The Township of Nutley is providing an update to the community on several important matters, including:
- Additional known COVID-19 cases and a death
- And other important updates
In addition, we remind residents to stay at home and to observe social distancing if you must go outside. For additional information and previous updates, please visit www.nutleynj.org.
New Known Cases
The Township of Nutley announced an additional 7 new known cases and 1 death related to COVID-19, bringing the Township total known cases to 316 and 25 deaths.
The Board of Commissioners thoughts and prayers go out to all of the deceased and their families. Flags in Nutley and across the state have been lowered to half-staff in honor of all we have lost. No one will be forgotten.
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 Nutley Health Department is working diligently to track any interactions the individuals who tested positive have had with residents, and they will ensure that anyone at risk of exposure is provided with all of the information necessary, including being tested themselves if appropriate.
Parks and Recreation
All Parks and Recreation activities are cancelled until at least May 15th. Basketball courts, tennis courts, ball fields, and playgrounds are closed. Parks will remain open for walking and exercising. DeMuro Track is also permitted to remain open at this time.
However, our administration has responded to numerous reports that have been made regarding larger numbers of residents than permitted walking/exercising at DeMuro Track located on Margaret Avenue, despite the signage posted regarding social distancing. In the best interest of our community, if these calls persist we will be forced to close the track indefinitely and ask that residents find alternate places to exercise. Please abide by the rules and help us keep our residents safe. Parks and Recreation Department personnel will be monitoring the area moving forward.
Department of Public Works
The following DPW events have been cancelled due to the pandemic:
- Compost Day - April 18th
- Spring Famer's Market - April 19th
- Electronic Recycling Day - April 25th
Parking meter enforcement is suspended until further notice. Please support our local businesses!
Health Department Message
Please make every attempt to check in on elderly and/or disabled neighbors. If you are aware of anyone that needs food and/or supplies, please contact the Department of Public Affairs at 973-284-4976.
The Township of Nutley will continue to provide updates as the situation warrants via the Township website: www.nutleynj.org. In addition to receiving emergency alerts, visit www.covid19.nj.gov to stay informed.