Message from Mayor LaBruno:

Today, I was made aware that a Dumont resident had tested presumptive positive for the COVID-19 virus. This is preliminary information, and as we receive more updates, we will provide them to the public.

The resident has been interviewed, and is currently quarantined.

Throughout the afternoon, I have been working with our County Executive and County Health officials. I will work with our COVID-19 emergency response team in Dumont to discuss next steps while we await results from the Bergen County Department of Health.

Like many communities around New Jersey and our nation, we had already taken steps to do all we can to limit the transmission of COVID-19. Earlier this week, we closed our senior center to protect our residents that are most vulnerable. Yesterday, we took further steps by announcing the postponing of all recreation programs and public meetings. We also closed our Library and DPW building to the public, and limited public access to our borough hall and police station.

We will continue to work with County Executive James Tedesco, County Health Officials, and our COVID-19 response team as we move forward in protecting the lives of our residents.