Latest Jersey City + Hoboken COVID-19 Updates as of June 4, 2020

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Hoboken 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 cases, updates to self-isolations, etc. in the most succinct manner possible, so definitely bookmark this page.

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Hoboken Daily Updates on Coronavirus

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Updates as of June 4th, 2020 in Hoboken:

  • — Per the State of New Jersey’s Phase 2 openings, on Monday, June 15th, outdoor dining at restaurants can begin as well as non-essential in-person retail can begin. On Monday, June 22nd, salons and barbershops can open in NJ according to Gov. Murphy.
  • – There are 561 cases as of June 4th. The age group with the most amount of confirmed cases is between the ages of 31-40.
  • – There have been 29 deaths as of June 4th, in Hoboken from COVID-19, all of which are 51 years old and over.
  • – Hoboken began antibody testing on Wednesday, May 20th — the details.
  • – 230 residents have fully recovered, according to the Hoboken Department of Health.
  • – 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. In order to be tested, you must call 201-863-3346 to book an appointment.
  • – 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.
  • -Travel by vehicle or public transportation is permitted for essential needs, purchasing of food, care for family members, health care, or employment if necessary.
  • -Hoboken has closed all non-essential businesses but is allowing restaurants to stay open for delivery and takeout.
  • -All bars, malls, movie theaters, daycares, fitness centers, schools, etc. are still closed.
  • -Schools are open serving food daily to students in need/rely on free breakfast/lunch, but are closed per state orders till further notice.
  • -Restaurants are permitted through delivery and takeout service only, grocery stores, supermarkets, bodegas, banks, restaurants with food, pharmacies, and coffee shops can remain open until 8:00PM curfew.
  • -Designated hours for seniors and other resident populations at Kings and Shoprite. 7-8AM {in effect as of today}, and ShopRite from 7-8AM beginning Friday. Acme will be hosting these designated hours from 7-9AM. Whole Foods in Weehawken will now also service customers who are 60 and older one hour before opening to the general public, under the new adjusted hours posted on the store’s web page.
  • -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 now 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.
  •  Here is the non-essential v. essential businesses list for Hoboken:

 

Jersey City Daily Updates on Coronavirus

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Updates as of June 4th, 2020 in Jersey City:

From Mayor Fulop’s Facebook Page:‪

  • There are 6,415 positive cases in Jersey City as of June 4th. Track Jersey City’s numbers daily here.
  • – There have been 429 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.
  • – From April 6th-10th, Jersey City will be returning Alternate Side of the Street Parking Rules as a means to clean streets, according to Mayor Fulop via Facebook.
  • -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 4th

  • – Gov. Phil Murphy has announced 162,068 confirmed cases.
  • – New Jersey has set up a number of COVID-19 testing centers — find the list + FAQs here.
  • — Hudson County has 18,460 confirmed cases, according to Gov. Murphy.
  • — On Monday, June 15th, outdoor dining at restaurants can begin, Non-essential in-person retail can begin and on Monday, June 22nd, salons and barbershops can open 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.
  • — On  May 6th, Gov. Murphy extended the state of emergency for another 30 days — the full story.
  • – 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.
  • – New Jersey issued an order to cease all non-essential construction work as of Friday, April 10th at 8:00PM. The full story.
  • Following Gov. Murphy’s order banning social gatherings of any size, he’s also warned residents that “they should expect a law enforcement crackdown for those ignoring the near lockdown on the state,” according to NJ.com.
  • 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 Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.


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