Five Additional Confirmed COVID—19 Related Deaths
Mayor Carolyn Blackman and the Town of Dover Health Department jointly announce the unfortunate confirmation of the death of five (5) additional Dover residents as a result of COVID-19.
Mayor Blackman stated, “It is with a very heavy heart that we, as a community, have now lost thirty-nine (39) members of our community in this world-wide pandemic. The Board of Aldermen and I extend our hearts and our hands to the surviving families, friends, and other loved ones who are suffering due to their loss; I offer them mysupport, 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 862-210-4036if we can offer any assistance.
I cannot stress enough that everyone is susceptible to COVID-19. The tragic death of these individuals demonstrate the critical importance and understanding how impactful COVID-19 is to each of us.”
Now, more than ever, as the number of our confirmed positive cases continue to increase and our death toll is rising, I implore everyone in our community to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders for our collective safety:
If you are sick:
If your children are sick:
Until a vaccine is developed, these are the best tools available to reduce the spread of infection. Blackman also recommends wearing a mask when leaving the home to conduct essential business, such as obtaining food or seeking medical care.
Blackman continued, “On behalf of the Board of Aldermen and the entire administration, I want to thank everyone who is staying put and venturing out only for essential business. I also want to thank our business owners who have been diligently 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.
While there is no doubt this crisis will have a long-lasting impact on the culture of our nation, I am confident that ultimately as a nation, state, and town, we will prevail and make necessary changes to our lifestyles and preparedness to limit future outbreaks; however, at least some of that begins now. Please stay safe by staying home.”