By CBSNewYork Team

HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork)SantaCon is coming to town in Hoboken.

With COVID-19 concerns, the city’s mayor has issued executive action to keep Saturday’s bar crawl as safe as possible.

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All businesses are required to check patrons for proof of vaccination with a deadline for the shots dating back at least two weeks.

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Police officers are also out making sure bars are following the rules.

Gov. Phil Murphy says more than 6,300 confirmed COVID cases were reported statewide Saturday, along with 33 deaths.

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The rate of transmission in New Jersey stands at 1.21%. Any transmission rate above 1% indicates that the pandemic is expanding.

CBSNewYork Team