Due to the anticipated inclement weather, the Union County COVID-19 Drive-Through Center is closed Monday, April 13th. The center will reopen Tuesday, April 14th at 9am. All appointments scheduled for Monday will be honored on Tuesday. Also note that due to the high volume anticipated on Tuesday, no unscheduled drive-ups will be accepted. Union County residents with COVID-19 symptoms who wish to be tested should call (908) 214 7107. First-Responders and front-line health workers may call (908) 373-5105.
For Coronavirus updates in Spanish from the CDC, please make sure to visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index-sp.html
Please find below two additional Executive Orders and an addition to the existing Mandatory Facility Closure:
- EO 107– Clarifies what is considered “non-essential” businesses.
- EO 108 – Clarifies that Counties and Municipalities may not exceed the scope of the Governor’s Executive Orders in restricting businesses or activities.
- Executive Order on Mandatory Facilities Closure – Add’s Libraries to the list of facilities that are to close.
Order Also Prohibits All Social Gatherings, Mandates Work From Home Arrangements for Employees When Possible, and Invalidates Any Conflicting Local and County Regulations. See attachment for the full press release.
Given the rise of the Coronavirus [COVID 19] as a global health concern, we want to assure the community that our office is working closely with the Health Department, to ensure that residents are educated and prepared for the evolving situation. The following is a fact sheet with up-to-date information regarding this developing concern.
The New Jersey Department of Health hotline 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 (if using out-of-state phone line) is for the public to ask questions about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
We would also like to remind all members of our community, there are everyday preventive actions that can be taken to help limit the spread of respiratory viruses; including the Coronavirus and flu.
Common measures the CDC recommends for the general public include:Avoid close contact with people who are sick.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. (Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water is not available).
Seasonal Flu Shots
Register for a Seasonal Flu Shot by calling the Linden Board of Health. You need to register annually for this program. Linden Residents, 60 years and older, or those with chronic illnesses are eligible to receive a flu shot.
Health Screening Programs
Diabetic Screening programs, colo-rectal screening and various other screenings are held throughout the year. Please visit this site for important announcements.
Colo-Rectal Cancer Screening
Screening is recommended for those 50 and older. Free colo-rectal screening is available by utilizing the “FIT” test kit. Complete simple instructions and a mailer are included with this kit. Give us a call to obtain a kit.
Well Baby Clinics
The Linden Health Department offers free childhood immunizations for infants from newborn to age 5 years. Contact the Public Health Nurses at (908) 474-8420 for more information and/or to schedule an appointment.
Rabies Immunization Program
There are various times of years that free anti-rabies vaccinations are offered. Please watch the website News column on the home page for announcements. As a reminder for when your dog needs to be vaccinated, view information below.
The Linden Health Department is currently registering Linden residents for their Annual Seasonal Influenza Immunization program. While no definite clinic dates have been set, you should register to receive a “flu shot” by calling the Linden Board of Health Office at (908) 474-8409. Once registered, you will be notified of the seasonal flu clinic time and date. All Linden residents age 60 and older and all Linden residents with chronic illnesses are encouraged to be vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza. Linden residents should call the Health Department at (908) 474-8409 between 10am and 4pm to register for a flu shot.
Rabies Immunization Program
Please bring your pets to our upcoming Rabies Vaccination Clinics in May. For more information, please call the Linden Health Department.