Messages from Mayor John Coiro concerning COVID-19
A website to pre-register for the vaccine is live now: https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/
This will allow the general public to pre-register for eligibility, and allow them to input their personal, contact, health insurance, and demographic information. It will also allow for individuals to schedule an appointment for those who are immediately eligible based on screening questions.
Passaic County Health Department
Visit the Passaic County Health Department for an updated list of all testing sites, vaccine information, COVID Relief and more at PassaicCountyNJ.org
Closure of All Municipal Buildings
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Borough of Totowa public buildings and offices are closed to the public effective immediately until further notice. All office staff will be available for any questions - See attached Information Sheet
Code Red Alerts
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Totowa Community Helper Hotline
From Mayor Coiro and Borough Council, Board of Health/Town Nurse, Board of Recreation, Senior Citizens Coordinator and the Totowa Public Library - In response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak and directives issued by Governor Murphy, we are reaching out a helping hand to the community. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance in these difficult times, please call or email the Totowa Public Library and they will do their best to help our neighbors in need. (973) 790-3265, Ext. 10 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) – General Information Page
NJPIES, 24-Hour Public Hotline: 1-800-222-1222
For Out-Of-State Phonelines: 1-800-962-1253
State of New Jersey Notices
- State of NJ Department of Law and Public Safety Division of New Jersey State Police Office of Emergency
Management Administrative Order - Mandatory Facility Closures No. 2020-2
- Administrative Order No. 2020-5 - Administrative Order No. 2020-5
- Administrative Order No. 2020-6 - Administrative Order No. 2020-6
- Governor Murphy Announces Executive Order No. 107 - Executive Order No. 107
- Governor Murphy Announces Executive Order No. 108 - Executive Order No. 108
- Attorney General Law Enforcement - Directive No. 2020-1
Information for The Business Community
Breaking News For The Business Community (March 19, 2020) - The NJEDA has created a webpage that directs business owners to various resources to assist in coping financially with the COVID-19 public health crisis. This site will be updated with any new programs or support that becomes available.
State of NJ Website Devoted to COVID-19 Business Concerns - The State of New Jersey has established a special website devoted to business concerns during the coronavirus emergency. The site, cv.business.nj.gov, will be updated as new information becomes available. We encourage you to communicate this with the appropriate individuals within your organization.
In addition, the New Jersey Business Action Center’s Helpline is now available from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm, seven days a week. Call 1-800-JERSEY-7 to address any concerns you or your employees have.
Critical Financial Information For The Business Community - The NJEDA has created a webpage that directs business owners to various resources to assist in coping financially with the COVID-19 public health crisis. This site will be updated with any new programs or support that becomes available.
New federal legislation and appropriations has opened up the possibility for small businesses to receive assistance for economic loss due to COVID-19. Details of eligibility and administration of this assistance from SBA are still being addressed by the SBA. However, some information from the traditional SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program may still apply for COVID-19. As a courtesy, below is some information from the existing EIDL program. Please refer to the SBA’s coronavirus website for up-to-date information on SBA assistance.
Private Sector Programs to Assist Companies
JPMorgan Chase Makes $50 Million Philanthropic Investment to Help Address Immediate and Long-Term Impacts of COVID-19
Note article below about other bank support for the business community:
General Information, FAQ's and Resources
What are common symptoms of COVID-19?
Information to date suggests this virus is causing symptoms consistent with a respiratory illness such as cough, fever, and shortness of breath.
How is COVID-19 spread?
At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people. Typically, with most respiratory viruses, people are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest). Chinese officials report that sustained person-to-person spread in the community is occurring in China. Person-to-person spread in the United States has been detected in a close, household contact to an individual confirmed to have COVID-19, but the risk to the general public remains low. Cases in healthcare settings, like hospitals, may also occur.
What measures can be taken to prevent COVID-19?
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.
How is COVID-19 treated?
Currently, there is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for the coronavirus. There is no vaccine to prevent this virus, and the CDC advises that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. These include washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available and avoiding others who are sick.