Monday, March 23, 2020

City Council President Jen Giattino: "Coronavirus Information"

Official release:

 
 
Dear friends and neighbors,
 
What is open:
Restaurants for takeout and delivery
Coffee Shops
Supermarkets
restricted hours for seniors (60+), pregnant women and the disabled 
ACME (7-9 am) weekdays only 
ShopRite (7-8 am) every day
Kings (7-8 am) every day
Convenience Stores
Liquor Stores
Pet Stores
Pharmacies
Dog runs
 
Using Common Sense:
If you see someone is already in a coffee shop let them order and leave before entering the shop.
Taking a walk, avoid the typical places folks like to walk such as the waterfront.
In a dog run, practice social distancing.
Making a supermarket run, ask a neighbor if you can pick anything up for them. One less person in the supermarket.
Check on your elderly neighbors and those folks that live alone.
 
 
What to do if you or a household member has been in contact with a confirmed coronavirus case or isexperiencing symptoms from the virus:
 
1. Contact your physician
2. Call the Health Department 201-420-2012. You will get a voicemail but your call will be returned.
3. Self-quarantine.
 
Four new COVID-19 cases in Hoboken as of yesterday for a total of 19 cases and all are expected to fully recover.
 
Helpful Numbers and Website:
COVID-19 hotline is 201-420-5620
Seniors requesting assistance is 201-420-5625
New Jersey programs and information, please call 2-1-1. If this matter is related to business matters, please visit cv.business.nj.gov.
 
Distribution for free and reduced lunches for students click here
 
I am periodically updating my FB page with information.
 
We are a tightknit, strong community. We all need to do whatever we can to support our local businesses and restaurants. Order in if possible. Buy gift cards. If you are now working from home and can, continue using local services that you normally use such as housecleaners, babysitters, dog walkers. If you don't need the services but can continue to pay them this could be the difference in their economic survival, so please consider doing what you can.
 
As always please reach out with any questions, ideas, thoughts.
 
Stay Healthy!
 
-Jen