TRENTON: Mayor W. Reed Gusciora announced an easing of the City’s curfew, raising it from 8:00 to 9:00 PM; and allowing drive-in businesses and delivery services until 10:00 PM. The mayor amended the Emergency Declaration after consulting with Trenton’s police department. The curfew was established to control rising violence in the City during the times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m pleased that our City police have been addressing violations of the Governor’s Stay-At-Home Order as well as recent spikes in violence in the Capital City,” said Gusciora. “We have been assessing any such activity on our streets as well as managing our ability to respond to calls.”
Starting on Monday, May 11th, the curfew will be enforced from 9:00 PM until 6:00 AM the following morning. Drive-through establishments and food delivery services will be permitted to be open until 10:00 PM. All other rules from the original Emergency Declaration will remain in place.
“We’re going to ease back into normal. This is not something which can be rushed, and this does NOT mean that the fight is over,” the Mayor continued. “There should be no confusion: we are still in the middle of a pandemic. Anything we can do to protect the health and welfare of Trentonians will be a priority.”
Mayor Gusciora also noted that the process of re-opening would be planned in full consultation with Trenton Police Department, the Department of Health and Human Services, and of course the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.