16 New Coronavirus Cases in Hoboken, 25 in Jersey City Since Saturday, 6/20

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New Jersey has been in reopening phases over the last few weeks, and with it, has come a slight increase in hospitalizations in the last few days. In Hoboken, there have been 16 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday, and in Jersey City, 25.

“Don’t be the knucklehead who ruins it for everyone else,” Governor Phil Murphy said during a Coronavirus briefing this week. “The last thing any of us want to do is to put our restart on hold. This can happen. We don’t want it to happen,” he noted, sharing that reopening phases could be put on hold if spikes increased at a fast rate.

He implored New Jersey residents to wear masks and continue to practice social distancing.

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In Jersey City, the highest spike happened on April 2nd at 270, and the city {of a population of 270,000+} has seen 6387 positive cases since testing began with 492 deaths. In Hoboken, {a city with 54,000+ residents}, the city has seen a total of 588 cases over the last few months and 30 deaths.

In Hoboken, Mayor Bhalla also shared in a Nixle alert, “If you have traveled out of state to any of these areas [with high rates of new cases], I strongly encourage you to get tested at least five days after returning at Riverside Medical, and to self-quarantine for a full 14 days. If at all possible, I also encourage all residents to postpone any type of travel to other states with high rates of new cases, such as Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, and more.”

Hoboken’s case rates for the last two weeks:

June 9: 0 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases

June 10: 1 new case

June 11: 0 new cases (with one removed from the previous total by the Hoboken Health Department)

June 12: 0 new cases

June 13: 0 new cases

June 14: 0 new cases

June 15: 0 new cases

June 16: 0 new cases

June 17: 1 new case

June 18: 0 new cases

June 19: 0 new cases

June 20: 7 new cases

June 21: 2 new cases

June 22: 2 new cases

June 23: 4 new cases

June 24: 1 new case

 

More updates as of June 25th, 2020 in Hoboken:

  • – There are 588 cases as of June 25th, with 16 new cases as of Saturday 6/20 through Wednesday, 6/24.
  • – There has been “slight uptick in cases related to travel outside of New Jersey to regions with a substantial rise in new cases,” according to a recent Nixle alert.
  • – There have been 30 deaths as of June 25th in Hoboken from COVID-19, all of which are 51 years old and over.
  • – Hoboken is offering antibody testing — the details.
  • – 330 residents have fully recovered, according to the Hoboken Department of Health.
  • – The Mayor signed an executive order regarding new regulations for outdoor dining in Hoboken — the details.
  • – Street sweeping resumed in Hoboken on May 18th.
  • – The Riverside Medical Group has a COVID-19 testing center in North Hoboken for all Hoboken residents and employees of Hoboken businesses. In order to be tested, you must call 201-420-5621, Monday through Friday from 9:00AM until 5:00PM to register for an appointment.
  • -The City is testing all residents for antibodies — residents must register online at http://www.hobokennj.gov/antibody to get tested and will then be sent an appointment time; walk-ins will not be permitted.
  • – Prompt MD is offering COVID-19 testing at 309 1st Street. Schedule a tele-visit for a pre-COVID-19 test screening here.
  • – Please check the RidePATH app for real-time information about transport.-Garbage and recycling is still permitted to be put out at 4:00PM citywide.
  • -HOP services have been shut down with the exception of the senior shuttle.
  • -If you’re ordering delivery or takeout from local Hoboken businesses, a quick and easy way to give the business a few extra dollars is to order directly by calling the business, as opposed to mobile applications like Grubhub and Seamless, which charge a service fee.‬
  • -Although meter regulations will remain in effect, individuals who receive a parking ticket and believe it was issued in error or there are extenuating circumstances do not need a Court appearance and can instead plead by mail, according to new rules announced by the New Jersey Supreme Court. Download the form here.
  • – All short-term rentals, including Airbnb, are now prohibited until further notice in Hoboken, following an order issued via Nixle alert.
  • – Hoboken’s Office of Emergency Management and the Hoboken CERT Team is organizing a food resource center at the former YMCA at 13th and Washington Street for donations of food and goods — the types of goods to donate, how to donate, and volunteer opportunities will be announced in the next few days.
  • – Trader Joe’s + Walgreens in Hoboken have created designated office hours for seniors between 8:00AM-9:00AM on a daily basis. “During this hour, the store won’t be closed to all other customers, but rather seniors will be given preference to enter the store,” he explained. “Trader Joe’s is instituting a 50-person occupancy limit as well, with only half of the registers remaining open in order to create social distancing from 9:00AM-10:00AM daily. Walgreens has also created an hour specifically for seniors {55 and older} between 8:00AM and 9:00AM every Tuesday. Starting Friday, April 3rd, ShopRite will close  at 8:00PM. It will continue to have senior hours between 7:00AM-8:00AM.
  • – The Hoboken Community Center is collecting and distributing food for those in need via their food pantry— donations can be made here, and food donations can be made through an Amazon wish-list here.
  • Due to a drop in ridership, NY Waterway has suspended its trans-Hudson rides till further notice.
  • – A local resident has put together a signup sheet to help those who are unable to go out of the house right now due to the pandemic. Check out the google sheet to sign up to help or be helped here.
  • – Every night at 7:00PM, join the Hoboken Girl team in showing our gratitude for those working on the frontlines of this pandemic — we’ll be doing a Hoboken + JC wide clap. Get more information here.
  • – The “Grab + Go” breakfast + lunch meal service at Hoboken High School has now been expanded for all families in need of a meal {regardless of whether or not your child qualifies for a free or reduced lunch}. The Meal service will run from  8:30AM-10:30AM at the 9th Street side door of Hoboken High School, according to a Nixle alert.
  • – The two Community Emergency Response Team {CERT} COVID-19 hotlines for general information and for seniors will operate with new hours of operation, between 9:00AM-6:00PM; these hotlines are General Hoboken COVID-19 hotline at 201-420-5620 and Senior COVID-19 hotline at 201-420-5625.

