The Township of Nutley is providing an update to the community on several important matters, including the death of a seventh Nutley resident related to COVID-19, a reminder to continue social distancing practices, and information on homemade face masks.
The Board of commissioners are saddened to announce the passing of the seventh Nutley resident from COVID-19. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of all the deceased. 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.
The Township of Nutley also announced an additional 11 new known cases of COVID-19, bringing the Township total known cases to 175 and 7 deaths.
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.
Safe Distancing Advisory
Keep Nutley Clean and Safe – Properly Dispose of Gloves
How to Make and Wear a Cloth Face Covering
How to Coronavirus-Proof Your Home
Newark (Essex County drive through testing facility)
NJ State Testing Location – Northern Jersey
NJ State Testing Location – Southern Jersey
Nutley Public Schools
The five days of Spring Break will be broken up, giving students and staff one-day off, per week, for five weeks, in addition to the Good Friday holiday. We hope that by shortening the instructional weeks to four days, students and staff, as well as parents, will be able to have some time to breathe.
The revised schedule will include six, four-day instructional weeks as follows:
We will continue to monitor and re-evaluate this evolving situation and provide updates to the community via email, our district website, and social media including when there is a better sense of when we can reopen and return to school.
The meal distribution schedule will also change to accommodate these revisions.
Beginning Tuesday, April 14, pick-up will be Tuesdays and Fridays. Open air distribution will take place at the side of the Nutley Family Service Bureau Annex located at 169 Chestnut Street, Nutley. Students and/or families should look for the white tents. Food distribution will continue until the schools reopen.
Pick up is between 10:30 and 1:30 Tuesday and Friday.
All Nutley resident children under the age of 18 regardless of school or eligibility for free/reduced lunch are able to be provided with grab and go meals by our food service provider Pomptonian at the distribution location. In addition to fresh meals prepared by Pomptonian, the NFSB has received fresh food and dairy items, as well as household goods from Improper Produce, US Foods, and donations from local bakeries and food stores that they are sharing.
Parking is free in the Municipal Lot to allow for the safe movement of people and products.
Rabies Clinics Cancelled & Dog and Cat License Renewal Late Fees Waived
The Free Rabies Clinics for the month of April have been cancelled consistent with the Governor’s Executive Order against group activities. The Public Affairs Office will look to reschedule these rabies clinics at a future date. In the meantime, pet owners, as able, should contact their veterinarian to update their pet’s rabies vaccine.
The $10.00 late fee for pet license renewals has been waived at this time. First and foremost is everyone’s need to practice social distancing and to avoid unnecessary contact. If a pet owner needs to delay updating their pet’s license or needs to update their pet’s rabies vaccine, they should do so with safety in mind. We will get through this together, and let’s not worry about late fees during this health emergency.
To the Township’s Veterans
Parks and Recreation
Help for Businesses
As part of the federal relief package passed by Congress last week, nearly $350 billion in forgivable loans will be made available to small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program, in addition to other relief options. For information, visit https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
Ball Fields Closed + Reminder to Practice Social Distancing
The Township urges residents to remain indoors, to minimize time spent outdoors, and to always follow social distancing best practices including maintaining 6 feet of distance from others when outdoors.
Health Department Message
The annual Rabies Clinic scheduled for Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14 is postponed until further notice.
Nutley Public Library
Governor Murphy Orders
How to Get Updates
In addition to receiving emergency alerts, visit www.covid19.nj.gov to stay informed.
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:
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.
Residents are asked to please remember that just because a COVID-19 positive person was observed out and about does not mean that the person had symptoms or that they were aware they were positive at the time they were out. If you were in close contact with a person who has tested positive, you will be notified by the Health Department. Close contact is described as “being with the person for at least 10 minutes at a distance of 6 ft or less.”
Close contacts are instructed to self-quarantine and self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days since they had contact with that COVID-19 positive person. This is because the COVID-19 incubation period is believed to be 14 days. We thank you for your concern, but it is not necessary to contact the NHD about these observations.
The seriousness of COVID-19 has understandably caused concern among our community. Many calls have come into our Health Department from residents asking who has contracted the virus for fear that they may have been in contact with them. Bound by very restrictive patient protection laws (HIPPA), the identity of these patients cannot be shared with the public.
Please know that the most important part of this process is not identifying those affected, but keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe by following social distancing best practices. Please be respectful of people’s privacy and do not share news of someone you have heard may be affected if you do not know it to be true. This exacerbates fear and creates an uneasiness. These are uncharted waters for all of us and we need to stand beside each other and do everything we can to protect our families and friends.
That’s why the CDC recommends that people at higher risk follow the measures cited below:
(Consider contacting your local supermarkets and pharmacies to see if they have delivery options)
Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
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.
State of Emergency
Nutley Department of Public Affairs
Nutley Family Service Bureau
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
Deparrtment of Revenue and Finance
Please note: We will not accept applications for permits or zoning approval at the counter in Town Hall. Only essential required permits will be processed at this time.
Permit applications can be filed by email, please be sure to include all necessary documents, such as sub-code forms, drawings, surveys, manufacturer’s specifications, and a copy of the contractor’s license. These documents can be found at nutleynj.org or requested via email.
Payments and permit applications, with the necessary supporting documents, can be mailed to 1 Kennedy Dr. Nutley, NJ 07110, ATTN: Code Enforcement Dept. We hope to be able to accept credit card payments in the next few weeks.
Uniform construction code and Zoning inspections will only be scheduled, for essential activities, by contacting our office as noted above. The Construction Official will determine when an inspection is appropriate.
Nutley Tax & Water Department
If you prefer you can always mail payments to:
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:
In addition, the Township reminds all parents and students to avoid congregating outside to avoid unnecessary social contact.
9-1-1 is for Emergency use ONLY!
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