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Holzapfel, McGuckin & Catalano 10th District
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Contact: Kate Hirsch / (732) 840-9028
March 21, 2020
10th District Legislators Urge Residents to Stop Congregating for the Sake of Our Community

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It has been brought to the attention of local officials that groups of children and adults continue to gather in public places and the legislators are warning residents of the danger associated with this behavior. In a statement to the public, Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano urge residents to abide by the mandated and recommended steps designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano urge residents to stop congregating and to abide by the mandated and recommended steps designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (CDC)

“We are pleased with the vast majority of our residents who are making an effort to isolate themselves and practice social distancing during this uncertain time. However, groups of people and their children continue to ignore the warnings and gather in public places. There are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our area and those who continue to congregate are not only putting themselves at risk but the general public, especially our elderly who make up a large number of residents in our district. It’s reckless, irresponsible conduct like this that threatens our public safety and the health of thousands of our constituents.”

“We are calling on the residents of the 10th District to remain quarantined at home and follow the guidelines established by the CDC, health officials and government leaders. While, public gatherings are prohibited at this time, it is recommended that groups of ten and under can be quarantined in a private home. This is a time for all community leaders and adults to lead by example and educate our youth that this is not a vacation and that social distancing can save lives. By adhering to these rules you are not only keeping yourself and your family safe you are also preventing the spread to our most vulnerable citizens.”

Related Facebook Post:
https://www.facebook.com/NJ10thDistrict/posts/135759344649537

Related Tweet:
https://twitter.com/jimholzapfel/status/1241443842752217089

Website Post:
https://www.senatenj.com/index.php/district10/10th-district-legislators-urge-residents-to-stop-congregating-for-the-sake-of-our-community/46983