South Plainfield – According to Mayor Matt Anesh, the borough this week will begin sanitizing children’s park equipment, equipment at the PAL, and public areas in its buildings, all in an effort to make sure health issues being discussed nationally do not find their way to South Plainfield.

While there have not been any problems locally, Anesh explained that his office is trying to prevent them before they have the chance to happen.  The effort began after his office contacted the Center for Disease Control to see what preventative measures could be used to protect children and other residents.  According to Anesh, his office also contacted the school system and offered its assistance. 

Anesh called the measures a “precaution” and said they supplement those borough employees routinely use.  “We want to be proactive,” Anesh said. 

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Sanitizing has already begun, and it will continue through the foreseeable future. The process is inexpensive and comes directly from CDC guidelines.  In addition, the solutions are safe for both residents and pets. 

For additional updates please go to the borough website at or contact Mayor Matt Anesh at 908-226-7601 or via email at  More information on prevention measures can be found by visiting the following websites: