KENILWORTH, NJ – Please see the important message from Mayor Linda Karlovitch.

As we continue to battle the Coronavirus I would like to update everyone. We currently have 47,437 cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, 4,831 cases in Union County and 61 in Kenilworth.

In a further effort to keep us safe Governor Murphy has ordered all State and County parks closed. Due to the extremely high number of people congregating in them. We have also followed this rule in our community, all our parks are now closed to the public. Public safety is and continues to be our highest priority.

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There has been a high amount of latex gloves and masks in our recycling loads. These items are not considered household recycling and should be properly disposed of as trash. Under the advice of the CDC, I greatly encourage the use of masks or face coverings along with gloves when you are out in public for your safety and the safety of those around you. Please dispose of these items after use in trash cans as well. There has been a large number of these items littered in parking lots and sidewalks.

The Union county Covid-19 test center is located at Kean University and is open free of charge to all union county residents, first responders & health care professionals who live and work in union county. Covid-19 symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, patients can call 908-373-5105  24/7 to be connected to a nurse who will triage and assess symptoms over the phone. Persons receiving an appointment can proceed to the testing center at their scheduled time. No other primary care doctor's prescription is required.

The primary election has been extended from June 7 to July 7.

With the holiday season among us, I join many of you in feeling disappointed that we cannot celebrate in the ways that we are accustomed too. Many places of worship are live streaming services on social media outlets. In compliance with the governor's request, I urge our residents to please celebrate the Holidays with only the family members that you live with. We all understand the difficulty of this sacrifice however, this still remains necessary to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.

As always I extend tremendous gratitude to our first responders out there selflessly serving our community everyday. Also, a big thank you to all essential workers showing up putting themselves at risk so that we can get the supplies we need.

Thank you to our borough employees who are working hard under difficult conditions to keep our Borough running smoothly.

I wish everyone a joyous holiday. To all the children in the Borough the Easter Bunny is a designated essential worker. I am grateful and honored to serve our amazing community. Please stay safe and well. Be kind to others. We are in this together, and we will get through this together.

Very Respectfully,
Linda Karlovitch