Mayor Nick Sacco Declares Local State of Emergency in North Bergen in Response to Coronavirus 

NORTH BERGEN, NJ — Mayor Nick Sacco has declared a Local State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. The declaration will allow Township government to bypass purchasing regulations if necessary. In addition to the restrictions on the public announced by Governor Phil Murphy today, Mayor Sacco is announcing the following:

  • Town Hall is open with limited access to the public. Residents are encouraged to conduct all matters via phone, email or online when possible.

  • All Township parks are closed off to the public.

  • The Recreation Center is closed.

  • The Senior Center is closed.

  • Senior citizen transportation is available to those with critical medical needs ONLY

  • All senior citizen shopping trips are cancelled until further notice

  • Township Board Meetings are cancelled, except Board of Commissioners Meetings

  • Child and Adult Day Care Centers are closed.

“The local state of emergency highlights the severity of the situation we are dealing with,” said Mayor Sacco. “We are looking to keep our residents safe and will continue to do so as this situation develops.  I strongly urge everyone to take this matter very seriously, to practice social distancing and proper hygiene to slow down the spread of this devastating virus.”

Any residents who witness or experience price gouging are encouraged to contact the Hudson County Office of Weights and Measures at (201) 369-4323 ext 7305. Residents with questions regarding the COVID-19 outbreak should call the State’s Coronavirus hotline or visit its dedicated website:


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