FAIR LAWN, NJ - It's been seven weeks since it was announced the first individual died from the coronavirus here in Bergen County, and today, Mayor Kurt Peluso announced 15 total individuals from Fair Lawn have died from COVID-19 related causes.

Here are more excerpts from Mayor Peluso's message today:

Fair Lawn currently has 365 positive cases of the COVID-19 virus. As expected and predicted, the cases have increased significantly in the last week with more people being tested. All individuals from Fair Lawn are hospitalized, self-quarantined or self-isolated at this time.  96 individuals have recovered. 

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All of our emergency responders continue to provide services 24 hours a day – 7 days a week.

In regards to payment of 2nd quarter property taxes on May 1, a delay can only be authorized and approved by the Governor which is currently under consideration. Payments can be mailed in or left in the metal drop-box at the exit of the Municipal Building parking lot.

Face coverings are to be worn when going out in public, such as going to the grocery store, picking up necessities, riding on public transportation or where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Scarves, bandanas, turtlenecks and home-sewn masks are all acceptable.   

Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing.

Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others.  The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

We recognize trips to grocery stores, markets are necessary and essential, but please designate one family member to be responsible for such activities.

Please dispose of your gloves and masks properly by placing in a garbage container. PLEASE DO NOT LITER.

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~Mayor Kurt Peluso