Updates as of June 25th, 2020 in Jersey City:

From Mayor Fulop’s Facebook Page:‪

  • There are 6,387 positive cases in Jersey City as of June 25th. Track Jersey City’s numbers daily here.
  • – There have been 492 total deaths, which range from age 16 to 75+ years of age.
  • – Jersey City has a number of testing locations for residents, according to Mayor Fulop. The two locations are a walk-up testing center for all Jersey City residents at 140 MLK Drive {in the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center} and a drive-thru location at the former DPW Complex 575 NJ-440, Jersey City. The city is providing free testing to any resident requesting it, even those without symptoms. Please call for appointments between 9:00AM-5:00PM seven days a week. The number to schedule an appointment is 201-547-5535. For those getting tested at the 465 Marin Boulevard walk-up site, appointments are no longer required.
  • The City began antibody testing on Monday, May 4th.
  • – The City of Jersey City has joined forces with three hotels to provide more shelter for the city’s homeless residents, as well as expanded “public accessible shower program, [and] we expanded the care/sanitary kits we’re giving our homeless residents as they come for assistance,” according to Mayor Fulop via Twitter.
  • -All bars, malls, movie theaters, daycares, fitness centers, schools, etc. remain closed. Laundry mats are open.
  • -‪To facilitate additional parking relief for residents, school parking lots will be open to the general public while schools are closed.
  • -Schools are open serving food daily to students in need/rely on free breakfast/lunch.
  • – City government is still open for services. Call 201-547-4900 to make an appointment. Residents are encouraged to sign up for city’s SwiftReach alert system for advisories and updates.
  • – Jersey City is offering an exclusive hotline for supermarket/food store worker testing — call 201-547-6800 to make an appointment to be tested. The locations are 465 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City and a drive-thru location at the former DPW Complex 575 NJ-440, Jersey City — you must show your work ID  and must have symptoms to be tested.
  • A  number of Jersey City streets have resumed street sweeper rules as of Monday, April 27th. Street sweeping of all other streets resumed on Monday, May 4th, as well as parking enforcement. Find more information at jcnj.org/parking.

Statewide New Jersey Updates As of June 25th

  • — On June 9th, Gov. Murphy has raised the limit on indoor and outdoor gatherings, he tweeted; he’s also signed an executive order lifting the statewide stay-at-home order, he tweeted.
  • — Gov. Phil Murphy has announced 169,892 confirmed cases.
  • – New Jersey has set up a number of COVID-19 testing centers — find the list + FAQs here.
  • — On Thursday, July 2nd, indoor dining can resume at 25% capacity and casinos can reopen + operate at 25% capacity, according to Gov. Murphy.
  • — Retail shopping malls will be allowed to reopen on June 29th, according to Gov. Murphy.
  • — Hudson County has 18,771 confirmed cases, according to Gov. Murphy.
  • — “Outdoor gatherings may now increase from 100 to 250 persons maximum,” according to Gov. Muphy.
  • — On Monday, June 15th, outdoor dining at restaurants began, non-essential in-person retail can begin and on Monday, June 22nd, salons and barbershops opened in NJ according to Gov. Murphy.
  • — On Monday, April 27th, Gov. Murphy announced a plan for the responsible reopening of New Jersey — the full story here.
  • – Statewide, NJ have reopened as of Saturday, May 2nd, as well as golf courses and county parks, Gov. Murphy tweeted.
  • – Schools in the state are closed for the rest of the academic year. The full story.
  • – Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus will also be offering appointment-only testing.
  • – Mount Sinai is currently taking COVID-19 plasma donations  from patients who “had COVID-19 and have recovered” as their blood “may contain antibodies that fight the virus and can help critically ill people.” If you’d like to be screened as a volunteer, click here.

What to do if you feel sick:

As a reminder the first step is not to go to the ER, it is to go to your doctor. As an additional resource, find a health center near you here.

If you have questions, call the Coronavirus hotlines:

The hotline for general COVID-19 issues pertaining to Hoboken: 201-420-5620

The hotline for seniors needing assistance: 201-420-5626

You may also contact the Hoboken Health Department at 201-420-2000 ext. 5211

In Jersey City, call 201-547-5208 before going to a medical facility.

New Jersey hotline for Coronavirus:

800-222-1222

Emergency alert sign-up:

To sign up for emergency alerts, text your zip code to: 888777.

To keep track of the # of confirmed positive Coronavirus cases in New Jersey, click here. It is updated by the hour.

Again, we will keep you updated on this developing news. For additional resources, consult the New Jersey Department of Health, the CDC’s FAQ page, and the CDC’s COVID-19 page.

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.