Corona Virus Information
Morris County Covid-19 vaccine information can be viewed here.
State of New Jersey Covid-19 vaccine information can be viewed here.
Social Distancing Reminder – A reminder of the importance of social distancing of at least 6 feet. The 6 feet rule should be significantly increased when exercising (jogging, running, bicycling, etc.).
Exercise increases the number of breaths taken per minute and the depth of the breath, which could ultimately lead to saliva traveling through the air for a greater distance. Until social distancing recommendations are rescinded, it would be best practice to avoid jogging, running or bicycling on sidewalks including the Boulevard path when others are present. If you do come upon another person while exercising, please leave lots of room when passing.
Importance Of Wearing A Mask -When you wear a mask, you protect others as well as yourself. Masks work best when everyone wears one. A mask is NOT a substitute for social distancing. Masks should still be worn in addition to staying at least 6 feet apart, especially when indoors around people who don’t live in your household (courtesy of US CDC).
General questions about COVID-19:
Mountain Lakes Health Officer
(Bloomfield Health Department)
Other Corona Virus Resources (updated):
Also, please visit https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control to get accurate and up-to-date information regarding rumors and myths.
Communications Reminder – The Borough utilizes Nixle as its emergency communications platform and email for its regular communications. To sign up:
Nixle – Go to www.nixle.com or text 07046 to 888777 from your cell phone.
Borough of Mountain Lakes Response
In alignment with Governor Murphy’s Executive Order, the Borough of Mountain Lakes has taken the following actions:
- Canceled or postponed all in-person meetings of Commissions, Committees and Boards (except the Borough Council meeting), providing the option to meet via conference call.
Morris County Government Coordinating Response
The Morris County Office of Emergency Management and Office of Health Management, in coordination with officials in all 39 Morris County towns, school districts, and major healthcare providers, are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Officials across the county are working in concert with the state Department of Health and federal agencies to ensure they have the latest information to best deal with the virus. In particular, county officials are working closely with Atlantic Health and Saint Clare’s Health.
In addition, county OEM officials urge residents not to be alarmed if they see first responders wearing high levels of protective gear, such as masks, hoods, suits and respirators. Out of an abundance of caution, they may wear this gear for the safety of the patient and fellow responders.
The following are tips provided by the Morris County Office of Health Management (consistent with CDC recommendations) to protect yourself and others from respiratory infections, including the coronavirus (COVID-19):
- Maintain recommended Social Distance of 6 feet if you must go out into public
- Stay home if you are sick;
- Limit close contact with people who are sick;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
- Avoid handshakes. Try an elbow bump;
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol;
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces;
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands);
- Get a flu shot to prevent the flu if you have not done so this season.
Residents are asked to avoid rumors and some less-than-accurate reports about this virus. Keep informed by obtaining information from trusted and reliable sources, including the CDC, NJDOH, and their local health departments: