In a letter to the community, Guttenberg Mayor Wayne Zitt announced there were no longer any COVID-19 cases.
“First and foremost, I hope this letter finds you and your family well,” Zitt said. “I am pleased to report that as of this afternoon, and for the first time since March 23, 2020, we have NO active cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Guttenberg.”
Zitt offered a special thank you to all those on the front lines, including healthcare workers, first responders, and essential workers, saying he is truly appreciative of the service they provide.
“I know I speak for the entire Town Council in thanking each of you for the efforts you have made over the past three months,” Zitt said. “This has proven to be an extremely difficult time for all, but I, as we all should be, am extremely proud of our community for coming together in support of one another.”
Residents are advised to continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Jersey Department of Health on social distancing.
Zitt said that just because there are no active cases at the moment, it does not mean that new cases will not be reported in the coming weeks if residents are not careful.
“Make no mistake about it, today marks an important milestone for our town in our fight against COVID-19, however I cannot emphaaize enough that our fight is not over,” Zitt said. “We must continue to add to the progress we have made in significantly reducing the spread of infection.”
Despite neighboring COVID-19 hotspot North Bergen, Guttenberg fared well throughout the pandemic. With 196 residents recovered and 28 deaths, the data suggests the town did not fare as badly as other parts of the county.
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