Fighting COVID-19
Resources for Plainfield Residents
Greetings!

Since our last update on Tuesday, January 19, there are ten (10) new COVID-19 cases to report. An additional twenty-eight (28) persons have been quarantined. Today, one person passed away due to the virus.
The flu season is upon us, and I want to remind all Plainfield residents to continue taking the utmost precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus as well as the flu. Let’s wear our masks each time we leave our homes, continue to social distance, wash hands regularly, and avoid gatherings with large crowds. These precautionary measures have been proven to counteract the spread of both these potentially deadly viruses. The health and well-being of our community is priority number one.
 
At City Hall we’re open for business and maintaining essential services while taking steps to safeguard the health of our employees. We 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.

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,

Desde nuestra última actualización el martes 19 de enero, hay diez (10) nuevos casos de COVID-19 que informar. Se ha puesto en cuarentena veintiocho (28) personas más. Hay un (1) nuevo fallecimiento que informar hoy.
La temporada de gripe está sobre nosotros, y quiero recordarles a todos los residentes de Plainfield que continúen tomando las mayores precauciones para prevenir la propagación del virus COVID-19 y la gripe. Usemos nuestras máscaras cada vez que salgamos de nuestros hogares, continuemos con el distanciamiento social, lavemos las manos con regularidad y evitemos reuniones con grandes multitudes. Se ha demostrado que estas medidas de precaución contrarrestan la propagación de estos dos virus potencialmente mortales. La salud y el bienestar de nuestra comunidad es la prioridad número uno.
 
En el ayuntamiento estamos abiertos y mantenemos los servicios esenciales mientras tomamos medidas para salvaguardar la salud de nuestros empleados. Le recomendamos que intente completar su negocio en línea tanto como sea posible. Si no puede encontrar lo que busca en línea, por favor llámenos antes de venir al Ayuntamiento, lo más probable es que podamos entregarle la información y ahorrarle el viaje.

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
COVID-19 Testing Sites
COVID-19 Testing for Plainfield Schools
Staff and Students | Saturday January 23, 2021
For more information, please email gmontealegre@plainfield.k12.nj.us or call 908-731-4333. 
Free COVID-19 Community Testing | January 21, 2021
Union County | COVID-19 and Flu Testing
Neighborhood Health Center Vaccine Enrollment
The Neighborhood Health Center will be administering vaccines based on individual qualification as well as the availability of vaccines.
Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Plainfield Students!
Union County | Emergency Food Distributions
Drive -Thru & Walk Up
What is the Vaccine All About? - A Webinar
Vaccine Rollout | Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19 Vaccinations Available for
NJ HealthCare Workers
General Public Can Now Pre-register for Vaccine
Attention Plainfield residents and friends! Healthcare workers in New Jersey are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. If you are a healthcare worker and would like to register for a vaccine, please click here. To view a list of vaccination site locations, please click here.

The general public is now also able to pre-register for the vaccine by following this link: https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/. Residents may be immediately eligible for the vaccine based on the answers they provide in the screening.
Who Will be Able to Get the Vaccine?
Priority Groups for NJ COVID-19 Vaccinations
COVID-19 Testing & Job Worries
Top 5 Things to Know in NJ
Mayor's Wellness Campaign | Vaccination Program
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. To date, 47 Plainfield residents have received assistance through the fund.

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
Plainfield Action Services
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!
Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey
TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 215. The Order extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103, which was previously extended in 2020 on April 7, May 6, June 4, July 2, August 1, August 27, September 25, October 24, November 21, and December 21. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed.

“As we continue to work expeditiously to distribute vaccines, the COVID-19 pandemic is still in full swing,” said Governor Murphy. “Continued access to necessary resources is important and critical as cases have continued to climb in New Jersey and across our nation.”
Executive Order No. 215 extends all Executive Orders issued under the Governor’s authority under the Emergency Health Powers Act. It also extends all actions taken by any Executive Branch departments and agencies in response to the Public Health Emergency presented by the COVID-19 outbreak.
For the full text of Executive Order No. 215, click here.

Last But Not Least
Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and the City of Plainfield are committed to making it as easy as possible to report concerns in your city. To that end, we've partnered with REPORT IT, which is now live in Plainfield and ready to be used as an important supplemental reporting tool.

Report it makes community reporting easier than ever! Residents and visitors can download the app by scanning the barcode below or by going to your phone's app store. Your reports will be submitted to the appropriate city department, and the city will work to resolve the issue or complaint.

You have the power to be the eyes and ears of our city! Your reports can greatly increase the quality of life in Plainfield. Let's work together to keep our city safe- If you see it, say it with Report It.

Click here to download the app.

As we navigate these uncertain times please know that everyone at City Hall is working to ensure that you are safe, secure and healthy. If you need anything addition please contact us at 908.753.3000.