BOUND BROOK, NJ – A borough resident has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), accordng to borough officials.
The confirmed individual is a 30-year-old man who had been around a co-worker who was also diagnosed with COVID-19. His symptoms included a cough and fever. The individual is currently home, according to Mayor Robert Faden..
“We are currently working with the Somerset County Department of Health and monitoring the situation,” Fazen said. “We strongly urge residents to practice ‘social distancing’ by keeping 6 feet away from others and heed the CDC prevention measure of washing your hands often in an effort to prevent community spread.”
Individuals can lower their risk of contracting coronavirus disease by taking the same actions that are recommended to prevent the spread of the flu and other respiratory illness:
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Stay home when you are sick
Residents with questions or concerns about COVID-19 can call 2-1-1, or email email@example.com. For a daily automated reading of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) status in Somerset County, please call 908-231-7111.
Additional information may be found at the following websites:
Somerset County Department of Health: www.co.somerset.nj.us/health
NJ Department of Health: www.nj.gov/health
Centers for Disease Control: www.cdc.gov
World Health Organization: www.who.int