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Here are the latest Jersey City Covid-19 updates and information on reopenings.

If you feel sick and/or believe you may be infected call your healthcare provider and/or the Jersey City Covid-19 hotline at 201-547-5208 before traveling to a hospital.

Reopening

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Jersey City playgrounds and splash pads will reopen on July 2 and all parks are now open. Masks or cloth facial coverings must be worn and social distancing practices should be followed as much as possible.

Jersey City outdoor pools will reopen on July 3 beginning with the Pavonia/Marion Pool located at 914 Pavonia Avenue.  The Lafayette Pool and Aquatic Center located at 303 Van Horne Street is scheduled on July 10.

Pool access is restricted to residents only and a maximum of 50-percent capacity to allow for social distancing.  Patrons are encouraged to wear a cloth face covering while not in the pool.  Face coverings are not allowed in the pool, due to increased risk of drowning.  Staff will be wearing face coverings, except lifeguards will not wear a face covering while on-duty actively lifeguarding.

Social distancing required when not in the pool, except for immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or partners and required when in the water, unless an individual needs assistance in order to swim.

Pool usage is broken down into two-hour shifts where sanitization will take place for an hour between each swim session.  The full schedules for each pool can be found here.

Museums, aquariums, and indoor recreational facilities (such as indoor bowling alleys, batting cages, shooting ranges and arcades) will be able to reopen on July 2 at 25 percent of their capacity.

Jersey City Libraries will reopen on July 6 to patrons at 25 percent capacity.

Bars and restaurants are open for drive-through, delivery, takeout and outdoor dining, while following appropriate safety and sanitization protocols. Microbreweries or brewpubs may be open for home delivery only. Indoor dining is not allowed. The reopening of indoor dining spaces has been postponed.

Child care centers can reopen their doors to all clients, while following all safety guidelines.

Personal care businesses may reopen, while following appropriate mitigation requirements.

Indoor gatherings are now permitted of up to 100 people or 25% of a building’s capacity, with attendees wearing face coverings.

Outdoor gatherings will be limited to 500 persons, and outdoor religious services and political activities will continue to have no numerical limits, effective at 6 a.m. on Friday, July 3rd. All indoor gatherings will continue to be limited to 25% capacity of the rooms in which they will take place, with a maximum of 100 persons.

Jersey City Covid-19 Testing

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Free COVID testing for JC residents remains available at the Fire HQ at 465 Marin Blvd between 8:30-11:30am (closed this Friday, July 4). Antibody tests are no longer offered by Jersey City.

A team of organizations is working together to bring Covid-19 and Anti-Body testing to Jersey City’s Far South Side on Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The testing opportunity is a partnership between the State of New Jersey, Interfaith Urgent Care, Cityline Church, Jersey City Together, and the City of Jersey City.  Testing is free and open to all, regardless of where you live or whether you have insurance. Pre-registration is strongly requested (at www.njtogether.org/testing ). Photo ID and insurance are requested but not required.

Additional future dates and locations are can be viewed here.

Parking

All parking regulations have been restored and in effect.

33 school parking lots have been opened throughout each corridor of the city for residents to park their vehicles during the State of Emergency.

Click here for map of JC school parking lots.
Click here for list of JC school parking lots.

Please see our prior Jersey City Covid-19 updates.

Daniel Levin

Advisory Board Member

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