VERONA, NJ - Another Verona resident has tested positive for the COVID-19 according to Township Manager Matthew Cavallo.  This is the second positive test in Verona. The first was announced on Wednesday.  

The first case was a 62-year-old male who  is currently admitted at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center for treatment.  The second case is a 50-year-old female who is under quarantine at home.

The release stated:  

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Unfortunately, it is anticipated that the number of positive cases will continue to rise as testing becomes more readily available to the public. These increases should not create panic or overly alarm anyone. However, we must all take responsible actions. As it is inevitable that the number of cases will rise, it will be impossible for me to notify the Township at large of every positive case. We will make every attempt to keep the Township’s website up to date with the status of positive cases in Verona,.

I want to stress to every resident the importance of staying home with your family and eliminating contact with others outside your home. Social distancing is the only way in which to reduce your risk and exposure to contracting the virus. Should you exhibit any symptoms of illness, consult your personal healthcare provider to discuss treatment.

The County of Essex is working with Federal and State officials to soon open a COVID-19 Screening POD. More information will follow. Working together, we will come through this, however we must all be vigilant in remaining apart for the time being.