County Report
March 2020
Board of Chosen Freeholders
Cassandra "Sandi" Lazzara Director  - Pasquale " Pat" Lepore Deputy Director
Assad R. Akhter - John W. Bartlett Esq. - Theodore O. Best Jr. - Terry Duffy - Bruce James
COVID-19 | Coronavirus Disease
Passaic County Celebrates Women's History Month
Junior Police Academy
Choose from two sessions:
July 20 - July 24
July 27 - July 31
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Passaic County
Police Academy
214 Oldham Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Up for a challenge this summer? Join the Passaic County Sheriff's Department for one week at the Junior Police Academy, where you will experience an academy similar to the one real police officers in training go through. Learn about everything from K9 and defensive tactics to CSI.

The Junior Police Academy is open to children ages 11 to 14. The Academy will be held in two sessions: July 20 through July 24, or July 27 through July 31.

Push yourself to the limit this summer! Registration is open online at
Passaic County Clerk Outreach Dates
Every month, the Clerk's Office Outreach Program visits several locations around Passaic County offering Passport processing, Veteran IDs, and Notary Oaths.
Passaic County Surrogate Night Court
The Passaic County Surrogate's Night Court allows residents of the County to use the services of the Surrogate while avoiding the need to take time off during the day. Each night court session is held on Tuesday evenings throughout the year, unless the date falls on a legal holiday or severe weather conditions prevail. Night Court hours are 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at all four locations.

Please Note: Night Court is strictly by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 973-881-4760 ext. 1200.
3rd Tuesday of each month
March 17, 2020
Wayne Municipal Building
475 Valley Road, Wayne
4th Tuesday of each month
March 24, 2020
Hawthorne Borough Hall
445 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne
1st Tuesday of each month
April 7, 2020
West Milford Township Library
1470 Union Valley Road, West Milford
2nd Tuesday of each month
April 14, 2020
Clifton City Hall
900 Clifton Avenue, Clifton
Disease Prevention
Follow these steps from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to keep yourself and others healthy.
Take steps to protect yourself

Clean your hands often
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Take steps to protect others

Stay home if you’re sick

Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick
  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and disinfect
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Pompton Lakes Historic Walking Tour
Join us in celebrating the 125th anniversary of the establishment of Pompton Lakes with a free guided walking tour of historic points of interest in the Pompton Lakes downtown area.

Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring your own water. Street parking is available. Tours run for approximately 90 minutes.

Tour groups will meet at the Pompton Lakes Public Library.

Space is limited. For more information and to register, please email .

This tour is presented by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Writing With Scissors Lecture
Participants will explore how men and women created their own democratic archives, especially during the battle for suffrage, with Ellen Gruber Garvey, Ph.D. Participants are invited to bring scrapbooks, 50 years old or older, to examine and discuss.

Reservations are required as seating is limited. Visit to reserve your seat. Admission is FREE!
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COVID-19 Coronavirus Update from Administration
Effective March 8, 2020: Due to reasonable clinical and safety concerns of COVID-19 for the residents and staff, entry to Preakness Healthcare Center is restricted to staff, physicians, ancillary clinical staff, emergency services personnel, medical transport, and law enforcement. Means for family members to electronically visit through media such as Skype and FaceTime are being put into place. Please note there are not any residents or staff diagnosed with COVID-19.

Feel free to call with any questions or concerns.
Lucinda Corrado, LNHA
Executive Director
Dr. Geoffrey Mugalu, LNHA
Asst. Executive Director
Lucinda Corrado, LNHA
Executive Director
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