WAYNE, NJ – In today’s coronavirus update video, Mayor Chris Vergano mentioned that it was the first day of Passover and also his and his wife’s thirtieth wedding anniversary. “I know that this year will be different due to social distancing, and I know this is the new norm,” he said.
“I had expected that my wife Deneen and I would be sitting on a beach with our toes in the sand, drinking some fruity drinks today,” said the Mayor with a wry smile. “Clearly that’s not going to happen.”
“This virus is not only controlling Wayne Township, it’s controlling the world,” said Vergano. “This is the new norm, and we need everyone to participate by staying away from each other. It’s the best routine to get this virus away.”
The Mayor then announced thirty-one new positive cases bringing the cumulative total to 453. The state of New Jersey does not report the negative numbers to the Township so it is unknown how many have tested negative. He did add: “Of the 453, because this has been going on for weeks now, many have recovered and are back in the community.”
The new cases include seventeen men and fourteen women, and their average age is fifty-seven. The range is five years old to ninety-six years old. Ten Wayne residents are being treated at local hospitals and the death count remains at three.
Vergano reiterated that all Township parks were closed and also mentioned High Mountain Park. “The police is now enforcing this order and will be escorted off the parkland,” he said.
Governor Murphy, during his press conference today announced an executive order that all customer and employees of essential businesses where a cloth mask when in these buildings.
“The positive numbers continue to climb, which is what we expect,” said Vergano. “The only way we’re going to get through this is if we stay six-feet away from each other.”
To watch the entire video, click here: https://www.waynetownship.com/message-from-the-mayor.html
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