First Confirmed COVID-19 Confirmed
At a press conference in Witherspoon Hall Friday afternoon, Princeton Health Officer Jeff Grosser confirmed that the town has its first positive case of COVID-19. The infected individual is a 49-year-old woman who is on staff at Princeton University.
Mayor Liz Lempert said the town is now under a state of emergency as efforts to contain the virus go into high gear. All scheduled public meetings of Princeton’s boards, committees, and commissions, including the planning and zoning boards, are canceled through April 5, as are meetings of Princeton Council. All municipally sponsored events are canceled through April 30, and all Princeton agencies will coordinate with the Office of Emergency Management. Lempert said the public is urged to use online resources to pay taxes, utility bills, licenses, and conduct any government business that can be done online.