Hepatitis A Vaccination Reminder
Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher and the Somerset County Department of Health are reminding individuals who were vaccinated in November 2019, following the potential Hepatitis A exposure at the Somerville ShopRite, that it’s time to contact their healthcare provider for a second dose.
The Hepatitis A shot that individuals received in November protected them from a one-time exposure. The second dose will provide those individuals with long-term protection against Hepatitis A.
Most health insurance plans cover Hepatitis A vaccinations. If you don’t have health insurance, or your plan’s out-of-pocket costs for vaccines aren’t affordable, you can still get vaccinated. For more information on how to get free or low-cost vaccines, visit the CDC’s website at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/pay-for-vaccines.html
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 email@example.com.
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. Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 for text information and to stay informed.
|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 8/10/20, 2pm
Current SCDOH Situation Update
August 7, 2020 - SCDOH Situation Update #27
|To view previous SCDOH situation updates, please click here|
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Contact tracing is critical to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and keeping you, your loved ones, and your community safe and healthy. Contact tracing is used by health departments to prevent the spread of infectious disease.
Face coverings, along with social distancing staying home when you are sick and good hand hygiene, are vital tools in the fight against COVID-19. Wearing a face covering or mask has been shown to dramatically decrease the release of droplets from people's mouths, which can carry infectious particles. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has created Mask Up, New Jersey! toolkit to encourage everyone to wear a mask in outdoor public places. Please help us remind New Jerseyans to mask up by sharing these resources on social media channels and at your offices. To view the campaign toolkit, click here: Mask Up, New Jersey!
- How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering
- Important Information About Your Face Covering
- CDC Video: How to Make Your Own Face Covering
Protect Yourself and Others
To help protect yourself and others from the spread of coronavirus, the CDC recommends everyone should:
- Wear a cloth face covering when in public.
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water, and for at least 20 seconds each time. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Keep distance between you and others, stay about 2 arm's length distance from others (about 6 feet).
- Stay home when sick and avoid sick people.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched daily.
- Stay up to date about COVID-19!
Outdoor Dining Checklist
The checklist below is recommended Guidance for Outdoor Dining for Restaurants and Food Establishments
If you’re interested in volunteering in Somerset County for public health COVID-19 response, click here.
Mental Health Resources
- New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) COVID-2019
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Spanish