HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg released his Thursday letter, part of his on-going effort to keep the borough informed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Dear Friends,

Our numbers continue to look good - still at 433 total cases with 20 fatalities and 9 active cases. The 1 that was added Monday morning was our only case this week.

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The County will be at the pool parking lot Monday June 22nd from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM for free COVID-9 testing. You will need to prove you are a Passaic County resident, so please bring a driver’s license.

The economy is beginning to open up. Outdoor dining begins Monday the 15th, and we have applied to the County to close Diamond Bridge Avenue between Lafayette and Grand Avenues to expand outdoor dining on weekends on our main street. We are working with any restaurants regardless of location to facilitate some sort of outdoor dining. Good news for me, I will be able to get a haircut as of Monday the 22nd when salons and barber shops open.

We are tentatively planning to open the pool on July 2nd, assuming we can meet the requirements. The day before at the pool parking lot the County will host a food distribution for needy families.

We are still working at the Municipal Building even though the building is closed to the public. However, we hope to open the building after the July 4th holiday.

While it appears that the worst is behind us, we can’t let down our guard. We must endeavor to stop a spiking of our numbers. Wearing masks and socially distancing are the best tools to keeping this virus at bay.

I am so proud of Hawthorne for crushing the curve. Keep up the good work.

If you have problems or concerns, please email me at rgoldberg@hawthornenj.org or call my office at 973-427-1168.

Mayor Richard S. Goldberg

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