Age-Friendly Teaneck COVID-19 Resources
Age-Friendly Teaneck has compiled a resource list to help residents cope with impact of COVID-19 outbreak
(Last updated 5/7/2020; Updates indicated in green)
State of New Jersey Resources
Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7a-11p)
Call (Clinical Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts
Click here for one-page summary of six steps Governor Murphy announced that the state must take before reopening.
***New Governor's Office Guidance on State/County Park Reopenings
***New Stay-at-home executive order from governor extended to June 5
Bergen County/Regional Resources
Bergen Co. Dept. of Health: (201) 225-7000/After hours: (201) 785-8505
Bergen Co. Div. of Senior Services Senior HelpLine: 201-336-7400
SHIP (Medicare counseling): 201-336-7413
North Jersey Mutual Aid Resource Hub
*** Updated COVID-19 Testing/Telemedicine Information
***New Testing site for symptomatic Teaneck residents to open Monday, May 11 in FDU North parking lot. Operated by Sunrise Diagnostic Laboratory, the drive-up site will offer nasal and oral swab testing from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday, by appointment only. To schedule a screening, a physician referral is required. Please call 1-862-257-0718, email email@example.com, or go to https://sunrisediagnosticlab.com/ to schedule your appointment. For more details click here
Across the state, most testing remains prioritized for individuals who are sick with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath where they need hospitalization, those who are close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases, and individuals who traveled to/from highly affected areas. If you do not have symptoms, testing is not recommended. Complete this Self-Assessment before visiting a testing site.
Click here for testing site requirements, locations and hours.
These articles below can tell you more if you are asymptomatic and still want to be tested or if you want to know more about antibody testing:
Urgent Care Clinics now offering testing for people without symptoms
FDA statement on antibody testing
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center has expanded its Telehealth Service to screen patients for COVID-19. Consultations with an Infectious Disease physician are available if necessary. Call 201-204-0712 for this service, which has Telemedicine911 protocols in which providers can remotely activate 911 for acutely ill patient in an emergency.
Advice on Telemedicine Visits
Info about expanded telehealth coverage under NJ Medicaid
Teaneck Resources and Information
Main Phone Number: 201-837-1600
Teaneck Department of Health and Human Services
Health Officer: 201-837-1600 ext. 1500
Email: Health Officer
Division of Social Services
Call: 201-837-1600 ext. 7164
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This department can assist residents who may be dealing with social, emotional, physical and mental health issues and crises and also direct/refer residents to Social Services resources available, depending on their individual circumstance and need. Teaneck Division of Social Services may also provide financial service through the Public Assistance Trust Fund for those individuals or families who are eligible.
***New May 1st 2nd Quarter Property Tax Payment Extensions
Fire Department Check-Up Program 7-day-a-week morning call service designed for people with health concerns who live alone and have no one to look in on them on a regular basis.
Township Staff Phone Directory
Sign-Up for Township Alerts
Teaneck Public Library
Special Teaneck COVID19 Research Project Teaneck Public Library, in partnership with Teaneck Historical Society and Age-Friendly Teaneck, will conduct a critically important project to document Teaneck experiences during this global health crisis. Residents of all ages are encouraged to share their experiences. Details can be found at https://teanecklibrary.org/documenting-covid19/
Library Telephone Check-in Program
At-home Virtual Library Programs
Library is closed to public but staffed remotely Mon-Fri, 9 am to 5 pm
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Those with active library card have free access to
