COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATES AND INFORMATION
The Borough of Prospect Park is constantly assessing the impacts of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in conjunction with Passaic County and the State of New Jersey.

Call (24/7):  1-800-962-1253
Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance
 

VISIT: WWW.COVID19.NJ.GOV 
A hub for  # COVID19  live updates, critical resources, expert knowledge, and vital information.‬


ORDERS & NOTICES / RESOURCES


STATE OF NEW JERSEY

Governor Phil Murphy Unveils A Roadmap for Restarting New Jersey
For a one-page summary of Governor Murphy’s plan to restore New Jersey’s economic through public health, click  here .

Effective immediately:

  • Indoor gatherings will be permitted at whichever number is lower – 25% of a building’s capacity or 50 people total (up from 10)
  • Limit on outdoor gatherings will be raised from 25 to 100 people
    In addiction, the Governor anticipates being able to raise the limit on non-protest and non-religious activities to:
      250 people on June 22
      500 people on July 3
  • Limits are exempt where people are exercising their First Amendment rights or where they are attending outdoor religious services.
  • All outdoor recreational and entertainment businesses that were previously closed will be allowed to reopen on June 22, with social distancing and face masks, and with these exceptions:
  •   No waterparks
      No playground equipment
      No arcades
    • No amusement rides

OTHER EXECUTIVE ORDERS  

N.J. Judiciary has announced Municipal Court events are taking place virtually.   Read More

N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission has announced plans to reopen in stages  Read More

N.J. TRANSIT COVID-19 Recovery Guidelines and Updates Read More

N.J. state tax filing deadline extended from April 15th to July 15th.  Read More

FASFA deadline for eligible college students extended from April 15th to June 1st.  Read More  

ALL New Jersey public schools will remain closed through the end of the academic year.  Read More

  • Remote learning to continue until end of school year.

New Jersey to Launch Online Grocery Shopping for SNAP Recipients. Read More


COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

New Jersey to Offer $100M in Rental Assistance for Tenants Affected by Coronavirus.  Read More

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs is pleased to announce the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which will provide temporary rental assistance to selected low and moderate income households who have experienced unemployment or reduced income due to the pandemic.

For more information on the program and how to apply, visit  https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/cverap.html . Enrollment opens July 6th and runs through July 10th.


UPDATES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES & NON-PROFITS:  

  • The U.S. SBA has approved Governor Murphy’s disaster designation request. NJ businesses crippled by this pandemic may now apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program - up to $2M to overcome loss of revenue. See  https://faq.business.nj.gov/en/articles/3789809


Phase 2 of NJEDA Small Business
Emergency Assistance Grant Program 


Passaic County and NJEDA Partner to Administer $10 Million in 
CARES Act-Funded Grants for Passaic County Businesses

Companies should apply as soon as possible!

Apply at https://forms.business.nj.gov/grant-2/

Passaic County New Jersey is partnering with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to award $10 million in grants to Passaic County businesses through Phase 2 of the Authority’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. Passaic County is providing the funds and they will be distributed only to businesses located in Passaic County. Business owners can apply for funding at https://forms.business.nj.gov/grant-2/ .   

Visit the following link to answer questions:

https://faq.business.nj.gov/en/articles/3835237-how-do-i-apply-for-the-njeda-small-business-emergency-assistance-grant-program-phase-2-application-now-open

The $10 million grant program allocated for Passaic County businesses and organizations is part of Phase 2 of the NJEDA’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. The county grant program will allow businesses and non-profits with fewer than 25 employees to apply for the grant, on a first come, first serve basis. The application is live and available at https://forms.business.nj.gov/grant-2/ . Applications are due June 30th, 2020.

If Passaic County businesses have already applied to the NJEDA grant during Phase 2 – they DO NOT need to reapply!


To learn more about NJEDA resources for businesses call NJEDA Customer Care at 609-858-6767 or visit https://www.njeda.com and follow @NewJerseyEDA on Facebook, Twitter , and LinkedIn. 


COUNTY OF PASSAIC


AT HOME TESTING:  Passaic County has partnered with Vault Health to offer FREE Covid-19 testing at home for all of our residents.

For more information and to register, visit here


 

MOBILE TESTING:   Passaic County residents now have access to a COVID-19 saliva test at mobile testing sites. For more information, please visit 
Testing Sites  are open from 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Please note:  You  MUST  still be a Passaic County resident
and a driver's license is  REQUIRED.

DATA: ​To access data on the  "Confirmed Cases By Municipality", go to county's  Coronavirus Information  page and scroll below the COVID-19 Dashboard.

PASSAIC COUNTY CARES FOOD DISTRIBUTION DRIVE-THRU : The  Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders is announcing emergency food distribution events that are going to take place across Passaic County.

All Passaic County families are eligible to receive one box with non-perishable food items, upon showing proof of residency at specified dates and locations to be announced in the coming week.

Food Distribution Banner
 

The Board is distributing up to five hundred (500) boxes of food on a first come, first served basis. Residents are to stay in their vehicles, with windows shut, and will be instructed to open their trunks to receive a box of food.

Food Distribution Sites will be open from 12:30 to 2:30PM No arrivals before 11AM

COVID-19 RELIEF PROGRAMS (BUSINESS AND NON-PROFIT):  The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Planning and Economic Development have conducted two surveys to better understand the needs of Passaic County businesses and non-profit organizations after the New Jersey stay-at-home Executive Order was executed in response to COVID-19 concerns.

They will be better positioned to develop new strategies to promote and foster economic development in our community with your input. 


