PATERSON, NJ - After two weeks in self-isolation following a positive test for COVID-19, Mayor Andre Sayegh was back on the frontline Thursday. In a Facebook post from St. Joseph’s Health Sayegh announced that the City of Paterson was donating 200 isolation gowns to the “frontline warriors” including doctors, nurses, and paramedics. The donation comes just weeks after Sayegh authorized the donation of 15,000 surgical masks, 1000 N95 masks, “tons” of gloves, 500 digital thermometers, and 100 disposable stethoscopes.

“This is another opportunity to help our healthcare workers,” Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott said. “It’s not much, but a little bit is something.

Among the healthcare workers joining Sayegh at the socially distant gathering was Dr. Joseph Duffy who celebrated the donation saying that every time they feel like they’ve been “knocked down on our knees someone comes along and picks us up.”

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