MORRISTOWN, NJ - The coronavirus pandemic has claimed the life of one Morristown resident, Mayor Dougherty reported. The total cases of postive COVID-19 cases in Morristown are now at 18, he said.
That's a jump of six since Sunday March 22.
Mayor Dougherty did not release any additional details.
If you are concerned you might be at risk for Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is recommended that you:
- Call the Atlantic Health Nurse Screening HOTLINE at 1-862-260-3199.
- Morris County Division of Health Management 973-829-8250
- Call - 211 -All residents with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and resources available to them can call 2-1-1. NJ 211 is New Jersey’s statewide, comprehensive, information and referral service operated by United Ways of New Jersey.
- New Jersey Department of Health also has a 24-hour hotline at 1-800-222-1222 where training health care professionals can assist with answering questions about COVID-19.
- Visit the Atlantic Health System COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Website at https://www.atlantichealth.org/about-us/stay-connected/news/content-central/2020/covid-19-coronavirus.html
- During business hours residents with clinical questions/concerns should call the Morristown Public Health Nurse at 973-796-1975.
- Residents non-urgent, general questions are encouraged to contact the NJDOH COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
- After hours residents with emergency clinical needs should call Morris County Communications at 973-285-2900. Please do not call non-urgent matters into the Communication Center, this is for emergencies only.
If you are having symptoms: Call First
Communicate travel history and symptoms before arriving at a doctor's office or health care facility, enabling the provider to determine the best setting for you to receive care.
Stay home except to get medical care
Restrict your activities to limit the spread of the virus. If your symptoms are not severe, consider going online for 24/7 access to board-certified physicians for consultations, diagnosis & treatment.
Limit contact with other people and animals in your home. When possible, stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom.
The CDC also recommends wearing a face mask, covering coughs and sneezes, cleaning hands often, avoiding sharing personal household items, cleaning commonly touched surfaces and more.
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