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Below find each update that has been made daily by the Rutherford Mayor and Council:

- Tuesday, April 7, 2020:

A video statement from Councilwoman Begg-Roberson

Transcript of the statement from Councilwoman Begg-Roberson

Addressed: Please be mindful of using volunteer ambulance resources; dispose of gloves properly; all state parks ordered closed

Letter from Rutherford Volunteer Ambulance Corp

- Monday, April 6, 2020:

A video statement from Councilman Narucki

Transcript of the statement from Councilman Narucki

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases in Rutherford; Emergency Drive-Thru Food Box Distribution at the YMCA; Thank you to our first responders, DPW and essential Borough employees

Letter sent to Houses of Worship

- Sunday, April 5, 2020:

A daily briefing from Mayor Nunziato & Council

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases in Rutherford; Federal privacy rules protect sensitive patient health information; Parks remain closed

- Saturday, April 4, 2020:

A daily briefing from Councilman Narucki

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases in Rutherford; CDC recommends wearing masks in public; Visit the open business list

- Friday, April 3, 2020:

A transcript of the daily briefing from Councilman Guzman

A video recording of Councilman Guzman

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases in Rutherford; Thank you to our EMS volunteers; Please dispose of gloves properly; Open business list

- Thursday, April 2, 2020:

A transcript of the daily briefing from Councilwoman McGowan

A video recording of Councilwoman McGowan

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases in Rutherford; Social distancing must be complied with; Contact Mayor’s Office with donations 201-460-3022

- Wednesday, April 1, 2020:

A transcript of the daily briefing from Councilman Goldsack

A video recording of Councilman Goldsack

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases in Rutherford; Open business list and financial relief information; Successful Meals on Wheels deliveries

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020:

A transcript of the daily briefing from Council President Mullahey

A video recording of Council President Mullahey

Addressed: New Rutherford COVID-19 cases; Please dispose of gloves in public properly; Alternate side of the street parking suspended

- Monday, March 30th, 2020:

A transcript of the daily briefing from Mayor Nunziato

A video recording of Mayor Nunziato

Addressed: 5 new Rutherford cases; testing site at New Bridge Medical; Thank you to our DPW workers delivering Meals on Wheels

- Sunday, March 29th, 2020:

A transcript of the daily briefing From Councilwoman Begg-Roberson

A video recording of Councilwoman Begg-Roberson

Addressed: 3 more COVID-19 cases in Rutherford; Meeting with Rutherford’s Faith Leaders; Reminder to drivers and pedestrians to be safe

- Saturday, March 28th, 2020:

A transcript of the daily briefing From Councilman Narucki

A video recording of Councilman Narucki

Addressed: 3 more COVID-19 cases in Rutherford; Blue Hearts campaign with the Rutherford Arts Committee

- Friday, March 27th, 2020:

A transcript of the daily briefing From Councilwoman McGowan

A video recording of Councilwoman McGowan

Addressed: New Rutherford COVID-19 cases; Testing site at New Bridge Medical Center

- Thursday, March 26th, 2020:

A transcript of the daily briefing From Councilman Guzman

A video recording of Councilman Guzman

Addressed: New Rutherford COVID-19 cases; Garbage pick up for Rutherford businesses; State job hiring portal

- Wednesday, March 25th, 2020:

A transcript of the daily briefing From Councilman Goldsack

A video recording of Councilman Goldsack

Addressed: New Rutherford COVID-19 cases; Updates from Gov. Murphy; Small business information

- Tuesday, March 24th, 2020:

A transcript of the daily briefing From Council President Mullahey

A video recording of Council President Mullahey

Addressed: New Rutherford COVID-19 cases; event cancellations; Census reminder

- Monday, March 23rd, 2020:

A transcript of the daily briefing From Mayor Nunziato

A video recording of Mayor Nunziato

- Sunday, March 22nd, 2020:

A transcript of the daily briefing From Councilman Guzman

A video recording of Councilman Guzman

- Saturday, March 21st, 2020:

A transcript of the daily briefing from Councilwoman McGowan

Video briefing from Councilwoman McGowan

Addressed: Correcting misinformation about cases in Rutherford; Gov. Murphy’s Executive Order; Rutherford EMS in need of supplies

- Friday, March 20th, 2020:

A transcript of the daily briefing from Councilman Goldsack

Video briefing from Councilman Goldsack

Addressed: Borough operations, 3/23 Mayor and Council Meeting and the testing site at Bergen Community College

- Thursday, March 19th, 2020:

A transcript of the daily briefing from Council President Mullahey about regarding a positive COVID-19 case in Rutherford and other updates

Video briefing from Councilman Mullahey

We’d like to remind you to visit Bergen County’s website for more resources and information.

- Wednesday, March 18th, 2020:

A Statement From The Mayor regarding a positive COVID-19 case in Rutherford

Video briefing from Mayor Nunziato

In accordance with HIPAA laws, any further identifying factors are prohibited from being released to the public regarding this 60 year old Rutherford patient and any future cases. Be advised the Rutherford Health Department is working with this patient and any future patients which may arise regarding tracking and containment procedures, which would remain confidential.

- Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

  • In and effort to support our local restaurants, please be respectful of the designated curbside pick-up parking spots to help our businesses as well as our community as a whole.

  • Saturday drop-off vegetation and recycling has been suspended until further notice.

A message from SUEZ Water

A message from PSE&G

Effective 11pm on March 17th 2020: (A summary of how State and County Executive Orders affect Rutherford residents:)

  • All restaurants and dining establishments with or without a liquor license and all other holders of a liquor license are permitted to operate their normal business hours, but must only offer food delivery and/or curbside pick up. In effort to assist our dining establishments, the Borough will be providing reserved parking for curbside pick-up.
  • Non-Essential business (retail, recreational and entertainment) shall be closed until further notice. Examples of ESSENTIAL businesses excluded from this are: “grocery/food stores, pharmacies, medical supply stores, gas stations, healthcare facilities and ancillary stores within healthcare facilities.” Essential businesses are advised to mark 6 foot increments with tape to help with social distancing.
  • No groups of more than four people, other than family members, shall assemble in public at any time within the County until further notice. A curfew is also imposed within the County between the hours of 8pm and 7am for all public outdoor activities.
  • Movie theaters, concert venues, performing arts centers, gyms and casinos are closed
  • Regarding regular Borough business, please see this document (please note the Downtowner Commuter Shuttle is suspended immediately)
  • County parks shall remain open for passive recreation but no organized activity shall take place
  • Stores selling alcoholic beverages for outside consumption may remain open but shall comply with previously announced limitations regarding “social distancing.”
  • All health clubs, gyms, dance and yoga facilities and all similar recreational facilities closed until further notice.
  • All utility road work is suspended until further notice, unless necessary for emergency purposes required to maintain utility service.
  • Although it doesn’t pertain to any Rutherford stores, supermarkets are limited to being open between 7am to 11pm. Please contact any supermarket you may visit to confirm their times.
  • As you know, this situation is fluid and we will continue to update you as the information comes.