By Anne Levin
As the COVID-19 virus situation continues to evolve, Princeton’s streets and gathering places grow quieter. Some key community services which have curtailed or temporarily closed during the crisis are included here. Restaurants are closed for indoor dining until further notice from the state of New Jersey, but many are offering takeout and delivery.
Princeton Public Library issued a statement this week announcing closure through March 29, when the situation will be reassessed. “This decision was made in consultation with municipal officials and in consideration of the well-being of our staff and community,” the statement reads. “Materials will not be accepted for return while the library is closed, and fees and fines will be waived. The library’s book drops will be unavailable during the closure, and customers are asked not to leave books or other materials on library premises. While the building is closed, library card holders can still access a broad range of digital resources including e-books, audiobooks, movies, music, tutorials, and research tools through the library’s website. For updates, see the library website at princetonlibrary.org.”
The Arts Council of Princeton is closed through March 29, when it will reassess the situation.
SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals, is open but operating with staff only, no volunteers. Approved adoptions are by appointment only, and the application can be completed online. The organization will not be accepting household items such as sheets, towels, used pet beds, and newspaper at this time, though canned food, litter, toys, treats, and kitten supplies can be left outside the front doors (1010 Route 601, Montgomery) during business hours. more