Coronavirus cases in South River up to five

SOUTH RIVER – South River has been notified that three additional residents tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of cases in South River to five.

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“There are now five people in town that have tested positive. They are quarantined. The police and officials do not know who they are. Middlesex County is handling the situation. We can expect more. Remember, we are doing all this shutting down to slow the spread, not stop it.

“A borough employee at the 48 Washington St. office tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Because of that, the employees and those that came in contact with the employee have self quarantined. Even though I came in contact with the person and show no signs of the virus, I have self quarantined myself out of an abundance of caution,” Mayor John Krenzel said in the statement.

To pay any bills, put them into the depository at 48 Washington St.

“Please use common sense. There is no need to lose sleep or panic. You have heat, electricity, water, telephone service and internet. This is not [superstorm] Sandy. Check in on the elderly and homebound. Stay six feet away from each other. Be kind to each other and remember to sneeze and cough on your arm and not in your hand and we will all get through this,” Krenzel said in the statement.

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