Hoboken's mayor appears to be the first in New Jersey to urge George Floyd protestors to self-isolate and get COVID-19 tests.
Mayor Ravi Bhalla on Sunday told anyone who attended Friday's protest along the waterfront to take precautions amid the coronavirus crisis.
"Friday’s demonstration was a powerful statement in the struggle for racial equality," the mayor said.
"At the same time, to keep our community safe, I ask any resident who attended the event to please schedule a COVID-19 test given the practical difficulties of social distancing at the demonstration."
City residents can make an appointment through Hoboken's partnership with Riverside Medical by calling 201-420-5621, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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