The Jersey City Division of Parking will be suspending street sweeper parking next week since people are being encouraged to work from home and the public schools will be closed due to rising concerns about the coronavirus.
“With #JerseyCity schools closing next week, we are going to suspend alternate side of the street parking rules next week. Many ppl are being encouraged to work from home & many parents will be home w/children so we want to do our best to make it as easy as possible for everyone,” JC Parking tweeted about an hour ago.
While there are still not positive presumptive cases of the coronavirus in Hudson County beyond the one diagnosis in West New York on Sunday, most municipalities are operating with an abundance of caution.
Jersey City has implemented a 10 p.m. curfew on bars and nightclubs, while Bayonne and Hoboken both respectively declared states of emergency.
Additionally, the Bayonne, Hoboken, Jersey City, North Bergen, and Guttenberg Public Schools will close for at least one week and switch to home instruction plans.
Approximately 50 Jersey City residents have placed themselves on self-quarantine as of yesterday, including 20 high school students who believe they have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19 while working at an internship.