HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg has released his Thursday update for the borough in light of the continuing coronavirus pandemic.  His letter reads below:

Dear Resident,

Our numbers continue to be unchanged: 437 total cases, 20 fatalities and 1 active case. Our last fatality was in the beginning of May. While our numbers are cause for celebration, we must remain vigilant.

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Yesterday the Governor issued a new Executive Order calling for masks to be worn outdoors when social distancing is not possible.
The feedback on closing Diamond Bridge at Lafayette and Grand has been very positive. We are exploring the possibility of adding Sunday to the closure.

I am getting good reports from our pool. People are following the rules, and still having a good time. Adult swim seems very popular. Thanks to Rob Berger and his staff for a job well done.

We are hoping on Monday to open the Municipal Building on a limited basis. Temperatures will be taken when entering, and social distancing must be maintained.

Keep using masks and practice social distancing. It has crushed the curve. Please don’t become complacent; follow the Governor’s new Executive Order of wearing masks outdoors when social distancing is not possible.

For those of you who aren’t aware, the Borough has a non-perishable food pantry. If you need food and can’t afford or can’t get to a supermarket, please call the Board of Health at 973-427-4011. Many thanks to those people who have donated food to the Borough’s food pantry as well as supplies and food for our first responders.

We are here at the Municipal Building; if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 973- 427-5555.

Mayor Goldberg

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