MILLBURN, NJ — In an update earlier this week, Millburn Township Mayor Jackie Lieberberg reported the latest totals for COVID-19, as well as additional information for residents.

As of the most recent update from the town, there were currently 97 confirmed patients with COVID-19 in Millburn Township. Essex County is reporting 8,561 patients throughout the county.

Earlier in the week, Lieberberg spoke with the county executive, and they reported strong social distancing protocol numbers in Essex County that are above the rest of the state. The mayor thanked residents for the their consideration

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The Weequahic Park testing facility will still be operating on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays as long as PPE equipment remains available. So far, according to the latest county, 43 Millburn residents have used the testing site. All appointments must be scheduled in advance and have been scheduled through April 17th, 2020, but please continue to check the website for availability.The website is www.EssexCOVID.org

On the charity front, residents seeking assistance with short term emergency needs due to a financial setbacks can find out more and apply via www.downtheblock.org. Donations can also be made to the organization as well.

Additionally, the township now has a fully functional pantry for families that may qualify for this need based food program.  Residents that wish to inquire confidentially with the Township’s licensed social worker, can do so at
Amillan@Millburntwp.org or by calling 973-535-7961 ext. 231.

And finally, at last count by the township, FLAG of Millburn/Short Hills have raised over
$35,000 and paid out almost $28,000 to township restaurants and businesses for meals through April 18th. Donations to that organization can be made via PayPal at donations@flagmsh.org or Venmo at @flagofmsh.