3/16/2020 - Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse Releases Coronavirus Response Update

Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse Releases Coronavirus Response Update


On behalf of the City Council and local government, Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse is releasing the following statement regarding the city’s response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak:

While we are fortunate that our city has not yet had a confirmed case of Coronavirus in a resident, you only have to look as far away as our neighboring communities to see that this is a serious matter that must be addressed in order to reduce the spread of the disease as much as possible. Thus, the City of Hackensack has taken the following actions in accordance with recommendations from public health experts to practice social distancing wherever possible:

  • Recreation programs and activities have been suspended until further notice.
  • Hackensack Municipal Court Sessions have been suspended effective Friday, March 13, 2020 through Monday, March 30, 2020.
  • Various scheduled performances at HACPAC have been cancelled, see hacpac.org for more information.
  • Numerous public meetings of boards and committees have been cancelled.
  • As of March 17th all City Departments will be closed to the public. 
  • Johnson Public Library is closed until April 6th. Consult johnsonlib.org for updates.

While we work collectively to respond to this public health crisis, it is essential for all residents to do their part to help. We are calling on residents to observe the following recommendations: 

  • Practice social distancing, including remaining home if possible and if you have to go out leaving six feet of space from the nearest person. 
  • Continue to follow CDC guidelines including frequently washing your hands, disinfecting surfaces, etc. 
  • Please refrain from hoarding food and cleaning products -- buy what your family needs, but be considerate of others who also have needs. 
  • Whenever possible, check on senior citizen or disabled family or neighbors who are most at risk. 

Please know that this is a constantly evolving situation and that we as a local government are working with state and county health officials to address it. We will be releasing additional information when appropriate. Any residents with questions should call the State’s Coronavirus hotline or visit its dedicated website: 

Coronavirus Hotline 1-800-222-1222https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml