PLAINFIELD, NJ — A Saturday evening update from Mayor Adrian O. Mapp notes there are now 184 positive cases of the novel coronavirus in Plainfield, up from 159 just yesterday. There are an additional 201 individuals quarantined as a result of exposure to the virus.
Mayor Mapp's update reminds residents who think they have been exposed to the virus to call the testing site at Kean University. There are two numbers to call: (908) 373-5105 and (908) 214-7107.
According to the State site at covid19.nj.gov, the total number of positive cases in New Jersey are at 34,124; there are 846 deaths, and 41,232 cases have tested negative. Union County continues to be fourth in the number of counties affected.
The Mayor also reminded residents that if they are being harassed because of an inability to pay rent, or being threatened with eviction during this pandemic, they could file a complaint: Residents NJ Consumer Affairs: (973) 504-6240; OAG: (609) 292-4925; and Citizen Services: (609) 984-5828.
"While things are extremely difficult for many industries," Mayor Mapp said, "there are still jobs available. Over 540 companies are hiring for over 46,000 jobs during this health crisis. Click here for job listings."
The mayor noted he will hold another Facebook Live chat on Wednesday, April 8 at 6 p.m. The session will be held in both English and Spanish.
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