Jersey City mayor to implement curfew on bars, restaurants amid coronavirus fears

Kimberly Dole
March 12, 2020 - 11:23 am
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop announced Thursday morning that beginning this weekend, the city is implementing a curfew on bars and nightclubs in the city through next week amid coronavirus fears.

"Those are uncontrolled environments," Fulop said. "The nightclubs and bars attract a lot of people and we classify that as uncontrolled.'"

"Restaurants we want to allow to stay open, we're kind of trying to find the balance," Fulop said.

Fulop did not give a specific time that the curfew will start, he said, "we're going through that right now. We're probably going to be looking at 9 or 10 o'clock."

The announcement was made during an interview with PIX11 just one day after all city-run events or events they had given out permits for were canceled.

He also added that they do not want people to come to City Hall.

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