TEANECK, N.J. — The mayor of Teaneck, New Jersey is asking residents to self-quarantine after a cluster of positive coronavirus tests came up in the town.
“Teaneck COVID-19 cases are not coming from any one community,” said Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin in a Facebook post. “It is coming from all communities. Be safe, self-quarantine, sign up for alets, wash your hands and disinfect your homes and cars.”
“In an e-mail to residents, Deputy Mayor Elle Katz urged caution.
“Please remember to be a good neighbor and check in on our senior population and others who may need assistance,” Katz wrote. “Teaneck will be implementing some very drastic measures in the next 24 hours to encourage and ensure that our residents are “self quarantining”.
“Out of 31 cases in Bergen County, 18 are reported from Teaneck. Our Municipal Building will not be open to the public, parks, playgrounds, basketball & tennis courts will be closed, restaurants are being asked to limit to take out/delivery only, shopping in Teaneck should be done by one person from your family, township ordinance parking restrictions lifted and there will be other measures that will be put in place on Sunday morning.”
“Please take this very seriously, but do not panic. We want to protect you and every Teaneck resident.”
Gov. Phil Murphy announced a total of 18 positive tests had come up in Teaneck in a conference call Saturday. There are 69 “presumptive positive” tests in New Jersey with one death and 31 “presumptive positive” tests in Bergen County, where Teaneck is located.