BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Bernards Township Health Department continues to work in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local hospitals, medical providers, and emergency medical service to respond to a new emerging coronavirus COVID-19. As of March 16, 2020 the Health Department offices will be closed to the public.

“Thank you all for your cooperation in social distancing so far. We are doing our part to flatten the curve and remove the burden from our healthcare workers and system while still maintaining excellent communication with our residents. We are here for you," Bernards Township Health Officer Lucy Forgione said.

At this time, the Bernards Township Health Department offices are closed to the public, but staff members are still on site to answer phone calls and emails. To reach a Health Department staff member, residents can call (908) 204-2520 or email health@bernards.org. The Bernards Township Health Department is not a COVID-19 testing site. Additionally, all Health Department and Bernards Township Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse programs are suspended until and including April 30.

The Bernards Township Health Department is the contractual health agency serving Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.  For more information, visit: http://www.bernardshealth.org.