Test site will be open April 16, 17 and 20.
04/12/2020 2:38 PM
Working hard to obtain test kits & equipment.
04/03/2020 9:20 AM
The latest information from the Health Department
03/31/2020 6:22 PM
Residents are urged to limit their exposure by staying home.
03/25/2020 7:05 PM
Although our facilities are closed to the public, Somerset County government remains operational so we can provide essential services to our residents.
03/23/2020 3:51 PM
The county is setting up a drop off site in Hillsborough to collect PPE.
03/22/2020 3:27 PM
Lets county request assistance and resources from state & federal government.
03/21/2020 8:31 AM
There are currently no reports of the coronavirus in Somerset County, but we are closely monitoring the evolving situation.
03/10/2020 2:23 PM
Freeholder Director Robinson wants to assure residents that their safety is a top priority.
03/03/2020 3:23 PM
As of Monday, Feb. 10, no coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases have been reported in Somerset County - but the county continues to be vigilant.
02/10/2020 4:10 PM
Important information for SNAP recipients
01/14/2019 2:23 PM
Thanks to everyone who donated to this annual Thanksgiving program benefiting needy families in our area.
12/20/2018 10:30 AM
The goals of this program are to prevent homelessness and to help working families achieve financial stability.
12/17/2018 12:00 PM
You can help make the Thanksgiving holiday a little brighter for a family in need. Donations to local agencies should be postmarked by Nov. 17.
Somerset County has been named No. 1 in New Jersey for livability, health, families and outdoor activities.
Try to stay hydrated and as cool as possible during this heatwave.
06/30/2018 11:27 AM
You can get free email or text alerts in the event of inclement weather that affects county roads, programs or services.
The Somerset County Department of Health has been named to the 2017-18 New Jersey Influenza Honor Roll.
05/01/2018 3:30 PM
For the third year in a row, a national survey has ranked Somerset County among the top three healthiest counties in New Jersey.
03/14/2018 12:00 PM
January is National Radon Awareness Month
01/09/2018 11:45 AM
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 or 1-800-222-1222. Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 for text information and to stay informed.
Outdoor Dining Checklist
The checklist below is Guidance for Outdoor Dining for Restaurants and Food Establishments
|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 7/11/20, 1pm
Current SCDOH Situation Update
July 10, 2020 - SCDOH Situation Update #23
|To view previous SCDOH situation updates, please click here|
July 2, 2020 - Somerset County Adds New Date for Drive-Thru Testing
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Flyers, posters, social media resources and more!
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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:
- 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.
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill and stay home when you are sick.
- Keep distance between you and others, stay about 2 arm's length distance from others (about 6 feet).
- Stay home when sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched daily.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
Prevent Spread in Communities
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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