MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty, on Thursday August 27, gave an update to the community. First, Mayor Dougherty announced that a Burnham Pool employee has tested positive for COVID-19.  

Mayor Dougherty wanted to let community members know that the risk to patrons is low. 

"Based on the public heath investigation, the risk to pool patrons is considered very low", said Dougherty. 

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He reinforced that on site sanitation is performed hourly, cleaning and sanitizing high traffic areas.

The pool which has been closed for two days, plans to reopen Friday August 28.

"The town has followed the CDC and state guidelines at the pool, throughout the summer, to ensure the safety of our staff and patrons," he said. 

Resident with questions, can call the Morristown Health Department at 973-796-1975.


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