 

PASSAIC COUNTY LAUNCHES OPEN FOR BUSINESS MAP

The County of Passaic is compiling a list of establishments that are open for business – welcoming the public now that the New Jersey stay-at-home order has been lifted. As we recover from COVID-19 this will allow the public use an online mapping tool to find information on your local business such as operating hours, pickup and delivery options, and even where to access PPE supplies and services. We encourage you to share your business information by filling out this short questionnaire here .

The map will be going live to the public on Monday, June 22 nd . The questionnaire will stay open and businesses will be added on a continuous basis so if you cannot make the launch date you are not too late. 

In addition to providing information to the public through the online map, businesses will receive the following benefits:

  • A dedicated See Passaic County Facebook post.
  • A dedicated three-part See Passaic County Instagram story.
  • Inclusion on the See Passaic County - Open for Business page/
  • The opportunity to speak with a Passaic County tourism representative to discuss goals and potential partnerships.
  • Each of these benefits will be provided by December 31, 2020.

For help with the promotion of events, businesses are encouraged to share the details here

For additional resources and information being offered by Passaic County such as testing, food distribution and grant opportunities please visit the COVID-19 information page here .

The County realizes that the status of operations for many businesses may be fluid, particularly as local, State and Federal rules evolve to respond to the pandemic.  Modifications to the information submitted can be completed by contacting the Passaic County Division of Planning and Economic Development at planning@passaiccountynj.org .

CLICK FOR:   GUIDANCE FROM THE COUNTY OF PASSAIC  
( BREAKING NEWS FOR THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY)


BOROUGH OF PROSPECT PARK   


Official Statement From Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah in Conjunction with Prospect Park Office of Emergency Management Confirming Prospect Park, NJ's First Presumptive Positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Case.

 

GOVERNING BODY UPDATES:

HOW TO CONTACT US :

  • For emergencies - please dial 9-1-1, otherwise for non-emergency police related matters dial 973-790-7900. To get in touch with Borough Hall staff, please dial 973-790-7902 ext. 529 or e-mail info@prospectpark.net

  • For a full list of Borough numbers, departments, and e-mails, please CLICK HERE

CLOSURES / SERVICES UPDATE

  • Effective Wednesday, March 25th ALL Municipal Offices will be CLOSED to the public until further notice. Extended hours on Tuesdays has been  CANCELLED  until further notice. For further direction, please CLICK HERE

  • 'Save a Trip to Borough Hall'   and how to still accomplish a service you may need. 

  • Effective Monday, June 15th Prospect Park businesses have been authorized to apply for temporary outdoor dining and displays. For further direction and application information, please CLICK HERE

​MEETING AND EVENT NOTICES :

  • Prospect Park Small Business NJEDA Information Session Recording
    Password: 
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  • Spray Park to Operate Starting Saturday, July 11th thru Monday, Sept. 7th - MORE INFO

  • Mayor & Council Work Session - Monday, September 14, 2020 at 6:30PM - CANCELLED

  • Mayor & Council Regular Meeting - Monday, September 21, 2020 at 6:30PM via ZOOM

  • Land Use Board Meeting - June 23, 2020 at 6:30PM - CANCELLED

  • 12th Annual Prospect Park Day  - September 12, 2020 at 6:30PM - CANCELLED

  • 4th Annual National Night Out - October 4, 2020 at 6:00PM -  CANCELLED

  • Passaic County Clerk's Outreach Services  POSPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

  • Passaic County Community College Outreach Services  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

ONGOING ACTIVITIES / PROGRAMS :

COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS AND NEWS :


FOLLOW UPDATES FROM MAYOR MOHAMED T. KHAIRULLAH

Mayor Khairullah encourages all residents and businesses to follow the  Prospect Park, NJ Official Like Page Prospect Park, NJ Group Page , and sign up for the  CodeRED Emergency Notification System online  and  CodeRED Mobile Alert App  in your Apple and Google Play Stores to receive  FREE  alerts and regular updates and up-to-date information on  emergencies and everyday happenings occurring in our Borough.

Mayor Khairullah will provide updates and announce #COVID19 cases in Prospect Park. The Mayor asks that you remain vigilant in following the recommendations of Public Health Officials and Healthcare Professionals when it comes to social distancing, hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes and disinfecting common areas. Should you exhibit any symptoms of illness, consult your personal doctor to discuss treatment prior to making any visits.

WATCH MAYOR KHAIRULLAH ON FACEBOOK LIVE

   


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-2019) Resources :

(COVID-19) Assistance and Relief Programs :

HOTLINES / HELPLINES :

  • ​​The  New Jersey Department of Human Services  Mental Health: 877-294-HELP (4357)
  • NJ Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-572-7233
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  • NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-601-7200
  • Women's Referral Central: 1-800-322-8092
  • You can find a full list of the resources and numbers available HERE   ➡️

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES : Businesses across New Jersey are looking to hire THOUSANDS OF WORKERS, including those who lost their jobs or have had hours reduced as a result of  # COVID19 .

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES New Jersey needs   the help of qualified health, mental health, and related professionals to supplement our health care capacity on a temporary basis.

TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS AND FIRMS : If you would like to support the State's COVID-19 response can complete a brief intake form here:  http://www.covid19.nj.gov/tech


 
Notices Pertaining to September 21, 2020 Mayor and Council Meeting
COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATES AND INFORMATION
MUNICIPAL CLOSURES & OPERATIONS UPDATES
Temporary Outdoor Dining and Displays for Prospect Park Businesses
Prospect Park Recreation Receives Grant from Massachusetts Charity (Good Sports) for Youth Sports Equipment
Prospect Park Fire Department Receives Lifesaving Equipment Thanks to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
Prospect Park Awarded Its FIRST Green Acres Grant - $750K For Turf Soccer Field
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