Jersey City officials: 4th positive case of Coronavirus in Jersey City, more establishments to close

In a tweet this morning, the city of Jersey City announced a 4th Positive case of Coronavirus. See below:

Yesterday evening we had our 4th positive case and we recognize where this can trend if we don’t get ahead of it.  We were the first in the country (last week) to implement any restrictions on any sort of establishments in the city, and being that social distancing is the best solution, we will be expanding our limitations to different establishments. This morning we are taking the steps via executive order to expand our restrictions that were implemented last week. Effective noon today the following establishments will be closed:

– Bars and nightclubs that do not serve food

– Movie theaters, performance centers

– Gyms; fitness centers; barber shops; day care centers; nail salons; and non-urgent medical offices including, dental offices, physical therapy clinics, chiropractor offices, and all state licensed cosmetology establishments. The following restrictions will also apply:

All restaurants are prohibited from providing dine-in services, but will be allowed to have take-out, delivery, and drive-through services.

These restrictions do not apply to: – grocery stores, cafeterias within nursing homes or similar facilities.

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