Tuesday, March 31, 2020

City Council President Jen Giattino: "Coronavirus Information"

Official release:

 
 
Dear friends and neighbors,
 
The number of cases of Hoboken Residents:
We now have 108 cases. Unfortunately, a 79-year-old resident passed yesterday. My thoughts and prayers go out not just to family and friends of this resident but to all of you. You may hear a different number of cases coming out of Hoboken University Medical Center but keep in mind they don't just serve Hoboken, they serve the entire county.
 
What can you do to help:
Hoboken Food Pantry
Volunteer: 551-285-6444 or HobokenFoodNow@gmail.com

A few residents have asked how to send donations directly to the Food Pantry. At checkout you will see an option for delivery. Choose Hoboken Community Center. See the photo below for visual.

 
 
Check-in on your neighbors. I have had several seniors reach out to me for toilet paper! For those of that have stocked up, consider dropping a roll or two at there door.
 
 
Helpful Numbers and Website:
COVID-19 hotline is 201-420-5620
Seniors requesting assistance is 201-420-5625
If you or anyone you need is experiencing food insecurities call 551-285-6555 for confidential support
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 responsibly. 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. 
 
If you need something or have a concern just reach out. I am most responsive by text but email and calling work as well.
 
Stay Healthy!
 
-Jen