Fighting COVID-19
Resources for Plainfield Residents
Greetings!

 
At City Hall we’re maintaining essential services while taking steps to safeguard the health of our employees. We want to encourage you to try and complete your business online as much as possible. If you can’t find what you want online, please give us a call before coming to City Hall, chances are we can get the information to you and save you the trip.

Here in Plainfield we will continue to exercise the utmost caution according to our situation. Parts of our city are densely populated and we must continue to follow restrictions until we are sure that the numbers won’t spike again. As the State finds its way back to normalcy, I encourage you all to continue following hygiene and social distancing measures the best you can. Let's keep pushing forward until this pandemic is truly over.
While this crisis lasts, we will be sharing this resource edition of our newsletter every Wednesday. Please stay tuned and share this information with your loved ones and friends.

Stay safe and may God continue to bless you.

Creating One Plainfield. One Future.
Mayor Adrian O. Mapp
Queridos amigos y vecinos,

En el Ayuntamiento mantenemos servicios esenciales mientras tomamos medidas para salvaguardar la salud de nuestros empleados. Queremos alentarlo a que intente y complete su negocio en línea tanto como sea posible. Si no puede encontrar lo que quiere en línea, llámenos antes de venir al Ayuntamiento, es probable que podamos obtener la información y ahorrarle el viaje.

Aquí en Plainfield continuaremos ejerciendo la máxima precaución según nuestra situación. Partes de nuestra ciudad están densamente pobladas y debemos seguir las restricciones hasta que estemos seguros de que los números no volverán a aumentar. A medida que el Estado encuentra su camino de regreso a la normalidad, les animo a todos a continuar siguiendo las medidas de higiene y distanciamiento social lo mejor que puedan. Sigamos avanzando hasta que esta pandemia haya terminado de verdad.

Mientras dure esta crisis, compartiremos esta edición de recursos de nuestro boletín todos los miércoles. Estén atentos y compartan esta información con sus seres queridos y amigos.

Manténgase a salvo y que Dios continúe bendiciéndole.


Sinceramente,


Adrian O. Mapp, Alcalde
Mayor Adrian O. Mapp
COVID-19 Testing in Plainfield |
Pruebas de COVID-19 en Plainfield
Plainfield COVID-19 Relief Fund/ UEZ Relief Fund
The goal of the Plainfield COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund is to provide assistance to residents who are experiencing economic hardship as a result of this pandemic. The emergency relief will assist with rent or mortgage payments, utilities, food, or other items deemed as essential. We are committed to supporting our residents during this challenging time.

In order to qualify applicants must provide the following:
1. Proof of Residency
2. Proof of Hardship

Completed applications should be sent to  COVID19fund@plainfieldnj.gov

Skip the Trip to City Hall
Food That's in When School is Out
COVID-19 Relief Fund | Daily Lunch Distribution
Plainfield Coalition of Emergency Food Providers
How to Get Your Federal Stimulus Check
Emergency Rental Assistance
𝐍𝐉 𝐄𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐑𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝟔.

The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) will provide temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have lost income or become unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Applicants may be eligible for up to 6 months of emergency rental assistance.
• The assistance will be capped at the Department of Community Affairs' (DCA’s) fair market rent standard or the total of the rent, whichever is lesser.
• All participants will be reviewed after a 3-month interval to see if they are still in need of assistance.
• Any person applying must meet all applicable CVERAP income and eligibility requirements (see below for details).
• You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to apply, or you must be an emancipated minor.
• Only one (1) pre-application per household will be accepted
Use the below for additional information:
Meal Delivery Program
Community Access Unlimited Offers a Meal Delivery Program.
You qualify if you...

1. Are you a Union County Resident
2. Are you ill or have a disability
3. Other - Please refer to flyer

Contact Donneisha Adams-Leakes at 908.354.3040 X 4272 or email info@CAUNJ.org.
Partnership with Evangel Church | Just Text HOPE!
Since many of our residents may be without food and other necessary supplies during this crisis, we have partnered with Evangel Church to have boxes of hope delivered to our vulnerable residents in our community. These supplies are ONLY for vulnerable residents including the elderly, quarantined, or individuals who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19. If you fall under these categories, please 𝐓𝐄𝐗𝐓 𝐇𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝟗𝟎𝟖-𝟑𝟐𝟓-𝟓𝟏𝟔𝟑 to have a box of hope containing much needed supplies delivered to your door.

𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐭𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 - 𝐝𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥!
Dado que muchos de nuestros residentes pueden estar sin alimentos y otros suministros necesarios durante esta crisis, nos hemos asociado con Evangel Church para entregar cajas de esperanza a las personas que necesitan. Los suministros son solamente para las personas en cuarentena, individuales mayores, o individuales que han perdido su trabajo. Se les pide  que manden un mensaje de texto con el escrito "HOPE" al 908-325-5163  para que reciban una caja de esperanza que contenga los suministros necesarios en su puerta.

