In light of many families suffering, on March 16, the Princeton Children’s Fund (PCF) established an emergency coronavirus relief fund to help local Princeton families in need of financial support during the unprecedented crisis.
A University spokesperson updated The Daily Princetonian that the “sole student” who had tested positive on campus has “met the critical criteria for discontinuation of isolation” and has since left campus.
The sixth Princeton resident to test positive recently returned from a trip to Spain and developed symptoms while in isolation in the United States. The seventh was a “close contact” of an attendee of the Feb. 29 house party affiliated with all other positive test results in Princeton.
The second staff member possibly exposed to the virus at an off-campus gathering is still self-isolating — with their result still pending. The undergraduate student tested for COVID-19 yesterday after exhibiting flu-like symptoms also “continues to remain in isolation.”
“We live in a small, interconnected town,” Lempert wrote. “The University and larger community are tied together in multiple ways. So when we put social distancing protocols in place, it makes it more challenging to meet and interact with each other and the general energy level in the town feels quieter.”
Among the candidates competing for the two open seats on the town council are incumbent council members David Cohen and Leticia Fraga, along with newcomer Dina Shaw. Mark Freda is currently the sole candidate running for mayor to succeed Mayor Liz Lempert, the incumbent who has decided not to run for a third term.
On Feb. 10, the U.S. Department of Justice sued the state of New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gubir Grewal over the state’s Immigrant Trust Directive. Enacted in 2018, the Directive limits how much state, county, and local law enforcement officers can assist federal immigration authorities.
Angel Gonzalez-Hernandez was arrested and charged with robbery, simple assault, and terroristic threats, while Jose Bran-Gonzalez was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of marijuana under 50 grams.
According to Princeton Chief of Police Nicholas Sutter, the official program is intended for implementation by July 2020 after a final decision to purchase the equipment is established and released to the public.
The resolution begins by outlining the United States’ history of accepting migrants and points to Princeton’s “long and proud history of welcoming immigrants of all backgrounds into our community.” It goes on to condemn what it refers to as “inhuman treatment of migrants at our borders.”
On Jan. 18, the University Art Museum opened a new art installment, entitled “Creation Myths,” at the recently renovated Bainbridge House, located on 158 Nassau Street. The installment, composed of four pieces by contemporary artist Hugh Hayden, is set to be displayed until June 7, 2020.
The Princeton Council held a meeting in the Whig Senate Chamber on May 8, the first town council meeting ever held on the University campus. Students and Council members discussed a number of issues facing the University and the town, as well as possibilities for collaboration between the two entities.