Paterson mayor Andre Sayegh quarantining after being exposed to Covid-19 case | Paterson Times

Paterson mayor Andre Sayegh quarantining after being exposed to Covid-19 case


Mayor Andre Sayegh is quarantining after being exposed to a person infected with the new coronavirus.

Sayegh had been infected with virus in April. He later recovered.

“Unfortunately, I have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Therefore, while I am asymptomatic and this morning’s rapid test was negative, out of an abundance of caution, I will work from home through the weekend and abide by public health protocols,” said Sayegh on Thursday afternoon.

Sources at City Hall said one of Sayegh’s bodyguards tested positive for the virus.

Sayegh said he will provide update on his health next week.

Covid-19 cases in Paterson have been surging over the past several weeks. On Wednesday, the city had 143 fresh cases. 350 people have died of Covid-19 in Paterson since the start of the pandemic.

Sayegh cancelled a press conference he had scheduled for 11 a.m. to show the new public safety communication center on Pennsylvania Avenue as a result of the exposure.

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  • John Brown

    Maybe Covid will do a better job this time.

  • HankMorgan

    Mayor Ghostface McCheese is looking paler than usual.

  • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

    Didn't Mayor McCheese already claim to have the Chinese Flu? How much did he make off that ridiculous $1.2 million Lou Costello contract? I could have done the job for half that but I refuse to pay kickbacks to these crooked scumbags.

  • Sirrano Keith Baldeo

    Every time he fails he seem to come up with this and use it for sympathy so folks won't see the failures

  • John Brown

    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.