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Current Situation in Somerset County 

Current SCDOH Situation Update

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 coronavirus@co.somerset.nj.us.

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.

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COVID-19 Cases Total Deaths
Somerset County*  5,942** 519
New Jersey  232,997 14,531
United States 8,752,794 225,985

*All 21 municipalities

**Confirmed cases of COVID-19 from positive PCR test reports. PCR tests are considered confirmatory tests for COVID-19.

New Jersey case numbers/death totals are from the New Jersey Department of Health website. United States case numbers/death totals are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

As of 10/28/20,  3pm

 

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Situation Update

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Current SCDOH Situation Update

October 23, 2020 - SCDOH Situation Update #38

 

 To view previous SCDOH situation updates, please click here

 

Helpful Resources

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Flyers, posters, social media resources and more!

Click here to view, print and share! 

COVID-19 Toolkits (CDC)

Spanish Resources

Contact Tracing

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.

Cloth or Disposable Face Masks mask

Cloth or disposable face masks along with social distancing, staying home when you are sick and good hand hygiene, are vital tools in the fight against COVID-19. 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!

Protect Yourself and Others

To help protect yourself and others from the spread of coronavirus, the CDC recommends everyone should:

  • Wear a cloth or disposable mask 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 6 feet  distance between you and others (about 2 arm's length distance from others).
  • 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.
  • Monitor your daily health.
  • Stay up to date about COVID-19!

Handwashing

The COVID-19 pandemic provides an important reminder that one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy is also one of the simplest - handwashing with soap and water (source: CDC).

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The checklist below is recommended Guidance for Outdoor Dining for Restaurants and Food Establishments

 English Checklist

Spanish Checklist

Volunteers

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If you’re interested in volunteering in Somerset County for public health COVID-19 response, click here.

 

 

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health

NJ Hope and Healing (free emotional support, 7days/Week 8am to 8pm) 

  • Call 866-202-4357 (HELP) or test NJHOPE to 51684
  • For Deaf and Hard of Hearing (M-F 9am to 5pm) , call  973-870-0677

Additional Resources