WEST NEW YORK, N.J. — Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez has signed an Executive Order instituting a Town Wide Curfew effective Monday, March 16, 2020, at 10:00 p.m.
According to officials, the policy will mandate that residents remain in their homes between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., except for serious obligations such as reporting or returning to work.
Additionally, the curfew applies to all restaurants and bars in the Town of West New York and mandates that all patrons must be gone from the establishment by 10:00 p.m. sharp.
This curfew will be in effect until further notice.
“We are taking an aggressive, proactive stance with this curfew policy in an effort to keep our community safe during this public health crisis,” said Mayor Rodriguez.
“According to public health experts, social distancing is the only effective way to slow the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic and West New York will do what is necessary to meet those guidelines.”
The Town has further ordered all daycare centers in West New York to be closed from Tuesday, March 17th through at least Friday, March 27th.
Except for urgent matters, residents are discouraged from visiting the West New York Municipal Building.
Residents are encouraged to reach town hall by calling (201) 295.5200 and make an appointment if needed.
Residents can stay informed by keeping up with the latest updates via the Town of West New York website and social media platforms.
Town officials continue to strongly recommend practicing social distancing (not congregating in large groups, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distances of approximately six feet from others), washing and sanitizing hands frequently, and working from home if able.