Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, Dumont Recreation has been postponed; Dumont Borough Hall and Police Station will have limited access to the public; the Dumont Dixon Library, DPW building, and Senior Center are closed to the public. Dumont Parks are open for passive exercise and recreation only. To find more information and updates, please visit https://covid19.nj.gov or https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/health-promotion/2019-novel-corona-virus

Please find Governor Murphy's Executive Order #107 and #108; which rescinds all municipal order here: 

 

https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-107.pdf

 

Please note this order rescinds restrictions on restaurant's business hours. Businesses are allowed to now operate within their regular business hours for takeout, delivery, and curbside pickup. 


Summary of Executive Order No. 107


This order revokes all prior mitigation executive orders, and incorporates or modifies their provisions as described below.


“Stay at home” order: All residents are to stay at home or at their place of residence unless they are leaving for the following reasons:


1) Obtaining goods or services from essential retail businesses;

2) Obtaining takeout or food beverages from restaurants;

3) Seeking medical attention, essential social services, or assistance from law enforcement;

4) Visiting family or close friends, caretakers, or romantic partners;

5) Reporting to or performing their job;

6) Walking, running, or engaging in outdoor activities with immediate family, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners;

7) Leaving for an educational, religious, or political reason;

8) Leaving because of a reasonable fear for health or safety; or

9) Leaving at the direction of law enforcement or other government agency.

 

Individuals who have to travel must practice social distancing when possible and should use public transportation only if they have no other feasible choice.

Cancelling gatherings: Gatherings of individuals, such as parties, celebrations, or other social events, are cancelled, unless otherwise authorized by the Order (i.e. the activities mentioned above). Through a separate Administrative Order, the Colonel of NJSP will make clear that gatherings of fewer than 10 people are presumed to comply with the Order, unless clear evidence indicates otherwise. Colonel Callahan will have the ability to adjust that number and that rule according to circumstances and facts on the ground.

Closing non-essential retail businesses: All non-essential retail businesses, which were previously limited to between 5 am and 8 pm, must now close entirely (online delivery can continue). The list of essential retail businesses that can stay open is limited to the following (Colonel Callahan has authority to amend the list):

1) Grocery and food stores, including retailers like Walmart/Target that sell food;

2) Pharmacies and medical marijuana dispensaries;

3) Medical supply stores;

4) Gas stations;

5) Convenience stores;

6) Ancillary stores within healthcare facilities;

7) Hardware and home improvement stores;

8) Banks and other financial institutions;

9) Laundromats/dry-cleaning services;

10) Stores that principally sell supplies for children under five years old;

11) Pet stores;

12) Liquor stores;

13) Car dealerships, but only for auto maintenance and repair, and auto mechanics;

14) Printing and office supply shops;

15) Mail and delivery stores.

 

Mandatory telework/work-from-home: All businesses or non-profits in the State must accommodate their workforce, wherever practicable, for telework or work-from-home arrangements. If a business or non-profit has employees that must be on site, it shall reduce staff on site to the minimal number necessary to ensure critical operations can continue. Examples of employees who need to be present at their work site include: law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and other first responders, cashiers or store clerks, construction workers, utility workers, repair workers, warehouse workers, lab researchers, information technology maintenance workers, janitorial and custodial staff, and certain administrative staff.

Recreational and entertainment businesses: All are closed. This is unchanged from what is currently in place but the order reiterates these prohibitions.

Restaurants and other dining establishments: All can remain open, but must continue to be delivery and/or takeout only. This is also unchanged.

Pre-K, K-12, and higher education: All continue to be closed to students. This is unchanged as well.

Blanket exceptions: Nothing in the order shall be construed to affect the operations of (1) health care or medical service providers; (2) access to essential services for low-income residents, including but not limited to food banks; (3) the media; (4) law enforcement; and (5) the operations of the federal government or the movement of federal officials when operating in their official capacity.

Timing: The order will go into effect at 9PM tonight to accommodate the end of the sabbath. It will stay in effect until the Governor revokes or modifies it.

 

Executive Order No. 108


This Order clearly invalidates all county and municipal restrictions imposed in response to COVID-19 that conflict in any way with the provisions of Executive Order No. 107, which now encompasses all the emergency restrictions on individuals and businesses that have been put in place. It also says that no county or municipality may adopt or enforce any such restriction going forward. Examples of such restrictions, now impermissible, include the following:


• Any additions to or deletions from the list of retail businesses deemed essential;
• Any limit on any business’s scope of service or hours of operation;
• Any density or social distancing requirements; or
• Any general restrictions on freedom of movement, including curfews.

The Dumont Police Department, Dumont Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and Dumont Volunteer Fire Department continues to be ready, willing and able to assist all individuals who may call upon us for assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For emergency calls please call 9-1-1 for all non-emergency calls please call 201-387-5000. In an attempt to minimize personal contact between Officer and the general public and thus minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 the following modified operating procedures have been implemented.

 

Individuals who come to Police headquarters: 

  • Individuals will initially communicate with a Dumont Police Department employee via a phone which is mounted on the outside of our headquarters. 
  • Based on your needs an Officer/Dispatcher will either come outside to speak with you or they will allow you into our facility. 

 

Individuals who need an Officer at their physical location: 

  • An assessment will be made related to whether your call for assistance requires an Officer on scene or if this communication can be done via a phone call. 
  • If an Emergency Responder is needed at your location pre-arrival questions will be asked to confirm that your location is safe for us to respond to. 
  • If a location is deemed to be unsafe the responding Officer will either take precautionary measures or the officer may conduct their investigation from outside your residence/business. 
  • In order to protect you and all of our Emergency Services Personnel we ask that you inform the Dumont Police Department call taker if you or anyone in your household/business is experiencing any flu-like symptoms.  

 

You will be screened for flu-like symptoms.  If you are experiencing fever, cough or mild respiratory illness and you have NO shortness of breath or breathing difficulty, it is recommended you stay home. The Volunteer Ambulance Corps will be dispatched for difficulty breathing.

  • If you are symptomatic and concerned, it is important to call ahead to your primary care provider, emergency department, or urgent care center first, in advance of your arrival, so that staff can guide you and respond appropriately.
  • Do not go to any health care provider without calling first. Calling first helps to prevent the possible spread of illness by limiting exposure to others.

 

To stay healthy and limit the possibility of transmission of COVID-19 please remember to:

  • Wash your hands
  • Avoid touching your face, and practicing social distancing. 
  • This can help ease the burden on our first responders and try to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed with patients.
  • Call 9-1-1 for medical emergencies. 

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding related to these modified operating procedures.  Please remember we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we will continue to provide the same excellent services to each and every one of you as we work through this crisis together. 

It is our endeavor to ensure the safety, health, and social well-being of our community; and this includes keeping you informed with credibly sourced information and options. Only get your information from official sources (i.e., CDC, State, County, and Local Governments); consider information from email threads and Facebook as ‘hearsay’ until you can verify from official sources.

The New Jersey Department of Health also has information about COVID-19 that is specific to our communities and state. A COVID-19 call center is open 24/7 and can be reached at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 (if in NJ but using a non-NJ cell phone). Additional information can be found at: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

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