Mayor Andre Sayegh ordered the closure of all municipal parks on Tuesday evening as the number of people tested positive for the new coronavirus surged to 71 in Paterson, nearly doubling from the previous day.
Eleven addresses on a white sheet of paper was posted on social media over the weekend. Each address is that of a person who tested positive for the new coronavirus.
A pair of council members are calling for a meeting of the dormant Board of Health over the spread of the new coronavirus.
The number of people tested positive for the new coronavirus in Paterson increased from 16 to 22 on Saturday, according to municipal officials.
Governor Phil Murphy’s move to hold solely vote-by-mail ballot elections on May 12 has sent shock waves through the political established in Paterson, shaking up races in several of the six wards.
All elections scheduled for May 12, 2020 has to be conducted solely through vote-by-mail ballots due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, announced governor Phil Murphy.
Mayor Andre Sayegh declared a state of emergency on Monday morning after the city saw its first two cases of the new coronavirus. His emergency order imposes a 6 p.m. closure time on businesses – bars, nightclubs, liquor stores, movie theaters, shopping malls, gyms, barbershops, salons, factories, and non-urgent medical offices like dental, physical therapy…