NUTLEY, NJ - The local Office of Emergency Management reports that the number of confirmed cases in the township rose to 62. There were 9 new confirmed cases reported since yesterday. The Nutley cases range in age from 20 to 90. They also reported the third death in the township related to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Statewide, there are a total of 11,124 known cases and 140 deaths. In Essex County, there are 961 known cases and 24 deaths.
Residents who wish to receive regular coronavirus updates from the Township of Nutley can visit https://www.nutleynj.org/emergency-notifications to sign up for the Swift911 system. TAPinto Nutley will continue to publish the OEM alerts in the Official Notices section as they are received.
Earlier in the week, Murphy announced the creation of three "field hospitals" to help address the increase in cases. They will be set up in the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison, and the Atlantic City Convention Center. During Friday's press conference, he announced that members of the New Jersey State Police and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were unloading 250 beds at the Meadowlands site. New Jersey State Police Colonel Pat Callahan said he expects the Meadowlands "to be open next Friday, barring any issues." New Meadowlands Field Hospital to Open Next Friday as Cases Rise
Locally, the pandemic has changed the nature of the Nutley Public Schools district. Earlier today, Nutley Superintendent of Schools Dr. Julie Glazer announced that all children residing in Nutley are eligible for free breakfast and lunch. Distribution will be at Nutley Family Service Bureau's Annex Building at 169 Chestnut St. Distribution will be on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays. Nutley Public Schools will remain closed well into April.
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has put a great strain on the volunteers at the Nutley Volunteer and Emergency Rescue Squad, TAPinto Nutley will be sharing details about how residents can help the men and women who are there for us when we need help most.
TAPinto Nutley will also be sharing details about how residents can help those in need, including our seniors. Details about the "most needed" items at Nutley Family Service Bureau will be shared this weekend as well.
On a brighter note, an endangered Amur Leopard was born in Turtle Back Zoo. Endangered Amur Leopard Born at Turtle Back Zoo
TAPinto Nutley sponsor The Oakley has a special Southern Themed Family meals through Sunday March 29. These are available for take-out in addition to their regular menu. This Weekend's Family Meals from the Oakley in Nutley Have an Extra Helping of Southern Hospitality The news isn't possible without sponsors like The Oakley. The entire TAPinto Nutley team thanks the Oakley for making #NutleyStrongerTogether.
Keep up with all Coronavirus news in TAPinto Nutley's Health and Wellness section.
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