The Warren Township Committee is working closely with the Warren Township Health Department, Middlebrook Regional Health Commission, Office of Emergency Management, Warren Police Department and our other first responders to obtain the most current information in order to develop plans and implement the necessary response to the Coronavirus.
Kevin Sumner, Warren Township Health Officer and Director of Middlebrook Regional Health Commission, was in Washington D.C. this week. He was with the National Association of County and City Health Officials and attended a briefing at the White House conducted by the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar and acting White House Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney to obtain the most current information regarding the Coronavirus.
Mr. Sumner stated, “Please know that the immediate health risk to the general public is still considered to be low. However, public health professionals recognize that the Coronavirus is continuing to spread and, therefore, are meeting at the Federal, State and local levels to stay current in this evolving situation in order to coordinate an effective response.”
Warren Township Police Chief William Keane and Kevin Sumner have been communicating with the Somerset County Public Safety Department and exchanging information as necessary.
Mayor Marion will be holding a meeting early next week with our health officials, first responders, and school districts to develop an appropriate response plan. Mr. Sumner will provide a briefing at that time.
The Mayor stated that the “Township Committee will be proactive working with Township and County officials to coordinate plans to ensure the safety of our residents.”
The Warren Township Health Department urges all residents to continue to frequently wash their hands and stay home if you are sick.