COVID-19 Update  March 20, 2020

Nutley Announces 5 Additional Known Cases of COVID-19
Property Revaluations Suspended Until Further Notice

Additional Confirmed Cases
On Friday, March 20th, the Township of Nutley announced an additional 5 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nutley, for a total of 8 known cases. Statewide, there are 890 known cases and 11 deaths.

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The known cases in Nutley include men and women between the ages of 20 and 80. Due to federal privacy regulations, the Township cannot share detailed information on cases and residents should not contact the Nutley Health Department to request patient details.

The Township is working diligently to track any interactions the individuals who tested positive have had with residents, and we will ensure that anyone at risk of exposure is provided with all of the information necessary, including being tested themselves if appropriate.

Unfortunately, more confirmed cases are anticipated in the days ahead.

Drive-Through Testing Facility
Essex County is expected to open drive-through testing facilities mid next week that will be by appointment only. We will share additional details as it becomes available.

How to Get Updates
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.

New State Regulations on Personal Care Businesses
On Thursday, March 19th, Governor Murphy announced the mandatory closure of all personal care businesses which cannot comply with social distancing guidelines, including barber shops, hair salons, spas, nail and eyelash salons, tattoo parlors, among others – and social clubs.

State of Emergency
The Township of Nutley Board of Commissioners and Office of Emergency Management has declared a State of Emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic. The action will provide the Township with the tools and resources needed to more effectively respond to the situation.

Township Government
At this time, all municipal government will remain open, however no person other than an employee is allowed into any building unless absolutely necessary and an appointment is scheduled in advanced. We encourage residents to contact departments by phone.

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Residents are urged to remain indoors and to practice social distancing (at least 6 feet) at all times when outdoors.

Individuals can take the following steps to protect themselves:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid contact with others.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

Health Department
Commissioner Rogers and the Nutley Health Department urge residents with general questions about COVID-19 to visit www.nutleynj.org/health or call the Nutley Health Department at 973-284-4976.

The CDC has identified older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease as being at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. According to the CDC, early data suggest older people are twice as likely to have serious COVID-19 illness.

That’s why the CDC recommends that people at higher risk follow the measures cited below:

  • Stay at home as much as possible
  • Stock up on supplies, food and prescriptions.
  • Take advantage of the delivery options in our community:

Shoprite from Home https://shop.shoprite.com/store/c088347

Fresh Direct https://www.freshdirect.com/help/delivery_info.jsp

(Consider contacting your local supermarkets and pharmacies to see if they have delivery options)

Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.

  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact, and wash your hands often.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.

We are committed to staying connected to our older residents during this health emergency and have taken the steps to make regular calls to our most vulnerable seniors at home. We will also stay in contact with regular updates via phone or email.

If you are interested in participating in the Operation Reassurance Program, a senior citizen call program, please contact Cheryl DiAntonio at 973-284-4936.

Nutley Public Library
The Library is now closed through Friday, March 27, 2020.

Nutley Department of Public Affairs
The Department of Public Affairs is operating. However, in the interest of public safety and health, access to our office is not available. If you need assistance call 862-333-8595 and a member of our staff will assist you.

Nutley Family Service Bureau
The postponement of the 2020 Scouting for Food Drive will have a significant effect on The Pantry at Nutley Family Service Bureau, which receives up to 90% of its annual shelf stock from this community effort.  At this time, we are emphasizing the need for local support in order that NFSB can continue to serve our neighbors in need. Particularly needed are donations of: cereal, peanut butter, canned chicken and tuna, rice, pasta, sauce, soups and beans. Healthy snacks for children such as granola bars and raisins are also in demand.

Donations are gratefully accepted in the marked bins on the porch at the rear of the NFSB Annex at 169 Chestnut Street. Additionally, grocery gift cards for the purchase of staples are always welcome. For updates, please visit www.nutleyfamily.org

If you or your family find yourselves in need of emergency support (especially at-risk populations including vulnerable seniors and those with disabilities and underlying medical conditions) please contact the NFSB Main Office at: 973-667-1884

Nutley DPW
Parking meter enforcement will be suspended until March 30th. Please support our local businesses. Based upon most current information, there is the potential for the virus to be in feces and sewage, therefore effectively immediately, DPW will not be cleaning out residential sewer laterals.

Parks and Recreation
All Parks and Recreation activities are cancelled through Friday, March 27, 2020. Basketball courts, tennis courts and playgrounds are now closed. Parks and ball fields will remain open for walking, exercising.

Nutley Public Schools
Students who typically receive free or reduced breakfast and or lunch at school will still be provided with food. Please check your email for specific times for food pick up by school. If your family does not receive free or reduced lunch, but your family needs additional food support, please call 973-667-1884, option #7. No one will be denied a meal. Nutley Public Schools are currently closed through Friday, March 27, 2020. For more information on Nutley Public Schools, for additional information you should visit: www.nutleyschools.org.

Nutley Public Safety
Please be advised that the Department of Public Safety will be fully staffed and will continue to respond to all emergencies within the Township. We ask that if you are under quarantine or symptomatic that you let the dispatcher know when you call 911.

Nutley Department of Revenue & Finance
All property revaluations have been postponed until further notice.

Building Department
For your convenience, we will maximize the use of our online and phone service capability. Please contact the Nutley Building Department by phone or email first for any inquiries regarding construction or zoning matters. If we are unable to take your phone call, please leave a voice message and we will contact you promptly.

Contact Information

  • Telephone: 973-284-4957
  • Fax: 973-284-0071

Email:

Please note that we will not accept applications for permits or zoning approval at the counter in Town Hall. Please use our online services to file these applications.

If you are filing online, please be sure to include all necessary documents, such as subcode forms, drawings, surveys, manufacturer’s specifications, and copies of any contractor’s license. All necessary documents may be found on the nutleynj.org website or requested via email.

Hard copies of permits may be mailed in to 1 Kennedy Dr., ATTN: Code Enforcement, Nutley, New Jersey 07110.

Payments via check for approved permits should be mailed to the above address.

If you have the need for an inspection, please contact the Code Enforcement Office via email or phone. Be advised that the amount and types of available inspections will be limited at the instruction of the Construction Official.

Nutley Tax & Water Department
During the next few weeks, we are asking all residents to use our on-line service capability from the convenience of your home. Visit our website www.nutleynj.org to:

If you prefer you can always mail payments to:

  • 1 Kennedy Drive, Nutley, NJ 07110
  • PTR (NJ State Senior Freeze program) forms will be completed and returned to you within 3 to 4 business days

If you have questions, please contact our office as follows:

** Please note when accessing your water and tax account on-line you will need the following:

Tax:

  • Block
  • Lot
  • Qualifier (only if condo or apartment)
  • PIN # (on tax bill) or e-mail tax collector

Water:

  • Account number
  • PIN # (on water bill) or e-mail water billing

Additional Information
The Township of Nutley will continue to provide updates as the situation warrants via the Township website: www.nutleynj.org.

In addition, the Township reminds all parents and students to avoid congregating outside to avoid unnecessary social contact. 

Other Resources

Text 898211 and send message 07110
Call 211

9-1-1 is for Emergency use ONLY!
Do not use 9-1-1 for complaints or questions.
Nutley Police Dept. direct line: (973) 284-4940.