Middlesex County declares State of Emergency in response to COVID-19 outbreak

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Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios and the Board of Chosen Freeholders have declared a county-wide state of emergency in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

The declaration, which will make the county eligible for federal reimbursement for extraordinary measures; authorizes the county and its agencies to the necessary steps to contain, prepare for, respond to and recover from the COVID-19 outbreak; and allows the County to procure necessary goods or services under contracts not currently available, according to information provided by Middlesex County on March 15.

“The health and safety of our residents is of the utmost importance to the Board of Chosen Freeholders. While the community is impacted by this outbreak, we as a County must put the necessary measures in place to ensure the county is able to respond to this event appropriately,” Rios said in the statement.