Update on Secaucus' First Confirmed Case of Coronavirus
By Staff Writer, Posted 03-19-2020
As reported here earlier today, Secaucus' first confirmed case of the Novel Coronavirus was announced by town officials this morning. It has now been disclosed that the patient is a 32 year old woman. Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli issued the following statement on the matter.
"This morning I was informed that a resident in Secaucus has tested positive for the coronavirus. Frankly, this is something we fully expected to happen, and we will certainly have more positive results as testing progresses. This is not a cause for panic. All the work my Administration and staff have done was in preparation for this. The policies we have put in place, limitations on businesses, closing of town facilities, cancellation of events, etc., all have been in preparation for this. Our current policies and procedures were developed in close consultation with our Health Officer as well as other local, County and State officials. This situation is unprecedented and ever changing, therefore, I will continue to consult our experts and our policies will be amended as needed to ensure the safety of our residents and business community. This is my priority."
No further information about the patient is available at this time.