CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES

 Info For Jersey City Testing Centers


By Executive Order, the following establishments will be closed:

  • Bars and nightclubs that do not serve food 
  • Movie theaters, performance centers 
  • Gyms, fitness centers, barbershops, daycare centers, nail salons

The following restrictions will also apply:

  • Medical Professional offices (dentists, physical therapy, healthcare providers, chiropractic, etc.) are strongly advised to focus on urgent appointments where possible, and to please be diligent in adhering to social distancing.
  • 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 to:

  • Grocery stores, cafeterias within nursing homes or similar facilities.

IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS

  • Call your health care provider.
  • To avoid overwhelming our medical facilities - if you believe you may be infected, do NOT use public transportation to our hospitals.  Call the hotline first 201-547-5208. City Health officials will provide further guidance.
  • For those employees in the Department of Public Safety with any possible concerns of systems and/or exposure to the virus, please defer to the Chiefs of Police and Fire accordingly, and follow all proper protocols as has already been disseminated to you.

STAY UP TO DATE

 

HOW JERSEY CITY IS RESPONDING/BEHIND THE SCENES

  • We are setting up a conference call with organizers from all scheduled public events to discuss cancellation policies. We will disseminate that information accordingly.
  • We have proactively canceled larger group events for our senior community as we want to be proactive with the most vulnerable populations.
  • We are working with our lawyers to better understand the impact of the governor’s declaration of a “State of Emergency” as it affects our municipal budget.
  • Jersey City has 12,000 MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) for seniors and congruent meal sites in the event of increased cases. We are prepared to deal with vulnerable populations.

 


About COVID-19
The COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus, which is believed to have first emerged in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause respiratory illness such as the common cold, or more severe illness such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

According to the CDC, current understanding about how the coronavirus spreads is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, but it may be possible that a person can contract the illness by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes.

Clinical presentation of confirmed cases of COVID-19 have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
Prevention
Currently, there is no treatment or vaccine available to treat or prevent COVID-19, but the best way to protect yourself from contracting or spreading viruses is to practice social distancing and to follow good, common hygiene practices.

• Frequent hand washing w/ soap & water, or use 60% or greater alcohol-based hand sanitizer if no access to water.
• Discuss with your employer if telecommuting/working from home options are available.
• Store a two-week supply of water and food.
• Periodically check your regular prescription drugs to ensure a three-month supply in your home.
• Have any nonprescription drugs and other health supplies on hand, including pain relievers, stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes, and vitamins.
• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• If you are sick, stay home.

Flu activity remains high in NJ, and it is not too late to get the flu shot. The influenza vaccine does not protect against any coronavirus infection, but it can help keep you healthy during the flu season.
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