CityStatus / COVID-19: Community Resource Center

Latest Update:
April 3, 2020 12:29 AM

We’re building a team to help people, families and businesses who have been affected by COVID-19 in our area.

Support Your Neighbors: Many people want to help, but are unsure of how to do so while staying safe from the spread of the virus. We have activated this resource page to help build a mutual aid network.

Bookmark This Page: We will continue to update this page with community led resources, links, lists, content from city officials and other reliable sources about this global pandemic.

Attention: Take note that CoVid-19 Pandemic is constantly evolving, information on this page may quickly fall out of date. If you encounter erroneous information, please reach out to us via email or phone.

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Contact References

Hoboken Hotline

The hotline for general COVID-19 issues pertaining to Hoboken: 201-420-5620

The hotline for seniors needing assistance: 201-420-5626

These lines are open 7 days a week from 9 am until 8 pm

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Tenant Advocate

Tenant advocate, Andrew Sobel, Esq. available for residents looking for free legal advice related to their tenancies, over the phone.

To book an appointment, please email hfranklin@sobelhan.com or call 201-590-2728.

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New Jersey Hotline

Live help on COVID-19 information is available. Speak to a healthcare professional at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253.

For general information, testing, & basic needs, dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211. For alerts/updates, text NJCOVID to 898-211

Stress & Anxiety

Many families are experiencing stress & anxiety related to #COVID19. If you or your family are in need of support, please reach out to the following services:

Crisis Text Line: text NJ to 74174
Family Helpline: 1-800-843-5437
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-572-7233

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Testing Center:

Riverside Medical Group is opening up an appointment-only testing center in North Hoboken on Saturday. As of right now, the testing center will conduct testing for Riverside patients only.

In order to be tested, you must call 201-863-3346 to book an appointment.

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Help Hotlines

If you’re going through tough times, know that there are people and professionals who can help. Here are some resources:

Mental Health: 1-866-202-4357
Family Helpline: 1-800-843-5437
Suicide Prevention: 1-855-654-7635
Domestic Violence 1-800-572-7233

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Testing Centers

Riverside Medical Group

Riverside Medical Group is opening up an appointment-only testing center in North Hoboken on Saturday. As of right now, the testing center will conduct testing for Riverside patients only.

In order to be tested, you must call 201-863-3346 to book an appointment.

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Hudson Regional Hospital

A new testing COVID-19 drive-through testing center will open to the public on Tuesday at Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus (55 Meadowlands Pkwy).

  • Open by appointment by calling 201-388-1097
  • Testing site will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on weekdays
  • Test results will likely be available within3-5 days of testing
  • Appointments over the phone will begin on Monday (23rd)at noon
  • Residents must be exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 in order to be tested
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PNC Bank Arts Center

Governor Murphy also today announced the opening of a new COVID-19 testing center at the PNC Bank Arts Center (116 Garden State Parkway in Holmdel)

  • Open starting Monday at 8:00 pm for seven days a week, until supplies last
  • priority will be given to those experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever (99.6F or above), and shortness of breath
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Essential Businesses

Restaurants are permitted through delivery and take-out service only, while grocery stores, supermarkets, bodegas, banks, restaurants with food, pharmacies, and coffee shops will remain open until 10:00 pm.

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Business Closures

Following business have been ordered to close in New Jersey. • Barber shops• Hair salons• Spas• Nail and eyelash salons• Tattoo parlors

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Social Distancing

Activities such as running, jogging, bike-riding, walking, and other similar types of exercise are permitted under the new self-isolation policy, but a social distancing of at least six feet is observed.

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Recycling & Garbage

The city is permitting garbage and recycling to be put out at 4:00 pm city-wide.

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HOP Service

Service except for senior shuttle has been shutdown which will help provide additional travel and delivery of good to seniors.

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Day Cares & Pop-Up Camps

All day care centers and popup camps are to remain close.

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City Hall Services

Services are available by phone, email or online only: To limit travel and congregation within City Hall, and to protect employees, City Hall is closed to the public.

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Parks & Recreational Spaces

Parks are now closed.

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Bars & Restaurants

According to Office of Emergency Management (OEM), any bar or restaurant establishment that currently offers food service will be permitted to conduct food takeout and food delivery service only.

City-Wide Curfew

OEM is implementing a city-wide daily curfew will in effect from 10 pm through 5 am, effective Monday, March 16th until further notice. During this curfew, all residents will be required to remain in their homes except for emergencies, or if you are required to work by your employer.

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City Sponsored Events

Little League Parade scheduled for April 4, and the Spring Arts and Music Festival scheduled for May 3 are postponed until further notice.

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Construction Continuing

Governor Murphy’s executive order from the weekend identifies construction as essential work to continue in municipalities. To get in touch with Hoboken’s construction office, visit website.

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Supermarkets

Hoboken Kings, ShopRite and Acme hosting dedicated times for seniors, pregnant women, and people with disabilities. Kings & ShopRite (7-8am), Amce (7-9am Weekdays only).

Trader Joe’s and Walgreens designated shopping hours for seniors • Walgreens (8 am and 9 am every Tuesday) • Trader Joe’s (8 am and 9 am on a daily basis).

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Short Term rentals

like AirBNB are now prohibited until further notice in Hoboken.

