PLAINFIELD, NJ — According to the daily report from the administration, three more Plainfield residents have lost their lives as a result of the coronavirus. The number of positive COVID-19 cases in town stands at 2,023, with 2,681 self-quarantined.

The reported total of those Plainfield residents lost as of Thursday was 62.  On Friday, the administration announced the loss of a 62-year-old male, and provided a breakdown by ethnicity of those lost; the majority of fatalities are Hispanics, at 55.6 percent, and African Americans, at 27.8 percent.  A greater number of females (55.6%) have succumbed to the virus compared to males (44.4%).

The announcement of the three lives lost today, including two African American females 75-years old and 67-years-old, and a 59-year-old male, brings the total number of lives lost in the Queen City to 66.

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City Council members will meet virtually on Monday, May 18.  Join the meeting using this Zoom link.  Download the agendapdf.

Some budget deliberation dates have changed. Each session can be viewed by the public using this Zoom link.

  • The Department of Health & Social Services, and the Department of Communications & Technology session will now take place on Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m.
  • The Citizens Budget Advisory Committee's report will be presented on Wednesday, May 27 at 7 p.m.

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Possible adoption of the budget will take place at the council's combined agenda meeting on Monday, June 8.

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