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Jersey City cases and hospitalizations are on the rise. It’s anticipated that we will see a spike in the next few weeks after the Thanksgiving holiday due to travel and gatherings. Please continue to use safe practices such as wearing face coverings, keeping distance and hand washing.

Indoor spread is one of the primary methods of viral transmission, keep commingling of households to a minimum and use safe practices indoors as well.

As per the Jersey City Tableau, the most recent numbers of new COVID as of November 23rd, (using a 7 day average): Jersey City Tableau

Daily New Cases –   7 Day Average

August 23rd-         7 cases

September 23rd-   4 cases

October 23rd-       24 cases

November 23rd-   68 cases

10% increase in new cases since August.

 

Hospitalization trend remains on the rise:

Christ Hospital- Nov. 22 – 19 COVID patients (17% of total patients)

RWJBH- Nov.18 – 18 COVID Patients

The number of fatalities in Jersey City in November is 9.

 

Daily New Cases as of Nov 23rd

Hudson County 263 new cases

State of New Jersey 3,581 new cases

 

State of New Jersey  11/25

New cases 4,042 –  Change over 7 days  9.8%+

New total hospitalizations  234

Currently in ICU  545

Currently on ventilator  281

Total confirmed deaths  15,057

 

On November 22nd, Governor Murphy extended the state of emergency for an additional 30 days.

Indoor and outdoor gathering limits have been lowered.

Governor Murphy Signed an Executive Order Lowering Limits on Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

 

Indoor Gatherings 

The limit for weddings, funerals, memorial services and religious and political activities remain unchanged and will be limited to:
25% of the capacity of the room in which the gathering takes place, up to a maximum of 150 individuals.

Indoor sporting competitions and practices will be permitted to exceed the 10 person limit only for individuals necessary for the practice or competition, such as players, coaches, and referees, but may not exceed 150 individuals.  For most indoor sports, this will mean that there can be no spectators.

Legislative and judicial proceedings are not subject to the indoor gatherings limits.

Outdoor Gatherings

Weddings, funerals, memorial services, and religious and political activities are not subject to the outdoor gatherings limit. All other types of gatherings, such as a high school football game or an outdoor concert, will be limited to 150 individuals.  Athletes, coaches, referees and other individuals necessary for a professional or collegiate sports competition are not counted towards the 150 person limit.

Outdoor gatherings continue to be subject to strict social distancing restrictions, including the requirement to wear masks whenever it is not possible to social distance.

Travel

Non-essential interstate travel is strongly discouraged. Travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) should self-quarantine for 14 days.

 

Mental Health

#HealthierJC has added a new mental health resource directory to their website. The COVID19 pandemic has been challenging for everyone, some more than others. If you or someone you know is in need of help, visit the #HealthierJC’s new page.

Partnership for a HealthierJC Mental Health Resource Directory

 

JC Testing Locations

If you’re in need of testing, #HealthierJC has put together a comprehensive listing of locations

which can be found on the Jersey City website. Changes to hours and location sites can change so be sure to check the website prior to going for the most updated information.

 

Jersey City COVID-19 Test Sites

The test sites are free and open to all who live and work in Jersey City. Appointments are not necessary.

All pop up sites are closed on Thanksgiving.

 

745 West Side Ave, Across from FineFare Supermarket

Mon-Fri- 9am-5pm

PCR Testing Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Years Day

 

10 Journal Square Plaza

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

PCR Testing  Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Years Day

 

232 Central Avenue, next to Stop & Shop

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

PCR Testing   Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Years Day

 

332 Barrow Street

Mon-Fri  9am-5pm

PCR Testing  Closed Nov 26 through Nov 28

 

Bethune Center

140 Dr, Martin Luth King Drive

Mon and Wed 1pm-7pm  Until 12/31

Saliva Testing

 

United Way of Hudson County

857 Bergen Avenue

Mon and Wed  9am-4pm  Until 12/31

BinaxNOW Rapid (Nasal Swab)

 

Public Safety Headquarters

465 Marin Boulevard

Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

PCR Testing

 

Genesys Diagnostics Inc.

575 Manila Avenue

(Buy Rite Parking Lot) Entrance from 12th Street

Tues and Thursday

9am-2pm

PCR Testing

 

346 Central Avenue

PACO Office

Wed and FRi 1pm-8pm

Sat and Sun 9am-5pm

PCR (Nasal Swab)

 

Emmanuel Pentecostal Church

47 Kearney Avenue

Mon, Tues and Wed  11am-7pm

PCR Testing

 

Congregation B’nai Jacob

176 West Side Ave

Saturdays 12pm-4pm  Nov 28, Dec 5

PCR Testing

 

A Better Life Ministry

129 Linden Avenue

Mon and Friday 9am-6pm

Opens on Monday, Nov 30

PCR Testing

 

Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church

354 Forrest Street

Saturdays 9:30am – 2pm  Nov 28, Dec 5

Saliva test

 

For additional test sites in Hudson County or local test sites that may not be free to the uninsured, visit:

Where can you get tested?

 

Resources

Non-compliance issues such as social distancing, non mask wearing, etc. can be reported to the Municipal Prosecutor by email. Email to: prosecutor@jcnj.org

New Jersey COVID19 Information Hub

COVID19 Tracker

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

 

 

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