WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Mayor Keith Kazmark Thursday evening announced that the Borough has been advised by the County Health Officer of four additional positive COVID-19 tests of Woodland Park residents.
This follows the first positive test of a resident which was reported on Sunday, March 15 and brings the total confirmed cases to five.
- The first new case is an 84-year-old man who is hospitalized
- The second is a 74-year-old woman who remains ill in home quarantine
- The third is a 21-year-old man who is now asymptomatic and is recovering (different individual than case one, who was also a 21-year-old man)
- The fourth is a 62-year-old healthcare worker who remains ill in home quarantine
The Borough's first reported case was on Sunday of a 21-year-old male who is quarantined at home and is is asymptomatic.
"It is anticipated that the number of positive cases will continue to rise as testing becomes more readily available to the public," Kazmark said. "These increases should not create panic or overly alarm anyone."
The Mayor stresses that residents should stay home and eliminate as much contact with others outside the home as possible. "Social distancing is the only way in which to reduce your risk and exposure to contracting the virus," he said.
Anyone exhibiting any symptoms of illness should first consult their personal doctor.
The County of Passaic is working with Federal and State officials to soon open a COVID-19 Screening Pod at the campus of William Paterson University in Wayne. More information will follow, however to be tested you will require a doctor’s order.