A Letter from the Township of South Hackensack Committee – March 29th, 2020

Dear South Hackensack Residents,

Today March 29th, we learned about 5 more positive cases of COVID-19. This brings our current total number of cases to 11 in our community. We will continue to keep those affected in our prayers. It is important at this time that we recognize all of the healthcare professionals that are working tirelessly to treat as many patients as possible. We appreciate them. It is our civic duty to recognize that this is a serious matter that does not warrant a quick fix. Residents can help the community in many ways. This includes working from home if possible, as well as practicing social distancing. This will help protect individuals and therefore the community as a whole.

We will continue to update the residents as information is available.  It is also important to understand that more people are able to access testing which will result in an increase of the number of positive cases.

During this time, it is important to recognize that social isolation effects people in many ways. It is important to use healthy coping skills and know of vital resources. Some steps to help ease feelings of anxiety are to get into a routine, exercise, go for a walk, and getting appropriate sleep. No one should have to go through this alone. Consider calling, video chatting, or texting friends and family members to reduce feelings of isolation. Below is a list of important resources that are available to access over the phone:

Crisis Text Line: Text “NJ” to 741741
Bergen County Health Hotline: 201-225-7000
Family Helpline: 1-800-843-5437
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-572-7233
Mental Health Hotline: 866-202-4357

In a time of much uncertainty it is essential to focus on the things we as individuals can control. At this time it means social distancing, washing hands, and reducing possible exposure to germs. Thank you everyone for your ongoing support and please stay healthy.

Sincerely,
The South Hackensack Township Committee