Mayor Sean Spiller has appointed a COVID-19 Recovery Task Force composed of residents and representatives of small businesses and nonprofits, as a kind of think tank to analyze pandemic-related issues in Montclair and come up with solutions.
The Northeast Earth Coalition (NEEC) in partnership with First Congregational Church installed the first little pantry in town. The free Little Pantry is based on a simple rule: Take what you need and donate what can. The NEEC is planning to install two more pantries.
Child care centers initially were allowed to stay open during the pandemic, after the schools were ordered to close, since families still needed child care. However, on March 28, Murphy ordered all child care centers to close on April 1 unless they could verify that they were caring only for the children of essential workers.