New Jersey Firemen’s Home reports 22 Guests with COVID-19 outbreak

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BOONTON — The New Jersey Firemen’s Home has 22 guests as of this date who have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition 15 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Their website stated “The numbers change daily. Please refer to this website for current information. The above guests and staff have been isolated or quarantined pending further testing and medical care as needed.”

The Firemen’s Home will continue to implement additional safety measures to protect guests and staff as additional guidance is provided by the New Jersey Department of Health.

Founded in 1898, the facility is the only licensed health care facility in the state dedicated to providing long term care and residential health care services to all who have served as fire fighters in the state.

As of Wednesday Morris County has 3,525 confirmed COVID-19 cases, raising the state total of confirmed cases to 71,030. There were also 212 deaths in Morris County; new Jersey has a total number of fatalities to date to 3,156.

For a complete list of cases in Morris County click here. (Editors Note: The State Department of Health is reporting more cases in Morris County than Morris County is reporting)