SUMMIT, NJ - Telling TAPinto Summit via text message that he was 'finally on the road to recovery" after what he termed was a "nasty two weeks," Summit Chief of Police Robert Weck is thanking the community for its support since his positive coronavirus diagnosis was disclosed on April 1.

in a statement release today via the City of Summit Press Office, Weck stated, "I would like to thank the entire Summit community for its expressions of support and concern for me during my recovery from the COVID-19 coronavirus. Hearing from so many of you certainly helped me get through this extremely difficult time, and I am happy to say that I am on my way to a full recovery. Once again, the Summit community demonstrates why it is an amazing place to live and work."

Weck added, "I also want to thank the Summit Police Department, all the first responders and essential staff for their dedication and professionalism throughout these turbulent times. I encourage everyone to stay at home and practice social distancing. Working together by staying apart, we will control the spread of this virus. It is definitely a serious matter. Please stay safe and be well.”

Accordiing to the City, Weck began to experience flu-like symptoms around March 22. He immediately sought medical attention and began to self-quarantine. A test for COVID-19 was administered on March 24.