Hoboken Temporarily Closing Parks To Stop Coronavirus Spread

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March 30, 2020 - 7:22 am

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HOBOKEN, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — The Hoboken Office of Emergency Management and Mayor Ravi Bhalla have announced a two-week closure of all Hoboken parks prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

The closure will start Monday morning at 8 a.m. at all Hoboken and county parks, along with all dog parks. 

In a statement, Bhalla says the closures are preventive. 

"While it may not be popular and will cause further disruptions to our daily lives, closing our parks is necessary to contain the spread of this deadly virus and can literally save the lives of Hoboken residents," Bhalla said. "With warmer weather anticipated during the month of April, it’s safe to say even more people would soon be populating our parks in the weeks ahead, and the risk of further spread of the virus will grow unless we take proactive measures to contain this pandemic."

New Jersey currently has over 13,000 positive cases and 161 deaths. 

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