This is an urgent message from the Board of Health
To minimize the spread of
novel coronavirus a potentially deadly disease,
we ask that you follow
social distancing measures put forth by the State Department of Health.
- Avoid crowds or gatherings of 10 people or more.
- If you have to go out, maintain distance (about
6 feet) from others when possible.
- Practice everyday prevention measures like
frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, and covering coughs and sneezes.
- Comply with directives by the State Governors
Office to stop the spread of COVID-19.
-Please do your part to protect the health of our
community. Thank you.
Message from Mayor Linda Karlovitch
As we continue to battle against Coronavirus, I would like
to update our residents.
Currently there are 16,636 positive cases in NJ and 1213 in Union County. The
last update from our health department we have 18 positive cases in Kenilworth.
Many of you are asking who these people are, due to privacy laws and HIPAA
statutes and regulations this information is confidential. Many people are
naturally afraid wondering if they may have had contact with someone who is positive
for the virus. I assure you anyone whom may have come in contact with an
infected person would be notified by our health department. We do expect these
numbers to continue to rise as more people are tested.
I continue to receive updated reports on the operations of our municipal
government. Everyone is working together and committed to continue to provide
the necessary services that keep our borough running. I am also in touch daily
with our county and state officials whom continue to be a tremendous support
and lifeline to all our local municipalities in New Jersey.
The Union county Covid-19 test center is located at Kean university and is open
free of charge to all union county residents, first responders & health
care professionals who live and work in union county. Covid-19 symptoms include
fever, cough and shortness of breath, patients can call 908-373-5105 24/7 to be
connected to a nurse who will triage and assess symptoms over the phone.
Persons receiving an appointment can proceed to the testing center at their
scheduled time. No other primary care doctor prescription is required.
I know how difficult a quarantine can be. As this health crisis continues many
of us are getting bored, especially our children. We are all sharing similar
frustrations in our daily new lives. However, this is critical in flattening
the curve and saving lives. I urge everyone to please stay at home. Please keep
your families and children at home. We all need to do our part in decreasing
the spread of this virus. When you do go out practice social distancing, avoid
touching your face and keep your hands clean.
Challenging times are often the hardest to remain positive. Continue to care
for and look out for one another. Please take this opportunity to spend quality
time with your family.
We are in this together and we will get through this together
Stay healthy, stay well and please stay home. We are Jersey strong !
HALL OFFICES CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
As a result
of concerns over Public Safety, Health and Welfare due to the Coronavirus, Kenilworth
Borough Hall is currently closed to the public.
The public will have access
to place administrative office items in Bins on the first floor South 23rd Street
entrance near the police department office door.
Tax payments, PTR Forms and
PD5 Forms and any Tax/Finance/Assessor related can be placed in the drop box
located on the South 23rd Street
police entrance, first floor tax
Administrative Office Staff
are available via 908-276-9090 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We apologize for the inconvenience.
COVID-19 Economic Relief Package
NJEDA initiatives aimed at stabilizing and revitalizing local small businesses, mid-size businesses, and startups or other early-stage companies.https://cv.business.nj.gov.
Detailed information and eligibility requirements for the new programs are available at
* SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM
* SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE LOAN PROGRAM
* PROGRAMS TO MOBILIZE CAPITAL TO MICRO-, SMALL, AND MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES
* NJ ENTREPRENEUR SUPPORT PROGRAM
* CREDIT FLEXIBILITY TO SUPPORT BUSINESSES