County Executive Tests Positive For COVID-19

By on April 1, 2020

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced on Wednesday, April 1, that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

“Today I learned that I tested positive for the Coronavirus,” DiVincenzo said in an email. “I decided to get tested after experiencing a fever for several days and have been self-quarantined since March 21st. So far, my symptoms have been mild, and I have been feeling alright. By working remotely, I have not allowed this virus to prevent me from serving our communities and the residents of Essex County. I implore everyone to practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently, limit your movements in public and stay home. We are in the midst of a public health crisis. The prudent actions we take now will determine how severe the impacts of the Coronavirus will be later.”

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This was the state of COVID-19 in Essex County as of Tuesday morning, March 31:

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