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Hoboken Winter Recreation Programs Benched Amid Ongoing COVID Concerns

HOBOKEN, NJ – While area schools are altering programs to mitigate COVID risk for kids, the City of Hoboken has made the decision to blow the whistle on winter recreation programs.

“As we continue through the next stage of the second wave, and with cases surging in New Jersey, we have made the difficult decision to indefinitely postpone all City-run recreation programs for the winter, including all indoor sports and flag-football,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla. “We have seen some recent COVID-19 cases coming from recreation leagues, and given the expected increase in cases, we feel it would be irresponsible from a health perspective to continue with indoor sports where social distancing is not practical.”

Hoboken Public Schools have resumed virtual learning this week, and are tentatively scheduled to return to classrooms on December 7. Other schools serving Hoboken students are operating under different plans based on the COVID impact to their classrooms. Parents and guardians are recommended to check in with their student’s specific classroom as virus responses continue to evolve.

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