MORRISTOWN, NJ - The first case of COVID-19 in Morristown has been confirmed, announced Morristown officials.

According to an update from the Mayor and Morristown's Town Council, a Morris County resident who works at the Shalom Yeladim Nursery School in Morristown has tested positive for the virus.

The Town of Morristown and the nursery school are working to notify parents and employees who may have had contact with the employee. Children and employees are asked to stay home and self isolate for 14 days, they said. 

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“I’m saddened to hear that this serious disease has now affected members of our immediate community,” said Mayor Timothy Dougherty from Morristown. “The im- pact on these families and this house of worship sho- uld remind us that we cannot anticipate how this virus might directly impact anyone. We remind everyone to heed the recommendations of our health officials by taking precautions and practicing social distancing.”

Persons who develop symptoms are urged to call their healthcare provider. The building has been closed to permit for cleaning and disinfection in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

 

EDITOR'S NOTE:  This story has been updated.  Contrary to initial information provided to TAPinto, the employee has not been admitted to Morristown Medical Center, as was previously reported.

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