Coronavirus Updates

The Princeton Mercer Convention & Visitors Bureau is actively monitoring developments surrounding the Coronavirus as the health and safety of visitors to Mercer County is paramount. 

On Monday, May 18, Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey had moved in to Phase 1 of a multi-phased approach called, "The Road Back" which will lift restrictions over time based on six key principles.  See details of each phase here, and the six key principles here.

Gov. Murphy continues to stress the importance of social distancing, wearing face masks, frequent hand washing, and limiting groups to 10 people or less. 

PMCVB would remind anyone looking to go out enjoy Mercer County to always check the website of your intended destination for changes in hours, new guidelines, or restrictions.

Phased-in businesses may include:

  • Non-essential, but easiest to safeguard, work activities at physical locations if they meet safeguarding and modification guidelines. For example, non-essential construction with protections.
  • Some non-essential retail may open with significant modifications. For example, curbside pickup.
  • All workers who can work from home continue to work from home even if their industry is reopening. For example, an office manager for a construction company.

Phased-in activities include State and county parks, non-essential construction, curbside retail, drive-in activities, beaches, and elective surgeries. 

Reopened with limitations (official press releases linked):

  • Car, Motorcycle, and Boat dealerships, and Bicycle Shops (5/19)
    • ​Fishing and watercraft rental businesses (5/16)
  • Community Gardens (5/18)
  • Outdoor Recreation Businesses (5/18)
  • Lakes & Lakeshores (5/14)
  • State Parks & Forests (4/29)
  • County Parks (4/29)
  • Golf Courses (4/29, and 5/18)

PMCVB is committed to ensuring the safety and health of our residents, partners, tourists, visitors and staff, and will provide you with tourism-related updates, as we closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak in our state and throughout the country.

We are all in this together and we will get through it together soon! 

We invite you to visit us virtually and explore some online tours and other socially-distant approved family fun throughout our site! Plus, support our local restaurants! See who is open for take-out!


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We look forward to seeing you soon!


COVID-19 Resources

The links below offer the most up to date information regarding travel and cases and will keep you apprised of any significant new developments.

Take everyday precautions

  • Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid contact with others
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing


New Jersey Resources

The state of NJ has a 24 Hour Public Hotline 1-800-222-1222 trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer questions about coronavirus. The call is free.

Coronavirus Factsheet

New Jersey Department of Health Recommendations

Information for Schools and Businesses

Information for Communities and the General Public

New Jersey Department of Tourism

Mercer County COVID-19 Updates - A Community Collaboration of Princeton Public Library, the Municipality of Princeton and Princeton Public Schools.

- List of what is open in Princeton

- Mayor's Daily Update



Local Business Resources

Here are some helpful links with the latest official information and procedural guidance for businesses to operate

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