Perth Amboy Coronavirus numbers increase. Additional business closures announced.

Barber shops and salons must close

In a live update on her Facebook page, Mayor Diaz told residents of Perth Amboy that as of March 19, the City of Perth Amboy currently has four presumptive cases of the novel Coronavirus.

Two residents have been reported to be infected with the virus. One case is of a 61-year-old woman and the other case is a 39-year-oldman. They are both being treated at a nearby hospital in Middlesex County. 

Per Governor Murphy’s directive, all barber shops, hair salons and nail salons must close. All restaurants are delivery/take out only. There is an 8pm curfew for all residents to help maintain social distancing. Gas stations, banks, grocery stores, bodegas, laundromats and check cashing locations can stay open. Residents are encouraged to stay home and work from home for their safety from this highly contagious life threatening disease. If you are ill, do not go to work or go out.  The Office of Aging will help address meal concerns for seniors call them at 732-826-1690 ext. 4325 & 4307 .

Director of Recreation Ken Ortiz expressed concern that teenagers in parks need to be safe and take social distancing seriously and should not be out together in groups. Parents must help to make sure that teens understand that social distancing, staying 6ft apart, must be practiced to stop the spread of Coronavirus.

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