Hoboken gives new coronavirus numbers and test sites


HOBOKEN, NJ – Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a Nixle Alert last Tuesday that there were currently 31 coronavirus patients being treated at Hoboken University Medical Center, nine of whom are Hoboken residents. That’s an increase from 24 cases in the first week of December.

Hoboken lost two residents this month to the virus, having lost none since May.

There were 54 new confirmed cases among residents of Hoboken from December 19 to December 22 inclusive, Bhalla said on Tuesday. This brings the total number of residents who have tested positive since early March to 1,822.

The city said in a Nixle Alert on Friday that the city had added testing sites for the week after Christmas. Read the list here.

330,000 dead

More than 330,000 Americans died from the virus on Sunday evening. A tenth of U.S. coronavirus deaths this year have occurred in the past two weeks.

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Here’s more information on Hoboken coronavirus tests, statistics, schools, and more:

  • Check out the latest Hoboken Nixle alert for new test updates, and check out general instructions and registrations below.
  • Prompt MD added additional testing. Proof of residency or employment with a Hoboken business is required at the time of testing. http://www.hobokennj.gov/promptmd.
  • Riverside Medical is also continuing to test residents of Hoboken. Appointments can be scheduled on a first come, first served basis by visiting http://www.hobokennj.gov/riverside. If a resident has registered for a test with Riverside but can no longer do so, please call 201-863-3346 to cancel the appointment. The testing center has moved to 16th Street; find out more here.
  • A covid-19 test is recommended at least 5-7 days after potential exposure, and many who have contracted the virus do not have symptoms. Receiving a COVID-19 test within 5-7 days of potential exposure may give inaccurate results.
  • If you are returning from a state on the New Jersey quarantine list or have been at high risk, which includes contact for more than 10 minutes with someone who has tested positive, living in the same household than someone with COVID-19 or attending a large indoor rally without a face mask, residents should self-quarantine for the full 14 days, even with a negative test result, the city says.


Mayor Bhalla announced that winter recreation programs have been canceled in Hoboken.


  • Schools will be removed during the first week of January after the end of winter vacation. Students must take a test upon their return. Learn more here.
  • Schools stayed away for at least a week after the Thanksgiving break. Learn more here.
  • Hoboken’s Wallace Elementary School recently closed temporarily after two student cases were confirmed.
  • Mayor Bhalla wrote three weeks ago: “Our health department has confirmed that our schools take all possible safety measures to keep our children safe, and that there is little evidence that schools do. – the same are the cause of the spread of covid-19, as opposed to behavior outside of school. “
  • Recently, one of the city’s charter schools, Elysian Charter, temporarily closed because a student tested positive for the virus.
  • Hoboken Public Schools began the 2020-2021 school year on Monday September 14 remotely and reopened on site on September 21 for those who requested.
  • In September, the district proposed a reopening plan giving parents the choice between full-time on-site learning (until 3 p.m.) or full-time distance learning. In buildings there are restrictions, such as children wearing masks and maintaining a distance of 6 feet.


  • More than 50 restaurants in the city opened the week of June 15 for alfresco dining. READ MORE.
  • Some of them have added “streateries” for outdoor dining. READ MORE.
  • The town of Hoboken makes it easier for restaurants to continue offering alfresco dining during the winter months.
  • Two of the city’s weekly farmers’ markets reopened in June. READ MORE.
  • The city has closed some city blocks to allow businesses to expand and attract foot traffic. READ MORE.
  • Restaurants in New Jersey may allow indoor dining at 25% capacity and continue to serve indoors until 10 p.m.





  • During the state of emergency in New Jersey, no tenant is allowed to be evicted from their home or apartment for inability to pay rent. Speak to your local mayor’s office if you are having difficulty.
  • The CARES Act made money available to help with rent in every city. More information here.
  • Residents of New Jersey can get help with heating and energy bills. The information is here.
  • Various other avenues of relief and benefits have also been offered, including 12 week family leave if you cannot work due to the closure of your child’s school or camp, and changes in labor rules. unemployment to help those who were employed for a certain period of time. shortly, or freelance.
  • Programs are added constantly, so don’t think you can’t get help. Contact your local mayor’s office to find out what type of funds may be available to help you get through this time.


  • Recently, there were 159 long-term care facilities with active outbreaks, the State Department of Health said this month. The state also announced that deaths in facilities had more than doubled since May 1. The state has stopped updating numbers at facilities with no current outbreaks.
  • Residents of New Jersey were already alarmed by the high number of residents who died in nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and similar facilities. The state in May announced plans to increase testing at some long-term care facilities and temporarily bring in the National Guard to help make changes.
  • The state released statistics on the death toll in late spring for long-term care facilities like rehabilitation centers and nursing homes. Check out the list here.
  • You can report issues with long-term care facilities here, or if you suspect coronavirus-related misconduct, here.
  • Some New Jersey long-term care facilities reopened for limited visits, with cautions, in July.

Here are the statewide coronavirus resources:

  • NJ COVID-19 Information Center: https://covid19.nj.gov/
  • General questions about COVID-19: 2-1-1
  • Hotline NJ COVID-19: (800) 222-1222

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