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City of Hoboken, NJ
Monday May 16th, 2022 :: 07:00 p.m. EDT


Update from Mayor Bhalla on COVID-19 (5/16)  

Below is an update on COVID-19 from Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla:   

The Hoboken Health Department reports the following COVID-19 cases:      

April 30: 46
May 1: 5
May 2: 5
May 3: 26
May 4: 27
May 5: 36
May 6: 35
May 7: 20  
May 8: 11  
May 9: 19  
May 10: 30  
May 11: 26 
May 12: 38 
May 13: 54  

There have been a total of 11,232 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hoboken. Unfortunately, a 63-year-old male resident who contracted COVID-19 passed away. While this individual passed away in January, their death was just provided by the State. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. Hoboken has had a total of 65 fatalities.  

Hoboken University Medical Center is currently treating four individuals with COVID-19. Two of these patients are Hoboken residents who each received their booster dose.

Update from the Hoboken Health Department   

  • Cases are high, especially in schools and childcare centers.  
  • Cases are associated with community widespread in schools, daycare, social gatherings, travel, and work.  
  • Commonly observed symptoms are a sore throat, fever, body aches, and congestion.  
  • Our regional COVID Activity Level Index (CALI) score is currently “High Risk.”    

Ages of recent cases

The following is the breakdown of recent positive COVID-19 cases by age group since the last update provided on May 2, 2022:

0-11: 62
12-19: 10
20-29: 63
30-39: 126
40-49: 68
50-59: 22
60-69: 14
70+: 13

Vaccination rate update

Below is the vaccination rate for Hoboken:

All ages: 95% (first dose)
12 and over: 99% (first dose)
18 and over: 96% (first dose)
30 and over: nearly 100% (first dose)
65 and over: nearly 100% (first dose)

All ages: 82% (second dose)
12 and over: 85% (second dose)
18 and over: 82% (second dose)
30 and over: 98% (second dose)
65 and over: nearly 100% (second dose)

The state has not provided municipalities with booster numbers.  

Clinic Schedule 

The City offers COVID-19 testing at City clinics through a partnership with Medicine Man Pharmacy & Compounding. To check weekly testing clinic schedules, go to The City will not host pediatric vaccine and booster clinics this week. Please contact your local pharmacy to get your COVID-19 vaccine or booster.

The following is the City's testing schedule for the week of May 16:

Note: Appointments listed below may be filled based on demand; proof of residency or employment at a Hoboken business will be required at all testing sites.       

Medicine Man Pharmacy & Compounding  
Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday    
Time: 8 am - 12 pm      
Location: 605 Jackson Street 
Type of testing: PCR      
Who: Hoboken residents, Hoboken business employees      
Link for appointments (required)     
*Individuals tested at Medicine Man clinics should check their spam folder for results*

At-home testing       
At-home rapid tests are available through the federal government.
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 antigen tests through the US Postal Service. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. There is a limit of one order of four tests per residential address.       
To learn more, or to order at-home COVID-19 tests, go to     

Ravi S. Bhalla     

City of Hoboken, NJ
94 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 201-420-2000

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