NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city has declared a Code Blue alert and will open shelter from the evening of Sunday, Feb. 21 through the morning of Monday, Feb 22.

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.

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

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

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.

No food or drink will be permitted.

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

The overnight low in New Brunswick is expected to reach about 21 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. There is a chance of light snow and rain Monday afternoon.

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.