Entire New Jersey Town Told To Self-Quarantine

The Mayor of Teaneck, NJ has issued an emergency declaration and is requesting that all residents self-quarantine because of the coronavirus.

The self-quarantine request came after a new cluster of coronavirus cases was discovered in the town. Residents are asked to stay in their homes and only leave to buy food or medicine.  

Teaneck has a community of over 40,000 residents sits just over the George Washington Bridge from New York City. 

With 18 confirmed cases as of March 14, Teaneck has quickly become the town with the most coronavirus cases in Bergen County. 

Despite closing the schools and government buildings in the town, Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin says that people are not taking the situation seriously. 

"If I am wrong for sounding the alarm, so be it. But if I'm right, I'm going to be saving my friends and family's lives, and that's how I'm looking at this," Mayor Hameeduddin said. 

Cities around the United States continue to impose emergency declarations to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. 

Photo: Teaneck Facebook

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