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.”

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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 coronavirus@co.somerset.nj.us.  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