Mayor Gusciora Declares a City of Trenton State of Emergency

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Mayor W. Reed Gusciora today declared a State of Emergency for the City of Trenton following the recent outbreak of COVID-19 throughout the Garden State.

The declaration reads as follows:

“To all City of Trenton residents, as of 12:01am today, March 14, 2020, in consultation with the City’s Emergency Management Coordinator (OEM Coordinator) and the Superintendent of Schools, the City has declared a State of Emergency within the City of Trenton as we continue to deal with the local and regional presence of the COVID-19 virus, commonly known as Coronavirus.

This decision is consistent with the State of Emergency declared by the President of the United States[1], by New Jersey’s Governor[2], and by the Mercer County Executive[3], and is the result of ongoing collaboration and consultations between my office, the OEM Coordinator, City Administrative Departments, Trenton Public Schools Superintendent, County of Mercer OEM Coordinator and other local, regional, state health and emergency management officials, and federal representatives; and is intended to help contain the spread of COVID-19 as the number of cases in the state and region grows.  A State of Emergency in the City of Trenton has been deemed necessary to ensure the continued provision of essential services to our residents during this ongoing and developing health emergency.”

The declaration also puts forth guidance and actions for City departments in preparation. Many of the steps outlined were taken in the weeks prior.

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  • hipchick

    I’m glad to see the Mayor taking proactive measures. Most residents I’ve talked to either have their heads buried in the sand, are misinformed (relying on fb for info…smfh) or don’t realize/believe the level of severity…all recipes for disaster! Maybe City Council should get more involved and make sure their constituents are thoroughly informed! In order for this to work it will take more than a few articles from the mayor (that a lot of people don’t read)…this also falls on City Council if they can stop being petty and infighting long enough! The handling of this crisis will determine who’s really competent in our local government and we will remember! All eyes on u City Hall…

  • Reinaldo Castellano

    We dont need to declare a state of emergency in trenton because of a regular flu. We need to declare a state of emergency on the crackheads drug dealers illegal gang members cartelmembers underage prostitution illegal parents selling their underage daughters to bar owners for money thats the fucking state of emergency not to mention murders going on on daily basis!!!!! What the fuck happen to once beautiful Trenton nj??????????😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😪😪😪😪😪😪😪😪😪😪😪😪

    • Martha Bartha

      Born and raised in Trenton. You used to be able to walk the streets safely day or night. It used to be like NYC at night. Crowded sidewalks, all the stores open, lit up.

      • Reinaldo Castellano

        I used to make deliveries of fresh batch of bread on bicycle back in the days was safe and everyone knew everyone we used to be safe now such a small city got mention as one of the most dangerous city in america surrpassing even CAMDEN NJ!!!! unbeliebable!!!!! But to to inflict politics here but any city run by democrats turn 8nto a shithole!!! Corrected me if i am wrong and i am independent voter!!

        • Martha Bartha

          Even in the early 2000’s I used to take my buddies dog for a walk in the Burg, Can’t even do that now.👌

  • Martha Bartha

    Trenton should just be nuked from Orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

    • Rebecca Amy Rab

      Um, That is unnecessary and destructive.

      • Martha Bartha

        Debatable.💀

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