As of Wednesday, December 9, 2020, we have 36 new cases of COVID-19 in Pompton Lakes. This brings our cumulative total to approximately 463 reported cases.
Thank you to all of our residents for continuing to wear masks and social distance. It is especially important to keep up these practices as cases rise across the state and the country. Passaic County is currently in the top three counties in New Jersey for new COVID-19 cases.
With testing lines getting longer, I encourage you to take advantage of the free at home saliva test kit. It is sent by mail and is good for six months from the date you receive it. Visit the Passaic County website for more information.
Please remember that if you suspect you were exposed to COVID-19, it is recommended that you wait at least 4 days before getting tested. You should also quarantine until you get your results.
Indoor dining and bars must close at 10pm with outside dining permitted to stay open later. Sitting at a bar is now prohibited. Indoor gatherings are capped at 10 people with exceptions for weddings, religious gatherings, political events, and some other businesses, like gyms. These activities remain at 25% capacity, or up to 150 people, the lesser of the two. Interstate travel for sports has stopped.
All indoor organized sports have been canceled. Outdoor gathers are now at a maximum of 25 people until January 5, 2021.
Unfortunately most town events through the recreation department have been canceled for the rest of the year. The Holiday Stroll and tree lighting have been canceled.
Please take the time to thank our teachers, and front line workers continuing to do a great job with our community during a tough time. A big thank you to all of them.
Unfortunately, one new death. In the last two weeks we have had a new death each week.
We continue to mourn the loss of the eleven residents who passed due to virus complications. Our hearts are with their loved ones.