SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In an announcement from his email server list yesterday evening, Springfield Mayor Chris Capodice announced the first positive cases of Coronavirus in the Township of Springfield. 

"We have just received notice from our Township Health Officer, that 3 residents of our community were found positive with the coronavirus (COVID19)," The statement read in part.

These first positive results are just one household unit in town, and not a result representative of community spread.

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Capodice's statement also went on to say that the investigation includes those who have been in contact with the individuals who are positive, and as of this time there are no individuals who are symptomatic that are associated with this case.

The statement also noted that additional cases are likely to occur, which leads the township to recommend the continuation of basic public health prevention measures.