Bridgewater Township Municipal Building 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 (908) 725-6300 Monday- Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Department of Health and Community Services
General Information





Attention Residents: A joint testing site between Somerset and Hunterdon Counties has been set up.  Please click here for more information.

The COVID-19 prevention guidelines for Bridgewater residents can help you stay healthy:

  • Stay at home, unless you need to get essentials like food or medicine.
  • Wear a cloth face mask when you leave your home.
  • Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with people outside your household.
  • Wash your hands often. Wash for 20 seconds with soap and water. If soap
    and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces daily like doorknobs, switches, cabinet
    handles, remotes, tables, counters, sinks, toilets, etc.

What should I do if I am sick?

  • Stay home. Avoid close contact with others, including family members.
  • Cover your sneeze or cough with a tissue or your sleeve, not your hands.
  • Call your doctor if your symptoms get worse or if you have trouble breathing.
    Your doctor will decide if you need a COVID-19 test or additional treatment.

After I get sick, how do I know that I’m recovered?

  • You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (without using fever-reducing medication) AND
  • your other symptoms have improved (for example, your cough or shortness of breath have improved) AND
  • at least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.

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If you have questions or concerns, please see below for a list of public phone numbers and e-mail addresses:

State of New Jersey: Dial: 211 or 1-800-962-1253/Text: NJCOVID to 898-211 or Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

Somerset County: Dial: 908-231-7111 to listen to daily updates about the status of the Coronavirus in Somerset County

Bridgewater Township: Email: for Bridgewater specific questions  



Re-Infection FAQ

Long Term Care Facilities – FAQ

General Information Flyer

Information on Homemade Face Masks

Managing COVID-19 at Home


Many CDC COVID-19 Informational materials are available, translated, for non-English speakers.  Please click here 

Other Resources:

Prepare Your Household

Prepare Your Workplace

Help Stop the Spread of Germs Flyer


*Please feel free to print and distribute these flyers for use in your residence or business.  This page will be updated with new information as it becomes available. 



The Department Health and Community Services is responsible for a variety of functions, including the following:

    • Child Health Services – Well Baby & Immunizations provided by Community Visiting Nurses Association of Somerville.
    • Adult Health Services – provided by Community Visiting Nurses Association.

Additional services for men are available at The Men’s Clinic in Somerville. Click here for more information

  • Communicable Disease Control – Investigations and reporting, influenza immunizations, West Nile and Lyme disease monitoring.
  • Food Safety – facility plan review, facility inspections, complaint investigations, suspected food borne disease investigations, food handler training, food facility licensing.
  • Nuisance Complaints – Nuisance complaints are addressed under the following three sections of the Municipal Code (click on each topic to view the Code) Sanitation Noise Dogs Cats and Other Animals
  • Water Quality – well water sampling & analysis; well permits issued; water pollution investigations, public non-community water well monitoring; septic system percolation (soil permeability) tests. When needed, potable wells must be abandoned by a licensed well driller certified to seal wells under direct permit issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. In addition, septic system abandonment is conducted under inspection by the Township Plumbing Inspector at the time of public sanitary sewer connection.
  • Rabies Control – animal bite investigations, specimen sampling, exposure assessments, rabies immunization clinics for cats and dogs.
  • Tobacco Age of Sale – investigations & enforcement.
  • Environmental Health – air, solid waste, hazardous material discharge investigations, radon test kits, septic investigations.
  • Pet Safety – click here for pet safety advice offered by the New Jersey Poison Control Center.
  • Avian Influenza (i.e. bird flu) – click here for current information.

The Director of Human Services, Christine Madrid, can be reached at (908) 725-6300 ext. 5210, or by email at

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