On Tuesday, March 31, the Westfield Regional Health Department informed the City of Summit of five new, positive confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Summit, NJ. Contact tracing has been completed. Here is a link to a summary of cases for the month of March 2020. https://www.cityofsummit.org/DocumentCenter/View/3849/Confirmed-Coronavirus-Cases-in-Summit

Federal social distancing guidelines extended through April 30. President Trump announced on Sunday, March 29 that Americans must continue to avoid nonessential travel, going to work, eating at bars and restaurants, or gathering in groups of more than 10 for at least another month and perhaps until June.

A way for Union County residents, first responders and health care workers with COVID-19 symptoms to receive testing without an Emergency Department visit. People with symptoms are advised to call 908-373-5105 to speak with a triage nurse for an assessment as no walk-ins will be admitted at the drive thru testing center. When an appointment is scheduled, proceed to the drive thru testing center. No prescription or doctor visit required. No fee for testing. https://www.cityofsummit.org/DocumentCenter/View/3878/COVID-19-drive-thru-screening

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Information for New Jersey Businesses on assistance and grants for small businesses. The NJEDA has created a portal to answer all of the questions business owners and employees may have during this difficult time. https://faq.business.nj.gov/en/collections/2198378-information-for-nj-businesses-on-the-coronavirus-outbreak and https://www.njeda.com.

You qualify for a Special Enrollment Period for ACA health insurance if you’ve had certain life events, including losing health coverage, moving, getting married, having a baby, or adopting a child. https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/special-enrollment-period/?fbclid=IwAR1FsK6heY7wTM6o5g7q49bToz8g8EDW7rDYp0t0DrayblK_CVyDOpuGPr8

For additional information and daily updates, go to https://www.cityofsummit.org/coronavirus.

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