WEEHAWKEN IMPLEMENTS FURTHER RESTRICTIONS AND CLOSURES AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE AMID CONCERNS OF THE CORONAVIRUS

Mayor Richard F. Turner, the Township Council, and Township Manager Giovanni D. Ahmad are apprising you of the latest developments in our efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The Township is implementing a number of emergency orders as follows.

• The Mayor and Council have declared a State of Emergency for Weehawken Township.
• The Township has imposed a 10:00 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew for Weehawken Township. This curfew includes all bars and restaurants, which must have all patrons gone from their establishment by 10:00 p.m. sharp. Residents are required to stay in their homes at this time, barring emergencies and exempting those reporting or returning from work. This curfew will go into effect Monday, March 16th, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. until further notice.
• The Township has ordered all daycare centers in Weehawken Township to be closed from Tuesday, March 17th through at least Friday, March 27th.
• Except for urgent matters, residents are discouraged from visiting Weehawken Town Hall. We encourage residents to reach town hall by calling (201) 319-6005 and make an appointment if needed.
• Weehawken Public Library is closed through at least March 27th
• Weehawken Municipal Court has been closed through at least March 27th.
• The Waterfront Park has been closed as of 7:00p.m. today and will remain closed until further notice due to the high volume of activity
• All Weehawken recreation and senior citizen activities have been suspended through at least March 27th.

• The Weehawken Parking Authority is extending expired or about-to-expire parking permits for 30 days. If you have further questions, please contact the Parking Authority at 201-863-1523.

As you know, the Weehawken Township School Board in connection with School Board President Richard Barsa, School Superintendent Eric Crespo, and Mayor Turner have already closed all schools in the district. Children will “attend” class remotely at home.

We continue to strongly recommend practicing social distancing (not congregating in large groups, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distances of approximately six feet from others), washing and sanitizing hands frequently, and working from home if able.
Please reference our March 12th and 13th announcements and our March 14th Library announcement on Facebook and Twitter for further details.

“As a precaution, we are attempting to take all measures to ensure that the public’s health, safety, and welfare are the first priority,” said Mayor Richard Turner. “We are working around the clock to institute safety measures such as closing schools and restricting exposure. The situation is changing daily, and restrictions and closures are subject to change.”

Please continue to check on the Township’s Facebook and Twitter pages and the Township website for updates. Should you have any questions, please contact the Township Manager’s Office at (201) 319-6005 or send us a Direct Message on Facebook or Twitter.