CRANFORD - Mayor Patrick Giblin announced during his COVID-19 update on Wednesday that Cranford has four new positive cases - one in the community and three in long-term care facilities. Giblin also announced there are no new deaths.  

Cranford's total positive cases is now at 422 and there have been 81 fatalities. 68 of the 81 deaths have come from residents living in long-term care facilities and 13 from residents living in the community. 

Overall, Union County had 117 new positive cases of COVID-19 and eight new deaths on Wednesday, totaling 14,306 positive tests and 908 deaths. The State of New Jersey had 1,288 new cases and 197 new deaths, bringing the total number to 141,560 positive tests, and 9,702 deaths.

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Memorial Track Will Reopen

The track at Memorial Field will reopen Thursday at 9 a.m., but gatherings and sports practices are not permitted. The bleachers and fields remain closed. Visitors must practice social distancing, and it's strongly encouraged to wear a facemask while using the track.

Non-Essential Retail May Operate with Curbside Pick Up

Beginning Monday morning, non-essential retail businesses will be permitted to offer curb-side pick up of goods purchased online or by telephone. Customers are still not permitted into the stores. This mirrors restaurant operations, which have been in effect since late March. Shoppers are encouraged to wear masks when picking up at either a restaurant or retail establishment.

Non-Essential Construction May Resume

Also on Monday, non-essential construction can resume, but workers must wear masks or face coverings and stagger work hours to avoid having too many workers onsite. In addition, visitors and non-essential workers are prohibited at the site. For information about building permits, contact the Building Department at 908-709-7213 or

Drive-Thru Events Will Be Permitted

Events like religious services and movies will be permitted, but people must remain in their vehicles and windows, sunroofs, and convertible tops must remain closed if vehicles are less than six feet apart. The Office of Emergency Management will provide additional guidelines for religious service events in the coming days.