First Case of Coronavirus Reported in Mountain Lakes

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MOUNTAIN LAKES —Borough Manager Mitchell Stern sent out a press release reporting the Bloomfield Health Department informed the Mountain Lakes Office of Emergency Management that one of the borough’s residents has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Health Department is currently working to conduct a thorough investigation into the case and to identify other individuals with whom the patient may have come in contact. Health officials will then contact them in order to provide the necessary support and guidance.

“Our thoughts are with this resident and family. Due to HIPAA regulations we have no additional information about this resident,” Stern’s release read.

“Mountain Lakes is a strong community, however, this confirmed case is a reminder to all that we are not immune to current public health concerns. All residents should make deliberate efforts to flatten the curve of virus transmission by practicing social distancing,” he said.