TOWNSHIP CORONA VIRUS COVID-19 INFORMATION

Cancellations, Closures, Operational Changes

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MONTCLAIR COVID-19 UPDATES

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Cumulative COVID-19 Cases, Fatalities
Date 7/28 7/29 7/30 7/31 8/1 8/2 8/3
Cases
474
474
475
478
479
479
479
Deaths
54
54
54
54
54
54
54

For te latest information from the state of new jersey visit the nj information hub or text njcovid to 898-211.


Essex County Weequahic Park Testing Site (Nasal Swab Test)

  • New hours: Mondays 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Friday testing hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Drive-through only

Appointments are required – to make an appointment visit www.EssexCOVID.org or call 973-324-9950.

  • Essex County residents with or without symptoms are encouraged to get tested
  • Residents are encouraged to get tested if they have taken the swab or saliva tests 14 days ago or more and have received negative test results.
  • Residents age 13 and older are welcome to get tested
  • Testing is provided free of charge to Essex County residents. No insurance is required. 

Posted Thursday, June 4, 2020

We all need to work together with our Health Department staff to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Now that we’ve worked together to flatten the curve, it’s time to slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • Be part of the solution to slow the spread.
  • Help the Health Department slow transmission in our community.

Your actions make all of us safer. Public health workers are here to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, a case investigator from the Health Department might call you to check-in on your health, discuss who you’ve been in contact with and ask you to stay at home to self-isolate.

  • Unless you give permission, your name will not be revealed to those you came in contact with, even if they ask.
  • The Health Department will ask you to stay at home and self-isolate.
    • Self-isolation means staying at home in a specific room away from other people and pets, and using a separate bathroom, if possible.
    • Self-isolation is critical to protecting those you live with as well as your community.
    • Self-isolation helps slow the spread of COVID-19 and can help keep your friends and neighbors healthy.
    • If you need support or assistance while self-isolating, then the Health Department or community organizations may be able to provide assistance.
  • Seek medical care if symptoms become severe. Severe symptoms include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face.

If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, a case investigator from the Health Department might call to inform you that you’ve been exposed. They will ask you to stay at home and self-quarantine.

  • Close contact means you were within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 10 minutes.
  • You should stay at home and self-quarantine for 14 days, starting from the most recent day that you were possibly exposed to COVID-19. The contact tracer will inform you of the dates of your self-quarantine.
    • Self-quarantine means staying home, monitoring yourself, and maintaining social distancing (at least 6 feet from others at all times). You should remain in a specific room separate from other non-exposed people and pets in your home, and use a separate bathroom, if possible.
    • If you need to be around other people or animals in or outside of the home, wear a cloth face covering. This will help protect the people around you.
    • If you need support or assistance with self-quarantine, then your health department or community organizations may be able to provide assistance.
    • Self-quarantine helps slow the spread of COVID-19 and can help keep your friends and neighbors healthy.
  • You should monitor yourself for any symptoms of COVID-19 and notify your health department if you develop symptoms. Seek medical care if symptoms become severe. Severe symptoms include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face.

Key Actions

  • Pick up the phone when a Health Department employee calls.
  • Follow Health Department guidance.
  • Notify your healthcare provider if you become ill.
  • Call your healthcare provider if you start to feel ill and you have not been tested for COVID-19.
  • If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, you should stay at home and self-quarantine for 14 days, starting from the most recent day that you were possibly exposed to COVID-19. Monitor yourself, and maintain social distancing (at least 6 feet) from others at all times.
  • Notify those who you had close contact with recently if you become ill.
  • Know what symptoms mean you need to go to the hospital right away.
  • Seek medical care if symptoms become severe. Severe symptoms include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face.

The bottom line: Making a choice to help the Health Department in the fight against COVID-19 keeps you, your family, and our community safe.


Council Approves Rent Increase Moratorium Ordinance on First Reading

Thursday, May 7, 2020

The Ordinance Imposing Temporary Moratorium on Rent Increases During Covid-19 Pandemic State of Emergency (O-20-08) was introduced on May 5, 2020.
Download a copy of this ordinance.


Saturday, March 28, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Facilities

Below is a list of locations in Essex County and others offered by the State of New Jersey where residents can be tested for COVID-19. You must be symptomatic to be tested. Please call ahead to staff you are coming and to make sure they still have tests available.

Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
No appointment, drive in only

PNC Bank Arts Center
Garden State Parkway, Exit 116
Holmdel, NJ 07733
No appointment, drive in only

American Family Care Urgent Care
480 Pompton Avenue, Suite 6, C
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
973-239-2300

CityMD Newark Urgent Care
617 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102
862-201-4596
Walk in, no appointment

The Doctors’ Office Urgent Care of West Caldwell
556 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ 07006
973-808-2273

American Family Care Urgent Care
464 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite C,
West Orange, NJ 07052
973-669-5900

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