As of Wednesday, February 10, 2021, we have 22 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pompton Lakes. This is much better than our new case count has been over the last couple of weeks. Local and state numbers are slowly trending down.
We continue to mourn the loss of the thirteen residents who passed due to virus complications. Our hearts are with their loved ones.
As more vaccines are released from the federal and state stockpile, more appointments will open up. Pompton Lakes has no control over the number of doses or addition of vaccination sites. The guidelines come from the state and federal government.
If you received an email from the state stating that you are eligible for a vaccine you must now try to get an appointment. Wherever you can get an appointment, whether that be local (Wayne), county (Passaic), state, or hospital, take advantage of it.
2.2 million people have received the email from the state with only 100,000 doses available. Unfortunately, you must keep trying to get an appointment due to demand exceeding supply.
Passaic County’s vaccination site is in the Plaza 46 Shopping Center (where the old Modell's was) on Route 46 in Woodlawn Park. Passaic County is getting roughly 800 vaccines a week. Please visit www.passaiccountynj.org for more information.
The health department for Pompton Lakes and Wayne has a vaccine site at the former Macy's Preakness Shopping Center in Wayne. Currently the state only gives us 300 vaccines a week. Please visit Wayne Township's website to try and book an appointment. Appointments open on Fridays at 3pm and fill up very quickly.
Indoor dining is now up to 35 percent of occupancy or up to 150 people, the lesser of the two. Bars and restaurants may now stay open past 10pm.
We are closer to the end than the beginning. Hang in there. Brighter days are ahead.
Mayor Michael Serra