SADDLE BROOK, NJ – A 90-year-old Saddle Brook man has died from complications due to coronavirus, according the Saddle Brook Mayor Bob White who issued a statement just minutes ago.

“I had hoped and prayed that Saddle Brook would be spared from this day, but sadly the day has come. A 90-year-old male resident has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)," Mayor White said in an email statement.

"First and foremost, on behalf of the Township, I express our deepest sympathy to his family and want to let them know that the community is praying for them. We are hoping that our thoughts and condolences bring them some comfort and ease their pain during this difficult time. I also want to assure all the residents of Saddle Brook that your local, county, and state governments are doing all we can to protect you and limit your exposure to the spread of the COVID-19," he said.

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White reiterated Gov. Phil Murphy and County Executive James Tedesco have both issued public health state of emergency declarations for New Jersey and Bergen County and have implemented guidelines and mandates for all to follow. 

White urged residents in Saddle Brook and surrounding communities "to comply with all the guidance from public health organizations and mandates set forth by Governor Murphy and County Executive Tedesco. I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of our Township employees for their dedication and commitment to the community, especially our emergency services personnel from our Police Department and Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps."