Statement of Union City Mayor Brian P. Stack on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(UNION CITY, NJ) — In the wake of various States reporting cases of the Coronavirus, the City of Union City has taken to social media along with the Union City Police Department to share information about the Coronavirus and provide guidance on preventing the spread of this respiratory illness. It is important to note that no confirmed cases have been reported in New Jersey.

“With no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in New Jersey, the risk to residents is low,” said Mayor Brian P. Stack. “We are, however, encouraging residents to take precautions such as washing their hands frequently with soap and water. It is so important that residents continue to practice habits that would prevent the common cold or flu. Additionally, residents have seen people wearing facemasks; however the Center for Disease Control does not recommend facemasks as they are not effective.”

The Union City Board of Education has confirmed that they have increased the cleaning procedures and frequency to ensure surfaces are disinfected in every school and classroom.

The City of Union City’s Health Department is fielding calls from residents concerning the Coronavirus and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Residents can also be updated through the City’s official Twitter account @OfficialUCNJ and the City’s website at


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    1. Thank You Mayor Stack. I wish all the mayors were like you. You go above and beyond for everyone you can!! ???

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