COVID-19 Updates and Resources

COVID-19 Quick Links

 

The nation, the state and our county are working and combating the global pandemic caused by the novel corona virus- COVID-19. At this time, the county Department of Health, in conjunction with several other departments, will be working day and night to ensure the health and welfare of all of our residents. We are on the front lines of this public health crisis conducting tracing investigations, consulting with our partners in local government and working with our colleagues in the first responder community. The threat of COVID-19 to our community is serious and we are focusing all of our resources toward the safety of the public. We are being guided by our medical peers at the three major healthcare providers in the region and we will continue to keep everyone up to date with the latest information impacting the lives of our residents. This site will be updated on a daily basis and provide you the critical information as it impacts residents.

 

What is 2019 Novel Coronavirus?

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person to person. It was first identified during an outbreak investigation in Wuhan, China.

 

How can I protect myself?

  • Stay informed – CDC is updating its website daily with the latest information and advice for
    the public. Visit: www.cdc.gov.
  • Take everyday preventive actions recommended to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:
    • Wash hands often with soap and water or
      use hand sanitizer
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
      with unwashed hands
    • Avoid contact with people who are sick
    • Stay home while you are sick and avoid
      contact with others
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or
      sleeve when coughing or sneezing

 

Covid-19 Call Center

For more information, call the New Jersey Poison Information & Education System, 1-800-222-1222