Wyckoff Town Hall

Mayor Shanley COVID-19 Update July 22, 2020

Sorry its late tonight but my Library Board meeting just ended.

Today I got the results of my son, Matthew’s nose swab from the Mobile Test site taken yesterday. He is negative for COVID-19. Was pleasantly surprised at the one day turnaround for the test. The rest of the Shanley family will have to wait a few days for the results of the saliva tests.

NJ remains on the path. NJ had 390 new positives today that brings NJ to 177,256 positives. NJ hospitalizations are unfortunately up again today today from 798 Monday to 833 yesterday to 873 today. They increased in the North from 336 Monday to 375 yesterday to 390 today, increased in the Central from 224 yesterday to 244 today and increased in the South from 208 Monday to 234 yesterday to 239 today. Patients on ventilators deceased by 2 to 77 or 2.5% today. Patients in critical care decreased from 169 yesterday to 151 today. We need to see the hospitalizations start going down again and we do not want them going over 1,000 again.

Importantly, the Rate of Transmission (ROT) remains the same at 90% today and under 1. . The positive test rate for tests on 7-18-20 was 2.48% which is still one of the lowest positive test rates in the United States.

Governor Murphy remembered 2 Wyckoff residents today in his press conference that died from this horrible virus, Alban Albert (died May 24, 2020) and his wife, Gertrude “Sue” Albert (died May 16, 2020). Alban served as the head of the art department at Ramapo High School for 30 years before he retired in 1985. He was one the original faculty members at Ramapo High School when it first opened. He won numerous art awards in local, county and statewide exhibitions. He also fought in WWII in the Phillippines and after he was honorably discharged from the US Army after the war, he sponsored Filipino children through World Vision for the rest of his life. They will be truly missed by Wyckoff and their families. Keep them and their families in your prayers.

Tomorrow there will be no report as the Governor has no press conference and we do not get any new numbers for Wyckoff until Friday.

Keep the faith and remain Wyckoff Strong!

Have a great night and a terrific Thursday. Be back in touch on Friday.

Tim Shanley, Wyckoff Mayor