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Associated Humane Societies Mobile Veterinary Clinic – Event Postponed

EVENT POSTPONED. More information regarding rescheduling will be posted once available.

Mayor Derek Armstead and the City of Linden have partnered with the Associated Humane Societies to provide Linden residents with the Associated Humane Societies Mobile Unit by appointment only on July 26th.

Services to be offered by appointment only include wellness checks, vaccinations and microchips. No surgeries.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event as well as pricing details.

  • Who: Available to Linden residents.
  • What: Pet wellness exams, vaccinations and microchips.
  • When: Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 by appointment only.
  • Where: 46 Lower Road, in the P.A.L. Field.
  • How: To schedule an appointment, call (973) 824-7080 Ext. 118

Rabies Vaccination Clinics

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and the Linden Health Department are providing free rabies clinics.

*For safety, all dogs must be leashed and all cats must be in carriers*

  • Who: Open to all New Jersey residents. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Health Department reminder notice or ID is required.
  • What: Free rabies vaccinations.
  • When: May 9th, 2022 from 3pm until 5pm, May 11th, 2022 from 3pm until 5pm and May 18th, 2022 from 5pm until 7pm.
  • Where: May 9th at Fire House #3, May 11th at Fire House #2 and May 18th at Fire House #1.
  • Additional Information: New and renewal pet licensing services will also be available.

Free PCR & Rapid Testing

  • Who: Walkups, open to all, with or without insurance. ID is required. If you do have insurance, please bring your card with you. No appointment necessary.
  • What: PCR & COVID-19 Testing.
  • When: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021, from 4:30pm until 7:30pm.
  • Where: 20 Pennsylvania Railroad Avenue, Linden NJ.

Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Coughlin Announce Intention to End COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Governor Extends the Public Health Emergency for Another 30-Day Period, But Will Allow It to Expire if Legislation is Enacted Within the Next Month

As New Jersey continues to make progress in the fight against COVID-19 and with state metrics continuing to trend in the right direction, Governor Phil Murphy and his Administration have begun working with Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Coughlin on legislation that will end the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in place since March 2020, while also ensuring that the Administration retains necessary tools to manage the ongoing threat to public health, as well as recovery and vaccination efforts.  

Click here for the full press release.

Governor Murphy Announces That Schools Will Be Required to Provide Full-Time, In-Person Instruction Beginning Fall 2021

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that upon the conclusion of this school year, portions of Executive Order 175 allowing remote learning will be rescinded, meaning that schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they were prior to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

For the entire press release, click here.

Homeless Hotline

Please see the flyer from the New Jersey HIV Housing Collaborative regarding the New Jersey HIV Housing Collaborative’s Homeless Hotline. If you or someone you know is living with HIV and experiencing homelessness or at-risk of becoming homeless in New Jersey please call 1-800-624-2377 to speak with an Emergency Housing Coordinator for help with accessing:

  • Emergency Shelter
  • Emergency Hotel/Motel Voucher
  • Case Management

Dog & Cat Rabies Vaccinations

  • Monday, May 2, 2021 @ Firehouse, East Elizabeth Avenue & Chandler Avenue, 3pm – 5pm
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021 @ Firehouse, West St George Avenue & DeWitt Terrace, 3pm – 5pm
  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ Firehouse, 302 South Wood Avenue, 5pm – 7pm

Masks must be worn, and social distancing must be practiced. Dog licenses will be available for purchase at these programs. Check or money order preferred for the purchase of a dog license. If you have any questions, please contact he Health Department at (908) 474-8409.