Louie Follman of J2 Pizza: I Have Coronavirus [UPDATED]

Louie Follman of J2 Pizza in Lakewood tells TLS he has been tested positive for the coronavirus.

“Unfortunately, I have recently been tested positive for COVID-19,” Louie said.

The dangers of this virus have been becoming more apparent, and the reason for his coming public about his case is to warn others.

“I cannot stress the importance of social distancing enough while we wait for clearer direction from our professionals,” he said.

Follman says he has since closed down J2 North as a precaution to avoid spreading this virus.

“Please do not make the mistake of assuming you are not infected just because you are not experiencing any of the listed symptoms,” he said. “At this point, it is safe to assume that everyone in Lakewood has been in contact and is currently carrying this virus. By venturing outdoors, all we are doing is prolonging this situation.”

J2 South will remain open for takeout and delivery for the time being.

UPDATE 6:15 PM: Louie tells us his wife has just tested positive as well.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. How did he get a test? I’m desperate to get my daughter tested but keep getting the run around that even though she has cough and temperature, tests are reserved for others?!?

    • You can safely assume your daughter has it. She will most likely be declined a test if she has not been exposed to a confirmed case. B”H there have been no confirmed fatalities in children 0-9. However, you and your family MUST quarantine for 14 days even if no one else is showing symptoms.

  2. Louie,

    Please let me know if there is anything I do for you. Please give me your name for tehilim. May Hakudosh Boruch Hu send you a fast refuah shelayma.

  3. Louie, can you please keep us all posted what it’s like having the virus? Maybe a short daily update? Are you sick in bed or able to be up and around? Everybody is predicting a widespread outbreak and this would help us anticipate what it’s like.

  4. Refua Shalaima Mr. Follman wishing you a speedy recovery. Iyh hope your store as well as everyone else businesses are up and running to full capacity very soon!

  5. We keep hearing over and over again about social distancing. We all get it. I want to know where I can get tested. I have so many of the symptoms and I can get anyone to test me..

  6. I wanted to just stay home and work from home. But none of the food stores were doing online deliveries anymore. So I had to go out to shop for food…There were plenty of people in the store. What’s the alternative?

  7. Yes I think if the grocery stores would make it easier for people to make orders then that would help prevent the spread of the virus. Right now there is a 3-4 day wait for orders at the big local grocery stores, and by the time the order is filled a quarter of the order is out of stock.

  8. Yes I think if the grocery stores would make it easier for people to make orders then that would help prevent the spread of the virus. Right now there is a 3-4 day wait for orders at the big local grocery stores, and by the time the order is filled, a lot of things are out of stock.

  9. thank goodness we have grocery stores that can be run remotely via robots who place orders, stock the shelves.pick orders, ring them up and figure out a delivery route. No human touch is needed and employees need not be exposed to each other or to customers.

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