Executive Order 142: Non-Essential Services and Construction

Governor Murphy has issued Executive Order 142, which rolls back some of the previous measures that were put in place to halt the spread of COVID-19.

I’ve reviewed the order and compiled the list below.  This is not legal advice and I would strongly suggest anyone operating a business to review the rule in its entirety and seek legal guidance before changing any operations.

As the rate of infection decreases, the following changes take effect:

  1. Constructions projects not designated as essential may resume (subject to restrictions)
  2. Some vehicular based gatherings are permitted (subject to social distancing restrictions).
    1. Leaving your home to participate in such a gathering is no longer a violation of Executive Order.
  3. Certain Recreational and Entertainment events are now permitted (subject to social distancing restrictions).
  4. Non-essential retail businesses are permitted to reopen to the public, but only where they adopt specific policies as outlined in section 9.
    1. Curbside pickup only
    2. Limited employees required to effect curbside pickup
    3. Emphasis on contactless payments
    4. Arrangements for scheduling are encouraged
    5. Employees will place goods in vehicles
    6. Mall businesses can operate with curbside pickup (subject to social distancing restrictions)

The order tasks the State Director of Emergency Management with discretion to make additions, amendments, clarifications, exceptions, and exclusions to the terms in the order.

Municipalities are prohibited from any contrary rules.

Executive Order 142 Nonessential Contrcution Curbside Pickup Gatherings in Cars

NJ TRANSIT COVID-19 UPDATE: E.O. 125 POLICY IMPLEMENTATION

NJ TRANSIT remains committed to the safety of our customers and employees and is working to ensure a safe environment by following the health standards set by the CDC through the sanitation of our facilities and vehicles and the cleanliness practices of our employees. Additionally, NJ TRANSIT remains committed to providing reliable and dependable service.

Per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 125 requiring all personnel and customers on New Jersey Transit vehicles to wear face coverings, among other requirements, strengthening NJ TRANSIT’s efforts to protect the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, please be advised that:

NJ TRANSIT REQUIRES ALL RIDERS TO WEAR A FACE COVERING.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE CDC GUIDE ON THE USE OF CLOTH FACE COVERINGS TO HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.

 NJ TRANSIT WORKERS AUTHORIZED TO LIMIT PASSENGER OCCUPANCY TO 50% OF THE VEHICLE’S MAXIMUM CAPACITY ON ALL TRAINS, BUSES AND LIGHT RAIL LINES.

CUSTOMERS SHOULD BE USING NJ TRANSIT SERVICES FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY. Continue reading “NJ TRANSIT COVID-19 UPDATE: E.O. 125 POLICY IMPLEMENTATION”

Teaneck Small Business Assistance Call Today at 4pm

Please Join Teaneck Deputy Mayor Elie Y. Katz &

Teaneck Deputy Mayor Mark Schwartz

& Teaneck Councilman Keith Kaplan

In partnership with Larry Bauer, President, Teaneck Chamber of Commerce

& Jennifer Glass, Vice President, Teaneck Chamber of Commerce

For A Second Teaneck Small Business Assistance Call

“What Is Available For Small Business & How To”

 Guests Speakers:
  • Ivan Mendez from our Business Development Group of The NJ EDA
  • Ari Weisbrot, ESQ, Wesibrot Law- Navigating Governmental Resources in the COVID 19 Era
  • Mike Glicksman, Northeast NJ Score

Monday, April 6 at 4:00pm

***If you or someone you know has a Teaneck based business affected, please click on link below and register for the call. We will email you the call info.
Sorry, this call is only open to business owners that operate a business in Teaneck.

April 3 COVID-19 Update from Dr. Irving

April 3, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students and Staff,
The last three weeks have been challenging, exhausting, and extremely informative. This describes what I have heard from many parents, and how our staff – including me – have described our current reality. The good news is that a well-deserved spring break is upon us and when we “return”, we will begin a very different educational approach using Google Classroom.
In my last communication to you, I mentioned that beginning Monday, April 13, we will move to a virtual learning platform with specific class/subject schedules Monday – Thursday. Fridays will be used as a review or testing day.  However, next week is also an important week because there will be some informational sessions and opportunities for you to get prepared for our new virtual learning schedule.  All of the information that you will need will be posted on our COVID-19 Update section of our website (a green button on the left hand side of the homepage –   https://www.teaneckschools.org/COVID-19.aspx). Please bookmark this page as it will become a very important resource for you as we move forward.
Here is our go-forward plan:

Continue reading “April 3 COVID-19 Update from Dr. Irving”

A Tale of Two Charts

First caveat: I created the first chart (based on numbers I received from the manager), so errors are possible despite my efforts to be accurate.
Second caveat: we do not have good data sets because testing is not yet available for widespread use.  The charts below are based on those tested after showing symptoms.

The data below are the same in each chart.

The first chart shows the number of cases reported as presumptive positive in Teaneck.  Despite all of our efforts, cases will continue to rise.

But — the second chart shows the rate at which those presumptive positives are doubling.  The second chart is on a “log vertical scale”, which provides equal intervals for doubling effects (i.e. the space between 5 to 10 is equal to the space between 50 to 100).  The second chart also contains two exponential fits for the data sets.

What the graph shows

They started to double within a predicted time-frame of 2.09 days.  That appears to have slowed to 5.7 days (thus far) through self-isolation measures.

Teaneck’s Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin called for self isolating ourselves on March 14th.  Look at what started to happen on the chart between 3/14 and 3/21.

Bottom line: Self isolation and washing our hands WORKS.

This will provide our healthcare system time to #FlattenTheCurve….  but only if we keep it up.

 

[Audio] Teaneck Community Interfaith Prayer Call

Several hundred residents joined the Teaneck Community Interfaith Prayer Call today

Hosted by: Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin, Deputy Mayor Mark Schwartz & Deputy Mayor Elie Y. Katz

“During These Challenging Times, We Can All Use Some Strengthening of Our Spiritual Health”

Opening Remarks by: Mayor Mohammed Hemeduddin & Deputy Mayor Mark Schwartz

  • Rabbi Joel Pitkowsky, Congregation Beth Sholom
  • Rev Greg Jackson, Pastor Mt. Olive Baptist Church
  • Pastor Jusung Kim, Good News Church
  • Reverend Dr. Keith Attles, Covenant Life Ministries Church
  • Imam Sayeed Quereshi, Darul-Islah Mosque
  • Father Joseph D’Amico, Church of Anastasia

Closing Remarks by:

  • Congressman Josh Gottheimer

There will be another call next Sunday at 3pm.