Following their second diagnosed case of COVID-19, West New York is now the fourth municipality in Hudson to announce a 10 p.m. curfew, effective tomorrow evening.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The policy will mandate that residents remain in their homes between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., except for serious obligations such as reporting or returning to work.
â€œWe are taking an aggressive, proactive stance with this curfew policy in an effort to keep our community safe during this public health crisis,â€ Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez said in a statement.
â€œAccording to public health experts, social distancing is the only effective way to slow the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic and West New York will do what is necessary to meet those guidelines.â€
Additionally, the curfew applies to all restaurants and bars in town, stating that all patrons must be gone from the establishment by 10:00 p.m. sharp. This curfew will be in effect until further notice.
Furthermore, West New York has further ordered all daycare centersÂ to be closed from Tuesday, March 17th through at least Friday, March 27th.
Except for urgent matters, residents are discouraged from visiting West New York Town Hall.
Hoboken was the first city in the country to implement aÂ 10 p.m. citywide curfew yesterday, before Union City, Weehawken, and now West New York followed suit today.
Meanwhile, there are currently 11 cases confirmed in Hudson, according to the New Jersey Department of Health as of about 5 p.m. this evening.
Thus far, nine cases have been announced publicly: four in Hoboken, three in Jersey City, and two in West New York.