WESTFIELD, NJ — With 2,844 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey and 13 cases in Westfield, including one fatality, Westfield Police Chief Christopher Battiloro has set up a place for people to donate masks to help protect medical workers and first responders, the mayor announced Monday night.

“I’d ask everyone to check their homes and garages for any unused N95 masks you may have on hand from a renovation project, or to reach out to auto body and paint shops for masks that can go to our first responders and the medical staff at Overlook,” Brindle said in a statement.

The masks can be dropped off in a bin inside the vestibule of the police station, according to the announcement.

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“I’d also like to extend special thanks to resident Catherine Chen for her incredibly generous donation of 2,000 disposable surgical masks that we received today,” she said.

The newest confirmed coronavirus case in town, announced by Brindle on Monday, is a 54-year-old man who is managing symptoms at home. On Sunday night, the mayor wrote that a 91-year-old man who tested positive for the disease had died. State-wide, there have been 20 deaths, State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli reported Monday.

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