who will triage calls from patients and help guide their next steps in seeking care. Callers with clinical symptoms of concern or travel/exposure concerns will be connected with dedicated AMG physicians to assist in evaluation and triage.

The hotline will initially operate seven days a week from 7:00am to 7:00pm beginning March 11, at 862-260-3199

You can also visit www.atlantichealth.org for more information.


IMPORTANT LINKS FOR INFORMATION

 

CLICK HERE for 2019 Novel Coronavirus updates on NJDOH’s website                

CLICK HERE for more information from the CDC (Center for Disease Control)


PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS

 

What is a pandemic?

A pandemic is a widespread infectious disease, that sickens a large number of people worldwide.

What are some things we should be doing now to prepare for COVID-19 becoming a pandemic?

Some things we can be doing before a pandemic begins can include:

• Stocking up on a two-week supply of food and water

• Periodically check your regular prescription drugs to ensure a continuous supply in your home

• Have non-prescription drugs and other health supplies on hand including pain relievers/fever reducing medications, stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes, and vitamins, tissues.

• Stock up on household supplies such as toilet paper, hand soap, paper towels, garbage bags, cleaning supplies, etc.

• Get copies and maintain electronic versions of health records from doctors, hospitals pharmacies and other sources and store them for personal reference.

• Talk with family members and loved ones about how they would be cared for if they got sick, or what would be needed for them in your home.

• Have pet foods and supplies.

• Stock up on baby care items

• Plan for extended school and day care closures

• Talk to your employer about telecommuting opportunities in the event that movement of people is restricted

• Plan for a sick room in the home. Designate one room that would work best, usually a bedroom with its own bathroom that no one else will use. If someone in the home becomes ill, keep them in the sick room away from others.

 

TRAVEL

 

Due to the rapidly changing situation, travel recommendations and countries with various levels of travel alerts are subject to frequent updates. Please refer callers to the CDC website Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel page at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html for the most current information.