Madison, NJ – March 10, 2020 – Mayor Conley and the Borough Council recognize that residents are concerned and may be experiencing feelings of uncertainty and fear about the growing number of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases that have been reported in the United States, as well as the recently reported presumptive positive cases within New Jersey. We would like to assure all residents that we are working diligently within Madison, in conjunction with county and state partners, to respond to the public health threat posed by this virus.
Last week, Mayor Conley convened a strategic preparedness meeting in regards to CONVID-19 with key stakeholders throughout the Borough to discuss preparation and response strategies, as the situation changes every day. Attendees included the Madison Health Department, Madison Office of Emergency Management, Drew University, Madison Public Schools, St. Vincent Martyr School and the Madison YMCA. Working closely in coordination with our local Health Department and Office of Emergency Management, we are prepared and ready to respond should the virus emerge in Madison. Members of our first responders (police, fire and ems) are routinely trained, and complete frequent emergency response drills of this nature. In communication with Morris County and local area hospitals, ample volunteers and first responders are prepared to assist in the event of an emergency.
Further updates on COVID-19 can be found here.