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3/23/2020 - Help with COVID-19 - News

From the Governor

 

According to Governor Murphy's press conference this afternoon, there are 890 positive cases of Coronavirus in the State of New Jersey.

249 of those cases are in Bergen County.

 

 

News for YOU!

 

Coronavirus Testing at Bergen Community College

The drive-through testing site opened this morning at Bergen Community College; 600 tests were done before shutting down at noon.

Here's a video from northjersey.com of the huge waiting line. The video starts at the BCC entrance on Paramus Road and runs south towards Century Road.Testing will begin again tomorrow morning (Saturday) at 8 AM.

 

Do not go for a test if you have no symptoms. You will be turned away. Symptoms includea fever (above 99.6), a cough or other respiratory symptoms, and shortness of breath.

 

Shoprite's Senior Hours

Shoprite of Englewood will be open for those age 60 or more and those who are high risk from 11 AM-noon every day, when the store is typically less crowded.

 

Patronize Our Restaurants!

Here are local restaurantsthat offer takeout and/or delivery. Thanks to the Englewood Chamber for this information. Here's a nice article from Bon Appetit with 7 ways to help restaurants right now.

 

Need help?

If you not able to get out of the house to buy groceries, or if you would you likesomeone to check up on you on a regular basis to make sure you are okay, feel free to contact Scott Reddin at SESCIL at 201-569-4080 during weekdays or 201-446-7286 over the weekend or ifyou have an immediate need. He and volunteers with Bergen Family Center are glad to help.

 

Love Thy Neighbor...Now!

Click here are ways you can help others.

 

FREE Access toNYTimes and The Record

Both papers are providing free access to news about the Coronavirus pandemic.Click here for The New York TImes. Here's the correct link forThe Record

 

Resources for Caregivers (and others)

Here are some good exercises for those you are caring for (or for you!).

30 minute senior workout

Stretching for seniors

5-minute balance exercises

Thanks to Marlene Ceragno at the JCC on the Palisades for these links.

 

A Mental Health Moment:

From Michael Tozzoli, Executive Director of West Bergen Mental Healthcare

Today's concrete suggestion: A slight change in focus for today, I am challenging us to take a deep breath and reflect on one thing we have LEARNED about ourselves through these days. Are you a bit stronger than you thought? Did you help a neighbor that you would have ordinarily driven past on the street? Are you able to work a bit more effectively from home than you thought you would be able to? Learning about ourselves in a time of crisis helps to add some value to it and to our shared experience. It reminds us that we may just be a bit stronger than we believed before the crisis.

 

Please...stay safe out there! Especially if you are over 70!