As if the current climate during the Covid-19 pandemic isn’t distressing enough, being overcharged for essentials adds a distinct insult to injury for Jersey City residents. In a few local stores, items like isopropyl alcohol, hand sanitizer and disinfectant cleaners are suddenly three to four times their usual price, as reported by consumers in the area. This is a practice widely considered to be unethical and exploitative.
Emergency Closing of the the Jersey City Public Schools Starting March 16
However out an abundance of caution the district’s schools will close the the week of Monday, March 16 to review risks and decide if they will remain closed another week. They will assess the available information at that time and notify everyone as soon as possible.
City Gears Up For “Aggressive” Anti-Virus Campaign”
Rumors and speculation notwithstanding, the specter of the coronavirus (Covid-19) has – so far – touched Jersey City only minimally, based on reports made earlier today by municipal officials.
Council Tackles Coronavirus, Girl Scout Cookies and Yoga
Senior yoga classes and Girl Scouts who sell their Thin Mints and Do-si-dos without permits at street-side tables are issues on the City Council’s agenda this week in Jersey City. At the caucus meeting Monday night, the chambers grew especially quiet when Director of Health and Human Services Stacey Flanagan addressed the council with a coronavirus update: So far, 76 people in Jersey City were tested, and none tested positive for the virus.
Mayor Fulop Takes Action on Coronavirus
He urged those who think they may have been exposed to use the city’s dial in number to get information so as not to “overwhelm our medical facilities and make sure that people who are concerned don’t use public transportation to our medical facilities. We will direct you on where to go and our dispatchers will take the information as appropriate.” The number to call is 201 547-5208. In addition, anyone with questions about the novel coronavirus, symptoms, or their risk of exposure, can call the free, New Jersey 24-hour public hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
Jersey City Schools Planning for Spread of COVID-19 Virus, An Emergency Early 12:30 p.m. Dismissal is Scheduled for Students this Wednesday, March 11, 2020
The Jersey City Public School District is preparing for the possibility that a spread of the COVID-19 virus in the U.S. may impact school attendance, and/or require the closure of schools. The district is planning to provide a combination of educational packets and electronic learning opportunities in the event the New Jersey Department of Health or the Jersey City Department of Health recommends school closures.
Summer Youth Employment Opportunities with the City of Jersey City
The application process to City Youth Jobs begins with the online application open through March 31, 2020. Individuals who are selected will then be interviewed by representatives of participating organizations. For more information, please visit www.jerseycityyouthworks.org.
Artists and Educators Urge Council to Vote “Yes” on Arts Trust Fund Referendum, Council Votes to Limit Public Comment
The Second Reading of Ordinance 20-018 was introduced to impose a three-minute limit on members of the public wishing to speak during hearings on both Second Reading Ordinances and the public speaking portion of council meetings and to impose a five-minute limit on public comments on the adoption of budgets and amendments to same.
Prime Gallery Mounts Exhibition Drawing Attention to Local Gun Violence
Describing her passion for the exhibition, Kosdan said: “I felt it was important to highlight this tragic event and loss of lives. This is my home, and it really affected me. I have this space. Why not utilize it to make a statement, and let artists make a statement, too, by evoking peace and love.”
Coles Street Park, Reservoir #3 and Foreclosure Counseling on Council Agenda
Spring-like breezes lofted through the open windows of the Efrain Rosario Memorial Caucus Room Monday night as Jersey City’s city council gathered for its Feb. 23 caucus meeting. The council discussed several ordinances pertaining to Jersey City’s parks and recreation including an ordinance to “vacate” 17th Street for the new Coles Street Park, a grant […]