Update: Correction to number of Residents hospitalized. There are seven Wayne Residents hospitalized, not nine as originally reported. Thank you to June Veenstra for pointing out this error.
WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano posted his daily coronavirus update and told the Township that there are now nine Wayne Residents who are being treated for the virus in local hospitals.
“As of today, we have seven residents being treated for COVID-19 in local hospitals,” Vergano said, then reminded the town that he cannot give out anyone’s personal information.
“The number of deaths reported continued to stay at two,” said Vergano. “Our hearts go out to their families during this time of need.”
Vergano reported an additional twenty-one positive results bringing the Town’s cumulative positives to one-hundred and ninety.
The ages of the males who tested positive
Ages of females who tested positive
“The New Jersey economic development authority has a COVID-19 economic Relief Fund package,” announced Vergano. “Details and information and eligibility requirements for these new programs such as: Small business emergency assistance; Small business loan program; and Programs to mobilize capital for micro-, small- and medium-sized businesses.”
“I am pleased today to announce the formation of a new Wayne-based group called FLAG of Wayne and that stands for Frontline Appreciation Group,” said Vergano. “I spent an hour on the phone last night with some very motivated residents who want to help those people working on the frontline of this pandemic. They're already providing meals for local hospitals, first aid squads, nurses, doctors and anyone else involved in the front lines.”
“Donations can be made through Venmo on their Facebook page which is FLAG of Wayne,” he said. “100% of the funds are used to provide meals utilizing our local restaurants to help to stimulate the local economy while providing much needed food to all of our people working in hospitals.”
He then announced that Randi London, one of the group’s founders will be talking on the Mayor’s update tomorrow.
“I believe it's important to continue to share information to our residents, especially our teens, on how to keep your lungs and immune system healthy,” he said next. “To that end, the Wayne Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse recommends a series of videos and from the following website: ParentsAgainstVaping.org/teens
“Our golf courses continued to be closed,” announced the Mayor. “We removed twenty people playing golf yesterday from one of our courses. This is a total waste of police manpower. This time was a warning; the next time will not be a warning.”
To watch the entire video, click here: https://www.waynetownship.com/message-from-the-mayor.html