MILLBURN, NJ — Yesterday afternoon, as part of her thrice-weekly update Millburn Mayor Jackie Lieberberg announced the latest COVID-19 totals at the local and county level.

"There are currently 124 confirmed patients with COVID-19 in Millburn Township," Lieberberg said. "I am pleased to report that many are recovering  and for that we are so very thankful."

Overall, Essex County is reporting 13,148 patients. 

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Additionally, Lieberberg reminded residents to take the following steps to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 :  

  • Continue to wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds
  • Social distance by keeping 6 feet between you and others that are not living with you
  • Wear a mask in essential businesses 
  • Do not gather, even if you are young.  You are not immune to contracting the disease and certainly neither are your loved ones
  • Continue to disinfect frequently touched surfaces. 

In order to keep safe while exercising, Lieberberg also shared the following steps:

  • Walk against the flow of traffic.  This means walk on the left- hand side of the road.  
  • Pick up after your pets.  This includes bringing all bags home for disposal in your household trash.  We are finding a lot of bags left on curbs. 
  • Everyone’s comfort level towards their neighbors varies greatly.  Give a wide berth --say a friendly hello.  I assure you it will go a long way.  

In addition, Lieberberg noted the township participation in Spirit Week, and mentioned the 50k Challenge, which residents can learn more about here.