NJ DOH is halting Adult Day Health Services in all counties. As of 2:00 p.m. on March 20th they reported 155 new cases, 890 total and 2 additional deaths, 11 total. The Monmouth County testing site is set to open on Monday, March 23. New Jersey residents should be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. You can take measures to reduce the spread of COVID- 19. The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the Public on COVID-19: Call: 2-1-1; Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253; Text: NJCOVID to 898-211 or Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance. Learn more here.
COVID-2019 is a respiratory infection caused by a novel (new) virus that arose from the area of Wuhan, China in December, 2019. Most of the early cases of this illness were linked to a large seafood and animal market suggesting possible animal-to-person spread of the virus. NJ Department of Health is providing information on this page COVID-19: Information for Communities and the General Public and has a FREE 24 Hour Hotline 1-800-222-1222 manned by trained healthcare professionals to answer questions about coronavirus. They also have information for Schools and Businesses and Healthcare/Public Health Professionals. The CDC updates known cases of coronavirus in the Unites States daily, Monday through Friday, at 12:00 noon. The NYTimes has an interactive tracking map that is updated 24-7 for the public as reports com in from state and local government.