Trenton confirms 1st coronavirus case; mayor urges residents to stay home

Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora announced that the city has confirmed its first case of coronavirus.

News 12 Staff

Mar 18, 2020, 10:32 PM

Updated 1,531 days ago

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Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora announced that the city has confirmed its first case of coronavirus.
Gusciora said that the resident has self-quarantined at home. He says that the individual felt that they were exposed to the virus and immediately called their doctor for testing and stayed at home.
“This is how residents, if they do come in contact with the virus, should behave,” the mayor said. “Avoid contact and above all, disclose those who you have been in contact with for the last five days.”
Gusciora said that health officials were in the process of “contact tracing” and that anyone who is a risk of exposure would be contacted.
The mayor also urged all Trentonians to follow Gov. Phil Murphy’s social-distancing guidelines, by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying at home as much as possible.
He also asked Trenton residents to limit coming to City Hall. Trenton has set up a hotline for anyone who needs assistance or has questions about the virus at 609-989-3888.
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