MONTCLAIR, NJ - According to Montclair Health Department officials, there are three positive cases of COVID-19 in Montclair.
Officials announced on Friday, that two additional presumptive positive COVID-19 cases in Montclair have now brought the total number of township individuals testing positive to three.
A 77-year-old female and a 60-year-old male, who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 13, are both are being treated at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside hospital. On Thursday, a 66-year-old female was also being treated at Mountainside Hospital after testing positive.
According to a release Montclair Health Department officials state, "The Health Department is following the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) protocols and guidelines and is in the process of working on contact tracing. At this point, the cases appear to be unrelated. No further information is available at this time."
Additional details from the Montclair Health Department are below:
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.
The Health Department reminds the public to practice proper hygiene:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after you cough or sneeze
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, and remember to throw the tissue into the trash
- Avoid close contact with sick people
- Stay home if you are sick
Symptoms to monitor include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you experience any symptoms, please contact your medical care provider. This information may change with further notices from the NJDOH.