Sign Up for Emergency Alerts from Somerset County
As part of your household’s ongoing emergency preparedness, Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione encourages you and your family to sign up for free bulletins from Somerset County.
“It’s important to stay informed during severe-weather events,” he said, noting that hurricane season in New Jersey runs June 1 through Nov. 1. “In addition to our email and text alerts, our homepage will have links to the most up-to-date information. Our social media pages also are updated regularly.”
Alerts cover weather-related county road and bridge closings, recycling cancellations and delays, senior center closings and other program changes due to inclement weather.
On the county’s Nixle page, you can request email notifications, text alerts or both. The service is free, although cell phone carrier rates may apply to text alerts.
Click here to sign up. To get wireless alerts only, text SCNJALERTS to 888777. If you are already receiving emergency alerts from Somerset County, there is no need to re-register.
You can select non-emergency topics in the county’s free email service as well, including press releases, e-newsletters, recycling information, senior center news and more. Click here to subscribe.
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Namitha Reddy, MD, MPH, Director and Health Officer
|After Hours:||For emergencies, dial 9-1-1|
|Mail:||27 Warren Street, P.O. Box 3000 Somerville, NJ 08876|
|Directions to Somerset County Department of Health|
Residents can call 908-231-7111 for a daily automated reading of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) case count in Somerset County, New Jersey.
|COVID-19 Cases||Total Deaths|
*All 21 municipalities
**Includes both confirmed cases and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19. Presumptive positive cases tested positive at a state or commercial laboratory and are waiting for confirmatory testing by the CDC.
As of 7/2/20, 2pm
Freeholder Director Robinson response to Coronavirus COVID-19
Health Director Reddy gives background on the Coronavirus COVID-19
The Somerset County Department of Health is dedicated to fostering healthy lifestyles and a safe environment through effective leadership in public health, comprehensive planning, development of proactive community partnerships and a continued commitment to public health service. Additionally, SCDOH is the lead agency responsible for countywide Public Health emergency planning and response activities.
SCDOH provides essential public health services to our contract communities including:
- Public Health Administration
- Health Education
- Consumer Health
- Public Health Nursing
- Communicable Disease Control and Prevention
- Maternal and Child Health
- Adult Health Programs
SCDOH also provides and supports essential services throughout the County and the region, including:
- Public Health Emergency Preparedness
- Environmental Health
- Regional Chronic Disease Coalition
- TB Control
Who We Serve:
The Somerset County Department of Health serves as the Health Department to our contracted communities:
- Bedminster (including Pluckemin, Pottersville)
- Bound Brook
- Far Hills
- Franklin (including East Millstone, Franklin Park, Kingston, Middlebush, Griggstown, Little Rocky Hill, Somerset, Zarephath)
- North Plainfield
If you live in any other township, please contact your local health department.