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UPDATED: MARCH 30, 2020, 12 AM -- NEW: Effective March 30, the City of Asbury Park’s Code Enforcement and Construction Departments will resume Construction, Certificate of Occupancy and Transfer of Title inspections on a limited basis. Inspections in the City of Asbury Park have been suspended since March 18, 2020 and will resume based on new guidance from the NJ Department of Community Affairs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Construction Department will be providing exterior inspections and limited interior inspections until further notice. Call the Construction Official at 732-502-5722 to discuss inspection needs and determine capabilities. The Code Enforcement Department will be providing preliminary virtual inspections for Certificate of Occupancy and Transfer of Title needs. Full inspections will be required at a later date once Asbury Park is provided clearance to do so from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. For details on Certificate of Occupancy and Transfer of Title preliminary virtual inspections, visit www.cityofasburypark.com/codeenforcement or call 732-502-5740.

Asbury Park authorities have issued the following statement: "Effective immediately, Asbury Park boardwalk will be closed to the public until further notice to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Asbury Park beaches will remain open for now, but are subject to closure should social distancing guidelines not be followed. Access across the boardwalk to the beach will be available at First, Third and Sunset avenues. Access to the beach will also be available at Deal Lake Drive."

NEW: The Mayor’s Rodeo for Recreation has been postponed to Sept. 24, The Easter Parade on April 12 is cancelled. All city events scheduled for April are cancelled.

The state has ordered child care centers to close unless serving children of essential workers.

These eateries are offering pickup and/or delivery: Toast, MOGO, Pasta Volo, DJ's Delights, Belmonte's, Modine, Cardinal Provisions, Sweet Dani B Cookie Kitchen, Reyla, Barrio Costero, Amici Gelato & Café, Frank's Deli

The Kula Cafe will be closed until further notice. The Kula Urban Farm is closed to all visitors and for all public events. The team continues to work the farm and is donating our harvest to local feeding programs.

Asbury Park Police, Fire and EMS are seeking donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), specifically surgical and dust masks. "We are in critical need of PPE for the men and women working to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus," according to a message from the city. "Anyone willing to donate equipment, including surgical and dust masks for patients being transported, is asked to please e-mail fire@cityofasburypark.com.

New Jersey Executive Order No. 107 directs all residents to stay at home until further notice. The order provides for certain exceptions, such as obtaining essential goods or services, seeking medical attention, visiting family or close friends, reporting to work, or engaging in outdoor activities.

All city government meetings for the rest of March have been cancelled, including a March 30 Planning Board to discuss the pending beach club application.

State officials have indefinitely closed all personal care businesses that cannot comply with social distancing guidelines. This includes barber shops, hair salons, spas, nail and eyelash salons, tattoo parlors and social clubs.

The general public will be excluded from Asbury Park City Council meetings until further notice. The public will be able to view all Asbury Park Council meetings by live audio streaming via Zoom or YouTube. Links for the audio stream utilizing Zoom and YouTube will be posted on the city's website, cityofasburypark.com. Members of the public will be able to offer public comment during relevant portions of the meeting by calling the number associated with the Zoom link, which will be published on the website the day of the meeting. (H/T patch.com)

The City of Asbury Park has ordered that all municipal facilities, including City Hall, be closed to the public until further notice. Officials say city business continues to be conducted by telephone and online.

The Asbury Park Senior Center is staying open but all outside events and trips have been cancelled.

Alternate side of the street parking regulations are suspended until at least March 30. Metered parking has also been suspended.

The Asbury Park School District is closed and will tentatively re-open April 20.

While schools are closed, residents 18 and younger of Asbury Park can pick up meals between 10 am and 1 pm at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 1200 Bangs Ave., or Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, 600 Monroe Ave.

The Stone Pony, Wonder Bar, Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre are closed for an unspecified period of time due to the virus emergency. The Grand Arcade between the Paramount and Convention Hall is also closed to the public.

Langosta Lounge, Pop's Garage and Asbury Park Yacht Club are closed until further notice. Porta, Brickwall and Pascal & Sabine have chosen to close entirely while the emergency declaration is in effect. Tim McLoone's Bar & Grill and Asbury Park's Robinson Ale House are also closed.

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon has created a web site where government notices about the virus fight can be read.

The government of the State of New Jersey has ordered the following:

  • All casinos, concert venues, nightclubs, racetracks, gyms, fitness centers and classes, movie theaters, and performing arts centers will be closed to the public beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. and remain closed as long as this Order remains in effect;
  • All restaurant establishments, with or without a liquor or limited brewery license, are limited to offering delivery and/or take out-services only.
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