Somerset County Announces 10 COVID Vaccination Clinics for the Week of May 10 Using All Three Approved Vaccines
Somerset County is holding ten open vaccination clinics for the week of May 10 as part of its effort to make it easy for every resident to be protected against the COVID-19 virus.
05/07/2021 11:59 AM
Following the successful pilot of appointment-free vaccination clinics at mobile sites and Rutgers Plaza over the past two weeks, the Somerset County Department of Health is eliminating appointment requirements.
05/05/2021 9:39 AM
Somerset County Expands Appointment-Free COVID Vaccinations to Include Rutgers Plaza Drive-Thru Clinic
The Somerset County Department of Health opened up the Rutgers Plaza drive-thru clinic to any resident 18 years or older who arrives by car from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today through Friday, May 7. The clinic will be providing the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) one-shot vaccine.
05/04/2021 9:01 AM
Somerset County reached a major milestone with 50 percent of adults 18 years or older being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and 70 percent having received their second dose, but we need everyone who can to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
05/03/2021 4:33 PM
The testing site will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
04/29/2021 11:48 AM
An essential part of your family's emergency plan is to be prepared for any situation where your normal water supply might not be safe or available. Your usual source of water might not be safe to drink in the event of a water main break or weather conditions that could introduce pollution.
Whether you are on a private well or served by a community water system (“city water”), it is recommended to keep on-hand at least 1 gallon, per person, per day of clean water. For more information on storing water safely visit: Ready.gov
The Environmental Protection Agency also offers information regarding Drinking Water Emergency Response.
If you have a private well, your water might not be available to you during power outages or times of prolonged drought. During severe weather, if flooding occurs, pollutants could enter your well making the water unsafe to drink. For more information on routine well testing and actions to take in order to disinfect your well, please visit the general Water section of our website.
There are several community water systems serving residents and businesses in Somerset County.
**Check your water bill, contact customer service, and be sure that your supplier has your phone number so you can be promptly notified during any drinking water emergency.**
Your water supplier may issue a Boil Water Advisory if bacterial contamination is suspected. In the event of a water main break in your area, an advisory will often be issued as a precaution. While the water company works to repair the pipes and test the water quality, it is important to follow all guidance provided to ensure your family’s health. You may also be asked to conserve water during this time. The water company will conduct additional testing to ensure the water is safe before lifting the advisory. For further information, please refer to the CDC's Boil Water Advisory Guidance document.
In rare circumstances, your supplier may issue a “Do Not Drink” or a “Do Not Use” water restriction. These restrictions will be placed when the water contains (or may contain) pollution that cannot be removed by boiling. If a Do Not Use advisory is issued, there may be contamination that is harmful on contact and so the water should not be used for showering, washing hands, dishes, clothing, or for any other purpose. In the event of a Do Not Drink/Use Notice, your water supplier and local authorities will issue specific instructions. Please do not attempt to treat the water from your tap yourself.