Village of Ridgewood E-Notice
E-NOTICE - IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND UPDATES ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19)
As you are probably aware, two Village residents have been confirmed with coronavirus, which was sent out in a recorded phone message last night, by Mayor Hache. Please be aware that the safety of the Village residents and Village employees is the top priority for the Village Council and me. Please continue to watch your emails, listen to the recorded phone messages, and read your text messages from the Village of Ridgewood, in addition to visiting the Village’s website, www.ridgewoodnj.net, for updates. The information about coronavirus is found by clicking on the red banner, at the top of the homepage of the Village website. There are links there for the Center for Disease Control, the NJ Department of Health, and by clicking on “Coronavirus Information” at the top of the Village website, it indicates what you should do to be tested for coronavirus, as well as providing other important information. The NJ Department of Health has set up a hotline, to answer questions about COVID 19, which is: 1-800-222-1222. The Village has also set up an email address: firstname.lastname@example.org to provide resources to answer your COVID 19 questions.
A Proclamation of Local Emergency has been signed by the Village of Ridgewood’s Emergency Management Coordinator, which has led to closures of Village buildings and properties. Please click here to read the Proclamation of Local Emergency. The following steps in the Village of Ridgewood have been taken at this time:
If you do need to call 911 for any Emergency Services from the Police, Fire or Emergency Medical Services/Ambulance, in addition to providing your name, address and nature of the emergency. PLEASE notify the dispatcher if ANYONE in your home has travelled from Europe or Asia recently or may have been exposed to COVID-19 or is exhibiting flu like symptoms. This notification will lead our First Responders to taking the proper precautions, prior to arrival at your home.
You can expect that all responses to emergencies will always be without hesitation by the First Responders, and the excellent standard of care and compassion provided to all those in need remain the same. Please don’t be alarmed by the Responders use of masks, goggles, gloves and possibly a protection suit. This is for everyone’s protection and safety.
Please feel safe in knowing that Ridgewood Emergency Services follows the EMS guidance issued by the CDC, appropriate public health authorities and EMS medical direction. We ask that any family members provide their own transportation to the hospital and not ride in the ambulance.
All first responders practice the recommended personal cleaning procedures, as well as the proper isolation/disposal of contaminated effects. The equipment and vehicle are cleaned and disinfected after each patient call, regardless of any possible exposure.
Also keep in mind the following common sense practices:
Be well and stay safe!
Heather A. Mailander
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