PLAINFIELD, NJ — Mayor Adrian O. Mapp's daily briefing noted on Tuesday there are five more deaths in Plainfield attributed to COVID-19, bringing the total to 37 lost lives in the Queen City.

The losses include two African American females, 93-years-old, and 96-years-old; one Caucasian female 81-years-old; one Caucasian male 46-years-old, and a male 87-years-old.

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(Source: New Jersey Department of Health)

Mayor Mapp's next Live Q&A will be held Wednesday, April 29 at to provide further updates, and to answer your questions.

You can send questions in advance to communications@plainfieldnj.gov.  Tune in at 6 p.m. on Facebook, at @cityofplainfieldnj, or on YouTube, at Plainfield News Channel.

At the State level, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 130 today that authorizes, by resolution, municipalities to extend the grace period for May 1 property tax payments until June 1, due to the "substantial economic disruption" the pandemic has caused.  Additionally, it does not extend the statutorily mandated dates for the payment of taxes by a municipality due to county, a school district, or any other taxing district.

Gov. Murphy also signed an Administrative Order clarifying which businesses are permitted to operate and ways in which certain businesses may operate in accordance with Executive Order 107. The order states that:

  • Pet groomers, pet daycare, and pet boarding businesses are considered essential retail businesses.
  • Stores that principally sell items necessary for religious worship are considered essential retail businesses.
  • Car dealerships may permit customers that have ordered a vehicle online or by phone to test drive the vehicle at the time of pick-up or prior to delivery (provided the dealership adopts social distancing policies). The individual will be given access to the vehicle alone, and the dealership must appropriately clean and sanitize the vehicle after such test drive (if the customer does not purchase the vehicle).
  • Owners, operators, employees, or independent contractors are not permitted to provide personal care services in their own homes, the homes of others, or in any facility or business setting.  The only exceptions are in providing the service to household members, immediate family, or other individuals with whom the personal care service provider has a close personal relationship, such as a caretaker or romantic partner. A prior business relationship alone does not qualify as a close personal relationship.

IMPORTANT: I signed an Executive Order today allowing municipalities to EXTEND the grace period for property tax payments due on May 1st to June 1st.

With so many New Jerseyans impacted financially by #COVID19, this is the right thing to do. pic.twitter.com/LemRekZ2Il

— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) April 28, 2020

Testing for Plainfield

If you are experiencing symptoms you think may be related to the coronavirus, call 908-546-1084 Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You will be connected to a health professional who will conduct a medical telehealth screening.

If you meet the criteria for testing, arrangements will be made for you to be tested at the drive through site at Kean University, or by a mobile unit that will come to you.

After 5 p.m. and on weekends, call the Union County hotline at (908) 214-7107.

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Help for those who are Food Insecure

Downloadpdf a list of food pantries and soup kitchens in Plainfield.

A reader let us know that the food pantry at Our Lady of Peace at 111 South Street in New Providence will be open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For those who need food assistance during these troubling times, visit Parish Hall at the far end of the parking lot. Bags of food will be distributed.

You can also search for additional resources on the Community Food Bank of New Jersey's site HERE.

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Mil Cuatrocientos Cincuenta y Uno (1451) Casos Confirmados de COVID-19 en Plainfield. Dos Mil Diecinueve (2019) Casos Adicionales en Cuarentena.

A partir del martes 28 de abril de 2020, el número de casos positivos de COVID-19 en Plainfield ha llegado a mil cuatrocientos cincuenta y uno (1451) de edades entre veinticuatro (24) días a noventa y seis (96) años. Hay dos mil diecinueve (2019) individuos en cuarentena como resultado de la exposición al virus. Es con un corazón muy pesado que comparto que tenemos cinco (5) muertes adicionales que reportar. Dos mujeres afroamericanas de noventa y tres (93) y noventa y seis (96), una mujer caucásica de ochenta y un (81) años, un hombre caucásico de cuarenta y seis (46) años y un hombre desconocido de ochenta -siete (87) años. Esto lleva el recuento total de fallecimientos a 37.

De acuerdo con la Orden Administrativa 2020-10 emitida por el Departamento de Estado de Nueva Jersey y la División de Seguridad Pública de la Oficina de Manejo de Emergencias de la Policía Estatal de Nueva Jersey, algunos negocios esenciales pueden reabrirse siempre cuando siguán las pautas de operación en persona que incluyan, como mínimo, las prácticas mejoradas de distanciamiento social:

  • Cuidado de mascotas, guardería y alojamiento.
  • Tiendas que venden artículos necesarios para la observación religiosa.
  • Los concesionarios de automóviles pueden permitir pruebas de manejo antes de la recolección o entrega; en el caso de que no se realice una venta, el automóvil debe ser desinfectado.
  • Los licenciatarios, propietarios, operadores, empleados o contratistas independientes de servicios de cuidado personal pueden proporcionar sus servicios solo a miembros del hogar, familiares directos o parejas románticas.

Las pruebas de COVID-19 ahora son una realidad en Plainfield. Si experimenta síntomas que cree que podrían estar relacionados con el coronavirus, llame a nuestra línea directa al (908) 546-1084 de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. Se le conectará con un profesional de la salud que realizará una evaluación médica de telesalud. Si cumple con los criterios para la prueba, se harán los arreglos necesarios para que se realice la prueba en el sitio de conducción en la Universidad de Kean, o por una unidad móvil que vaya a su hogar. Después de las 5:00 p.m. y los fines de semana, llame a la línea directa del Condado de Union al (908) 214-7107.

Únase a nosotros mañana, miércoles 29 de abril a las 6 pm para mi próximo discurso en vivo y preguntas y respuestas. Se transmitirá en inglés y español. Compartiré las últimas actualizaciones y responderé cualquier pregunta que pueda tener. Envíe sus preguntas con anticipación a communications@plainfieldnj.gov y trataré de responderlas todas. Invite a su familia, amigos y vecinos a ver el chat en vivo en Facebook en @cityofplainfieldnj o en YouTube en Plainfield News Channel.

 

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