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A Statement from Mayor Barry Conaway Regarding Burlington City's  First Confirmed COVID-19 Death on April 27, 2020

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A Statement from Mayor Barry Conaway on Burlington City’s First Confirmed COVID-19 Death on April 27, 2020

We have been notified by Burlington County Health Department that Burlington City sadly has its first confirmed loss of life due to COVID-19 – a 65-year-old man.  This loss will be reflected in the Health Department’s COVID-19 case count today.  

As a community, I ask you to keep this gentleman and his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. Together, we mourn with those who mourn across the world because of this deadly virus.

During these challenging times – as we work with the Burlington County Health Department to address COVID-19 impacts – health and safety continue to be our top priorities.  Therefore, I encourage you to protect and care for yourself and those around you by following the best practices of social distancing, staying home, washing hands frequently, and wearing a nose-mouth covering in public, as recommended by Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 

Please do not underestimate the seriousness of COVID-19. I am reminding each and every member of our community to exercise the personal discipline needed to prevent the heartbreak of unnecessary losses of life and to reduce the demands on our first responders and medical system.  

Every indication tells us that this will be a long road and that things will get worse before they get better, but we are stronger together. We can each find ways to care for one another in this critical time. We will get through this.

Mayor Barry Conaway