Tenga en cuenta que este es un número de solo texto. ¡No llames!
Iris House | Food Assistance for HIV+ Persons
YWCA 24-Hour Hotline
Driving During the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 Resources for
Undocumented & Uninsured Individuals
Training Programs for Unemployed Workers
If you lost your job during COVID-19 and are receiving unemployment, you can use this time to register for training and education opportunities through New Jersey's Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Click here for full list of training and education opportunities:

NJ Family Care | Affording Health Care Coverage
Virtual Narcan Training
Drug Free NJ Virtual Workshops
Drug Free NJ is offering a variety of virtual events for prevention, treatment , and recovery support. Click the picture below to find out more.
NJEDA | Small Business COVID-19
Grant Program Phase 2
The NJEDA is now accepting applications for Phase 2 of the Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program.

Your organization may use Phase 2 grant funding to…
Reimburse revenue lost as a result of a business interruption caused by COVID-19. Funding cannot be used for capital expenses, including construction.

Phase 2 Grant Award Amounts
Businesses will receive $1,000 per full-time employee, (based on WR-30 filing). Sole proprietorships or other companies with no full-time employees will receive the minimum grant amount ($1,000).
  • Minimum grant amount (per application): $1,000
  • Maximum grant amount (per application): $10,000 (for entities with more than 10 FTEs)

Your organization is eligible for a Phase 2 Emergency Relief Grant if…
  • You have 25 or fewer full-time employees, as reported on most recent WR-30 filing with the New Jersey Department of Labor
  • You have a physical commercial location in the State of New Jersey
  • Home-based businesses must be based at a home located in New Jersey

  • UPDATED 6/8/2020: All types of 501(c) non-profit entities will likely now be eligible for grants. This includes 501(c)(6) organizations, the designation for membership-based business and industry groups, as well as 501(c)(19) veterans’ organizations. While this change in eligibility is contingent upon approval of the NJEDA Board, all 501(c) organizations can apply for funding along with other eligible small businesses and non-profit organizations to enable them to apply before the program becomes oversubscribed.
  • Your CEO certifies that your business: 1) Was in operation on February 15, 2020; 2) Will make a best effort not to furlough or lay off any individuals from the time of application through six months after the end of the declared state of emergency; 3) Has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 declared state of emergency on March 9, 2020; 4) Has a material financial need that cannot be overcome without the grant of emergency relief funds
  • Your Business: 1) Is registered to do business in the State of New Jersey; 2) Does not have any outstanding tax liabilities; 3) Is in good standing with the New Jersey Department of Labor
Coping With COVID
The New Jersey department of human services operates a toll free “warm line” which is a resource for people seeking mental health service. The warm line is activated during events that impact the mental health of New Jersey residents. The warm line is available 24 hours and has language access; dial (877) 294-help (4357).
 
Additionally – here are some links to the New Jersey Department of Health which provide updates and useful information.
 
https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_community.shtml
 
https://www.facebook.com/NJDeptofHealth/
 
https://twitter.com/njdeptofhealth?lang=en
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The State of New Jersey
Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey from Delaware, Kansas, and Oklahoma, Bringing Total to 19 States

Sixteen States Include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah

TRENTON – Governor Murphy today advised individuals traveling to New Jersey from additional states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state. The updated advisory includes three additional states, Delaware, Kansas, and Oklahoma, bringing the total to 19 states. The travel advisory applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

As of Tuesday, July 7, there are currently 19 states total that meet the criteria stated above: Alabama; Arkansas; Arizona; California; Delaware, Florida; Georgia; Iowa; Idaho; Kansas; Louisiana; Oklahoma, Mississippi; North Carolina; Nevada; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; and Utah.

“Several outbreaks across New Jersey are directly tied to travel from COVID-19 hotspots nationwide,” said Governor Murphy. “In order to responsibly continue down our road back to restart and recovery, we must remain vigilant in our collective effort to beat the virus and reduce the rate of transmission. I urge those arriving from one of these nineteen states to self-quarantine and get a COVID-19 test to prevent additional flareups across the state and ensure the health and safety of their fellow New Jerseyans.” 

Travelers and those residents who are returning from impacted states should self-quarantine at their home, hotel, or other temporary lodging. Individuals should leave the place of self-quarantine only to seek medical care/treatment or to obtain food and other essential items. 
Travelers and residents returning from impacted states typically will not need to check-in with public health officials, unless otherwise they are involved in contract tracing efforts or required to do so by their employer or any other federal, state or local law or order. It is expected that individuals will follow the public health advisory to self-quarantine.

The list of states will be updated on a rolling basis and is accessible  here .



Last But Not Least
While the City of Plainfield is currently operating on a modified work schedule and trying to avoid person to person contact we are still here for you and are ready to help. We're only one call away and can assist you in finding resources specific for you. You can also visit our website at plainfieldnj.gov for a range of services you can complete online in the comfort of your home, which helps reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please see the graphic below to skip the trip to city hall and continue to stay safe.

Please call us at 908-753-3000 for assistance!