Mayor Shanley COVID-19 Update 5-7-20
The positive numbers continued today will the lowest hospitalizations since March and they finally fell below 5,000. The patients on ventilators and in critical/intensive care are also down again. NJ's new positives were 1,827 bringing us to 133,635.
Our biggest negative today was Bergen County Health called me tonight while I was on a Google meet parent introduction for my 5th Grader's entry into Eisenhower Middle School. As you are aware, the calls from Bergen at night are to report bad news and unfortunately we lost 2 more Wyckoff residents to this horrible virus and we have now lost 59 residents. Please keep these residents in your thoughts and prayers as well as their families during these difficult times. It is tough getting calls just reporting 2 people have passed away and not being able to know who they are and how their families are doing. Bergen County Health did report there was no increase at CHCC and the deaths were not related to CHCC. Wyckoff positives increased by 2, which is likely the 2 who passed away, bringing our positives to 279. We otherwise are trending well with limited increases in positives in Wyckoff.
The Governor gave a positive sign today that he may be close to lessening the executive order to permit non-essential business to do at least curbside collection and to permit some construction and non-emergency surgeries. This will be a start to get the economy moving. We will need to do this smart like when we go out for essentials at the food stores with 6 foot distances and face coverings.
We can do this and must keep in mind that we need to be careful and limit our contact with others within 6 feet. Face coverings by all will protect us all. Wearing a face mask notifies the person you come in contact you care about protecting that person and vice versa. We can do this as a community.
Keep the faith and remain Wyckoff Strong. We will get to the end of this as a Wyckoff family.
Have a great night and day tomorrow.
Tim Shanley, Wyckoff Mayor