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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Important Information Regarding COVID-19


If you are exhibiting symptoms, please call your primary care physician first before going anywhere and follow the physician’s advice.

If you suspect you have COVID-19 symptoms, there is an online self-assessment tool, developed by the State of New Jersey, that will help you determine whether or not you should be tested. You can access that 


Hello and here is today’s update of COVID-19.

The State of NJ has a total of 162,068.

As of today, there are 3774 open cases in Elizabeth. There remained at 338 deaths. 1643 cases have been closed, which means there were NO new cases to report.

I am happy to announce that Trinitas Regional Medical Center is down to 20 patients for COVID-19.

Just a reminder that we mentioned yesterday that the primary election has now been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 7th and will be a total Vote by Mail Election, meaning, all ballots will be mailed out to residents registered to vote.

The County of Union has started to mail out vote by mail ballots. You should begin receiving them this week. So please be on the lookout and it is suggested to mail your ballot back as soon as possible to ensure its delivery through the post office. All ballots MUST be postmarked by July 7th.

If you have any questions, you can reach out to the County Clerk’s office at 908-527-4787 or the Board of Elections at 908-527-4123.

We need you to continue doing so to ensure this virus comes to an end.

So please, continue to wear your face coverings, don’t gather in groups larger than the Governor’s orders, wash your hands frequently and remain at least 6 feet apart.

If you have any questions, please reach us here or call Public Information at 908-820-4124.


Hola, y aquí está la actualización de hoy de COVID-19.

El estado de NJ tiene un total de 162,068.

A partir de hoy, hay 3774 casos abiertos en Elizabeth. Quedaban en 338 muertes. Se han cerrado 1643 casos, lo que significa que NO hubo nuevos casos para informar.

Me complace anunciar que el Centro Médico Regional Trinitas tiene 20 pacientes con COVID-19.

Solo un recordatorio de que mencionamos ayer que las elecciones primarias ahora se han reprogramado para el martes 7 de julio y serán una elección total de voto por correo, lo que significa que todas las boletas se enviarán por correo a los residentes registrados para votar.

El Condado de Union ha comenzado a enviar boletas de votación por correo. Deberías comenzar a recibirlos esta semana. Por lo tanto, esté atento y le sugerimos que envíe su boleta por correo lo antes posible para garantizar su entrega a través de la oficina de correos. Todas las boletas DEBEN estar mataselladas antes del 7 de julio.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, puede comunicarse con la oficina del Secretario del Condado al 908-527-4787 o con la Junta Electoral al 908-527-4123.

Necesitamos que continúe haciéndolo para garantizar que este virus llegue a su fin.

Así que, por favor, continúe usando sus cubiertas faciales, no se reúna en grupos más grandes que las órdenes del gobernador, lávese las manos con frecuencia y permanezca al menos a 6 pies de distancia.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con nosotros aquí o llame a Información pública al 908-820-4124.


Important Information for Filing Unemployment:

Department of Labor website:

Unemployment information for self-employed individuals:


Schedule for claiming/certifying for benefits:

Paid Leave and Job Protections:


Families First Coronavirus Response Act:

NJDOL and the Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Employers & Businesses Should Know:


By now, every residence should have received the US Census mail containing a unique code. Use this code to quickly fill out the 2020 Census online or by phone.

By doing it this way, you will reduce the need for Census employees to go door to door this Spring.

Remember, this count is very important to our community, so include everyone in your household: all children, grandparents, friends, tenants, everyone living with you needs to be counted.

Today is known across the country as #TakeoutTuesday.

We are encouraging residents to order delivery or pick-up at one our local Elizabeth restaurants for at least one meal today to support our local businesses during this corona virus crisis.

This link shows all of the Executive Orders issued by Governor Murphy regarding COVID-19. 


The State is offering guidance to all businesses being impacted by COVID-19. Please refer to the following link:

Treasury and IRS to delay tax payment deadline by 90 days. Visit this site for more information: 



If you are in need of a home delivered meal and reside in Union County, you may be eligible ONLY if you meet ALL of the following criteria:
• 60 years or older
• Live alone
• Unable to shop or prepare a meal for yourself
Please call Meals on Wheels at 908-486-5100. You must provide your name, address, phone number and date of birth in order to process your request.


Snap Food Stamps, Cash Assistance and Work Requirements

To apply for SNAP food assistance, or cash assistance under the Work First New Jersey program, Union County residents may do so online at An office visit is not required, as the Union County Division of Social Services will have staff is available to conduct interviews by phone.

Work First New Jersey cash assistance clients who are due for their case to be reviewed in March or April will receive a 60-day extension. The extension is automatic and does not require an office visit.

SNAP food assistance or Work First New Jersey cash assistance clients are excused from their work activity requirement without penalty. This includes people who are applying for Work First New Jersey General Assistance and who are in a work activity for 28 days while their application is being reviewed. Please note that voluntary participation in a work activity is allowed, if the activity is conducted in accordance with social distancing guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Clients are encouraged to mail or fax any needed paperwork to the Division of Social Services offices. For those dropping off papers by hand, use the drop boxes located in the front lobbies of the Social Services offices at 342 Westminster Avenue in Elizabeth or 200 West Second Street in Plainfield.


Due to an increased number of calls, the State Department of Health has opened a second number for COVID-19 general questions. The number is 1-800-962-1253. In addition, people looking for emotional support can call 1-877-294-4357.

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