New Jersey Mayor Issues Citywide Curfew to Stop Spread of Coronavirus

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New Jersey announced new restrictions to limit the spread of coronavirus to enforce stricter measure for social distancing.

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is putting the health and safety of Hoboken residents first. In order to limit clusters of people, OEM has instructed “all bars and restaurant establishments, with and without a liquor license” will no longer be permitted to serve food within the restaurant or bar. In addition, “if a bar does not currently offer food, they will no longer be permitted to operate and are no longer permitted to serve alcohol.”In a statement from Mayor Bhalla.

It goes into effect Sunday, March 15 at 11 a.m. local time. According to OEM, “any bar or restaurant establishment that currently offers food service will be permitted to conduct food takeout and food delivery service only.”

OEM is implementing a citywide daily curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., effective Monday, March 16 until further notice. Read the rest of the statement below.

“We’re trying to be more proactive than most,” Mayor Fulop said in an interview with CNBC.

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