HAMILTON, NJ --  A day after announcing that two Hamilton Township residents tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus), Mayor Jeff Martin announced that the local Health Department is working with the two individuals to help identify anyone who may have been in contact with them and potentially exposed to the virus.  According to officials, the 48-year of male and 28-year-old female diagnosed with coronovirus are both self-isolating at home, and recovering well.

After the individuals were diagnosed with coronavirus yesterday, the local Health Department immediately contacted each individual case to begin the “COVID-19 Confirmed Case Interview Form” process.  Each individual was asked when they first became ill and to think back to three days from that date when they were self-isolate in order to determine their close or direct contacts during that timeframe.   

As a result, it is believed that approximately 125 individuals were in close or direct contact with the individuals who have tested positive. 

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The Health Department is currently in the process of reaching out to these individuals to inform them that have been in contact with an individual who has tested positive for coronavirus.  The Department will then screen individuals determined ton be in close or direct contact for any signs or symptoms of the virus and will follow a flow chart established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

For general questions about coronavirus, call the New Jersey Department of Health’s call center at 1-800-962-1253. which is open 24/7 and has multi-language capacity.

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