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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

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 Vaccination Clinics

The County of Union will hold vaccination clinics on April 8th, April 9th and April 10th for residents of Linden. If you are a resident of Linden, you may call 908-613-7829 to set up an appointment to receive the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccination. Proof of residency is required. Please call today.

Food Distribution Event – Saturday, April 13, 2021 @ 10am

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Village Super Market of Springfield Township, and Gargiulo Produce are providing this walk up only food distribution event to all Union County residents affected by COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 @ 10am.

Location

Event Details

  • First 500 people will receive shelf-safe food and fresh produce on a first come, first served basis.
  • One food distribution per vehicle, while supplies last.
  • Bring one (1) proof of NJ residency, such as a utility bill, driver’s license, ID card, etc.
  • Event will take place rain or shine.

Click here to view and/or download the event flyer in English and Spanish. With any questions, or for more information, please email the DHS Action Line or call them at 908 558 2288.

April is Donate Life Month

The City of Linden in Partnership with the NJ Sharing Network Celebrates Donate Life Month

Over 100,000 people in the United States are currently awaiting organ donation. Of those, four thousand live in New Jersey, twenty of whom live in the City of Linden. On average, twenty people in the United States die each day waiting for an organ that is not donated.

One person’s organ and tissue donation can save up to eight lives, and enhance over seventy-five lives. Please watch the video below for more information, and for how you can take an active role in organ donation.

DPW Will Be Closed on Friday for Good Friday

DPW asks that all residents check their collection schedules as most of the City’s collection days have been moved up. Specifically, Thursday’s collection is today, Wednesday March 31st, and Friday’s collection is tomorrow, Thursday April 1st.

The Recycling Center @ 2 Donaldson Place and Bulk Trash drop-off at the DPW complex will be closed Friday also, but will reopen as usual on Saturday, April 3rd.

Food Distribution Event – Saturday, April 3, 2021 @ 8am

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Village Super Market of Springfield Township, and Gargiulo Produce are providing this drive up only food distribution event to all Union County residents affected by COVID-19 on Saturday, April 3, 2021 @ 8am.

Location

Event Details

  • First 2,000 vehicles will receive shelf-safe food, dairy and fresh produce on a first come, first served basis.
  • One food distribution per vehicle, while supplies last.
  • Please make sure to clear out the vehicle’s trunk prior to arrival to make room for food bags.
  • Bring one (1) proof of NJ residency, such as a utility bill, driver’s license, ID card, etc.
  • Event will take place rain or shine.

Click here to view and/or download the event flyer in English and Spanish. With any questions, or for more information, please email the DHS Action Line or call them at 908 558 2288.

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.

Free Online English as a Second Language Classes

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is holding free online ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes through Zoom. A smartphone, computer, or tablet is needed and most classes will meet twice a week for 90 minutes each. Classes start on April 12th and run through June 6th.

Tenants Rights During COVID-19

There will be Tenants Rights Virtual Sessions held in English and Spanish by PROCEED Inc. in partnership with Central Jersey Legal Services. The virtual session in English will be held on Tuesday, March 30th, and in Spanish on Wednesday, March 31st. Both sessions will be held from 11am until 12pm.