Metuchen mayor urges residents to still remain vigilant as new COVID-19 cases see steady decline

METUCHEN – With a steady decline in new COVID-19 cases for a third week in a row – 50% last week alone – days ahead are hopeful.

However, Mayor Jonathan Busch said in a social media post on Feb. 26 it is important to “remain vigilant” and not “let our guards down.”

“The pandemic has taken a devastating toll on the borough over the last few months,” he said. “Over the last 12 weeks alone, we have seen 514 of our residents test positive for a total of 817 since the pandemic began. In this same period, six of our neighbors have died for a total of nine deaths.”

Busch urged residents to continue “using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic, even if you have already been vaccinated.”

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