WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The Washington Township Health Department, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health, has confirmed an additional case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Washington Township, officials announced Wednesday.
As of Wednesday, this is the fifth case within Washington Township.
The individual is in isolation, and Washington Township Health Department is following all appropriate NJ Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control protocols in conducting an efficient and comprehensive follow up. Washington Township Health Department is identifying close contacts of this case to determine the need for self-monitoring.
There 4402 cases of COVID-19 are confirmed in New Jersey with 62 deaths and 221 cases have been identified in Morris County.
The Health Department is urging all residents to take simple precautions to protect themselves and others from respiratory illness:
- Stay home as per the directive of the Governor of New Jersey.
- Stay home if you are sick. Limit close contact with people who are sick if you must go out.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid handshakes.
- Try an elbow bump.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hand).
- Get a flu shot to prevent the flu if you have not done so this season.