ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township officials and the West Windsor Health Department provided an update to the community Wednesday about the active public health investigation involving a private office site located locally where an employee tested presumptive positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). The non-government employee of that office, which is not a municipal building, is an employee of Mercer Bucks Cardiology-Jefferson University Hospitals at 1 Union Street.
According to the statement the 62-year-old man and his wife recently traveled to Italy. He was asymptomatic when he returned to the workplace for one day on March 3 but developed mild symptoms the next day and did not return to the workplace. The practice closed the office immediately, and remains closed; advised staff to self-quarantine at home; and implemented an enhanced cleaning process. The West Windsor Health Department, which serves Robbinsville, is working with other health agencies in investigating a clearly defined group of people who came in contact with this individual.
The West Windsor Health Department was notified of the presumptive positive case of COVID-19 on Tuesday and immediately took appropriate protective measures to prevent the spread of the virus. As an added precaution, building management is currently performing enhanced cleaning of the building’s common areas.
The Robbinsville OEM, Mayor Dave Fried, and the West Windsor Township Health Department are dedicated to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and are working with dedicated teams of local, state and federal officials to ensure a safe community, the statement read.
Test results from the New Jersey State lab are deemed presumptive until confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
On Tuesday, Robbinsville also suspended activities at the Community Senior Center out of an abundance of caution.
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