- COVID-19 Coronavirus Information
COVID-19 Coronavirus Information
Have questions about COVID-19?
Speak to a healthcare professional at:
☎️1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253.
For general information, testing & basic needs:
📱Text NJCOVID to 898-211
📱Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance.
-Why You Cannot Test Out of Quarantine
Support our hometown businesses!
Click here for a list of River Vale Restaurants & Delis currently offering meal take out or delivery!
April 16, 2020 - COVID-19 Resources for Bergen County Businesses - Click here.
March 19, 2020 - For qualifying Senior Citizens in need of assistance, the Bergen County Division of Senior Services is offering weekly delivery of frozen meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call 201-336-7400 for more information.
Click here for an informative video from the BCOEM.
-December Testing at Bergen Community College
-An Update from Mayor Jasionowski - November 25, 2020
-Community Mobile Testing - Paramus - Nov. 17, Nov. 19 and Nov. 24
-An Update from Mayor Jasionowski - November 16, 2020
- River Vale COVID-19 Update - November 11, 2020
- River Vale COVID-19 Update - November 3, 2020
- Community Mobile Testing Unit at River Vale Town Hall Rescheduled to Wednesday, November 4.
-A Message from our Health Officer - October 23, 2020
Community Mobile Testing Unit Back in River Vale - October 30 POSTPONED TO NOV. 4
-Halloween 2020 Guidelines from the NJ Dept of Health - October 6, 2020
-As per Governor Murphy, indoor dining is permitted at NJ restaurants starting Friday, 9/4 at 25% capacity and with social distancing between tables.
-Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Protect Public Health by Mailing Every Active Registered Voter a VBM Ballot Ahead of the General Election - August 14, 2020
-Community Mobile Testing Unit in River Vale - July 17
-Dining Guidelines - June 26, 2020
-Travel Advisory FAQ’s - June 25, 2020
-Testing Center Update - May 29, 2020
-Testing Center Update - May 26, 2020
-An Update from Mayor Jasionowski - May 12, 2020
-Testing Center Information - May 11, 2020
-A Letter to the NJ Dept. of Education - May 9, 2020
-An Update from Mayor Jasionowski - May 1, 2020
-An Update from Mayor Jasionowski - April 30, 2020
-An Update from Mayor Jasionowski - April 21, 2020
-A Message from Mayor Jasionowski & Chief Scheidle - April 15, 2020
-An Update from Mayor Jasionowski - April 13, 2020
-Updated Restrictions from Governor Murphy - April 8, 2020
-An Update from Mayor Jasionowski - April 6, 2020
-A Message from the NJ Dept. of Health about April’s religious holidays April 3, 2020
-An Update from Mayor Jasionowski - April 2, 2020
-An Update from Mayor Jasionowski - April 1, 2020
-An Update from Mayor Jasionowski - March 29, 2020
-County Parks Closed to the Public Effective March 28, 2020
-An Update from Mayor Jasionowski - March 27, 2020
-March 27, 2020 - Social Distancing Guidelines for Essential Businesses from the NJ Dept. of Health
-An Update from Mayor Jasionowski - March 22, 2020
-March 21, 2020 - Governor Murphy has ordered a statewide stay-at-home order, along with the closure of all non-essential businesses. Updated Restrictions from Mayor Jasionowski. Information from Chief Scheidle and the River Vale Police Department.
-A Note of Support from the Pascack Valley Mayors Association -March 19, 2020
-Updated Restrictions from Governor Murphy March 19, 2020
-Executive Order 2020-1B RESCINDED on 3/19/2020. Will not go into effect. Press conference scheduled for 5:30pm 3/19. County of Bergen Executive Order No. 2020-1B March 16, 2020 postponed to go into effect March 21, 2020 at 8:00 am
-Updated Restrictions from Governor Phil Murphy March 16, 2020
-Updated Restrictions from Mayor Glen Jasionowski March 16, 2020
-Update from the Township of River Vale - March 13, 2020
-Frequently Asked Questions with Answers from the NWBRHC and NJ Dept. of Health - March 17, 2020.
-Information from the Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission March 11, 2020
11/3/2020 - Due to on-going safety concerns, along with the recent increase in cases, Township-sponsored indoor winter sports, recreation programs and events are suspended until further notice. This includes River Vale Basketball, Rabies Clinic, Hanukkah Menorah Lighting, Christmas Tree Lighting and Mayor’s Wellness Programs. We hope to be able to re-visit this decision for the new year.
10/5/2020 - We regret to announce that the Township will be not holding our traditional October community events this year due to COVID-19. This includes the River Vale Fire Prevention Open House (and school visits), River Vale Day and the Halloween Ragamuffin Parade & Celebration.
5/21/20 - The 2020 River Vale Summer Camp Programs are cancelled. This includes Camp Have Some Fun, Kindergarten Kamp, Safety Town and Mozart to Monet.
5/19/20 - The River Vale Memorial Day Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 23 and the Town Wide Garage Sale scheduled for Saturday, June 6 are both cancelled.