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Large Gatherings

Large gatherings, i.e. house parties are strictly prohibited. If you hear a house party or larger gathering occurring, please call the Hoboken Police Department at 201-420-2100.

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Transit & Parking

Street Parking

Meter regulations remain in effect. If you believe your parking ticket was issued in error you can plead not guilty by mail. Plead by mail using this form and mail to Hoboken City Hall. Parking can be paid with the mobile app to avoid touching surfaces.

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Street Sweeping

Street sweeping has been suspended for the week with possible extension to be announce.

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No Parking Signs

Temporary no parking signs will continue to be placed and enforced at construction projects (and across the city). Hoboken Parking Utility will continue to honor the no parking signs that have been purchased for moving.

To view the location of temporary no parking signs in Hoboken, visit parking map.

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NY Waterway

New York Waterway suspending their trans-Hudson service beginning at 10:00 pm Monday 23rd, until further notice.

Only essential workers should be traveling to New York City, and should plan for alternate methods of transportation

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General

Public transportation and travel by motor vehicle is permitted for essential needs, purchasing of food, care for a family member or friend, to get health care, or employment (when working remotely is not possible).

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Personal Care & Finance

Housing Assistance

The city will be putting out additional information in the coming days for those who may be struggling to pay their rent with a reduced or lost paycheck.

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Unemployment

State Labor Department officials have released specific guidelines to help employers and employees alike understand the different scenarios for utilizing state resources amid the COVID-19 virus Learn more on NJ.GOV page.

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Tax Deadline

The U.S. Treasury Secretary announced today that the deadline for filing federal taxes will be moved from April 15 to July 15. No interest or penalties will be assessed during this time. If you are owed refunds, you can still file earlier than the original deadline.

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Jobs And Hiring Portal

Governor Murphy and the State have launched anew and very helpful website to help connect workers to jobs. Looking for work, visit jobs portal. Employer in a critical field hiring with immediate needs, visit employer portal.

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Census 2020

The city reminds everyone to please take 5-10 minutes while you’re at home to fill out the census online with the form you should have received in the mail. 

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Business Resource Hub & Updates

Federal Assistance

Mayor Bhalla urges federal assistance for small business owners, employees affected by regulations due to COVID-19. Letter

FEMA Relief

State Labor Department officials have released specific guidelines to help employers and employees alike understand the different scenarios for utilizing state resources amid the COVID-19 virus Learn more on NJ.GOV page.

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Virtual Town Hall

Virtual town hall regarding small businesses and employees on Tuesday at 4:00 pm. Tune in live on facebook tomorrow, March 24th, at RaviBhallaHoboken.

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Hoboken Business Alliance

The Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA) continues to regularly update their new website (http://www.hobokenalliance.com) for the latest available resources for small businesses, including links to directly apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) through the new federal stimulus package, and the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program through the New Jersey Economic Development Agency (NJEDA).

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Donations & Support

Napolis Hoboken

Support by ordering directly through for take-out and/or delivery by calling 201.216.0900 (uptown) 201.479.044 (downtown) or ordering through the website napolishobokenpizza.com

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Hoboken Shelter

The Hoboken Shelter (300 Bloomfield Street, phone number 201-656-5069) is in need of and accepting pre-packaged cold sandwiches from food establishments, which they will be providing to the homeless. Please keep the less fortunate in mind during this time. Visit their Amazon Wish List.

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Liberty Human Society

The workers have had to leave the site of our kennel expansion, and we don’t know when they will be able to return. We’ve lost time and money, and are stuck in a shell of a building until we are allowed to finish the build. If you are able, please consider making a one-time or recurring donation to LHS today to help us through this time of instability.

Hoboken First Responders and Small Businesses

In efforts to help in any way that we can, we are now accepting donations of any size to help feed the Hoboken first responders, and provide our local restaurants with some business.

Feed Hoboken First Responders & Medical Workers

During these unprecedented times, Alfalfa would like to do whatever it can to support those in greatest need, especially those at the front lines of keeping us safe: our first responders and medical professionals. We are raising $1200 to provide 100 free salads to these brave community members.

Court Street Hoboken 20% Off

Hoboken hospitality workers, we know how hard this has been on all of us. We also know every little bit helps, so: Bring your bar card and get 20% off our entire regular menu when you pickup at Court Street 201-795-4515. Mon-Sat 4:30-8pm. We’re all in this together.

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Social Distancing Saves Lives
Why it matters and how to cope.

Why It’s Important
Distancing slows the spread of COVID-19
•The virus spreads mainly through coughs and sneezes
•You’ll help protect essential resources for the sickest patients

Source: www.cdc.gov

Stay Connected Online
•Have a dinner party over video chat
•Host an online book club
•Check in with friends

Acknowledge the Stress
•Know that any anxiety and fear is normal
•Talk to others about your feelings
•Take breaks from the news

If You Think You're Sick
Know your risk and call ahead for testing.

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Learn Your Risk:
These make you higher-risk:
•Fever, cough, trouble breathing
•Being an older adult
•Conditions like heart or lung disease

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Call a Medical Provider:
•Call ahead before visiting a medical office
•Follow the provider’s instructions on testing
•Stay home unless advised by your provider

3

Protect Other People:
•Keep 6 feet away from others if possible
•Listen for instructions from local government
•Wear a face mask if sick
•Follow all other prevention tips

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