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COVID-19 Update, 4/1/20- First Confirmed Dover Resident Death

Release Date: April 01, 2020

Mayor Carolyn Blackman and the Town of Dover Health Department jointly announce the death of a Dover resident confirmed as a result of COVID-19. 


Mayor Blackman stated, “It is with great sadness that we, as a community, have suffered our first loss in this world-wide pandemic.  The Board of Aldermen and I extend our deepest condolences to the surviving family members and other loved ones; I offer them my support, thoughts and prayers and wish them peace as they cope with this tragedy.  I ask the family to contact my administration via the COVID-19 Hotline at 862-210-4036 if we can offer any assistance.


The community is reminded that everyone is susceptible to COVID-19.  The tragic death of this individual demonstrates the seriousness of COVID-19 and the need for all of us to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for our collective safety.  Until a vaccine is developed, these are the best tools available to reduce the spread of infection. 


Blackman continued, “On behalf of the Board of Aldermen and my entire administration, I want to thank everyone who is staying put, following the guidelines and venturing out only for essential business.  I also want to thank our business owners who have been enforcing the Governor’s Orders and CDC guidelines.”


“It is imperative that we all remain calm, informed, and united during these challenging times.  While I cannot physically embrace you, I embrace you nonetheless, with my caring, support, and prayers as together we navigate the troubled, uncharted waters of this pandemic.  I am confident that we will emerge from this crisis more determined and united than ever.  May God continue to bless and give us strength during this difficult times”