PLAINFIELD, NJ — Positive COVID-19 cases are up to 433 in Plainfield as of Friday, according to Mayor Adrian O. Mapp's latest update. That's an increase of over 300 percent since the beginning of April. There are also an additional 545 individuals self-quarantined as a result of exposure to the coronavirus.
The City of Plainfield receives its data from the New Jersey Department of Health's Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System; there is sometimes a lag in the data being reported.
At his virtual town hall Wednesday, Mayor Mapp reminded participants that there are no "quarantine police" who go home to home, but he reminded residents that it is in the best interest of the affected individuals, their families and the community as a whole to stay in and quarantine.
Friday's message included reminders for families to stay indoors, practice social distancing, and know that all city and school parks and athletic fields are closed until further notice.
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Mayor Mapp will hold another online chat on Wednesday, April 15 at 6 p.m. He will be joined by members of his cabinet, along with PMUA officials and more. You can tune in on the city's Facebook page @cityofplainfieldnj and on YouTube at Plainfield News Channel.
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