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.
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.