MADISON, NJ - In a community announcement, Mayor Conley and the Borough Council acknowledge the concern and feelings of uncertainty that residents may be feeling regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

"We would like to assure all residents that we are working diligently within Madison, in conjunction with county and state partners, to respond to the public health threat posed by this virus", said Mayor Conley in a statement.

Last week, Mayor Conley convened a strategic preparedness meeting in regards to CONVID-19 with key stakeholders throughout the Borough to discuss preparation and response strategies, as the situation changes every day. Attendees included the Madison Health Department, Madison Office of Emergency Management, Drew University, Madison Public Schools, St. Vincent Martyr School and the Madison YMCA, said officials.

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"Working closely in coordination with our local Health Department and Office of Emergency Management, we are prepared and ready to respond should the virus emerge in Madison. Members of our first responders (police, fire and ems) are routinely trained, and complete frequent emergency response drills of this nature", said Mayor Conley.

Simple steps that you can take to prevent the spread of the flu and common cold will also help prevent COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick;
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid contact with others;
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing;
  • Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces.

"This is not a time to panic, but a time for preparation", Conley said. "We ask that you do your part to help keep Madison safe and healthy. The safety of all residents is our highest priority, and we assure you that we stand ready to respond should COVID-19 appear in Madison".

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