Mayor's Message - March 23, 2020e-mail Mayor Runfeldt
Yesterday, I was informed by our Health Department that an additional Lincoln Park resident has presumptively tested positive for COVID-19. This brings our total to 3 cases within the Borough. There were NO new cases in the last 24 hours.
I want to emphasize that our first positive tests were expected and we have prepared for them accordingly. Continuing to follow the advice of public health officials is still the best way to minimize the spread of this virus to you, your loved ones, and the community as a whole. Hand washing, disinfecting of surfaces, social distancing, and following the recommendations of the CDC, NJ Department of Health and our local health officials must continue to be implemented by all residents.
Locally, we have decided to close Borough Hall completely to public access beginning today. Drop boxes for correspondence and payments, on-line access and email are the best options for contacting our various departments. We are rotating staff where possible and have set up at home work access for many employees to ensure a continuity of service to you and to do our best to keep our community and our dedicated employees safe and healthy.
My administration remains in constant contact with our state and county partners, and we will release additional information as it is provided. The State of New Jersey has set up a comprehensive website covering many questions you may have regarding COVID-19, as well as a telephone hotline. For more information, please visit www.covid19.nj.gov or call 211. Our Borough website www.bolp.org also has a tremendous amount of information for you as well.
Please remember to consult your personal doctor if you exhibit any symptoms of illness. I will continue to provide accurate and up-to-date information as quickly as possible.