Trenton – Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg issued the following statement today on the state of the COVID-19 crisis, Teaneck, Bergen County and the resources available through her district office:
“Teaneck, the city I have lived in for decades and home to my legislative office, is the epicenter of COVID-19’s spread through New Jersey and Bergen County has been on heightened alert for more than a month. The ultimate impact of this crisis on our health, our economy and our culture remains to be seen but I wanted to take this time to assure all our constituents that we are still here to support them.
“My office, though working remotely, is still in constant contact with every community in our district. We are monitoring and responding to emails, we are still holding meetings through conference calls and we are constantly providing updates through my Facebook and Twitter. The Senate even held its first-ever remote voting session this past Monday, when we passed 27 bills and 2 resolutions that will help our state cope with the effects of this crisis.
“I hope each and every one of you continue to use your best judgement and follow the state guidelines to keep yourselves, your loved ones and your neighbors safe. Our heroic health care workers, grocery store clerks, delivery drivers and pharmacists are working day and night to keep the essential services running and you help them when you stay home unless it’s absolutely necessary.
“For those with any questions, concerns or comments, please reach out to my office at SenWeinberg@njleg.org or call the state’s hotline by dialing 211.
“We do not know how long it will be before we see the light at the end of this tunnel, but we can rest assured that it will come. And when we emerge on the other side I hope we remember the collective unity that helped get us through this time – that we are not isolated but bound, together, as a single community.”