Teaneck New Jersey’s Township Manager Dean Kazinci has ordered a host of businesses in town either closed or restricted to the number of people they can serve until further notice, as the township becomes what its mayor called “ground zero” for COVID-19 in New Jersey.
An executive order issued closed several businesses immediately: bars, taverns and clubs; daycare centers; barbershops; hair salons and nail salons; gyms; private recreational sports programs that involve personal contact; parks, playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, and recreation fields, including the Votee Park Sportsplex.
Restaurants in Teaneck can provide or deliver, and food chains must restrict entry to one individual family member at a time, with a limited amount of total patrons in their stores at one time, under an executive order issued by Township Manager Dean Kazinci.
Stop and Shop – 50 people at a time;
Glatt Express – 25 people at a time;
Cedar Market – 25 people at a time.
The closures and restrictions will continue “until it is determined by me that the emergency no longer exists,” Kazinci said.
Bergen County’s second-most populated municipality after Hackensack, Teaneck had the largest number of coronavirus presumptive positives – 18 – in all of New Jersey as of Sunday morning.
Kazinci encouraged residents and merchants to use online forms to conduct business. Staff will be working from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday through phone and email contact until further notice. Requests for information can be sent to COVID19 @ TeaneckNJ . gov.
Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco urged the 1 million or so residents throughout Bergen County to pay close attention because their towns will likely be next: “The things that you just heard will more than likely come to fruition throughout the county…I say that from a preparation standpoint.”
Kazinci said everyone should “remain calm and vigilant in their personal efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19…We will get through this crisis together.”