MONTCLAIR, NJ - As of Thursday, there have been five confirmed COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus-related deaths in Montclair, officials confirm.
According to a release, the Montclair Department of Health and Human Services reports the current number of positive COVID-19 cases in Montclair is five.
Officials wrote, "Two of the positive cases have expired – one a township resident and the other a resident of a long-term care facility. Both were inpatients at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside hospital. Both had multiple chronic conditions."
Further information cannot be released while notifications to family members and close contacts are pending.
The Board of Education employee who has tested positive is not a Montclair resident, officials clarified. Investigations are being conducted for individuals who have been determined to have been in close contact with this person.
The Montclair Health Department understands the public’s concerns about COVID-19 and is working closely with the NJDOH and the CDC to monitor and respond to the situation.
As COVID-19 circumstances evolve, we will continually monitor the situation, adjusting our plans and communications as recommended by:
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- NJ Department of Health (NJDOH)
For township cancellations, closures, and operations changes, visit the COVID-19 updates section of the website.