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Posted on: March 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Bloomfield Health Department Notified of a Positive Case of COVID-19/Coronavirus by a Comcast Tech

Bloomfield Health Department Notified of a Positive Case of COVID-19/Coronavirus by a Comcast Technician Who Works in Bloomfield

The Bloomfield Health Department is working closely with Comcast to contact all customers who were serviced by the technician from March 3 to March 6

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Health Department has been notified that a Comcast Technician who works in Bloomfield has tested positive for COVID-19/Coronavirus. The Health Department is working closely with Comcast to track and contact all Bloomfield customers that were serviced by the technician between March 3 and March 6. Any resident who came into contact with the technician will be informed about next steps, including potentially being tested themselves, beginning a self quarantine or other actions depending on each situation.

“I would like to thank our Health Department as well as our Health Director Karen Lore for acting so quickly once they were alerted about this positive test,” said Mayor Michael Venezia. “Any residents who were serviced by this technician will be contacted by our Health Department if they have not already, and we will walk residents through the next steps depending on the circumstances of each interaction.”

“Our department is working diligently to track any interactions the individual who tested positive had with residents and we will ensure that anyone at risk of exposure is provided with all of the information necessary, including being tested themselves if appropriate,” said Health Director Karen Lore.

The Bloomfield Health Department will continue to monitor residents that were serviced by this Technician for the next 14 days. The Technician is currently quarantined in a local hospital. No other information will be released about the patient due to medical privacy laws.

If you have any questions, please contact the Bloomfield Health Department at 973-680-4024.

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