Latest Jersey City + Hoboken COVID-19 Updates as of October 19th, 2020

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0Hoboken and Jersey City are metro hubs in NJ/NYC — so during this time with COVID-19, there is a lot going on. We’ll do our best to update you on a regular basis about the status of Coronavisu cases in Hoboken and Jersey City, updates to self-isolations, etc. in the most succinct manner possible, so definitely bookmark this page. {PS: Find our daily coronavirus case tracker for Hoboken + Jersey City here.}

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Hoboken Daily Updates on Coronavirus

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Updates as of October 19th, 2020 in Hoboken:

  • – There are 868 cases as of October 19th.
  • – There has been a “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.
  • – Following the conclusion of the 4th of July weekend, Mayor Bhalla urges residents that have “traveled to states on New Jersey’s quarantine list, quarantine for a full 14 days when you return, and get a COVID-19 test at least 5-7 days after you get back home…If you traveled to hot spots, you should act under the assumption that you had a high likelihood of infection and take the important precautions of quarantining and getting a COVID-19 test,” according to a recent Nixle alert.
  • – States on the NJ quarantine list include Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Flordia, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
  • – On July 4th, Mayor Bhalla announced via Nixle that Hoboken has seen “the highest two-day total since mid-May,” with 13 new cases.
  • “Twelve of the 13 went to states on New Jersey’s quarantine list, including Florida, Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina. The very clear, common thread is that all 13 cases traveled to states with alarming rates of rising COVID-19 – states which opened up too early and are now suffering the repercussions,” according to a recent Nixle Alert.
  • Between June 20th to July 1st, Hoboken saw 30 new cases of COVID-19, according to a recent Nixle Alert.
  • ” The majority of new cases this month [June] continue to be residents in the 17-30 and 31-40 age brackets,” a recent Nixle alert reported.
  • – There have been 31 deaths in Hoboken from COVID-19, all of which are 51 years old and over.
  • –  Playgrounds reopened on Thursday, July 2nd, according to a recent Nixle alert.
  • – Hoboken is offering antibody testing — the details.
  • – 748 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.
  • – Yoga and Pilates studios will be allowed to reopen at a 25% capacity — more info.
  • – 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 1:00PM to register for an appointment.
  • – The City is testing all residents for antibodies — residents must register online at to get tested and will then be sent an appointment time; walk-ins will not be permitted.
  • CityMD Hoboken Urgent Care is offering COVID-19 testing at 231 Washington Street. Appointments and referrals are not required.
  • – 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 are 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.
  • – 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.
  • – The two Community Emergency Response Team {CERT} COVID-19 hotlines for general information and for seniors will operate with new hours of operation, Monday-Friday between 9:00AM-1:00PM; these hotlines are General Hoboken COVID-19 hotline at 201-420-5621 and Senior COVID-19 hotline at 201-420-5625.

Jersey City Daily Updates on Coronavirus

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Updates as of October 19th, 2020 in Jersey City:

From Mayor Fulop’s Facebook Page:‪

  • There are 7,328 positive cases in Jersey City as of October 19th. Track Jersey City’s numbers daily here.
  • – There have been 518 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.
  • –  Jersey City is transitioning its COVID-19 test labs to be Rapid Reliable Testing to offer 2-3 day results, according to
  • –  The City began antibody testing on Monday, May 4th.
  • – A number of recreational businesses can reopen their indoor spaces at 25% capacity, read more here.
  • – The City government is open for services. Call 201-547-4900 to make an appointment. Residents are encouraged to sign up for the 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.
  • – 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

Statewide New Jersey Updates As of October 19th

  • — Gov. Phil Murphy has announced 220,013 confirmed cases.
  • — New Jersey has set up a number of COVID-19 testing centers — find the list + FAQs here.
  • — Gov. Murph announced that restaurants that can open “two of their four walls will now be allowed to serve patrons inside,” according to
  • — Gyms are set to-reopen on September 1st, according to Governer Murphy — the details.
  • — Retail shopping malls will be allowed to reopen on June 29th, according to Gov. Murphy.
  • — Hudson County has 21,731 confirmed cases.
  • — To learn more about voting by mail in New Jersey this year, go here.
  • — A number of recreational businesses can reopen their indoor spaces at 25% capacity, read more here.
  • — NJ movie theaters, indoor performance venues, and indoor dining can resume on Friday at 25% capacity, according to Gov. Murphy.
  • — Indoor gatherings can happen at 25% of a room’s capacity, according to Gov. Murphy.
  • — On June 9th, Gov. Murphy signed an executive order lifting the statewide stay-at-home order, he tweeted.
  • — Gov. Murphy will allow “high-risk” contact youth sports practices to resume, according to Tap Into New Brunswick.
  • — Gov. Murphy has lifted the 50% capacity limits currently enforced on NJ Transit and private-carrier buses, trains, light rail vehicles, and Access Link vehicles via executive order; face coverings are required in all NJ Transit and private-carrier indoor stations, 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 began, and on Monday, June 22nd, salons and barbershops opened in NJ according to Gov. Murphy.
  • — Gov. Murphy will allow businesses to open up indoor spaces if the business is able to expose parts of the building to the outdoors, according to; “If you can open up your walls or your doors to the outside and you’ve got an overhang, up until now, we didn’t allow you to do that. We’re going to allow you to do that for now forward,” Gov. Murphy said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, reported.
  • — On Monday, April 27th, Gov. Murphy announced a plan for the responsible reopening of New Jersey — the full story here.
  • – Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus is also 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:


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 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.