Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla is making one last plea to his city’s residents regarding Super Bowl Sunday.  Enjoy the game, but use common sense.  Stay home and watch the game and avoid Super Bowl gatherings to help stem the spread of COVID.  He issued this press release a short time ago:


Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla is urging Hoboken residents and members of the community to stay home to watch the Super Bowl this year and avoid indoor Super Bowl parties.

“I know for many, the Super Bowl is a time to gather with friends and enjoy the final weekend of the football season. Unfortunately, we continue to remain in the midst of a pandemic where indoor gatherings with multiple households could turn into super-spreader events. Like we advised during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, I urge residents to avoid large, indoor gatherings with multiple households to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

If you do end up making the decision to attend an indoor gathering with multiple households for the Super Bowl, please consider keeping groups small and getting tested prior to Sunday – even if you don’t have symptoms. Please also consider asking any other individuals outside your household you may be gathering with, to get tested as well.

Riverside Medical Group currently has rapid COVID-19 testing available on Saturday, while Prompt MD has testing availability today (8:30 am – 2 pm, 605 Jackson Street), and Medicine Man Pharmacy on Saturday (9 am – 1 pm, 605 Jackson Street). Prompt MD and Medicine Man have been getting PCR testing results back quickly from Star Labs, sometimes within 24 hours.

To sign-up for an appointment and view testing options, please visit www.hobokennj.gov/testing.”

For Mayor Bhalla’s full COVID-19 update for residents, which includes information on the City’s vaccination progress, updated rules and regulations pertaining to bars and restaurants, and more, please click here: https://local.nixle.com/alert/8519184/