PLAINFIELD, NJ — According to a press release from the Plainfield Police Department, the Department of Public Affairs and Safety and the Division of Health are working extremely hard to protect the health and welfare of the community.

All Plainfield residents are asked to be mindful of the current State of Emergency due to COVID-19 and 'The STAY AT HOME ORDER' issued by Governor Phil Murphy.

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The release notes only essential personnel or those conducting essential business can be out of their homes. Everyone else is asked to stay home and honor this order.  Executive Order #107 was put in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

The Plainfield Police Department will be actively reinforcing this Stay at Home Order, and asks all residents to adhere to these guidelines.

"This is meant to ensure the safety of our community during this challenging time," it notes, adding, "Your Health and Safety is our number one priority."

If you must go out for an essential purpose, remember to practice social distancing by staying at least six feet from one another.

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