Additional COVID-19 Related Death, 6/8//20
Mayor Carolyn Blackman and the Town of Dover Health Department jointly announce the unfortunately confirmation of the death of one (1) 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 sixty-four (64) 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 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.
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:
- Stay home
- Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet
- Wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your face
- Sneeze or cough into your elbow or a tissue, which you then throw out
- Disinfect frequently used and touched surfaces
If you are sick:
- Stay home; Do not go to work
- Isolate yourself from others
- Call a healthcare professional if you have symptoms and follow instructions
If your children are sick:
- Stay home
- Contact your medical provider and follow instructions
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.