The Township of Nutley is providing an update to the community on additional known cases and a death related to COVID-19, information on the Board of Commissioners public meeting tonight, and payment relief for student loan borrowers.
In addition, we remind residents to stay at home and to observe social distancing if you must go outside.
New Known Cases
The Township of Nutley announced an additional 9 new known cases of COVID-19, bringing the Township total known cases to 346 and 26 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.
Board of Commissioners Public Meeting
The next Board of Commissioners public meeting is tonight Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 7:00pm. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the public meetings for the Board of Commissioners have been changed to teleconference meetings until further notice.
The public will be able to listen to the Board of Commissioners meeting and participate during the designated Public Comment portions of the meeting by utilizing the Dial in Number 712-770-3637 with Access Code 881229.
Expansion of Payment Relief for Student Loan Borrowers
Governor Murphy announced today that the state has secured relief options with private student loan servicers to expand on the protections the federal government granted to federal student loan borrowers. Under the initiative announced today, New Jersey residents with commercially-owned Federal Family Education Program Loans or privately held student loans who are struggling to make their payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be eligible for expanded relief. Borrowers in need of assistance must immediately contact their student loan servicer to identify the options that are appropriate to their circumstances. Relief options offered by participating servicers include:
- Providing a minimum of 90 days of forbearance relief for borrowers;
- Waiving late payment fees for borrowers;
- Ensuring no borrower is subject to negative credit reporting;
- Ceasing debt collection lawsuits for 90 days; and
- Working with eligible borrowers to enroll them in other applicable borrower assistance programs.
Residents who have questions or are experiencing trouble with their student loan servicer may contact the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Consumer Hotline at 1-800-446-7467 (8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST Monday-Friday), or go to the Department website and click on Consumer Assistance - Inquiries/Complaints, at https://www.dobi.nj.gov.
Department of Public Works
The following DPW events have been cancelled due to the pandemic:
- Electronics 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.