Jersey City Announces Sweeping Closures as Coronavirus Cases Increase
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Last week Jersey City announced the first restrictions in the country on social establishments. As Coronavirus cases continue to rise in the City and throughout the region, the announcement came this morning that Jersey City will be expanding those restrictions.
Per the City of Jersey City:
This morning we are taking the steps via executive order to expand our restrictions that were implemented last week.
Effective noon today the following establishments will be closed:
– Bars and nightclubs that do not serve food
– Movie theaters, performance centers
– Gyms; fitness centers; barber shops; day care centers; nail salons; and non-urgent medical offices including, dental offices, physical therapy clinics, chiropractor offices, and all state licensed cosmetology establishments.
The following restrictions will also apply:
All restaurants are prohibited from providing dine-in services, but will be allowed to have take-out, delivery, and drive-through services.
These restrictions do not apply too:
– grocery stores, cafeterias within nursing homes or similar facilities.
Jersey City has also announced its fourth case of Coronavirus. Neighboring Hoboken has four cases, and has implemented similar restrictions over the week—as have Union City and Weehawken and New York City. As of press time, there are currently 11 cases of the virus here in Hudson County.
CLICK HERE for more on Jersey City’s Coronavirus response.
The City will also be conducting daily 2:00 p.m. briefings on its Facebook page.