MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The Mount Olive Township Health Department, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health, has confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Mount Olive Township, according to Mount Olive Township Administrator Andrew Tatarenko.
The residents include a 48-year-old woman and a 39-year-old woman, Tatarenko said.
The total number of cases in Mount Olive Township is 7, Tatarenko said.
Mount Olive Township health officials are following all appropriate NJ Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols in conducting efficient and comprehensive follow up. Close contacts of these cases are being identified and will be contacted within twenty-four hours to determine the need for self-monitoring, Their health status is being monitored by health department staff, Tatarenko said.
“We wish the individuals with confirmed cases of the virus well and their families the best in this difficult time,” Tatarenko said.
Mayor Rob Greenbaum emphasizes, “This is a difficult time for our community. The Township has been preparing and we are ready to respond to safeguard our residents. I encourage all of you to take precaution and follow the guidelines and directives that have been issued. We will get through this together.”
The Mount Olive Township Health Department reminds all residents to abide by the Mount Olive Office of Emergency Management State of Local Emergency and the Governor’s State of Emergency and Executive Orders and to take the following simple precautions to protect themselves and others from respiratory illness:
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve.
- Limit close contact with individuals who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid handshakes.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, using manufacturer’s directions.
Residents showing symptoms of COVID-19 must contact their healthcare provider. Symptoms include fever of 100.4F, cough and shortness of breath. For additional information on COVID-19, click here. You can also call the Mount Olive Township COVID- 19 Hotline at 1-862-419-4300.