Borough of North Plainfield
Office of Emergency Management
TO ALL CITIZENS AND PERSONS WITHIN THE BOROUGH OF NORTH PLAINFIELD, SOMERSET COUNTY NEW JERSEY.
WHEREAS, pursuant to the powers vested in us by Chapter 251 of the Laws of 1942, as amended and supplemented by N.J.S.A. APP 9-30 et. Seq. And N.J.S.A. 2C:33-1 et seq., we have declared that a local disaster emergency exists within the Brough of North Plainfield, County of Somerset; and...
WHEREAS, the aforesaid laws authorized the promulgation of such orders, rules, and regulations as are necessary to meet the various problems which have, or may be, presented by such emergency; and
WHEREAS, by reason of the rapidly evolving pandemic of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the needs of the government operations to address the potential spread of COVID-19 which may further adversely affect the health, safety and welfare of the people of the Borough of North Plainfield and exacerbate and worsen the existing conditions; and
WHEREAS, it has been determined that the Borough of North Plainfield, County of Somerset should then be declared a disaster areas, and further, that certain measures must be taken in order to ensure that the authorities will be unhampered in their efforts to maintain law and order and to protect the persons and property of the residents affected by the conditions; and
WHEREAS, all areas within the boundaries of the Borough of North Plainfield, County of Somerset are hearby designated as a disaster area;
NOW, THEREFORE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH the aforesaid laws, we do hereby promulgate and declare the following regulations shall be operative effective immediately in addition to Executive Order #107 issued by Governor Phil Murphy of the State of New Jersey and the County of Somerset and the laws of the Borough of North Plainfield.
1. All municipal parks will remain open for gatherings of 10 or less with proper social distancing practiced.
2. All municipal playground equipment, basketball courts and athletic fields shall remain off limits.
3. All school playground equipment, basketball courts, tennis courts, track and athletic fields shall remain off limits.
4. Municipal offices and facilities will remain closed to the public until further notice.
5. Non-essential activities of municipal employees will be suspended until further notice.
DATE: March 23, 2020 TIME: 4:00 P.M.
Brian L Martin, Emergency Management Coordinator
North Plainfield Office of Emergency Management
As the COVID-19 health crisis develops, there are a number of questions about what we as a town are doing to address it. There are many sources of legitimate information circulating, but unfortunately, so are rumors and misinformation. It is our goal to provide accurate, clear and concise information.
Everyone should be encouraged to visit the CDC, State Department of Health, and Somerset County Department of Health websites
for the latest and most reliable information. These links are provided on this page.
North Plainfield has emergency plans in place to deal with this situation.
We have been actively planning and preparing for COVID-19
North Plainfield is covered by the Somerset County Health Department and is following their guidance and directions.
We participate in daily telephone briefings initiated by Freeholder Director Robinson which include key staffers and elected officials involved with the crisis.
All questions regarding COVID-19 should be directed to 1-800-962-1253 or 1-800-222-1222. Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 for text information and to stay informed.
Effective Immediately: North Plainfield PD is Changing Report Procedures due to COVID19
Please use caution when disposing of disinfecting wipes.
Residents are reminded not to dispose of disinfecting wipes in their toilets. Improper disposal of these will increase the likelihood of sewer backups occurring both in home plumbing systems and in the sewer mains. Aside from the health hazards created, efforts to unclog these will stretch our public works manpower during this public health emergency.
Somerset County Board of Social Services is implementing the following changes effective Monday, March 23rd.
The North Plainfield Office located at 391D Somerset street, North Plainfield is temporarily closed.
All persons requiring services in North Plainfield are referred to the Somerville office located at 73 E. High Street, Somerville, NJ 08876. Call (908) 526-8800 Office hours for the Somerville location are from 8:30AM – 4:30PM, Monday –Friday.
Outside of these hours, all persons seeking assistance are referred to NJ211 (Dial 211) for shelter.
On March 19, 2020, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner ordered an extension of the filing deadline for Property Tax Appeals.
The appeal deadline is now the later of:
l) May l, 2020, or
2) 30 days following the Governor's determination that the State of Emergency declared by Executive Order No. 103 has ended.
A copy of Chief Justice Rabner's order is available here: https://njcourts.gov/notices/2020/n200319c.pdf?c=Dek
Press Release: 03/29/2020
North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti announced that the North Plainfield Police Department, in conjunction with the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team, is investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident in the borough. At 9:54 PM, the North Plainfield Police Department was notified of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Route 22 at West End Ave., North Plainfield. Responding police units found that a pedestrian, had been struck on the highway and suffered fatal injuries. Select the link below for the full release.
As of March 23, 2020, the Somerset County Department of Health (SCDOH) is reporting 1 new case of
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in North Plainfield, for a total of 3 cases. The individual is 50
years old and there are no known exposures at this time. The Somerset County Department of Health is
identifying anyone who had close contact with this patient, to provide guidance and limit the spread of
infection. Please click the link below for the full release.
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