WAYNE, NJ – During Mayor Chris Vergano’s daily coronavirus update, more deaths and positive coronavirus cases were reported, but he added something hopeful: “The number of new cases seems to be lower this week, but please don't be fooled into thinking that this pandemic is over. The numbers are coming down slightly because we're doing the right things. We’re practicing social distancing, we’re staying away from each other we’re wearing masks when we go food shopping, and these are all good things.”

The Mayor announced that the State of New Jersey reported three more Wayne residents who died due to complications of the Coronavirus. Vergano added his sincere condolences as he always does when reporting this grim news.

  • 77 year old female pass on March 26
  • 69 year old female passed on April 6
  • 71 year old male passed on April 13

“I can also report that we have an additional twenty-nine positive cases,” he said. “The cumulative positive number is now at 629 individuals.”

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The new cases include:

  • Men: 13
  • Women: 16
  • Average Age: 62
  • Age Range: 36 – 90

Ten residents are currently being treated at local hospitals.

Vergano once again mentioned that the Passaic County COVID-19 testing center is still looking for volunteers and those looking to volunteer should email: volunteers@passaiccountynj.org

To donate Personal Protective Equipment such as masks and gloves, email the mayor at mayor@waynetownship.com

Quarterly taxes are due May 1, and these payments cannot be waived, according to the Mayor. “We will, however, be waving interest and penalties for those unable to make their payment on time for accounts owing $10,000 or less until Friday June 12th,” he added.

“If you're out and about, and you see someone who's working, providing a necessary service for all of us; and I can include anybody from the gentleman picking up the recyclables to the store clerk that's checking you out, or stocking the shelves, it might be a nice idea (from 6 feet away) to say thank you for what they’re doing,” said the Mayor.

My email at Wayne Township is mayor@waynetownship.com. If we can be of any assistance to you, please don't hesitate to contact us. The phone number at Townhall is 973-694-1800. Although the building is closed to the public, we're here to help you,” he said. “Thank you very much. Stay safe. Together we will get through this.”