KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the latest update regarding coronavirus and the town from Mayor Linda Karlovitch.

I am pleased to let everyone know that new coronavirus infections have slowed considerably in Kenilworth in the past several weeks. Kenilworth currently has 156 cases, I am grateful for this decline in positive tests in our borough. There are 16,694 Cases in union county and 179,230 Cases in New Jersey.

While we appear to be flattening the curve in New Jersey there are other states where the virus is spiking with incredibly high infection rates daily. There are 31 states on travel advisory. Please take caution, be socially responsible, and self-quarantine for 14 days if you travel to any of these hot spot states. Any outbreak that occurs ultimately impacts us all.

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Our playgrounds have reopened in the Borough. I hope everyone is enjoying them once again, Please be mindful of high touch areas and keep your hands clean.

I hope everyone enjoyed the Fourth of July with your family and friends. Sadly our Fireman’s carnival is canceled this year. Although disappointing and a borough celebration that we all enjoy, the decision to cancel is in the best interest of public safety. This annual tradition will be missed by us all and I look forward to it next year.

Congratulations to all of our 2020 graduates. I would also like to recognize our superintendent, principals, teachers, the board of education members, and all those who work in our schools. You have all done an outstanding job under very difficult and unprecedented times. I thank you for your dedication to education and our community. Parents worried about sending their children back to school during the coronavirus pandemic will have the option to choose all-remote.

I realize life resembles little of the normal we are accustomed too. We still have opportunities to create meaningful memories in our lives. This pandemic can bring us closer to the people that mean the most to us. I believe crisis shines a spotlight on what is most important in our life.

Unfortunately, the Jets and Giants will not have fans in their stadium this season.

Kenilworth census is counted in at 74.6% please take a moment to count yourself in. I thank everyone who has taken the time to fill it out and urge those who haven’t to please do. These federal funds are vital to our community and ensure Kenilworth gets our fair share. Federal law strictly protects the confidentiality of your response. Don’t let our Borough lose out.

I would like to extend gratitude to all our first responders. You are appreciated, and I am grateful to all of you for all you do for our Borough.

Please be kind and be safe, thank you.

Linda Karlovitch