MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty provided residents with a daily update on Friday April 17. Mayor Dougherty started the update by announcing that Morristown was up 12 in regards to positive COVID-19 numbers.

"I did some reaching out", Dougherty said when speaking of the increase in positive cases. "Because of the increase testing, in the county, we will have some more positives".

The mayor continues to stress the importance of physical and social distancing. Keep your distance, wash hands, and wear your face masks, he said.

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"I am encouraging all people who are up and down South Street to wear a mask", said Dougherty. "i know its tough for joggers, but people are concerned".

If you don't have one, the Mayor said you can call 973-292-6604 or email for a mask.

"According to the hospital, we have plateaued", said Dougherty. "Which is good news".

"If you have a health issue, please don't hesitate to call your doctor", he said. "And if it's a health issue that you need to go to the hospital for, and you're afraid to go, because of concerns of COVID-19, don't. The hospital is prepared".



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