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 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 priority.
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 together


Very Respectfully, 
Linda Karlovitch 
Mayor 
   
     BORO 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 office door.

Administrative Office Staff are available via 908-276-9090 or email at deputyclerk@kenilworthnj.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.
Detailed information and eligibility requirements for the new programs  are available at 
https://cv.business.nj.gov.

* 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

 
         
 

Update: New Jersey Launches Job Portal to Connect Out-of-Work Residents to Opportunities in Critical Industries 

Governor Phil Murphy today announced the launch of a new online portal to connect New Jersey residents with jobs in critical industries responding to COVID-19. The jobs portal is available here:https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov. Employers in critical industries should submit information about openings with urgent hiring needs related to COVID19 here: https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake

"My Administration's top priority is helping New Jersey residents and businesses overcome the unprecedented disruptions COVID-19 is causing while staying healthy and safe, said Governor Phil Murphy. "The jobs portal will give residents who have lost their jobs or seen their hours reduced an opportunity to get back to work while also providing crucial support to the industries that are on the frontlines of fighting this pandemic.

The jobs portal already has more than 12,000 openings and more are being added every day. These openings are in industries that are critical to New Jersey's COVID-19 response, such as grocery stores, shipping and logistics, healthcare, janitorial services, human services, and warehousing. By connecting workers to these new openings, the tool will allow New Jersey residents to get back to work while increasing these key industries' capacity to perform their essential duties. 

A special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake

Job openings currently available through the portal are primarily in industries that are central to the State's COVID-19 response, but going forward the portal will expand to include any businesses that need to tap into New Jersey's talent resources. 

Additional information about New Jersey's COVID-19 response is available at https://cv.business.nj.gov.     

For official answers to all your COVID-19 questions, here's the NJ State resource to use: https://covid19.nj.gov/