SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In a pair of updates, Springfield Mayor Chris Capodice announced the latest information on the spread of COVID-19, as the township shared an open letter informing residents about the policies surrounding the upcoming town-wide revaluation.

As of yesterday's message from the mayor, Springfield had seven new cases of COVID-19, totaling 50 positive tests in town and one death. At the county level, Union County had 152 new cases of COVID-19, and 5 new deaths, totaling 2,010 positive tests and 34 deaths. The State of New Jersey overall currently had 3,489 new cases of COVID-19 and 182 new deaths, bringing the state total number to 25,590 positive tests, and 537 COVID-19 related deaths.

On the revaluation front, the township posted an open letter from Professional Property Appraisers, Inc., the group tasked with revaluating properties.

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The open letter reads as follows:

Dear Springfield Property Owner:

Professional Property Appraisers, Inc. representatives, hired by the Township, will be in your area within the next few weeks for an exterior inspection of your property.

The inspector will knock on your door or ring your doorbell and back up six to ten feet to notify you that he is on the property.

At this time, we are NOT performing interior inspections, these inspections are exterior only.

The Inspector will be wearing a Springfield Township shirt and have an Identification Badge from Professional Property Appraisers.

If you would prefer no exterior inspection to be done at this time, it is imperative that you contact our office immediately.

We are following and practicing health guidelines as outlined by the CDC and New Jersey Department of Health during this COVID-19 Pandemic.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call toll-free 1- (866) 957-1388.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Professional Property Appraisers, Inc.