MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade is on, announced officials. Mayor Tim Dougherty met with parade officials and the decision has been made to move ahead and hold the parade in Morristown this coming Saturday, March 14.
“We want everyone to be on the same page,” said Mayor Dougherty. “Don’t kiss anyone you don’t know. Carry sanitizer if you have it. Wash your hands throughout the day. Take the same precautions you would if you had the flu. And be sure to follow the guidance of local health officials and the CDC.”
The Town will keep residents and businesses up-to-date as more information becomes available.
"We understand there is growing concern around the virus and are suggesting all residents of Morristown follow the following steps to ensure your family is prepared," said officials.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
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