Other Important Information

Surge in COVID-19 Cyber Attacks

Even during a time like this, criminal activity has not stopped! We have seen a significant increase in suspicious COVID-19 related websites - 6,000 just last week - many of which are trying to exploit this pandemic.

Please be diligent when reviewing emails from unknown sources and never click on a link that you do not recognize! Read on for more information.

To report a scammer or suspected price gouging, alert the N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6240.

NJ Transit Updates

Beginning Monday, March 30th, NJ TRANSIT will adjust its weekday bus service to a special schedule to accommodate essential travel due to the decline in ridership related to COVID-19.  Complete weekday bus schedules.

Also, beginning Monday, March 30th, bus service will no longer operate out of Vince Lombardi Park & Ride.  Customers should utilize the nearby North Bergen Park & Ride facility.

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 response, customers are strongly encouraged to sign up for My Transit alerts and activate push notifications on the mobile app to receive the latest status of the system. 

Unemployment and Business information

The State of New Jersey is providing guidance to all businesses being impacted by COVID-19. Please refer to the State of NJ Business page for more information.
Topics covered include operations guidance, economic assistance for business, benefits for impacted individuals, and more.
To apply for State Unemployment Insurance, please visit NJ’s Unemployment Portal, or call the following phone numbers:
NORTH JERSEY: 201-601-4100
CENTRAL JERSEY: 732-761-2020
For residents who have general health-related questions on the COVID-19 Virus, you may find answers online at the State Department of Health page or by calling the 24/7 hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if using an out-of-state phone line.

Summit Public School meal distribution updates

The Summit School District has revised the distribution of breakfasts and lunches for those who are eligible. Please see below.
All meals will be available for pick up at the Summit High School
125 Kent Place Blvd
AND New additional location: Jefferson Elementary School
110 Ashwood Ave
between the hours of
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Students may pick up meals from either location regardless of their home school

Westfield Passport Office to close until further notice

Message from the County Clerk

The Westfield Passport Office will close today until further notice. All passports, notary and inheritance tax waivers will be processed in the Elizabeth Office, Room 113, 2 Broad Street from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by appointment only. Call 908-527-4966 for an appointment.

Motor Vehicle Commission to extend deadlines

All New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agencies, road testing, and inspection facilities will be closed effective immediately as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

All driver licenses, non-driver IDs, vehicle registrations, and inspection stickers expiring before May 31 have been extended by two months.

Most renewals, replacements, changes of address, and other transactions can be processed online.

Headquarters (TOC) and online services will continue operations.

For more information, visit the State of NJ Motor Vehicle Commission.

Vote by mail information 

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advised voters at risk to plan ahead and use a Vote-by-Mail ballot to participate in the upcoming Primary Election, in accordance with guidance from health officials regarding the coronavirus COVID-19.

“Persons at risk are being advised to avoid crowded situations and maintain social distance,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “With the outbreak of COVID-19, there is all the more reason to use a Vote-by-Mail ballot and ensure your voice is heard on Election Day.”

Under New Jersey state law, any eligible voter can use a Vote-by-Mail ballot. There is no requirement to provide a reason.

“Every Vote-by-Mail ballot is counted in every election, the same as for in-person voting,” Ms. Rajoppi said.

Voters are advised to use Vote-by-Mail as a matter of routine, to avoid any unforeseen circumstances that could prevent them from voting in person on Election Day.

Voters who have never used a Vote-by-Mail ballot can apply for one now, by visiting the County Clerk’s elections website for a downloadable version. To have an application sent by mail, call the County Clerk’s Elections Division at 908-527-4996.

After the Vote-by-Mail application is approved, the voter will receive their ballot prior to Election Day. This year, the Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, July 7 in New Jersey. The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3.

For more information about all County Clerk programs and services, visit online at the County Clerk page or call 908-527-4787.