Updated March 24
- No renter or homeowner can be evicted until further notice.
- Foreclosures for properties with FHA (Federal Housing Administration) mortgages are on hold until at least May 18, 2020. More information
- Individuals with mortgages through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks are eligible to apply for a delay in payments with no late fees or negative credit reporting. More information
- The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced relief measures for owners of multifamily properties if they agree to suspend evictions. More information
ROADS, TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING
- The State of New Jersey strongly discourages residents from making non-essential trips between 8 p.m. – 5 a.m.
- Parking regulations are suspended in Princeton.
- There is a moratorium on all non-essential municipal construction and roadwork that either requires road closures or the disruption of water, sewer or electric services. This includes the Linden and Spruce Street road project.
- FreeB Service has been suspended through March 27
MUNICIPAL BUILDING AND SERVICES
- The municipal offices are closed through March 27.
- Municipal court is suspended through March 27.
- All scheduled public meetings held by Princeton’s boards, committees and commissions, including meetings of the Princeton Planning Board and the Princeton Zoning Board of Adjustment, are canceled through April 5.
- All meetings of the Princeton Mayor and Council are canceled through April 5, except for such special or emergency meetings as may be needed in the interim for the purpose of approving the payment of bills and claims.
- All municipally-sponsored events are canceled through April 30.
- All private events held on municipal property and all events requiring municipal permits are canceled through April 30, including events for which permits have already been issued.
PARKS AND RECREATION
- Playgrounds and sandboxes are closed. Parks remain open.
- Use of municipal fields and facilities by organized sport groups is suspended through April 30, 2020.
RESTAURANTS, RETAIL, SCHOOLS, AND OTHER GATHERING SPOTS
- All gyms and movie theaters are closed.
- Bars and restaurants will be permitted to serve take-out and delivery services only.
- Supermarkets and pharmacies will be open.
- All Pre-K, K-12 schools, colleges and universities are on virtual instruction.
- All barbershops, nail salons, hair salons, tanning salons, and spas are closed.
We encourage everyone to stay home if at all possible, and to employ the following social distancing techniques when going out:
- Keep at least six feet between yourself and another person in all public places.
- Avoid close contact, including handshakes and hugging.
- Limit in-person meetings.
- Prevention measures are similar to those utilized against the common cold and flu. Those measures include frequent hand washing and avoiding touching one’s face with unwashed hands.
- The CDC does not recommend the use of surgical masks by people who are well. Those who are ill should consult a healthcare provider about using a surgical mask to reduce the spread of their illness.