Dear Friends and Neighbors, 
We hope you are staying healthy and safe, and we want to bring you a couple of very important announcements, primarily the details about local testing centers. 
Jersey City officials announced the opening of two COVID-19 testing sites so that residents can be tested without having to travel.

 In Jersey City, call 201-547-5535 between 9AM and 5PM, 7 days a Week for questions and to schedule an appointment for Testing. Tests will not be done without an Appointment. 

Please be cautious, take care of yourselves, and remain safe at home if you can.

We would like to send special thoughts of love and support to the members of our VVPA Family who are first responders, medical professionals, city workers, community volunteers and various essential employees that put themselves on the front lines every day. You are our heroes. You are essential to us – your friends and neighbors at VVPA. We look forward to the day when we can come together again as a community and rejoice in each other’s company. We pray for your safety and health and hope that day comes soon. THANK YOU for all that you do to get us closer to that day.

With love and best wishes, 

Your VVPA Family


Councilman James Solomon and his Team have put together a DETAILED LIST of all the ways we can help our community in Jersey City and beyond, whether it is by donating money, resources or time. 

Below we have highlighted a few URGENT needs locally, but there are many more throughout JC that can be found on Councilman’s list

Jersey City Medical Center has created a dedicated Emergency Response Fund to support its comprehensive emergency care efforts. Donate here; see also below for ways to donate meals and medical supplies. 
To donate meals to frontline healthcare workers, contact or call (631) 241-3104

York Street Project’s homeless shelter for women and children is in particularly urgent need of funding to be used for supplies to fight COVID-19

Jersey City gets through tough times by pulling together. Right now, our seniors need us. Sign up to send a card to an older neighbor to say that #JCcares.

If 500 people sign-up to send 4 cards, we’ll send one to every senior in downtown!


All public, private, and parochial preschool programs, and elementary and secondary schools, and institutions of higher education throughout the state, including charter schools, are closed from March 18. 
Jersey City public schools to remain closed until April 20th. 
All Jersey City children under 18, regardless of what school they attend, can pick up free meals at any one of 15 schools nearest their home from 9 a.m. – noon.

Jersey City Free Public Library locations are closed, but the library is holding video story hours all week. They also have digital collections.


For your convenience has put together a helpful running list of restaurants offering take out and delivery.
 Order Takeout or Delivery from JC Restaurants who are still preparing meals safely and hygienically, but are nonetheless hit hard by statewide COVID-19 closures. Give yourself a break from that bag of dried beans, and help local workers in the process!

Restaurant & Hospitality Worker Fundraisers in Jersey City (external list maintained by Jersey City UpFront) support the tipped staff laid off from many of Jersey City’s restaurants.

Watch City Council Meetings Online:

City Council Meetings have moved to virtual format. The first virtual meeting took place on March 25 and can be viewed here: 

Friendly reminder about the upcoming 2020 Census
CENSUS Jersey City FAQ’s:
 Why Census is important?
Identity Protection
 Complete Count Committees and How to get involved 

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