BEDMINSTER, NJ -- The Clarence Dillon Public Library in Bedminster will remain closed through at least March 31, according to a message on its website.

The library shut its doors on March 17 in response to the threat of the COVID-19 virus and canceled all planned programs for the remainder of the month.

So far, there has been one COVID-19 case involving a township resident and one reported COVID19 case involving a staff member at the Bedminster Township School. The township case is a 38-year-old resident who did not report being exposed to a known COVID-19 pathway. The Somerset County Department of Health is identifying anyone who had close contact with this patient in order to provide guidance and to limit the spread of infection. 

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The case involving a staff member at the Bedminster Township School does not involve a Bedminster resident.

To limit exposure to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Bedminster Township has limited public access to all municipal buildings, including town hall, police headquarters and municipal court. All municipal offices will remain open, however, all are strongly encouraged to use email and voice to contact municipal offices. 

Residents with important, time-sensitive municipal business will be allowed limited access.