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Below find each COVID-19 update made by the Rutherford Mayor and Council from March - July:

Tuesday, July 14, 2020:

A video statement from Mayor Nunziato

A transcript of the statement from Mayor Nunziato

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Dining Out Rutherford and concrete barriers on Park Ave; Rec Dept reissuing parks permit; Borough Hall meeting proceedures

Monday, June 8, 2020:

A video statement from Mayor Nunziato

Transcript of the statement from Mayor Nunziato

Addressed: Final Regularly Scheduled COVID-19 Related Update: New COVID-19 cases; Outdoor Dining and Retail

Temporary Outdoor Dining License

Executive Order 150

Policy on Temporary Outdoor Dining

Friday, June 5, 2020:

A video statement from Councilwoman McGowan

Transcript of the statement from Councilwoman McGowan

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Voter Registration Info; Resolution for Outdoor Dining and Retail

Monday, June 1, 2020:

A video statement from Councilman Guzman

Transcript of the statement from Councilman Guzman

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; YMCA Food Distribution; The Rutherford Governing Body remembers George Floyd and his family

Friday, May 29, 2020:

A video statement from Councilman Goldsack

Transcript of the statement from Councilman Goldsack

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Mobile Testing Site in Lyndhurst; Summer Reading At the Library

Tuesday, May 26, 2020:

A video statement from Council President Mullahey

Transcript of the statement from Council President Mullahey

Addressed: One new COVID-19 case; Borough exploring outdoor dining options; Golden House Reopens

Parks Policy Updated 5/22

Friday, May 22, 2020:

A video statement from Mayor Nunziato

Transcript of the statement from Mayor Nunziato

Addressed: One new COVID-19 case; Tryon Field Reopens; Memorial Day Observance

Parks Policy Updated 5/22

Monday, May 18, 2020:

A video statement from Councilwoman Begg-Roberson

Transcript of the statement from Councilwoman Begg-Roberson

Addressed: No new COVID-19 cases; Borough tennis courts reopen; Emergency Medical Services Week; NJ Strategic Restart Plan

Friday, May 15, 2020:

A video statement from Councilman Narucki

Transcript of the statement from Councilman Narucki

Addressed: New COVID-19 Case; Parks reopened with restrictions; James McGill & Company Census Tour

Policy on Parks Reopening

Thursday, May 14, 2020:

A video statement from Councilwoman McGowan

Transcript of the statement from Councilwoman McGowan

Addressed: New COVID-19 Case; Non-Essential Construction Resumes; YMCA Food Distribution; 55 Kip Center Homefriends

Wednesday, May 13, 2020:

A video statement from Councilman Guzman

Transcript of the statement from Councilman Guzman

Addressed: New COVID-19 Case; Fire on Park Ave; Rutherford Parks reopening with restrictions

Policy on Parks Reopening

Tuesday, May 12, 2020:

A video statement from Councilman Goldsack

Transcript of the statement from Councilman Goldsack

Addressed: New COVID-19 Cases; 2nd Quarter Tax Extension; Small Business Survey; Relay for Life

Monday, May 11, 2020:

A video statement from Council President Mullahey

Transcript of the statement from Council President Mullahey

Addressed: New COVID-19 Cases; Aerial Flyover; Relay for Life; James McGill & Lifespeed Census Tour May 16th

Friday, May 8, 2020:

A video statement from Mayor Nunziato

Transcript of the statement from Mayor Nunziato

Addressed: One new COVID-19 case in Rutherford; Salute to Heroes 5/9

Thursday, May 7, 2020:

A video statement from Councilwoman Begg-Roberson

Transcript of the statement from Councilwoman Begg-Roberson

Addressed: State COVID database still reporting technical difficulties; Mental Health Resources; Military Banner Deadline Tomorrow

Wednesday, May 6, 2020:

A video statement from Councilman Narucki

Transcript of the statement from Councilman Narucki

Addressed: State COVID database still reporting technical difficulties; Military Banner Application; “Library at Home”

Tuesday, May 5, 2020:

A video statement from Councilwoman McGowan

Transcript of the statement from Councilwoman McGowan

Addressed: State COVID database reporting technical difficulties; Property Tax resolution on 5/11 agenda; Rutherford Florist

Monday, May 4, 2020:

A video statement from Councilman Guzman

Transcript of the statement from Councilman Guzman

Addressed: State COVID database reporting technical difficulties; BCC testing site for asymptomatic people; Schools will remain closed

Saturday, May 2, 2020:

A video statement from Councilman Goldsack

Transcript of the statement from Councilman Goldsack

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Library Programs; Street Sweeping Resumes; Sunday Surprise Salute to Heroes; Rutherford Business Project

A letter from the Rutherford Business Project

Friday, May 1, 2020:

A video statement from Council President Mullahey

Transcript of the statement from Council President Mullahey

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Christine Beidel, Bergen County Hero; Community Pantry Needs; Military Banner Tribute Program

