This afternoon marks the first time since March 23rd that there have been no active cases of COVID-19 in Guttenberg, Mayor Wayne Zitt said in a letter to residents.
“I am pleased to report that as of this afternoon, and for the first time since March 23, 2020, we have NO active cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Guttenberg. I know I speak for the entire Town Council in thanking each of your for the efforts you have made over the past three months,” Zitt wrote.
“This has proven to be an extremely difficult time for all but I, as we all should be, am extremely proud of our community for coming together in support of one another. A special thank you is also sent to all those on the frontlines: healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers. We are truly appreciative of the service you provide.”
The mayor continued that while today marks an important milestone, he noted that the fight is not over, noting that social distancing and other best practices to prevent the spread of the coronavirus should be practiced.
This afternoon, Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said that indoor dining would not resume this Thursday as originally planned, due to spikes in COVID-19 cases in other states – as well as select locations down the shore in New Jersey.
The state Department of Health revealed today that Hudson County has accounted for 18,838 cases of the coronavirus and 1,278 deaths, both the second most in the state by county.