NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In anticipation of plummeting overnight temperatures, the city has called for a Code Blue alert from the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 20 to the morning of Thursday, Jan. 21.

Unity Square Community Center at 81 Remsen Avenue will be open overnight as a warming center between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

The city will attempt to accommodate all guests, but space is limited.

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Doors will close at capacity or 9 p.m.

Due to COVID19 regulations, all guests are required to wear a face mask at all times and have their temperature checked.

Anyone in need of shelter or other social services can call 211 for assistance.

A cold snap is expected to settle over New Brunswick and the surrounding region, according to the National Weather Service. Overnight lows are expected to hit about 22 degrees.

When temperatures are expected to drop to 25 degrees or below, city officials declare a Code Blue to help protect the city’s most vulnerable population.