PLAINFIELD, NJ — According to a Friday update from the administration, Plainfield COVID-19 cases now stand at 1,261. There are also 1,670 individuals who are self-quarantined. According to the Mayor's update, two more people have died, a female 70-years-old, and a female 91-years-old. The number lost now total 26.
Across New Jersey, there are 3,047 new positive cases, and cases now surpass 100,000. A total of 253 deaths bring the total to 5,617 in the state. Union County's total positive cases stand at 11,208, with 542 deaths.
UNION COUNTY MOBILE COVID-19 TESTING COMES TO PLAINFIELD
Plainfield's own, Freeholder Rebecca Williams shed some light on a new local testing option.
In partnership with the Mapp administration and the Neighborhood Health Services Corporation, a federally qualified health center (FQHC), Union County has opened a FREE Mobile Testing Unit to serve Plainfield residents who are symptomatic for COVID-19 but who lack transportation.
For Plainfield residents without transportation who present symptoms--fever, cough, shortness of breath--please call 908-546-1084 to be connected to a nurse who will complete a telehealth assessment over the phone. Appointments will be scheduled for residents whose symptoms meet the CDC guidelines for testing, and the Mobile Test Unit will go to those individuals.
FOOD DONATIONS BEING COLLECTED FOR STAR FISH FOOD PANTRY
The Rotary Club of the Plainfields is sponsoring a food and personal care drive for Star Fish Food Pantry. Items can be dropped off at duCret School of Art, 1030 Central Avenue, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Some donations have already come in: left, Carlos Borrego dropped off diapers and soap; right, Ermal Saqe from Jessica's Cafe & Pizzeria, one of Plainfield's newest restaurants that opened to rave reviews.
TAPinto RESPONDS TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
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