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Old Tappan Police Department
Friday April 17th, 2020 :: 02:58 p.m. EDT


Old Tappan Update

Good afternoon. I hope this update finds you all well and safe.
Old Tappan’s most recent tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases stands at forty. These numbers are provided to us by Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission who serves Old Tappan’s health needs along with several other communities as well. They have gone to great lengths to ensure that their number of cases and deaths for COVID-19 are the most accurate.
As we all sincerely hope that we will see a slowdown in the number of positive cases, statistics relative to recovery are not readily available. However, the staff of the health commission’s office reports that they have investigated hundreds of coronavirus cases and are pleased to report that many of these cases have fully recovered or are in the recovery process. In the meantime, by continuously educating our residents with public health measures to prevent COVID 19 we will be able to flatten the curve of disease.
So, as Dr. Fauci, Dr. Brix, and yes even Dr. Oz tell us “don’t take your foot off the gas.” Continue the practices that we now know so well:
• Stay at home – especially when feeling sick
• If you must go out practice Social Distancing (stay 6’ away from one another)
• Avoid crowds.
• Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds multiple times a day. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used if soap and water are not available
• Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Please be aware of scam artists or those who prey upon us during times such as these. Be wary of telephone solicitations and of course, strangers at your door seeking donations. Don’t be too quick to part with your money. If in doubt, do not hesitate to call the police.
On another note, I remind you that property tax time is upon us. Second quarter taxes are due on May 1st with a 10-day grace period. The latest payments can be made without incurring penalties is Monday, May 11th no later than 4pm. For information on how to pay your taxes without visiting the Borough Hall please visit Although we understand the difficult financial times many of us facing, we as a borough need the taxes to cover all our obligations.
Consequently, let us hope that the prayers we offered during the recent Passover and Easter holidays, in addition to those prayers we continue to offer, will be answered and this scourge will soon pass.
Stay healthy and stay positive.
Your mayor,
John M. Kramer

Old Tappan Police Department
21 Russell Ave
Old Tappan, NJ 07675

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 201-664-1221

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