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From Mayor Derek Armstead

Linden Residents,

As each day passes more people are tested and the numbers of those infected increases. We have lost so many Linden residents to COVID-19. Our hearts go out to those families as they mourn the loss of those they love. Please keep them in your prayers. I have a few timely requests for every Linden resident. Please… 

  • keep everyone that has suffered from this virus in your prayers.
  • follow the CDC Guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety. 
  • stay home unless you are going out for essential items.
  • practice social distancing at all times.
  • stay home if you are sick.

We are all in this together, and we will continue working together to beat this.

Remember, to effectively communicate the latest COVID-19 information to our residents transparently and as quickly as possible, our COVID-19 Menu on the City website contains useful and current data. With questions concerning COVID-19 please call the Linden Board of Health Office or call the Coronavirus Emergency Hotline at 1-800-222-1222.

Please call my office with questions, concerns, for assistance, or even just to say hi.

Yours truly,

Mayor Derek Armstead

COVID-19 Sunday Vaccination & Test Clinics

Mayor Derek Armstead has partnered with St. George’s Pharmacy to provide Linden residents with COVID-19 vaccinations and testing. Open to all, ID is required.

Linden Public Schools – Students & Staff Return to In-Person Learning

Linden Public Schools remain committed to our plans for all students and staff to return to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 18th. Despite ongoing issues with the pandemic, we feel it is vital for our students to be in a structured and supportive learning environment that can only be achieved through full-day, in-person lessons and face-to-face interaction with their teachers.

Please help us to make sure that everyone is returning to an environment that is as safe as possible by following these guidelines:

  • All students, staff, and visitors to our school buildings must wear a mask at all times to inhibit the spread of the virus.
  • Anyone who is feeling ill, running a fever, or showing any symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home from school.
  • If you are awaiting test results for yourself (or for family members if you are unvaccinated) you should stay home from school.
  • If you are traveling, please monitor your symptoms upon return.

Please refer to our district’s 2021-2022 Reopening Plan for more information.

Thank you for your cooperation and support as we strive to balance the health needs of our community with the educational needs of our students.

Carpe diem,

Dr. Marnie Hazelton
Superintendent

COVID-19 Test Clinics

Mayor Derek Armstead has partnered with Ammon Labs to provide Linden residents with COVID-19 testing.

  • Who: Open to all. ID is required.
  • What: COVID-19 PCR & Rapid Testing. Results within 48 hours.
  • When: Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8am until 6pm. No Appointment needed. Please note that doors close at 5:45pm.
  • WhereJTG Center, 330 Helen Street, Linden NJ 07036
  • How: Please make sure to bring a smartphone (or other Internet enabled device with a web browser) to complete the online registration upon arrival.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Vaccinations & Testing – Thursday, January 13th

Mayor Derek Armstead has partnered with Super Health Pharmacy once again to provide Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations and testing. Walkups permitted, but you must first fill out the consent form online by clicking here.

  • Who: Open to everyone 5 years and older (children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). ID is required.
  • What: Pfizer and Moderna vaccination and third doses for COVID-19.
  • When: Thursday, January 13th from 1:30pm until 5:30pm.
  • WhereJTG Center, 330 Helen Street, Linden NJ 07036
  • How: Fill out this consent form prior to arriving to the Vaccination Clinic.

COVID-19 Test Clinics – Tuesday through Thursday (January 11th, 12th & 13th) This Week With Vault Health

Mayor Derek Armstead has partnered with Vault Health again to provide Linden residents with COVID-19 testing.

  • Who: Open to all. ID is required.
  • What: COVID-19 Testing.
  • When: Tuesday January 11th, Wednesday January 12th and Thursday January 13th from 8am until 6pm. Please note that doors close at 5:45pm.
  • WhereJTG Center, 330 Helen Street, Linden NJ 07036
  • How: Please make sure to bring a smartphone (or other Internet enabled device with a web browser) to complete the online registration upon arrival.

Linden High School – Union Community College – Dual Enrollment Program

We are proud to partner with Union County College in offering a Dual Enrollment Program. This partnership makes it possible for your child to enroll in selected courses while in high school, allowing them to earn both high school and community college credit at no cost to you.

The teachers for dual enrollment courses are Union County College instructors. The curriculum taught in these classes is consistent with the written curriculum specified by the community college. Classes for these courses will take place virtually after the high school day has ended.

Students will take English 101, at no cost to the parent. Classes start on January 24 and end in May. Students will take virtual classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3pm to 3:55pm Some students will require an additional session on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4pm to 4:55pm for Reading or Writing.

Students must have passing grades in their current classes to be eligible. 

The deadline to apply is today, Monday, January 10, 2022, and space is limited to 40 students. 

COVID-19 Test Clinics – Tuesday through Thursday (January 4th, 5th & 6th) This Week With Vault Health

Mayor Derek Armstead has partnered with Vault Health again to provide Linden residents with COVID-19 testing.

  • Who: Open to all. ID is required.
  • What: COVID-19 Testing.
  • When: Tuesday January 4th, Wednesday January 5th and Thursday January 6th from 8am until 6pm. Please note that doors close at 5:45pm.
  • WhereJTG Center, 330 Helen Street, Linden NJ 07036
  • How: Please make sure to bring a smartphone (or other Internet enabled device with a web browser) to complete the online registration upon arrival.