WAYNE, NJ - The first presumptive positive case of the coronavirus has been found in Wayne, according to Wayne Mayor Chris Vergano.  The Mayor informed residents with a letter to the Township:

Dear Wayne Residents,

I regret to inform you that we have been informed by Passaic County Health Officials of the first presumptive positive COVID-19 test of a Wayne township resident.  

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The resident is a 71-year-old female and is currently admitted at Chilton Memorial Hospital for treatment.

We remain in constant contact with the Director of the County Health Department and our own Township Health Officer and will release additional information as it is provided and permitted to be released.

We must all be vigilant together in following the recommendations of Public Health Officials when it comes to social distancing, hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes and disinfecting common areas. Non-essential travel should be curtailed, and we should all stay at our homes as much as possible.   

Should you exhibit any symptoms of illness, consult your personal doctor to discuss treatment options.

Yesterday we issued a local state of emergency that included many new restrictions including the mandatory closing of the Willowbrook Mall. Please review at our township website at www.waynetownship.com for any updates and restrictions.

I ask everyone to please be patient as we continue to work to provide accurate information to the public.  Stay well and we will all get through this pandemic together.


Christopher P. Vergano