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Corvid-19 Closes Schools and more. List of Local business changes, Religous Services

Mar 14, 2020 07:04PM ● By Julie Maxwell Allen

On March 1st, the first positive case of the COVID - 19 virus was announced in NYC. Following this NJ gained their first case in Fort Lee NJ.

At this time more than 475 cases are in the tri-state area.

All 75 school districts were closed effective at 3 pm March 13, 2020 unit further notice,  Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announced On March 12, 2020.  Glen Rock Public Schools announced they will be closed March 13, 2020, through March 27, 2020. Our Lady of Academy is closed through March 22, 2020, and then re-evaluate the situation.

Announced by Mayor Kristine Morieko, “In addition to the closing of the Library, All meetings, events, and recreational activities have been postponed during these next two weeks including, but not limited to, the March 25 work session and public meeting of the Mayor and Council, and the March 26 Budget meeting.”

Local Closings (so far): 

  • Glen Rock Library
  • All performance theaters
  • All Movie Theaters
  • County Zoo
  • Ridgewood YMCA 


Religious Services:

St. Catherines: 

Suspended the public celebration of Mass for Saturday evening, March 14, and Sunday, March 15, 2020

The celebration of daily Mass will continue. Daily Masses include Saturday's 9 am Mass and Monday through Friday's 8 am and 11:30 am Masses. Beginning Saturday, March 14th daily Masses will be held in the Church to allow for distancing. 

All Saints: 

will fast from gathering on Sunday mornings for the next three Sundays: March 15, March 22nd, and March 29th. All other parish gatherings, concerts, meetings, etc. are canceled as well.

Hopefully, a 10 am Facebook Live Mass will occur on 3/15/2020

Glen Rock Jewish Center: 

No services canceled at this time 

Sikh Temple:

Unknown

Good Sheppard Lutheran Church: 

Services on 3/15 & 3/22 Canceled. There will be an online-only on Facebook Live - March 15, 10 am. 

In addition, the following local business has announced changes to its service to help reduce possible infection. 

Jalapenos: 

We are still open! If you are ordering food for delivery, we have decided to pause doordash in an effort to keep our customers safe. Instead, our very own Jalapeños employees will be delivering your food right to your doorstep and leave it there if requested

Giannella’s: 

As conditions continue to evolve with the Coronavirus, our highest priority is the health and safety of our crew and customers. We are going to extreme measures to provide a safe and clean establishment. In addition to the standard Board of Health guidelines, we have implemented new procedures and modifications. Some of these include constant disinfecting of all surfaces, doors, walls, etc. And the removal of all condiment stations. Condiments will be kept behind the counter and are available upon request.

We are also preparing for free delivery and curbside pickup. These services may be available immediately.

Due to supermarket shortages, we are offering our own restaurant stock of fresh meats (chicken breast and Angus ribeye) and vegetables (lettuce, tomatoes, and onions) for sale by the pound. That is in addition to our common staples of frozen ravioli, cold cuts, milk, bread, eggs, etc.

We will remain open. As the situation progresses or hopefully regresses we will make adjustments accordingly.

In closing, let’s all stay strong, informed and alert, but try not to panic. We will all get through this.

Merve's Kitchen and Bakery

I wanted to give a few updates on our end during these tough times.

Like every other sensible business, we are taking extreme measures in terms of hygiene and precautions. The store is being deeply cleaned, opening and closing. Also, we sanitize literally every surface during the day more than I can count while following the rules of the Health Department. Every vegetable and fruit is being washed. Cups and plates are soaked in restaurant-grade sanitizer. We also have tons of take away cups and boxes. Total coincidence, a couple of weeks ago we switched to a new “high-temperature dishwasher”, which is a huge plus. Only one of our employees is handling money and has zero contact with food while the other employees are working with food, gloves on. 

We are very well stocked and open on our regular schedule right now both a physical store and Doordash. You can also call 201-444-4445 to order and pick up if you don’t want to hang out in the store. As you all know, you are always welcome to work from here as we have free WiFi and $1 coffee refills, books for kids courtesy of The Curious Reader and my daughter Aria. 

We are working on some online classes and DIY cookie/cupcake decorating and baking kits to ease the homeschooling process.

At this time, there are 31 “presumptive positive” cases of COVID-19 identified in the County. 

  • Bergenfield: 1
  • Dumont: 1
  • Englewood: 3
  • Fair Lawn: 3
  • Fort Lee: 1
  • Garfield: 1
  • Little Ferry: 1 (Deceased)
  • Paramus: 1
  • Teaneck: 18
  • Wood-Ridge: 1
Please stay tuned to Glen Rock News Today for future updates for closings etc. 

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