Winter can bring extremely cold temperatures!
It's important that people prepare to ensure that they, their families, and neighbors are safe!
Follow these guidelines to stay safe, healthy and warm:
Try to stay indoors when weather is extremely cold, especially if winds are high.
If you must go outdoors, make trips outside as brief as possible.
Dress in layers of warm clothing if you plan to be outdoors.
Protect your head, neck, hands and feet from the cold by wearing a hat, scarf, gloves and socks.
Offer to help people in your neighborhood who may have limited access to heat.
Check frequently on seniors and people who are ill.
During peak cold times, visit indoor public facilities such as shopping malls, libraries or senior centers, if you don't have enough heat in your home. Check that they are open before venturing outdoors.
Do not leave pets outside.
If you use an outdoor generator at home, place it at least 10 feet away from all doors and windows to avoid exhaust gases entering the home.
Never use stoves, barbecues, or ovens in place of approved heaters such as electric, natural gas or fireplaces.
Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home to reduce the risk of poisoning.
Take extra precaution with children, the elderly, and people with disabilities or special medical needs to ensure they don't get too cold.
Winter Weather: During a Storm (CDC)
Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote our Personal Health and Safety
Winter Weather Frequently Asked Questions
Ready.Gov - Snowstorms and Extreme Cold
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COVID testing is available at the Imperial from 3 p.m. to 7p.m.
01/27/2021 4:52 PM
Somerset County announced today that anyone who was vaccinated at its Raritan Valley Community College site will be notified via email of their second dose appointment by Monday, February 1 regardless of the system they used to register.
01/27/2021 4:45 PM
Offices will be open until 6 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Feb. 3.
01/27/2021 1:40 PM
Manville Borough receives $1 million in grants.
01/27/2021 10:40 AM
Online “Somerset County Marketplace” Geared to Assist Towns in Short- and Long-Term Shared Services Agreements to Save Taxpayer Money
01/26/2021 12:35 PM
Somerset County has transitioned to the state's pre-registration and appointment system. All people vaccinated through this system will receive an email providing them with a second appointment. This is a change from the process previously used by Somerset County.
The first of three workshops planned for 2021. Register at https://tinyurl.com/somersethealth.
01/21/2021 4:00 PM
The virtual presentation will be held on Jan. 27 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Somerset County expanded its COVID vaccine distribution program today to include residents 65 years and older at its primary clinic at Raritan Valley Community College.
01/18/2021 2:00 PM
The Somerset County Department of Health (SCDOH)will sponsor a COVID-19 testing at the North Plainfield Fire Department, located at 8 Lincoln Place, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22.
01/15/2021 5:29 PM
Municipalities will be able to apply for funding for Recreational Spaces.
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"Buy One, Bring One" to the County Administration Building.
Residents should leave their recyclables at the curb.
Testing will be held every Wednesday in January
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All services will be running on a modified schedule for Martin Luther King Day
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12/30/2020 11:24 AM
Award recipients enhance Somerset County's landscape through creative planning and eco-friendly development.
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