Paterson to start virus testing for all seniors living in public housing

Paterson will begin testing all seniors who live in public housing for COVID-19.

News 12 Staff

May 10, 2020, 11:07 AM

Updated 1,440 days ago

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Paterson will begin testing all seniors who live in public housing for COVID-19.
The city has six senior living facilities run by the Paterson Housing Authority, which house more than 700 residents. Officials say there have been 14 confirmed virus-related deaths among that population.
Paterson also has many generations of families living together who often don't have space to quarantine if a relative gets infected.
"Older adults are at risk and protecting them is a priority," says Mayor Andre Sayegh.
Sayegh says he hopes this will stop the community spread of the virus.
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