ESSEX COUNTY — Sheriff Armando Fontoura has provided an update regarding his current condition after contracting COVID-19 a few weeks ago. Below is his full statement:

"I take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of my friends, neighbors and partners in law enforcement and government for their well wishes via emails, text messages and telephone calls as I continue to recover from Covid-19.  I am especially grateful for all their prayers.  While the past two weeks have been very difficult, my doctors tell me I am well on the way to full recovery.  I will spend the next few days working, as I have been, from home.  I am eager to rejoin our department's valiant officers on the front lines of this deadly pandemic and, hopefully, that will happen this week.  I send my prayers and condolences to all who have been impacted by this scourge and, I again, thank all of you who have stood in my corner."

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