The Municipality of Princeton has joined the list of Mercer County towns that have closed their municipal buildings to the public to avoid spreading COVID-19.
All Princeton municipal offices, with the exception of the Police Department, are closed to the public through at least March 20. Essential employees will report to work, according to the March 17 announcement by the town’s Office of Emergency Management and Mayor Liz Lempert.
Princeton has two municipal buildings – Monument Hall, which is the former Princeton Borough Hall, and Witherspoon Hall, which is the former Princeton Township Municipal Building.
In addition to closing its municipal offices, Princeton has closed its municipal playgrounds and sandboxes until further notice. Temporary fencing will be installed around the playgrounds and sandboxes.
The municipal parks will remain open for visitors who want to walk, jog, hike or ride their bicycles on the trails.
Princeton also has suspended its parking meter regulations and on-street parking regulations until further notice.
Princeton is not the only town that has closed its municipal building to the public.
Hopewell Township has closed its municipal building to the public through March 27. Hopewell Borough, Pennington Borough and Hightstown Borough have shut their municipal buildings to the public until further notice. All are encouraging residents to call or visit the town’s website.
Lawrence Township has taken a different approach, closing its municipal building on Thursday and Friday through March 27. It is open Monday through Wednesday, but residents are encouraged to call or email municipal departments if they have a question.