PPE Donations Sought from Businesses

March 23-27

Post Date:03/22/2020 3:27 PM

HILLSBOROUGH – Supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are low due to the current public health crisis. As a result, Somerset County’s Office of Emergency Management is asking ‘nonessential’ businesses to donate their PPE supplies for the benefit of RWJ University Hospital Somerset and local first responders. 

The types of PPE being requested include:

  • Nitrile gloves (any size)
  • Coveralls / tyvek suits / medical gowns (any sizes)
  • Face shields / Goggles
  • N95 masks
  • P100 masks / Air Purifying Respirators

Only unexpired items will be accepted.

A drop off location will be set up at the Somerset County Public Works Garage, located at 410 Roycefield Rd., Hillsborough 08844. Drop offs will be accepted between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., starting Monday, March 23.  Donations will be accepted through Friday, March 27.

All employees and volunteers working at the drop-off location will be practicing social distancing and maintaining a space of six feet or more. Donors are asked to observe the same precautions.

For more information, contact the Somerset County Office of Emergency Management at EmergencyMgmt@co.somerset.nj.us.

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Namitha Reddy, MD, MPH, Director and Health Officer

Phone: 908-231-7155
After Hours: For emergencies, dial 9-1-1
Fax: 908-704-8042 
Mail: 27 Warren Street, P.O. Box 3000 Somerville, NJ 08876
Email: HealthDept@co.somerset.nj.us
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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
Somerset County* 4,379** 455
New Jersey 173,878** 13,425
United States 2,932,596** 130,133

  *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 7/7/20, 2pm

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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: 

If you live in any other township, please contact your local health department.