BERGENFIELD, NJ — Mayor Arvin Amatorio and the Borough Council are announcing that all Borough of Bergenfield part time employees who are currently furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be paid. The action is being taken so that affected employees such as crossing guards, library staff and many others — the majority of whom are Bergenfield residents — will still be able to put food on the table and take care of their families. The order is in effect from now until April 3rd, and further action may be taken if necessary.
“While the public health danger of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to be our top concern, the devastating economic effects on working families are also becoming very clear,” said Mayor Amatorio. “As elected leaders it’s up to us to lead by example, and the Borough Council and I are excited to implement this policy to make our part time employees whole. We hope that this kind of economic relief will become a model for both the public sector and private sector going forward as we all work to manage this crisis.”
The Borough of Bergenfield declared a State of Emergency earlier this week and has been frequently updating residents through the borough website, reverse 911 and several other means. Borough officials will continue to communicate important information to residents whenever possible. For the most up to date information, residents should visit bergenfield.com.