- Free swab testing will be performed by Lab Q Diagnostics.
- When: RESCHEDULED for Friday, October 15th, 2021 from 10am until 3pm.
- Where: In front of Linden City Hall at 301 North Wood Avenue.
- For more information, click here to view and/or download the updated informational flyer for this event, or call the Mayor’s office at 908-474-8493.
Governor Extends the Public Health Emergency for Another 30-Day Period, But Will Allow It to Expire if Legislation is Enacted Within the Next Month
As New Jersey continues to make progress in the fight against COVID-19 and with state metrics continuing to trend in the right direction, Governor Phil Murphy and his Administration have begun working with Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Coughlin on legislation that will end the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in place since March 2020, while also ensuring that the Administration retains necessary tools to manage the ongoing threat to public health, as well as recovery and vaccination efforts.
Governor Phil Murphy today announced that upon the conclusion of this school year, portions of Executive Order 175 allowing remote learning will be rescinded, meaning that schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they were prior to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
Please see the flyer from the New Jersey HIV Housing Collaborative regarding the New Jersey HIV Housing Collaborative’s Homeless Hotline. If you or someone you know is living with HIV and experiencing homelessness or at-risk of becoming homeless in New Jersey please call 1-800-624-2377 to speak with an Emergency Housing Coordinator for help with accessing:
- Emergency Shelter
- Emergency Hotel/Motel Voucher
- Case Management
- Monday, May 2, 2021 @ Firehouse, East Elizabeth Avenue & Chandler Avenue, 3pm – 5pm
- Wednesday, May 5, 2021 @ Firehouse, West St George Avenue & DeWitt Terrace, 3pm – 5pm
- Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ Firehouse, 302 South Wood Avenue, 5pm – 7pm
Masks must be worn, and social distancing must be practiced. Dog licenses will be available for purchase at these programs. Check or money order preferred for the purchase of a dog license. If you have any questions, please contact he Health Department at (908) 474-8409.
The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the County of Union will be holding FEMA vaccination clinics for the COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine for residents 16 years and older in Linden.
- Make an appointment online by clicking here.
- If you need assistance making an appointment, please call the Mayor’s office at (908) 474-8493 Monday through Friday 9am until 5pm, and someone will help you make the appointment.
- Proof of residency is required.
- Currently, appointments are being scheduled for Thursday April 15th and Friday April 16th.
The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the County of Union will be holding FEMA vaccination clinics for the COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine during the next two weeks for residents 16 years and older in Linden.
- Make an appointment online by clicking here. If you need assistance making an appointment, please call the Mayor’s office at (908) 474-8493 Monday through Friday 9am until 5pm, and someone will help you make the appointment.
- Proof of residency is required.
- Clinics will be held at the Dunn Sports Center, 600 Pearl Street, Elizabeth NJ.
- Currently, appointments are being scheduled for April 8th, 9th and 10th.
All NJ Residents Ages 16 and Over will be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines Beginning April 19
All New Jersey residents age 16 and over will be eligible to make an appointment for a coronavirus vaccine beginning on April 19th, Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday. There are currently 1.8 million fully vaccinated people in New Jersey, said Governor Murphy.
New Jersey Loosens COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
“While the pandemic is not over, our vaccination program and updated CDC guidance have made it possible for vaccinated individuals to resume travel without quarantine,” said Governor Murphy. “New Jersey residents should still exercise caution in traveling and follow all public health rules and regulations as the end of the pandemic comes into view.”
“With the protection of COVID-19 vaccines, many New Jerseyans are eager to enjoy trips to visit families and friends they have missed over the past year,” said New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli. “While traveling, individuals should continue to take COVID-19 precautions–wearing a mask, avoiding crowds, physically distancing, and washing hands frequently.”
New Travel Guidelines
Here are the details of the state’s revised travel guidelines.
COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expands today, March 29, 2021 to food service workers, eldercare workers, social services support staff, hospitality workers, elections personnel, clergy, judicial system workers, logistics, warehousing and shipping services and more.
To find a COVID-19 vaccine and check appointment availability, you can click here and use the Vaccine Finder website. Links to this have also been placed in the COVID-19 header menu and the How Do I menu.
The CDC has shared helpful information on common side effects, tips to reduce discomfort and scheduling your second shot, along with a printable handout you can bring to your vaccine appointment. Please feel free to share the PDF attachments below with your friends, family, co-workers and community members. Visit the CDC website for additional resources.