ELIZABETH, NJ - Mayor Bollwage updated the City on current numbers of COVID-19 cases ahead of restaurant, gym and school re-openings to begin this month.  

There are 35 open cases of COVID-19 currently in Elizabeth with the mayor reporting 7 new positive cases Wednesday. On their Instagram page, the City of Elizabeth has continued to highlight local restaurants that have reopened for takeout or outdoor dining. While it is evident that the City government is eager to allow restaurants to get business, the Mayor also made it clear that safety is a high priority.

“We must continue to follow social distancing rules, wash our hands frequently and wear a mask or face covering while we are out,” Mayor Bollwage told Elizabeth residents during his address.

Mayor Bollwage also reminded residents that when school begins, teachers will begin returning to school buildings to conduct their virtual classes. This means that all school parking lots need to be vacated so that teachers can park their cars. People who have been using the lots to park their cars on street cleaning days will have to make other arrangements.