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Metuchen adult self-quarantines after testing positive for COVID-19

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METUCHEN – A Metuchen adult in their 50s has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayor Jonathan Busch announced through a social media post.

“Thankfully, I understand that the patient is recovering well at this time, in self-quarantine,” he said on March 14. “We will not be disclosing any further information on the patient at this time.”

Busch went on to state “as medical professionals and scientists continue to stress based on hard lessons from around the world, the only way for us to slow down the spread of coronavirus and the potential inundation of our health system is to practice recommended hygiene and limit our close social interactions.

“To assist with this effort, the borough has closed public buildings, our school board has closed its schools, and we have eliminated all recreational activities,” he said.

Given the recent weather, Busch said he appreciates how hard it might be to curtail social congregating with friends and neighbors.

“This is further compromised by the fact that our children will likely be home from school for the foreseeable future,” he said. “However, I urge everyone to take these measures seriously as we work with county, state and federal officials in our effort to flatten the curve. This is the only way to protect yourself, your family, and our collective public health.”

For more information regarding COVID-19, contact the state’s hotline at 1-800-222-1222.

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