PLAINFIELD, NJ — Tuesday evening's mayor's office update on coronavirus cases in Plainfield included the news that three more residents have succumbed to COVID-19.  The total number of fatalities due to the virus now stands at 51. Those most recently lost include a 64-year-old Hispanic female, and two unknown males, 61-years-old, and 84-years-old.

Earlier in the day, Gov. Phil Murphy shone a spotlight on Corliss Henry, who was hired at Muhlenberg Hospital, and became the first African American nurse on its staff. She died on April 14 at 95-years-old from the virus, according to her son.  Her life was also highlighted in The New York Times.

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In other news, the mayor's weekly live chat this Wednesday has been canceled.  The public is instead invited to virtually attend the budget deliberation session at 7 p.m., focusing on the Plainfield Police Department and the Department of Economic Development.  Click HERE to attend.

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Investors Foundation Awards over $1 Million in Grants to Not-For-Profits Serving Communities during COVID-19 Crisis

Local Non-Profits Launch Food Program For Plainfielders In Need

Plainfield Public Library Announces COVID-19 Archive

 

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