HACKENSACK, N.J. – Sheriff Anthony Cureton announces the suspension of all evictions by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office until further notice as the County and State continue to grapple with the COVID-19 health crisis.

This order follows recent measures taken by Governor Murphy and County Executive Tedesco urging residents to work from home and practice social distancing.

“The safety and security of Bergen County residents is our top priority. Issuing eviction notices during this heightened public health emergency is counter-productive to the mission of our agency and the goal of mitigating the spread of COVID-19. At this time, I have ordered Sheriff Office operations to focus primarily on assisting local police departments," said Cureton.