MORRISTOWN, NJ -  There was a sign posted at Headquarters Plaza, located at 1 Headquarters Plaza, alerting building tenants and visitors of a confirmed case of COVID-19, according to a press release from the Town of Morristown.  

Public health officials were already aware of the situation and determined that there was no risk to the public basesed on a "comprehensive public health investigation", said town officials. Town officials are reminding residents that the Town of Morristown, in conjunction with state and county health officials, monitors and assesses situations using Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) recommendations on infection control and prvention.

'As the situation evolves, I want to assure our residents that community spread of COVID-19 is not ocurring in the Town of Morirstown at this time", said Mayor Dougherty. "The Town Health Division continues to maintain open lines of communication with the public to ensure they have acess to the most recent information on COVID-19. There are a number of tools that residents and business owners can use to stsay informed, and simple everyday actions to stay health", he said.

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Town officials continue to reinforce that the risk of infection to the general public remains low, they said.

Residents and business owners are reminded to take simple steps to protect themselves
and others from respiratory illness:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Adopt work from home policies or flexible work hours.
  • Avoid crowded public places (shopping centers, movie theaters, stadiums) and mass gatherings.
  • Maintain distance (about 6 feet) from others when possible.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid handshakes. Try an elbow bump.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hand).
  • Get a flu shot to prevent the flu if you have not done so this season.

New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES) opened a COVID-19 Information Hotline to assist in answering questions from the general public. Residents should contact the call center at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if in NJ but using a non-NJ cell phone. The call center operates 24/7 and can accommodate calls in multiple languages. Clinicians should contact their local health department for guidance.

 

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