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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Important Information Regarding COVID-19

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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 
HERE 

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Here is April 9th’s update on the COVID-19 virus.

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Aquí está la actualización de hoy sobre el virus COVID-19.

A partir de hoy, hay 122 nuevos casos positivos en Elizabeth, lo que lleva el total a 1688. Se ha informado de un total de 45 muertes en relación con el virus de la corona. Como se mencionó, estos números pueden no ser precisos, es la forma en que se nos informa.

En NJ, tenemos un total de 51,027 casos.

Es fin de semana de Pascua y Pascua, y aunque las vacaciones se ven un poco diferentes este año, aún podemos celebrar.

Aunque no puede con su familia extendida o seres queridos, aún puede disfrutar el tiempo con aquellos con quienes reside.

Si bien sé que esto no es ideal, es la nueva normalidad para estos días inciertos. Mejoraremos y superaremos esto, pero TODOS tenemos que hacer nuestra parte.

Recuerde mantener su distancia social de 6 pies.

Te deseo una feliz Pascua o feliz Pascua. Aproveche este tiempo para reflexionar sobre lo que es importante en la vida: su salud, familia y amigos.

Continúe separándose, siga todas las reglas y regulaciones y quédese en casa y seguro.

Gracias.

Como siempre, continuaré actualizándolo a medida que obtengamos nueva información.



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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. https://elizabethnj.org/438/Governor-Murphys-Executive-Orders 


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The State is offering guidance to all businesses being impacted by COVID-19. Please refer to the following link: http://cv.business.nj.gov/


Treasury and IRS to delay tax payment deadline by 90 days. Visit this site for more information: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/17/treasury-and-irs-to-delay-tax-deadline-by-90-days.html 


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MEALS ON WHEELS ALERT:

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.

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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 https://www.njhelps.org/. 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.

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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. https://www.nj.gov/health/


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