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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Jersey City mayor Steven Fulop tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation, according to a recent tweet.
Fulop said he has no symptoms but got tested before the holidays in preparation for family gatherings. The mayor credited the vaccine and booster shot for protection against harsh symptoms.
"I’m thankful for the protection from the vaccine/booster as it would be a different situation without them," Fulop tweeted.
Yesterday, I tested positive for COVID + started isolation for 10 days per CDC. I have no symptoms but getting tested was important before seeing family for holidays. I’m thankful for the protection from the vaccine/booster as it would be a different situation without them
— Steven Fulop (@StevenFulop) December 23, 2021
According to data collected by the city, Jersey City has seen 383 new COVID-19 cases with a seven-day average of 240 cases.
COVID-19 cases are surging across the northeast, New Jersey cases have more than doubled in a week. The state is trying to get in front of infections by offering at-home tests. The NJ Department of Health and Vault Medical Services have partnered to offer a free, at home COVID-19 saliva test kit to NJ residents.