SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two South Brunswick residents have tested positive for COVID-19, commonly referred to as the Coronavirus. The Middlesex County Department of Health notified the South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management yesterday about the positive cases. These are the same two individuals that TAPinto South Brunswick reported as having been exposed to the virus following a party in Princeton last week.
The two residents have been in self-quarantined since the beginning of the week after attending a party in Princeton where two attendees were linked to an outbreak of the virus at another conference in Boston.
To ensure the safety of the individuals, the South Brunswick Police Department is unable to give out the names of the two individuals who have tested positive. The only detail that has been released to the public is that one of the positive residents attends South Brunswick High School.
Last week, schools in South Brunswick were closed after it was announced that two residents were under self-quarantine. As of now, the two residents are under home-quarantine were they are recovering, according to a report from the South Brunswick Police Department.
According to the office of Emergency Management in South Brunswick, the Middlesex County Health Department is leading the investigation in the case. The agency will also be responsible for supplying any additional information they feel is necessary for the public to know. These are two of the 31 new cases that were confirmed in New Jersey yesterday (3/14/2020) bringing the total cases in the state to 98, according to Governor Phil Murphy.
“South Brunswick Township is closely monitoring conditions within the township, and taking the actions we feel necessary to protect our residents. Any information will be shared via our NIXLE alerts.” said South Brunswick Police Lieutenant Eugene Rickle in an email earlier this week “We would like to remind our residents to stay home if they are sick, and self-monitor for symptoms specific to COVID-19: fever, cough, shortness of breath. Keep in mind that the best way to combat the spread of disease is through proper handwashing, avoiding touching your face, and considering the practice of social distancing, especially avoiding contact with others who may be ill.”