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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.

COVID-19 Updates

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 Finder

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.

What happens after you get the COVID-19 vaccine?

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.

Important Notification from New Jersey American Water

As part of an ongoing capital investment project, our crews will be installing new equipment within our Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant, which supplies the water to your area. Weather Permitting, the project will start on Tuesday, March 23rd and should be completed on Thursday, March 25th. During the project, you may experience discolored or cloudy water, or low water pressure. If your water is discolored, run the cold water taps only, at the lowest level of the house for about 3-5 minutes until the water runs clear. You will receive another notification should additional action be required, conditions change, or when repairs have been completed. If you are a landlord and water service is in your name, please inform your tenants so they are aware of this potential impact to their water service. For more information or to see a map of the affected area please click here or call 1 800 272 1325. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience while our teams complete this important work.

Changing COVID-19 Restrictions

Indoor Capacity To Increase from 25% to 35% for Select Businesses

Beginning Friday, February 5th at 8am, indoor capacity limits will increase to 35% of stated capacity for food and beverage establishments, personal care businesses, and recreational and entertainment businesses, including gyms, fitness centers, and casinos. Certain indoor gatherings, including religious services and wedding ceremonies, will be limited to 35% of the room’s capacity up to 150 people. Learn more about detailed changes for your specific industry.

State to Lift Requirement to End Bar and Restaurant Service at 10pm

Starting Friday, February 5th, the State requirement to end service in bars and restaurants at 10pm will be lifted. However, municipalities and/or counties may continue to regulate hours of operation after 8pm, giving local officials the ability to respond to unique situations where they notice non-compliance. Read more about these changes for Food and Beverage Establishments.

COVID-19 Vaccination Updates from the NJ Department of Health

New Jersey has experienced over 400,000 positive cases and approximately 16,000 deaths associated with COVID-19.  Vaccination is the latest tool in our toolbox to stop the spread. New Jersey recently rolled out COVID-19 vaccines step-by-step to serve all who live, work or study in the state. 

Starting in mid-December and continuing into early 2021, vaccine access will be given to New Jersey’s Phase 1A Group: health care workers, who are paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.  Phase 1A also includes long-term care residents and staff

Information Downloads

Union County Opens Registration Portal for COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Today

The Union County Board of County Commissioners today announced the opening of an online registration system for those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. The registration system is currently open. Please note the registration system will only log those who are eligible to receive the vaccination. Those who are ineligible to receive vaccinations will not be allowed to pre-register, and must wait until they are eligible. The County is offering the Moderna vaccine.

Murphy Administration Reminds New Jerseyans of Coverage Benefits for COVID-19 Vaccine

As New Jersey continues to scale up its statewide vaccination program, the Murphy Administration today reminded New Jerseyans that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available without cost sharing barriers. Pursuant to the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Agreement, all providers must vaccinate individuals regardless of whether they have health insurance coverage or what type of coverage they have, and are prohibited from balance billing or otherwise charging vaccine recipients.

“As we continue to roll out our robust statewide vaccination program, we want to make it clear to New Jerseyans that no one will have to pay for the vaccine itself, regardless of whether or not they have health insurance coverage,” said Governor Murphy. “We strongly encourage everyone to join hundreds of thousands of their fellow New Jerseyans in preregistering to receive the vaccine and taking another step toward ending this pandemic.”

For the full press release, click here.