From the Desk of Paul Hoelscher:
My purpose in writing today is three-fold.
First, as you probably already know, there has been a major spike in the number of positive COVID-19 tests throughout the United States. Unfortunately, we have experience an increase in Harrington Park, as well. As of this date, November 20, 2020, there are 20 people who have currently tested positive. Since the beginning of this pandemic, a total of 70 people have tested positive. Harrington Park is still at the lower end of the amount of cases per capita in Bergen County.
As a result, I am asking everyone to follow the basic recommendations of our health professionals. They recommend the following:
• Wear a face mask as much as possible
• Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet
• Wash your hands as much as possible
• Avoid large crowds of people
• If you feel ill, stay home and contact your health care provider
Working together we can stabilize our numbers in the days to come. Your cooperation is essential to our success in battling COVID-19.
Secondly, our DPW has already made seven (7) complete tours through Harrington Park for leaf collection. Curbside pick-up will continue subject to weather conditions. I encourage all of our residents to place their leaves at the curb as soon as possible. Once it starts to snow, there could be long delays in leaf removal. Our DPW can usually do the entire town in four (4) days. You can help by not adding grass clippings and tree branches to your piles of leaves at the curb.
Finally, while Borough Hall remains closed to the public, all of the Borough staff are available by phone or email. All of our first responders are ready to assist any emergency. During these difficult times, please know your safety and property remain our main priority. I wish you all well for the Thanksgiving holiday. May you stay safe and healthy.
Paul A. Hoelscher
MayorFrom: The Office of the Mayor
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