***New Teaneck Creek Conservancy Reopened with modified hiking rules.
Helping Hands Food Pantry As Teaneck continues to mourn the recent loss of pantry founder and Director Janice Preschel, community leaders have reopened the pantry at a temporary location of 1400 Palisades Avenue. The food pantry had temporarily closed at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, It will be open 6 to 7:30 pm Tuesdays and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays. Individual food donations will not be accepted to protect the health of volunteers and recipients. Instead food will be purchased in bulk. Those in need of food can come once per week per family and should bring one form of residency ID. Monetary donations requested and can be mailed to:
Teaneck Helping Hands Food Pantry
Teaneck Town Hall
818 Teaneck Rd
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Food and Prescription Deliveries
Click to download a List of grocery stores with special hours or other designated services for older adults
Click to download a List of pharmacies offering delivery services
Umbrella https://www.askumbrella.com/coronavirus is taking phone calls (844-402-2480) and emails from people who need to set up food and prescription deliveries
If you need food pantry services or SNAP assistance, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey offers this search engine: https://cfbnj.org/findfood/
Special COVID-19 Financial or Other Help
Coronavirus Economic Impact Payments Info
Executive Order on Tenant Protections
Eligibility for State Housing Assistance
FTC Advice on Payday Loans/Car title Loans
FTC Advice on Safe Video-Conferencing Techniques
NJ Department of Labor info on worker protections/benefits
FTC Info on Coronavirus Scams
Expanded Food (SNAP) Assistance
Mortgage Relief/Housing Protections
NJ COVID-19 Jobs/Hiring Portal
Government Program Interruption Information
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Info
IRS and Tax Relief
NJ Division of Taxation
Bergen County Board of Social Services
Social Services/Mental Health Providers
Jewish Family & Children's Services of Northern New Jersey
Providing online/telephone counseling services, senior services, kosher meal delivery, as well as two food pantries, for people of all backgrounds.
JFCS COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line: 1-800-541-6076
Licensed therapists are available Mondays and Thursdays from 10am to 12pm and 7 to 9 pm.
Emotional Support NJ Hotline
Anyone seeking emotional support, dealing with anxiety, depression, etc:
8am to 8pm, 7 days a week
COVID-19 Mental Health Hotline: 866-202-HELP (4357) or email@example.com
Support for Caregivers
Bergen County Caregiver Support Group
Contact Marlene Ceragno at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201.569.7900 ext. 439 for information on Caregiver Support Group, new daily Caregiver Check-In meetings, and Caregiver Training course, all conducted online.
CaregiverSOS.org Offering caregiving coaching, teleconnection, stress-busting tips and other resources
Guidance from Centers for Disease Control
***NewUpdated Symptom Guidance
Wearing Cloth Facial Coverings
If You Are Sick
If You Are Higher Risk
Preventing Household Spread
FamilyCaregiverAlliance Articles on Readying Your Home
AARP Holding Weekly TeleTownHalls
Alzheimer's New Jersey Holding Telephone Support Groups
National Institutes on Aging Free Exercise Videos
Things You Can Do to Help
Complete 2020 U.S. Census forms received in the mail or click 2020census.gov
Why this matters to New Jersey? Read this article or this fact sheet
***NewTeaneck's Response rate as of May 6 was only 67 percent. Let's raise that number!
Consider updating/creating advance care plan. Age-Friendly Teaneck member/author Ellen Rand explains why it's important
If you have recovered from COVID-19, both Hackensack Meridian Health and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City are seeking donations of plasma from people who have developed antibodies from the disease to be used to treat those still suffering from it.
Looking for Volunteer Opportunities? Email email@example.com or call 201-336-6006. But read this guide to make sure you understand how to be safe while volunteering.
The Teaneck Rotary Club is purchasing gift certificates to local restaurants for the ICU staff at Holy Name Medical Center. If you would like to donate, please send a check, with HNMC in the memo line, to Rotary Club of Teaneck, P.O. Box 222, Teaneck, NJ 07666.
Report price gouging to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs at 973-504-6240
NJ Health Commissioner of Health says there is an urgent need for blood across the state. Click here for location or contact the Red Cross.
Donate Personal Protective Equipment to Bergen County’s donation drive at the Annex Building, 220 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus. Inquiries: PPEdonations@co.bergen.nj.us
Support Holy Name Medical Center: https://www.holyname.org/help/
Support Other Organizations Fighting the Virus: https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/03/how-to-volunteer-and-donate-in-new-jersey-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak-031920.html
REACH OUT TO AN OLDER ADULT RELATIVE, FRIEND, OR NEIGHBOR TO SEE IF THEY NEED HELP. STAY CONNECTED!
Things to Do While Staying Home
Virtual Programs at Black Box Theater
Exercise Your Heart and Lungs: Tips that work for small living spaces
Streaming of Old Movies By Library of Congress
How/Where to Find Streaming of Broadway Musicals
On-Line Museum Visits: MCN has compiled list of free digital resources
Free On-Line Ivy League Classes: Links to hundreds of online classes
Free Museum Coloring Books: For adults or children;
Free Streams of the Metropolitan Opera: 7:30pm show times;
Explore U.S. National Parks: Virtual reality tours
Updates & Announcements
Housing Navigator News
E-Newsletter: Feb/March 2020
Newsletter: December 2019
North Jersey Alliance Blog