Mayor Shanley COVID-19 Update 5-19-20
Tonight we completed a Township Committee Zoom meeting and were successful in having public members make public comments. We did approve permits for the placement of 5 signs in town that will congratulate the 2020 graduates of Ramapo and Indian Hills. The Township will also place their sign at the governmental speech flag pole at Memorial.
I also congratulated, Matthew Murphy, a Wyckoff resident and Ramapo Senior who won a scholarship in the 26th Annual Louis Bay 2nd Future Leaders Scholarship Competition which is run statewide by the NJ League of Municipalities. Mathew was one of only 3 who wrote winning essays regarding leadership. Well done Matthew and once this pandemic is over and we can have public gatherings again we will have you and your family at our township committee meeting.
We are still trending in the right direction. NJ only had 1,055 new positives today bringing us to 149,013. Every county in NJ today was under 100 new positives which is a big step forward that hopefully will continue. Bergen County only had 57 new positives bringing our county to 17,522. I have not received Wyckoff's numbers yet and will update this if they come in before I go to bed.
Hospitalizations continue to slowly decrease as do patients on ventilators and in critical care. Positives tests are also still at 12%
Governor Murphy signed an executive order today permitting in store car sales which is a small step toward getting other stores open for in store sales with proper precautions and not just curbside pickup. There may be more movement on openings later this week and there could be movement on some graduation activities for our seniors.
We are slowing getting through this but May has been much better than April. Hopefully this May will lead to a better June. We have to continue to be smart and protect ourselves from this virus but we are all capable of this.
We will get there together. Wyckoff Strong!
Tim Shanley, Wyckoff Mayor