MILLBURN, NJ — Yesterday afternoon, Millburn Mayor Jackie Lieberberg updated Millburn residents on the latest about COVID-19 cases in town, as well as other important information.

The full text of the email is below:

There are currently 117 confirmed patients with COVID 19 in Millburn Township. I am pleased to report that just over 50% of our resident patients have recovered.  Essex County is reporting 12,115 patients.

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Essex County will continue to test symptomatic residents in Weequahic Park on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Essex County plans to continue testing through the month of May, screening approximately 400-600 County resident each day of testing. Screenings are for Essex County residents only who are symptomatic of the Coronavirus and are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment—please visit www.EssexCOVID.org  where you will be required to answer a few questions  to determine your eligibility. If eligible, you will be given a confirmation number that you MUST bring to your designated appointment. Please call 973-324-9950 if you do not have internet service.

We are urging residents to not let their guard down.  Stay vigilant and maintain social distancing guidelines.  We are making great strides with our efforts and patience.  Hang in there and continue to comply by wearing a face coverings or masks in essential stores, social distancing in our parks, on our streets and on our sidewalks.  Please walk against traffic.  This significantly helps maintain social distancing where sidewalks don’t exist.  Residents - many of you have sent me emails regarding this topic, encourage your neighbors when you are walking to be mindful of the correct way, Follow the protocols.

Thank you to one of our senior residents, Maria Petrilli.  Thirty-five (35) years ago, the coat factory where Maria worked closed down and she was given some materials. Thankfully, it included huge rolls of elastic.  Maria has put that elastic to good use; making over 500 masks for senior citizens and hospitals in less than a month. Thank you Maria. Your generosity and hard work are very much appreciated!

If you need food or know someone that does, our pantry is open. Call Ana Millan the Township’s social worker at 973-535-7961 X 231.  All inquiries are confidential.

Millburn Short Hills Residents –Get some fresh air. Explore a new neighborhood. Prepare a new recipe. Make chocolate cake. Remember to keep your social distance. Thank you all for your continued support. We will get through this. Enjoy the springtime weather. Stay safe. Many thanks