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Novel Corona Virus

Residents of Plainfield and Visitors

There is growing concern about the coronavirus as more cases gradually emerge across the nation. My Administration has been in close contact with State and County health offices as we continue to monitor its progress and make preparations for an organized response.

While there is no known vaccine at this time, it's important to note that the best defense against the virus is prevention. It requires everyone to be more attentive to their surroundings, limit contact that could entail transfer of viruses and bacteria, and be fastidious about hand washing and cleaning of surface areas.

This virus is intimidating because of its unknown nature, however, I want to encourage everyone to remain positive, take all possible precautions and know that we are doing everything in our power to stay informed and will provide you with all of the information needed to fight back against its spread.

We will tackle this the Plainfield way, by staying strong, positive, focused, united and informed.
Creating One Plainfield. One Future.
Mayor Adrian O. Mapp

April 1, 2020 | Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, Facebook Live Chat Transcript (English)

Mayor's Statement, April 2, 2020

Mayor's Statement, April 2, 2020, Spanish Version

Mayor's Statement, March 31, 2020

Mayor's Statement, March 31, 2020, Spanish Version

Mayor's Statement, March 30, 2020

Mayor's Statement, March 28, 2020

Mayor's Statement, March 28, 2020, Spanish Version

Mayor's Statement, March 27, 2020

Mayor's Statement, March 27, 2020, Spanish Version

Mayor Mapp urges residents to stay home and take all precautions

Mayor's Statement, March 26, 2020

Mayor's Statement, March 26, 2020, Spanish Version

From the Mayor's Office 03/25/2020

An important message from Mayor Adrian O. Mapp on the COVID-19 virus in Plainfield and the importance of Census 2020

Mayor Adrian O. Mapp gives an update on the probable re-opening of Muhlenberg Hospital

Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and Council President Steve Hockaday Address the Coronavirus Pandemic

Council President Steve Hockaday - Changes in Council Schedule due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Mayor's Statement 03/17/2020

Declaración del Alcalde 03/17/2020

From the Mayor's Office 03/16/2020


Coronavirus Updates from the CDC:"

Updates from the New Jersey Department of Health:

Call the NJ Coronavirus and Poison Center Hotline at 800.222.1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if using an out-of-state line Trained Health Care Professionals are available 24 hours to assist with any questions and/or concerns
The NJ Department of Human Services operates a toll free "warm line" which is a resource for people seeking mental health service. The warm line is activated during events that impact the mental health of New Jersey residents. The warm line is available 24 hours and has language access; (877) 294-HELP (4357).

Additional Resources:
New Guidelines for Union County COVID-19 Testing Center Starts Monday, March 30th


NJ Chamber Coronavirus Update for New Jersey Businesses

Prevention is the best Defense

Coronavirus Restrictions in Plainfield

Coronavirus Restrictions in Plainfield (Spanish)

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