The Middletown Township Department of Health and Social Services reported a total of 51 COVID-19 cases as of 4:30 PM on Thursday, March 26th. Direct contact persons, organizations and workplaces will be notified by health officials as they receive information from the patients. To date, the Health Department has received 136 negative cases from laboratory reports. As more information becomes available, it will be shared with the public. It was also reported to TAPinto that Holmdel has 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

News updates and information regarding Township events and programs affected by COVID-19 are posted at www.middletownnj.org/coronavirus

Below is a chart from the Monmouth County Sheriff's office that illustrates examples of when you should dial 911 vs. 211. Below is an example of possible scenarios for calling either number. This information is from Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden who stresses the importance of knowing when to dial 911 vs 211. Golden thanked the operators commenting, "A big thank you to all the unsung heroes on the other end of the line ready to help Monmouth County residents, 24/7."

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If you are feeling stressed about the novel coronavirus, the NJ Department of Human Services operates a toll free “warm line” which is a resource for people seeking mental health services during events that impact the mental health of New Jersey residents. The warm line is available 24 hours and has language access: (877) 294-HELP (4357). Please note that the “warm line” does not replace 911 and is not used to report emergencies.

Other resources:

·         Mental Health Hotline: 866-202-4357NJ

·         Hopeline (Peer Support & Suicide Prevention Hotline): 1-855-654-6735

·         @NJVET@VET: 1-866-838-7654

As more information becomes available, it will be shared with the public and the media. News updates and information regarding County events and programs affected by the COVID-19 situation are posted at www.visitmonmouth.com.