SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management has confirmed that there are 46 residents in the township that have tested positive for COVID-19. 37 of them are currently recovering at home; the other nine are hospitalized, 29 are male and 17 female. The Middlesex County Health Department is currently leading all investigations into the spread of the Coronavirus in the county.
There is currently two Drive-Thur testing facility located in Middlesex County. The MyInstaDoctor facility located at 298 Applegarth Road has been in operation for over two weeks. Availability is limited, registrations can be done at myinstadocmonroe.com. Patients must also be experiencing some symptoms such as fever, coughing, and respiratory problems, or have been exposed to someone with the virus. Please call 609-207-3220 to speak with a medical professional. The second testing facility opened today in Edison at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Kilmer Vehicle Inspection Center.
On Sunday, South Brunswick Mayor Charles Carley released a statement to the public about the state of the township. In the statement, he outlines efforts taken by the South Brunswick community to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Police have been utilizing technology to increase detection while limiting contact and the social service department has put all senior citizens on a contingency plan to keep them protected.
“Our work has been round the clock for the past month involving an all hands on deck approach. Our response has involved every department in the Township. Our local health department in coordination with the Middlesex County Health Department has been at the forefront of identifying people who have contracted the virus and conducting follow up” said Mayor Charles Carley in a released statement.
The South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management has reminded the public to continue to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds and practice social distancing as a means to flatten the curve and prevent overwhelming the health care system.
Governor Phil Murphy and State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan have recently amended which businesses are allowed to be in operation during this pandemic. Individual appointments to view real estate with individual realtors are considered essential businesses. Car purchases can be made online and be picked up at the location or delivered to the curbside.
The South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management will be holding their second food drive for the local pantry on April 3rd from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Police Headquarters. Food donations, as well as monetary donations and paper products, are encouraged. Financial donations can be made here.
Today, the state was able to confirm 3,649 new positive cases of Coronavirus in New Jersey, bringing the total cases in the state to 22,255, according to Governor Phil Murphy. Middlesex County currently has 1,493 confirmed cases, according to the South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management.