MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty did a video message earlier on Tuesday for residents. Mayor Dougherty emphasized that although town offices are not open to the public, they are open. Just call, he said.

"There are 58 cases (in Morristown) as of yesterday", Dougherty told residents. " Fifty-three percent ranged from the ages of 18-46".

According to state officials, those numbers climbed to 64 as of Tuesday March 31.

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Mayor Dougherty stressed that it is not just the older generation that is getting sick, but the younger generation as well. 

"We need to use common sense and continue to practice social distancing", he said. "Everyone is going to want to go out. Everyone is going to want to enjoy the nice weather. The weekend looks like it will be in the 60's and sunny. But it is important that we recognize that social distancing isn't just staying 8 feet behind the couple of people walking in front of you. It's important that we really try to stay home as much as we can. Only go out for essential needs'.

Mayor Dougherty is urging people to continue these practices through the month of April.

"I know it's tough to stay in and stay home on a constant basis", he said. "Continue practicing social distancing, keep an eye on your neighbor, help a senior out and if you need anything, call the office at 973-292-6629"

"Be safe", he concluded.


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