WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano said “This is good news” when reporting today’s number of coronavirus deaths and new positive cases.

“The state of New Jersey has advised us of ZERO new deaths that were entered into the state reporting system for our Township today. This is good news.”

“I can also report that we've had an additional fourteen positive test results from today's report and our cumulative number is now at 977,” he said.  “Eight of fourteen are from long-term care facilities and are from dates ranging from March 30 – April 7.”

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This means that only six of the positive results came from samples taken somewhat recently.

“We need to keep our social distancing and obviously by the low numbers it is working,” he said.

New positive cases include

  • Men: 8
  • Women: 6
  • Average Age: 68
  • Range of Ages: 24 – 92

The Mayor again explained that Wayne Township does not regulate or inspect nursing homes, assisted living facilities or long-term care facilities, except for food preparation and storage. 

“The New Jersey Department of Health division of health facilities licensing and evaluation is the agency that ensures New Jersey citizens receive quality health care including nursing homes,” he explained.

Vergano also repeated his gratitude for Wayne’s Teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week and said: “I hope you enjoy the video that we played yesterday honoring our teachers.”

“I ask you once again: please check on your neighbors, your family and the elderly and those in need,” Vergano added in conclusion. “Tonight we have our ecumenical service starting at 7:00 PM. It'll be on Facebook. Please join us. We will get through this together Thank you very much.”

The Mayor’s announcements included:

  • Passaic County CASA is selling “Thank you to the Heroes Among Us” signs as a fundraiser.  Go to their website to purchase: www.PassaicCountyCASA.org
  • The COVID Testing site in Passaic County is looking for volunteers. To volunteer, email: volunteers@passaiccountynj.com
  • Click here for a list of food retailers that remain open in Wayne
  • Cloth face coverings are required in retail stores and other areas of close contact with others.
  • Do not throw disposable gloves and masks on the ground.
  • STAY SIX-FEET AWAY FROM EACH OTHER. NO CONGREGATING
  • Local food stores have special hours for people at high-risk:
    • Stop and Shop is open from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM everyday
    • Trader Joe's is open from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM every day
    • Costco is open 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday
    • ShopRite is open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM on Wednesdays
    • Jack’s Super Foodtown is open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
  • The WIN Food Pantry is in need of monetary donations to feed the hungry citizens of Wayne.  Click here for their website: http://www.winfoodpantry.org/
  • The Township Memorial Day Parade is postponed to Labor Day
  • Wayne day has been moved to September 13th
  • The annual shredding event was moved to June 20th
  • Primary Election Day has been moved to July 7
    • The last day to register to vote prior to this is June 16
  • Property Taxes for the Second Quarter are due on May 1. The Township will be waiving interest and penalties for those who are unable to make their payment on time for accounts owing $10,000 or less until Friday June 1
  • He gave an update on the FLAG of Greater Wayne group who are feeding and supporting front-line healthcare workers and first responders. You can find their facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/214967119732121/

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