Mayor Zitt confirms the first coronavirus case in Guttenberg

March 23, 2020
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR TOWN OF GUTTENBERG

Dear Guttenberg Resident,

I was informed this afternoon by our Health Official that one of our residents has tested positive for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our thoughts are with this resident and family.
The resident is a 26-year-old male and is currently recovering at home.
The Health Department is currently working to conduct a thorough investigation to identify other individuals with whom the resident may have come in contact. Officials will then contact them in order to provide the necessary support and guidance.
Guttenberg is a strong community, but this confirmed case is a reminder to us all that we are not immune from current public health concerns. However, all residents can make deliberate efforts to flatten the curve of virus transmission by practicing social distancing. It is similarly important that those with questions seek appropriate guidance and medical care at the direction of primary care physicians.
Please continue to support one another during a challenging time for our local, state, and national communities. Be certain to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, the New Jersey Department of Health, and Town of Guttenberg.
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.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Very trul yours,

WAYNE D. ZITT, JR. MAYOR

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