LIVINGSTON, NJ — As the weather gets warmer, causing Livingston residents of all ages to want to participate in outdoor activities, the Livingston Health Department (LHD) is once again encouraging residents to fight the urge to venture out in groups. According to the LHD, there are currently 36 positive COVID-19 cases in Livingston and 437 positive cases in Essex County.

The local health department is continuing the monitoring process to identify locations and persons with whom the 36 affected individuals had contact. In the meantime, residents are urged to avoid close contact, to stay at least six feet away from others and not to allow children to travel or hang out in groups or to participate in any type of group sports.

Residents are also reminded that the following stores will remain open as essential retail stores according to Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order:

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  • Mobile phone retail and repair shops.
  • Bicycle shops, but only to provide service and repair.
  • Livestock feed stores.
  • Nurseries and garden centers.
  • Farming equipment stores.

Earlier this week, Murphy also announced the launch of a new online portal to connect New Jersey residents with jobs in critical industries responding to COVID-19. The job portal is available BY CLICKING HERE.

Employers in critical industries are encouraged to submit information about openings with urgent hiring needs related to the pandemic BY CLICKING HERE.

CLICK HERE to access the most recent list of COVID-19 testing sites, which includes a drive-through testing site scheduled to open in Essex County on Thursday.