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 the Coronavirus I would
like to update everyone. We currently have 47,437 cases of COVID-19 in New
Jersey, 4,831 cases in Union County and 61 in Kenilworth.
In a further effort to keep us safe Governor Murphy has ordered all State and
County parks closed. Due to the extremely high number of people congregating in
them. We have also followed this rule in our community, all our parks are now
closed to the public. Public safety is and continues to be our highest
There has been a high amount of latex gloves and masks in our recycling loads.
These items are not considered household recycling and should be properly
disposed of as trash. Under the advice of the CDC, I greatly encourage the use
of masks or face coverings along with gloves when you are out in public for
your safety and the safety of those around you. Please dispose of these items
after use in trash cans as well. There has been a large number of these items
littered in parking lots and sidewalks.
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.
The primary election has been extended from June 7 to July 7.
With the holiday season among us, I join many of you in feeling disappointed
that we cannot celebrate in the ways that we are accustomed too. Many places of
worships are live streaming services on social media outlets. In compliance
with the governors request, I urge our residents to please celebrate the
Holidays with only the family members that you live with. We all understand the
difficulty of this sacrifice however, this still remains necessary to reduce
the spread of Coronavirus.
Saint Theresa food pantry is open on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 10-12.
Anyone needing assistance is welcome. Please pull up to the last garage door
behind the rectory.
Please count Yourself in the census... currently Kenilworth is counted at 53.4
As always I extend tremendous gratitude to our first responders out there
selflessly serving our community everyday. Also, a big thank you to all
essential workers showing up putting themselves at risk so that we can get the
supplies we need.
Thank you to our borough employees who are working hard under difficult
conditions to keep our Borough running smoothly. Our Borough clerk Laura
Reinertsen and our CFO Joe DeIorio for working so hard to make this virtual meeting
a reality and streaming it live for our residents on YouTube. A shout out and a
big thank you to several amazing borough employees who have been doing wellness
checks, checking in with our seniors to let them know they are not alone and to
make sure they have what they need
I wish everyone a joyous holiday. To all the children in the borough I would
like you all to know that the Easter Bunny is a designated essential worker. I
am grateful and honored to serve our amazing community. Please stay safe and
well. Be kind to others. We are in this together and we will get though this
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