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Free PCR & Rapid Testing

  • Who: Walkups, open to all, with or without insurance. ID is required. If you do have insurance, please bring your card with you. No appointment necessary.
  • What: PCR & COVID-19 Testing.
  • When: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021, from 4:30pm until 7:30pm.
  • Where: 20 Pennsylvania Railroad Avenue, Linden NJ.

Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Coughlin Announce Intention to End COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

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.  

Click here for the full press release.

Governor Murphy Announces That Schools Will Be Required to Provide Full-Time, In-Person Instruction Beginning Fall 2021

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that upon the conclusion of this school year, portions of Executive Order 175 allowing remote learning will be rescinded, meaning that schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they were prior to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

For the entire press release, click here.

Homeless Hotline

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

Dog & Cat Rabies Vaccinations

  • 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.

FEMA COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

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.

FEMA COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

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.