PLAINFIELD, NJ — An update on Monday from the mayor's office on COVID-19 cases in Plainfield included the news of one fatality, bringing the total number of lives lost to 118 since the start of the pandemic. Since Friday, November 13, there are eighty-six new cases reported.

According to the release, there have been 532 positive cases of COVID-19 reported since the beginning of October, with 1,560 individuals in quarantine, and five fatalities related to the virus. The cumulative number of positive cases since the pandemic began is 2,997.

For those wishing to be tested, free COVID-19 saliva tests will be administered across Union County from November 17 – 24. The walk-up events are open to all county residents and no appointment is necessary. Individuals should bring a smartphone or tablet and refrain from food, drink or chewing gum 30 minutes before testing. 

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  • Tuesday, 11/17 — Cranford — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Orange Avenue Pool, 1025 Orange Avenue
  • Thursday, 11/19 — Linden — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wheeler Park, Water Park Parking Lot, 234 Stimpson Avenue
  • Saturday, 11/21 — Roselle — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Heard AME Church, 310 East 8th Avenue
  • Tuesday, 11/24 — Union — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jefferson School, 155 Hilton Avenue

Governor Murphy has also reinstituted restrictions on gatherings. Effective Tuesday, November 17, indoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people; starting Monday, November 23, outdoor gatherings will be limited to a maximum of 150 people. Religious services, celebrations, weddings and political events, funerals/memorials and performances may continue, with a limit of 25% capacity and up to 150 people. is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. 

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