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NOTICE TO GUESTS, GUESTS’ FAMILIES AND STAFF OF THE NEW JERSEY FIREMEN’S HOME CORONAVIRUS-2019 (COVID-19)

Dear Family, Friends, and Supporters,

The information below is provided pursuant N.J.S.A. 26:2H-12.87 for notice of a contagious disease at a long-term care facility licensed pursuant to N.J.S.A. 8:39.

The New Jersey Firemen’s Home currently has no Guest positive for COVID-19. There are 14 Guests that have recovered from total count of 38 positive cases. 24 Guests have passed.

The New Jersey Firemen’s Home had 26 staff members that tested positive for COVID-19, 26 of them have recovered and returned to work.

The numbers change daily, as the situation varies.

The above guests and staff have been isolated or quarantined pending further testing and medical care as needed.

Please note that the families of all affected residents have been and will be notified if they test positive for COVID-19.

The Department of Health guidelines dictates we stay quarantined for 28 days after last positive COVID-19 resident and we will advise when we reach this threshold.

We thank everyone for their support and prayers during this difficult time. The New Jersey Firemen’s Home will continue to provide care for our Guests and staff to the best of our ability.

Thank you.

Hugh E. Flood, Superintendent

6/12/2020