Thursday, April 30, 2020:

A video statement from Mayor Nunziato

Transcript of the statement from Mayor Nunziato

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Rutherford parks remain closed; Yellowtail is open

Wednesday, April 29, 2020:

A video statement from Councilwoman Begg-Roberson

Transcript of the statement from Councilwoman Begg-Roberson

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Please move your cars for street cleaning; DaMario Reopens; Thank you Blue Angels

Tuesday, April 28, 2020:

A video statement from Councilman Narucki

Transcript of the statement from Councilman Narucki

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Please move your cars for street cleaning; Rutherford Arts Council; Mambo Reopening

Monday, April 27, 2020:

A video statement from Councilwoman McGowan

Transcript of the statement from Councilwoman McGowan

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Please move your cars for street cleaning; Security deposit usage for rent; Blue Angels Fly Over

Blue Angels Flight Path for April 28

Executive Order 128

Residential Evictions: FAQs

Mortgage Relief and Foreclosures: FAQs

Saturday, April 25, 2020:

A video statement from Councilman Guzman

Transcript of the statement from Councilman Guzman

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Street Sweeping & Alternate Side Parking Resumes; Veteran’s Affairs Committee; Council Meeting Monday; Happy Birthday Diane Jones!

Friday, April 24, 2020:

A video statement from Councilman Goldsack

Transcript of the statement from Councilman Goldsack

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Tax Payment; Street Sweeping & Alternate Side Parking Resumes; Local Business Thank You

Thursday, April 23, 2020:

A video statement from Council President Mullahey

Transcript of the statement from Council President Mullahey

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Street Sweeping & Alternate Side Parking Resumes; Meadowlands YMCA Food Box Drive-Thru 4/24

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020:

A video statement from Councilwoman Begg-Roberson

Transcript of the statement from Councilwoman Begg-Roberson

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Mask Reminder; Meadowlands YMCA Food Box Drive-Thru 4/24; Earth Day Activities

DEP Earth Day Activities For Home

Tuesday, April 21, 2020:

A video statement from Councilman Eddie Narucki

Transcript of the statement from Councilman Eddie Narucki

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; N95 Masks and Gowns Donation; Special Thank You Health Department; Local Business Highlight

Monday, April 20, 2020:

A video statement from Councilwoman Stephanie McGowan

Transcript of the statement from Councilwoman McGowan

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Rutherford Library Updates; Local Business Thank you

Saturday, April 18, 2020:

A video statement from Councilman Guzman

Transcript of the statement from Councilman Guzman

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Bergen New Bridge Testing Site; Rutherford Little League Statement

Friday, April 17, 2020:

A video statement from Councilman Goldsack

Transcript of the statement from Councilman Goldsack

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Cancellation of Community Events; NJ State Volunteer Website

Thursday, April 16, 2020:

A video statement from Council President Mulllahey

Transcript of the statement from Council President Mullahey

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; US Census; Mental Health & Jobs Portals

US Census Response Rates

State of New Jersey COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal

Who can I call if I’m feeling stressed or anxious during the COVID-19 outbreak?

Wednesday, April 15, 2020:

A video statement from Mayor Frank Nunziato

Transcript of the statement from Mayor Frank Nunziato

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Non-Essential Businesses; Change of Dates for Primary & Tax Filing

Tuesday, April 14, 2020:

A video statement from Councilwoman Begg-Roberson

Transcript of the statement from Councilwoman Begg-Roberson

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Parking Permit Changes; New Bridge Testing Site Open 7 Days

Monday, April 13, 2020:

A video statement from Councilman Eddie Narucki

Transcript of the statement from Councilman Eddie Narucki

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; New Executive Order for Public Transportation & Businesses; Small Business Emergency Assistance Loans

Executive Order issued Saturday, April 11

Saturday, April 11, 2020:

A video statement from Councilwoman McGowan

Transcript of the statement from Councilwoman McGowan

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Glove & mask donations; BCC testing site closed Sunday 4/12; No update tomorrow

Friday, April 10, 2020:

A video statement from Councilman Guzman

Transcript of the statement from Councilman Guzman

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Useful website from the state: nj211.org; the Easter Bunny comes to town 4/11

- Thursday, April 9, 2020:

A video statement from Councilman Goldsack

Transcript of the statement from Councilman Goldsack

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Testing sites in Bergen County; Executive Order 122 Clarification

Executive Order - 122: Specifying Essential Construction Work

- Wednesday, April 8, 2020:

A video statement from Council President Mullahey

Transcript of the statement from Council President Mullahey

Addressed: New COVID-19 cases; Small business information & Executive Order; Please respect our neighbors’ privacy

- 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 Mayor Nunziato regarding the passing of Rutherford residents

Transcript of the statement from Mayor Nunziato regarding the passing of Rutherford residents

- 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.