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Coronavirus News: New Jersey lifeguards among dozens infected after gathering COVID-19 News and Information – AP/abc7ny.com

Posted by | July 27, 2020 | Covid-19, Lifeguards

HARVEY CEDARS, New Jersey — More than two dozen lifeguards from two New Jersey beach towns have tested positive for the coronavirus after having been together socially, authorities said.

Officials said the lifeguards are from Harvey Cedars and Surf City, neighboring boroughs on Long Beach Island.

Mayor Jonathan Oldham of Harvey Cedars said island health officials alerted the borough to the cluster Thursday and the lifeguards were being quarantined until they are cleared by doctors. Long Beach Island’s health director said the guards were apparently together at two “social gatherings” earlier this month. Read More at: https://abc7ny.com/health/covid-news-17-nj-lifeguards-test-positive-for-coronavirus/6336904/