FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and her family are among the 37 new cases of COVID-19 in Fanwood reported by the Westfield Regional Board of Health this week, bringing the borough's total positive cases to 360 since the pandemic began. The group is predominantly middle-aged closely split by gender.
The mayor informed residents in her weekly email newsletter on Friday:
It has been a long three weeks with each of us presenting differently, and we are all on the road to recovery. However, I will share with you that it hit with such a vengeance that I urge every one of you to follow the protocols by wearing a mask, washing your hands and observing social distance.
Vaccination distribution is ramping up and you will find details on how to secure your spot in line below. Our Police, Fire and Rescue services are currently accessing their vaccines and while not complete, I’m pleased this effort is underway. Our first responders all deserve the best protection we can give them as they put themselves and their health on the line for us every day.
Following the holiday motto of “Make it a day on, not a day off” the program will focus on the good works we can do for one another to make a more equitable society.
Now more than ever we all good positive energy and participating in this year's MLK Day of service a way to improve our community in the honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.