Mayor Steven Flop announced Jersey City will be implementing additional restrictions as a preventative measure to COVID-19 beginning at 12 p.m. on Monday March 16.
The restrictions, created by an executive order, include closing all bars and nightclubs that don’t serve food, closing all movie theaters and perforce centers, closing all gyms, fitness centers, state licensed cosmetology establishments, barber shops, day care centers, nail salons.
It also urges non urgent medical offices including dental, physical therapy clinics, and chiropractors not to see patients unless it is urgent.
The executive order also prohibits restaurants from providing dine in services and only offering take out, delivery, and drive-thru.
Fulop said these restrictions do not apply to grocery stores, cafeterias within nursing homes, or similar facilities.
“Yesterday evening we had our 4th positive case and we recognize where this can trend in a short period of time it we don’t get ahead of it,” tweeted Fulop. “We were the first in the country (last week) to implement any restrictions on any sort establishments in the city and being that social distancing is the best solution we will be expanding our limitations to different establishments.”