Hoboken mayor Ravinder Bhalla self-isolates after contact tests positive for COVID-19

HOBOKEN, New Jersey (WABC) -- The mayor of Hoboken has decided to go into self-isolation as a precautionary measure.

Mayor Ravinder Bhalla is making the decision to quarantine for the weekend after coming into contact with someone who recently tested positive for COVID-19.

New Jersey's first Sikh mayor had to cancel a planned appearance Friday night at a September 11 interfaith service.

"Due to one of his contacts recently testing positive for COVID-19, out of an abundance of caution, Mayor Bhalla is quarantining safely at home for the weekend," a spokesperson for the mayor said. "He regrets he was unable to give remarks at the September 11 interfaith service this evening, but to protect the safety of all participants and residents, is holding to the same advice he gives to others who may have been at risk: self isolate and avoid contact with others until it is safe to do so."

Bhalla was elected into office in 2017.

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