SOUTH BRUNSWICK – In the afternoon of March 14, the Middlesex County Department of Health notified South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management that two township residents tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.
The two residents had worked at a private party in Princeton on Feb. 29 where they became exposed to the virus. One resident attends South Brunswick High School, according to information disseminated by the South Brunswick Police Department in the evening.
Both residents are recovering at home where they remain under home quarantine.
At this time, the Middlesex County Health Department is leading the investigation in the case and is the agency responsible for additional notifications. As per the Middlesex County Health Department, names, addresses and personal identifying information of patients cannot be released or shared with the community.
There are currently at least 69 cases in New Jersey. Nearly all of the communities surrounding the township are reporting positive cases or people being monitored, according to the statement. While the exact numbers of positive test results will change, residents should monitor themselves for any symptoms related to the virus. They include fever, cough and shortness of breath.
Contact a primary care physician if you need medical care.
Steps to follow to limit the spread of the virus:
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time. Soap and water are preferred to hand sanitizer, and are usually more readily available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Do not reuse tissues after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Businesses are being advised to be supportive of staff in instances of illness.
Call 1-800-222-1222 for general information about the virus. The call center is not able to diagnose individuals or give specific medical recommendations. Callers who need medical advice should contact their healthcare provider.
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