The Town of Clinton, along with the Hunterdon County Health Department and State of New Jersey Department of Health continue to closely monitor the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The outbreak first started in December 2019 in China, but cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations including the United States. There is a lot of information available on the evolving COVID-2019. Please visit the Town website site regularly www.clintonnj.gov and also subscribe to receive "E-Alerts" at www.clintonnj.gov/subscribe to stay informed.
You can also contact the Health Department at:
HUNTERDON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
314 Route 12, Building 1
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
Local COVID-2019 Updates - Week of March 9:
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-2019) is a rapidly evolving situation. Members of the public are urged to keep up to date by visiting trusted public health resources. For the most accurate information contact the CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention. For current US numbers, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html.
If you are a health professional or first responder in Hunterdon County with COVID-2019 questions call: Hunterdon County Coronavirus COVID-19 County Health Department 908-788-1351 or Public Health Nursing Division 908-806-4570.
Learn what precautions you can take about the Coronavirus, call the NJ Coronavirus & Poison Center Hotline at 1-800-222-1222, or 1-800-962-1253 if using out-of-state phone line. Trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer your call 24/7.
CDC Recommendations – Share Facts, Not Fear:
- You may see large gatherings or events being cancelled or postponed. You may also be urged to cancel your own events. Do not be alarmed, this is being done as a pre-caution for the public.
- Local testing will be available through private doctors and laboratories and the NJ State Laboratory.
- If you need to travel, use every day preventative actions and stay updated through travel advisories issued by the CDC. Avoid non-essential travel.
- Symptoms of COVID-2019 are similar to the flu and include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
- Every day preventative actions can help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. For tips on stopping the spread of germs, click here.
- Most face masks will not protect against the virus, and most studies suggest it is more effective to equip individuals with symptoms with masks to isolate the illness.
- If you suspect you are ill, isolate yourself from other individuals, cover your face with a mask, wash your hands with warm water and soap, and call your healthcare provider immediately.
- There is no vaccine to prevent COVID-2019 or specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-2019. People with COVID-2019 should receive supportive care to relieve symptoms.
- The CDC says to prepare for a potential widespread outbreak of COVID-2019 in the United States.
- For information on proper hand hygiene, please visit www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html
State of New Jersey Department of Health - www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml
Hunterdon County Department of Health - www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/coronavirus.html
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html