Cluster Of Positive COVID Cases Linked To Clark Travel Basketball

Alexis Tarrazi
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CLARK, NJ — A cluster of positive coronavirus cases have been linked to the Clark Travel Girls & Boys Basketball Program, the town health department reported Wednesday.

Athletes in the township program were told to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, chills, muscle aches/pains, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, loss of smell or taste, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

For questions regarding the program, athletes should contact the Clark Travel Basketball Board. Anyone who may have questions or concerns should speak with their primary care physician or pediatrician. And those that feel ill should stay home from school or work and limit exposure with other people.

Residents are reminded to continue to practice social distancing, good personal hygiene/handwashing, sanitizing of high contact surface areas (e.g., doorknobs, switches, etc.), and wear face coverings that cover your nose, mouth, and chin.

If a resident is being tested for the COVID-19 virus, they must stay home until they receive their result. Anyone who may test positive will be contacted by the Clark Township Health Department for further guidance and contact tracing.

From Jan. 11 through Jan. 22, the Clark Health Department conducted 118 COVID-19 case investigations, which does not include close contacts.

Thirty-six cases remain pending investigation. For questions email health@ourclark.com.

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This article originally appeared on the Clark-Garwood Patch