MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - In a letter on the Township website, officials announced that the Morris Township Health Department has confirmed that two township residents; have tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The two residents who have tested positive are both male; ages 66 and 70. Neither have been hospitalized and are only experiencing mild symptoms, said officials. They are recovering at home and will remain at home until they are fully recovered, they said. The Health Department will conduct a thorough investigation to identify others who may be at risk.
Officials stated that they will contact any potentially exposed individuals in order to provide them necessary support and guidance.
"Morris Township is a strong community, but these confirmed cases are a reminder to all that we are not immune to current public health concerns" stated officials." All residents should take deliberate and proactive efforts to flatten the curve of virus transmission by practicing social distancing and limiting higher-risk plans, like using public transportation, traveling, or attending large gatherings. Other guidelines include: washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, avoiding people who are sick, staying home if you are sick, covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow, throwing used tissues in the trash, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily.
Township officials ask that everyone still support each other during this time.
"We ask everyone to please be patient as we continue to work to provide accurate information to the public", said officials."Stay well and we will all get through this challenging situation together. Be on the lookout for further communications from your governing body in the near future.
"Our thoughts are with these residents and their families at this time," they said. "Our health professionals are at the ready to provide these individuals the resources they need to ensure a speedy recovery".
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