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Important Local Linden COVID-19 Updates

The following is COVID-19 related information that was previously found on the live Google Doc. Going forward, this post will contain local updates.

  • Linden has suspended bulk trash pick-up, City-wide. Bulk trash drop off is available at Linden DPW, 700 Lower Road, Monday-Saturday from 8am-2pm. 
  • If you are out of work due to COVID-19,  you can apply for unemployment online, if you are eligible. 908-474-8665
  • NJ Transit rail lines are working on their weekend schedule until further notice, buses will follow the daily schedule.
  • For those residents who cannot make their rental/mortgage payments because of being out of work please note that you cannot be evicted or foreclosed upon. However, your landlord and or mortgage company/bank can start the proceedings but cannot enforce eviction or foreclosure until 60 days after the Executive Order by the Governor has been lifted.
  • Alternate Street Side Parking is Suspended.
  • The United Chinese Americans Association of New Jersey donated facial masks to the City of Linden.

What’s closed to the public in Linden and how do I reach them by phone?

  • Linden City Hall – 908-474-8493 
  • Union County Offices – 908-527-4787
  • Linden DPW has suspended Sewer Maintenance.
  • Linden School District has implemented a Grab and Go Program for students who need lunch. This program is for all school age children. Although we have offered several of our recreation buildings for distribution for the convenience of some neighborhoods, the district declined. Therefore, lunches can be picked up at the Linden High School on the Ainsworth St side, gym entrance, School #2 on the West 17th St side and School #5 on the East Curtis St side, rear door.
  • Linden Municipal Court 908-474-8423
  • Linden Welfare Office – 908-474-8620
  • Linden Public Library
  • Linden Multi-Purpose Center
  • Linden PAL
  • John T. Gregorio Recreation Center seniors who receive Meals on Wheels receive at-home delivery.

What’s exempt from closure and/or open?

  • Daycare Centers for First Responders (EO 110) as of April 1, 2020
  • Supermarkets
  • Pharmacies
  • Gas Stations
  • Liquor stores (must be closed by 8pm)
  • Restaurants and Bars – Take Out /Delivery Service Only. 
  • Linden & Union County Parks are open; however, all playground equipment cannot be used.
  • Mobile Phone Repair Retail Stores – now deemed essential. 
  • Bike Shops for Repair Only – now deemed essential. 
  • Nursery and Garden Centers – now deemed essential. 

Do Your Part

  • Seniors Who Are Shut In – call the Mayor’s office at 908-474-8493.
  • Report price gouging to the Weights & Measures Division of the County Consumer Affairs Department by email or by phone at 908-527-4787.
  • As per the Governor, please stay home between the hours of 8pm and 5am unless you must be out.

Corona Testing Site Information

The following is testing site information that was previously found on the live Google Doc. Going forward, this post will contain testing site related updates.

Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center

Open to those who live within 50-mile radius of the site. This site and the Bergen County Community College site (below) are alternating the days upon which they operate. 

Bergen County Community College

Open to those who live within 50-mile radius of the site. This site and the Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center site (above) are alternating the days upon which they operate. 

Kean University on Morris Avenue in Union

Open to Union County Residents and First Responders who work in Union County, with a prescription through your doctor and by appointment only. They are also open to First Responders in Union County. M-F, 9am – 5pm. Up to 72 hours for test results. Please make sure you have a Doctor’s Prescription on a Doctor’s Prescription Pad. This testing site will not accept a lab requisition form. The procedure to follow to set up an appointment is to send an email with your name, address, phone number, email address, date of birth and a photo of your prescription. You may then directly go to the Union County Drive-Thru Center for COVID-19 at Kean University. 

You must have proof of NJ Residency IDs when visiting testing sites, and you must present symptoms or be in the At-Risk categories, such as an underlying medical condition – Heart Disease, Lung Condition, Diabetes, HIV, Asthma, if you are 65 years & older or pregnant. 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 also call 908-373-5105.

Coronavirus [COVID-19]

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 up-to-date information regarding this developing concern. The New Jersey Department of Health hotline is 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 (if using out-of-state phone line) 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).