MORRISTOWN, NJ -- The Morris County Board of Freeholders has announced that it is closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and has authorized county funding for needs related to the issue. Morris County will employ an epidemiologist and a public health nurse, allowing for a more rapid response to local issues that arise in conjunction with coronavirus, according to officials.

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management and Office of Health Management are coordinating regularly with officials in all 39 Morris County towns, school districts and major healthcare providers. Officials briefed the freeholders on preparations at the work session on Wed., March 11.

For more information, contact Morris County Office of Emergency Management Director Jeff Paul at jpaul@co.morris.nj.us or 973-829-8600 (after hours—973-285-2900 and ask for Jeff Paul); or Assistant Morris County Administrator Deena Leary at dleary@co.morris.nj.us or 973-285-6040.

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