SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ-  The Sussex County Department of Health did not release any test results on Friday, April 10.  According to the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard, Sussex County has 413 positive test results and 26 deaths, as of their 1 p.m. update.

While the state and county numbers have not always matched up on a daily basis, this shows an additional six Sussex County residents have succumbed to the coronavirus.  An additional 23 residents have had positive test results.  There is still no testing in Sussex County.

New Jersey now has 54,588 residents test positive and 58,935 have tested negative.  New Jersey has lost 1,932 residents to COVID-19 according to the New Jersey Department of Health.

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Bergen County has 8,928 cases and 390 deaths.  Essex County has 6,580 patients and 352 deaths.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center there are 501,301 confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States, 28,837 Americans have recovered and 18,758 have lost their lives to COVID-19.

New York City has reported 5,820 deaths.  

The Governor released guidelines required for food markets, grocery stores, liquor stores, restaurant take-out/curbside/deliver employees. 

Some of the guidelines include:

  • Limiting the number of people in the store to 50% of the maximum capacity.
  • Allowing for special hours for high-risk patrons, when possible,
  • Putting up a barrier between customers and cashiers and baggers,
  • Hand washing and coughing and sneezing etiquette, proper tissue disposal,
  • Breaks for employees to wash hands,
  • Provide sanitization materials, such as hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes to staff and patrons,
  • Arrange for contactless pay options, pick-up and delivery where possible,
  • Frequent sanitization of high touch areas
  • Post signage at entrances to remind customers to stay six feet apart,
  • Place six feet marking for checkout lines,
  • Businesses must provide face coverings and gloves to employees
  • Require customers and workers to wear cloth face coverings with some exceptions, including children under two, medical condition

These rules were to go into effect as of 8 p.m. on Friday, April 10.