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.

β€œThe 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.