Hoboken City Council meeting to stay virtual this week due to upswing in COVID-19 cases


The Hoboken City Council meeting will stay virtual this week due to the recent upswing in COVID-19 cases after initially planning on having council chambers partially open about a month ago.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Last month, the city saw record high increases in positive COVID-19 cases: a total of 1,599 residents tested positive in December, the largest one-month total since the pandemic began in March 2020, Mayor Ravi Bhalla’s office said today.

Additionally, since December 20th, nearly 50 municipal employees have tested positive for COVID-19 or had to quarantine following contact with an individual who tested positive.

As such, all non-essential municipal employees are on a remote work schedule until January 9th.

Furthermore, council meetings will continue to be broadcast and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page, YouTube channel, and via Zoom, as listed on the agenda.

To attend a meeting virtually, community members must follow the instructions for virtual meetings included at the beginning of the Council meeting’s bi-monthly agenda found at http://hobokennj.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx or contact the City Clerk’s Office at (201) 420-2230.

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  1. Please vote NO on January 25th school vote.
    A $496 a month increase (20%) over and above already high, city and school taxes will force many out of Hoboken.