COVID-19 Updates and Reference Information
Center for Disease Control
NJ State Department of Health
- NJ State Department of Health 24/7 Hotline
Somerset County Department of Health
- Somerset County Coronavirus Update Line:
- Prerecorded message updated daily.
Everbridge Emergency Notifications
Everbridge is the notification and alerting system used by North Plainfield. If you have not done so already it is highly recommended to sign up in order to receive important alert information. Clicking on the Everbridge image below will take you directly to the account creation page. Please remember to add your preferred contact information and update if necessary. Notifications can be sent as voice, text message, or email. Please add any and all methods of contact you would prefer to recieve messages on. Thank you for your cooperation and allowing us to help our community stay safe.
Utilities: Voluntary Cooperation For Customer Relief
- Utilities to suspend shutoff operations
- American Water - Updates and Safety Confirmation
- Comcast to provide free internet for 60 days
Nationally Reported: Unsupported Claims, Scams, and Criminal Activity
- Federal Trade Commission - Unsupported Claims
- Federal Trade Commission - Scammers Follow Headlines
- Federal Trade Commission - Complaint Filing
North Plainfield Local Information:
- Emergency Police Reporting Specific Procedures English
Mayor Michael Giordano would like all residents of the Borough of North Plainfield to be assured that your local government is participating at every level of government to continue operations and provide essential services. Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services and Public Works departments will remain staffed and operational during this crisis. Municipal staff are still reporting to work and available by phone and email to answer question and Representatives from all municipal departments make up our Emergency Management and meet regularly to receive and share updated information to adjust response as needed.
All information regarding COVID-19 positive cases will be issued by our health department, the Somerset County Health Department.
We want to remind residents that ALL municipal parks are closed and will remain that way until this situation stabilizes. In addition, ALL school playground equipment and fields are closed. These closures although inconvenient are a critical necessity in an attempt to reduce or eliminate the unnecessary potential for exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
We encourage all residents when traveling outside the home for any of the approved activities under Governor Phil Murphy’s executive order to practice appropriate social distancing.
All non-essential businesses with the following supplies are requested to make donations in support of RWJ-Somerset Hospital. Donations can be dropped off at 410 Roycefield Road Hillsborough between March 23rd and 28th from 10 AM to 4 PM. Items needed; nitrile gloves, medical gowns, face shields/goggles, N95 masks or P100 respirators.
Please refer to the following federal, state, local and health related websites for critical information to help you through this time;
Center for Disease Controlhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
U.S. Department of Laborhttps://www.dol.gov/coronavirus
State of New Jerseyhttps://nj.gov/
New Jersey Department of Healthhttps://covid19.nj.gov/
New Jersey Department of Laborhttps://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml
Somerset County Health Departmenthttps://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-health-safety/health-department/services/diseaseprevention/novel-coronavirus-2019-2641
For Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources: US Small Business Administrationhttps://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
Emergency Police Reporting Operations
During the state of emergency for COVID 19 and in the interest of protecting members of the public and public servants from unnecessary exposure, we have modified our procedure of taking police reports. We have also modified the method of requesting and receiving police reports as follows:
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident in which there is no personal injury and property damage of less than $500.00 you will be directed by the responding officer to make a self-report. This can be done by going to our website northplainfield.org and completing the report on-line.
All reports of burglary or theft of the 4th degree or less may be reported over the telephone or by e-mail. Detectives will follow-up by telephone if appropriate. These reports will be subject to further verification after the crisis is over.
Police will respond to burglary or theft cases of 3rd degree or greater and a detective will follow up in person if appropriate.
Police will respond to all serious calls for service. Please advise the officers responding if anyone is experiencing any flu-like symptoms. Officers may be wearing personal protective equipment and may ask you or others on the scene to put a mask on.
People making police reports for less serious matters may make those reports over the telephone to a police officer and will be able to e-mail any needed information to the following e-mail. email@example.com
When requesting a police report, with the exception of an accident report, you will be required to e-mail an image of the front and back of your photo identification to firstname.lastname@example.org. Fees associated with the distribution of reports will be waived, with the exception of normal DISCOVERY fees for court matters. Reports will be e-mailed to requesting parties unless other arrangements are made with record division staff.
If appropriate, any evidence that needs to be processed will be picked up by an officer. Instructions for the preservation and pick-up of evidence will be given by the officer.