Freeholder Board is Pursuing Joint Test Site
The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has been working with Congressman Tom P. Malinowski and Governor Philip D. Murphy to establish a joint COVID-19 test site with Hunterdon County.
Securing enough test kits for residents and personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff remains a major stumbling block.
"We’ve been working very hard behind the scenes to get access to supplies and to set up a test site for the health and safety of our residents,” said Freeholder Director Shanel Y. Robinson. “Our partners in this initiative include Congressman Malinowski, Governor Murphy, the New Jersey Department of Health, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and Hunterdon County. We will continue to do everything we can to ensure that all possible resources are made available to residents in Somerset and Hunterdon counties.”
Somerset County will provide updates as more information becomes available.
Current Situation in Somerset County
Somerset County Department of Health (SCDOH) is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Jersey State Department of Health, and other health partners in monitoring the evolving situation. Somerset County remains committed to providing accurate and timely information on this situation to our communities. Residents can call 908-231-7111 for a daily automated reading of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) case count in Somerset County, New Jersey.
The SCDOH is the lead county agency to coordinate public health disease response, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local hospitals, medical providers, and emergency medical services. To stay up-to-date on information, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for the most current information. More information and resources regarding the new coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found below.
Questions or Concerns?
Residents who have questions about the new coronavirus may contact the Somerset County Department of Health via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the New Jersey Department of Health to provide information to the public on COVID-19. Residents can call the public call center with questions and concerns at 1-800-962-1253 or 1-800-222-1222. Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 for text information and to stay informed.
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**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.
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May 29, 2020 - SCDOH Situation Update #17
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May 20, 2020 - COVID-19 Testing Continues May 21 & 28, June 2 & 4
May 13, 2020 - COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Continues Next Week
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