SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough has confirmed its first case of the Coronoavirus (COVID-19), according to Borough Clerk Kevin Sluka..
It is one of seven more cases to have been reported overnight by the New Jersey Department of Health; there are now 30 confirmed cases in Somerset County.
It is unknown whether the person is male or female, or whether they are hospitalized or in quarantine at home, according to Sluka.
Sluka provided the following information:
Somerville Borough is notifying residents of a positive case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Borough of Somerville
“The Somerville Borough was notified by the Somerset County Department of Health this morning that a 50 year old resident tested positive for the new coronavirus (COVID-19). County Health Officials are in the process of identifying anyone who had close contact with this patient, to provide guidance and limit the spread of infection” said Mayor Dennis Sullivan.
The COVID-19 prevention guidelines for Somerville Borough remain the same:
Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet (about two arm’s length);
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available utilize hand sanitizers containing at least 60% alcohol;
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth;
Frequently clean surfaces like doorknobs, switches, cabinet handles, remotes, tables, counters, sinks, toilets;
Cover your sneeze and cough with tissue or cough & sneeze into your sleeve;
Call your healthcare provider if you exhibit symptoms related to COVID-19. Only call 91-1 for Emergency.
Residents with questions or concerns about COVID-19 can call 2-1-1, text NJCOVID to 898211, or email email@example.com.
For an updated case count of COVID-19 in Somerset County, please call 908-231-711