3 Hudson County parks workers test positive for COVID-19, 90 subsequent tests negative

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Three Hudson County Parks Division workers have tested positive for COVID-19, though 90 subsequent tests related to contact tracing have all come back negative.

Lincoln Park in Jersey City. Screenshot via YouTube.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We do now have three county workers from the Parks Division who have reported positive tests for COVID19,” said county spokesman Jim Kennelly.

He added that two of the employees work out of Lincoln Park in Jersey City, while the other works out of Mercer Park in Bayonne, stressing that they all work outdoors, not in an office.

“Approximately 90 people who could have come in contact with them were tested. No positive tests from this trace group came back positive. Cleaning/disinfecting of equipment and storage spaces these individuals may have been in contact with has been carried out,” Kennelly added.

Furthermore, the county official said the trio of workers who tested positive are now in a 14-day self-quarantine and will not be able to return to work without testing negative and having a doctor’s note stating they are fit to return.

Last week, an employee of the Hudson County Division of Welfare’s Fraud Unit tested positive for the coronavirus, but Kennelly said today that no further related cases had developed since then.