Monday, April 20, 2020

Mayor Fosdick update

 On Monday-20-April the Village of Ridgefield Park's Mayor George Fosdick gave an update on the current health situation.  This was broadcast on the Ridgefield Park Office of Emergency Management's facebook page. It can be seen at:
  Some of the main points Mayor Fosdick made was to announced that the election for the Board of Commissioners scheduled on Tuesday-12-May-2020 will take place with mail-in ballots only.  This is by order New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. The Bergen County Board of Election will mail to all register voter in Ridgefield Park by Friday-24-April. Completed ballots must be mailed back, and postmarked by Tuesday-12-May in order to be eligible to count.
   Another point made was meeting schedule for the Village Government. Both the Caucus meeting on Thursday- 23 -April and Regular meeting on Tuesday-28-April will be held by teleconference.  To take part in these meeting please call 978-990-5000 using code: 33192. The Caucus meetings are schedule to begin at 7:00p, with the Regular meetings starting at 7:30p
  Mayor Fosdick announced the the Bergen County Prosecutors Office will now maintain the official records of covid-19 in Bergen County. This will include daily update of cases in each of the Municipality in Bergen County.  To access this information please go to:
  Mayor Fosdick announced that the running track at Ridgefield Park High School is now closed  until further notice. Official reported a large number of people were using the track while not maintain proper distance from others. The trails in the Village's park remain open for walking.   He also read from a release from Hackensack University Medical Centre about hand washing.  The report said that using warm or cold water are both acceptable. The use of regular hand soap is recommended. Anti-bacterial for hand washing with water has no greater benefits.  The use of Hand-sanitizer when needed is still recommended.
   One final item he mention was that anyone, when possible to self transport to any medical facility as needed. Resident who self transport will ease the burden on the Local police, Fire, and Ambulance personnel in the area.  
  More information can be found at the Village  website at :

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photo from Ridgefield  Park OEM  page


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