Residents of Brooklyn apartment building find out neighbor tested positive for COVID-19

220 Riverside, a luxury apartment building located in Brooklyn.
220 Riverside, a luxury apartment building located in Brooklyn. (Google Maps)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The property management company in charge of a luxury apartment building in Jacksonville’s Brooklyn neighborhood told residents Monday that someone living there had recently tested positive for COVID-19.

The resident is one of five people in Duval County to have now tested positive for the new coronavirus.

“We have been informed that one of our residents has been diagnosed with COVID-19,” said the email from MAA to residents of 220 Riverside.

The email told residents that the company had closed all of the property amenities including the fitness center.

Resident Jacob Brinkley said he was surprised by the email.

“You don’t really anticipate it being so close to you. It seems so far away but in reality, it could be next door quiet literally,” Brinkley said.

Isabel Campbell, another Riverside 220 resident, said she is working remotely and keeping a safe distance just in case. She said there were people at the complex’s pool all weekend.

“I came home and disinfected everything and I stocked up on Lysol and wipes. Just wiped everything,” she said.


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