South Plainfield– South Plainfield has been notified that 24 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19. These 24 residents bring the total number of positive cases to 144. These increased positive cases has been expected due to more testing and the opening of the new testing site in Edison. Please continue practicing social distancing and limit gathering in our effort to flatten the curve.

These cases are under investigation by the Middlesex County Health Department.

The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is the lead agency investigating cases of a positive COVID-19 person, including all close contacts. If it is determined that a resident is in close contact with someone infected with COVID-19, the County Office of Health Services will reach out. Close contact is being within a 6-foot radius of the person for a minimum duration of 10 minutes. People who are outside of this are not considered a close contact. It is important for everyone to monitor their health and consult a primary care physician if exhibiting symptoms.

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Middlesex County and the State of New Jersey will continue to update the Borough when more information becomes available. My office will share whatever information is permitted by law.

If residents should have questions regarding COVID-19 they are urged to call NJ State Health Call Center at 1-800-222-1222.