West New York Town Hall closing to the public for at least one week as COVID-19 precaution

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West New York Town Hall is closing to the public for at least one week, making services available via phone and online, as COVID-19 precautions are ramping up across the country.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The temporary suspension, which also applies to Department of Public Works, parking utility, fire prevention, and public library, will go into effect tomorrow at 6 a.m. and will continue through Sunday, March 22nd, the town posted on their website today.

Additionally, the municipal court will be closed through at least March 27th, code enforcement will be garbage and recycling will remain on schedule, and parks will remain open and be on be sanitized every three hours.

All offices can still be reached via phone or email and residents are still encouraged to reach out if necessary, the announcement says.

Times are changing quickly in Hudson County as cases of the coronavirus have reached 98 people in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said this afternoon.

Yesterday, Hoboken became the first city in the country to announce a 10 p.m. curfew and shutter bars (Union City has since implemented similar measures), shortly after Jersey City declared a 10 p.m. shutdown on nightclubs and other establishments with liquor licenses.

Currently, Hudson County’s total of announced positive coronavirus cases is up to seven: three in Hoboken, three in Jersey City, and one in West New York.

Hoboken announced two new cases this morning, while Jersey City announced another case shortly thereafter.
However, the New Jersey Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard, updated around 5 p.m., says there are 11 confirmed cases in Hudson County.
No other municipalities have released information on any new cases yet.