4/1/20 - The River Vale Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast scheduled for Saturday, April 11 is cancelled.
3/30/20 - The Free Paper Shredding event scheduled at Mark Lane on Saturday, April 4 is postponed. A new date will be announced when available.
3/17/20 - The River Vale Joint Planning Board Meeting scheduled for 3/25 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be Wed. 4/29 at 7:30 pm.
3/16/20 - The Motor Vehicle on Wheels scheduled for March 25 and the County Passport Services scheduled for March 24-26 will be rescheduled at a later date.
-The CERT training set to begin March 24 is postponed.
3/13/20 - In the interest of public safety, all Township-sponsored events, programs and classes are cancelled until further notice. This includes all indoor and outdoor sports programs and clinics.
11/11/20 - Beginning Thursday, November 12, River Vale Town Hall will be closed to the general public. Essential visits will be available by appointment only. Please call Town Hall at 201-664-2346 or email the appropriate contact.
8/19/20 - The River Vale Free Public Library is now re-opened to the public. See www.rivervalelibrary.org for hours and more information.
8/17/20 - Senior Van service will start again on Wednesdays starting this week.
6/18/20 - The River Vale Free Public Library will be available for curbside pickup. See www.rivervalelibrary.org for details.
6/15/20 - River Vale Town Hall is now re-opened to the public.
6/12/20 - River Vale picnic areas and pavilions are re-opened to the public.
5/15/20 - River Vale ballfields and tennis courts are re-opened to the public. Details available in Mayor Jasionowski’s update dated May 12 above.
4/30/20 - The 2nd Quarter Property Tax Grace Period is extended to June 1, 2020. River Vale parks and the Poplar Road Nature Sanctuary will be re-opened to the public effective May 2. Playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts and other Township facilities remain closed.
4/21/20 - The River Vale Recycling Center will now be opened on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. We will only allow access to one car at a time, and six-foot social distance must be maintained at all times. Face masks and gloves must be worn while dropping off recyclables. Additionally, the chipping of large branches over four feet will resume on Mondays and the pickup of appliances/white goods can again be scheduled for Thursdays with the Department of Public Works. Click here for more information https://www.rivervalenj.org/187/Recycling.
4/6/20 - From the DPW - Large branch (over 4 ft) and heavy wood chipping is suspended until further notice. White goods/appliance pick up is also suspended until further notice.
3/24/20 - Most building inspections are currently suspended due to the pandemic. Please click here to read the details from our Construction Official, Bob Rusch.
3/16/20 - Effective immediately, all Township-owned facilities, parks, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts and fields are closed to the public until further notice.
-River Vale Town Hall is closed to the public. Please call or email the appropriate department and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you need to drop off paperwork, please leave it in the appropriate bin in the vestibule in front of Town Hall. Please put any payments in the lockbox on the door. Both can also be mailed to 406 Rivervale Road, River Vale, NJ 07675.
- The River Vale Free Public Library is closed until further notice. Go to www.rivervalelibrary.org for more details.
3/13/20 - Beginning Monday, March 16, River Vale Town Hall will be closed to the general public. Essential visits will be available by appointment only. Please call Town Hall at 201-664-2346 to schedule.
-The River Vale Senior/Community Center is closed indefinitely.
- The River Vale Free Public Library will remain closed tentatively through Sunday, March 29. Please check www.rivervalelibrary.org for updates.
- The River Vale Municipal Court is suspended for 2 weeks. Those who were scheduled to appear between 3/16 and 3/27 should not appear and await notice of a new court date.
- Senior van service is temporarily suspended.
7/1/2020 - The River Vale Police Department returns to full operational status. - Click here for details.
4/4/2020 - A Message from the River Vale Police Department - Click here
3/16/2020 - Please do not visit the River Vale Police Department Headquarters unless absolutely necessary. Most requests for information or assistance can be handled via telephone.
-PLEASE CALL YOUR POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR EMERGENCIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT MATTERS ONLY.
-There is an abundance of information online regarding COVID-19. Please call or visit:
800-VALLEY1 (800-825-5391): Valley Health staff will walk a patient through the criteria and then, if appropriate, transfer the call to an RN who will assist the patient to make an appointment at one of their Walk-In Care Centers for testing.https://www.valleyhealth.com/alert/novel-coronavirus-update
800-222-1222: The New Jersey Department of Health has established this 24-hour hotline where trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer questions about COVID-19.
OVERNIGHT PARKING: The Township Overnight Parking Ordinance has been suspended until April 1, 2020. Please do not call the Police Department for overnight parking permission.
ALARM PERMITS: Annual alarm permit applications were mailed out recently. Please do not bring these applications to headquarters. Instead, keep these permits as we will arrange for their return at a later time (yet to be determined) without penalty.
3/12/20 - Project Medicine Drop Suspended
3/10/20 - Warning Issued About "Sanitizer Spray"