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

 

Please see below for various charts outlining the COVID-19 data in Bridgewater Township.  In order to see the data for any specific day, hover your cursor over that particular day on the graphic, and the corresponding data point will automatically pop up.

 

*Updated 9/28/20 at 11:00AM

For data on the total number of COVID-19 cases in Bridgewater Township over time click one of the images below.

COVID-19 Cases in Bridgewater Township

COVID-19 Cases (Simple View)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xUrXFit8ezTiQ4PbF-jL8atZ14rsymCXiM7FacDP-L0/edit?usp=sharing

For data on the daily number of NEW COVID-19 cases in Bridgewater click the image below.

Daily NEW COVID-19 cases

There are also currently 321 Bridgewater residents who have reported their recovery from COVID-19 to our public health team. This is an increase from our last reported figure of 316.

Please note that while it is highly likely that the amount of actually recovered residents is significantly higher than this figure, this number represents the group of residents who are recovered *and* who have chosen to respond to our public health team in their efforts to follow-up. 

Though our public health officials continue to follow-up with each case over time, if those individuals choose not to respond to our team members, we cannot list them as confirmed recoveries, even though they have almost certainly recovered from the virus. 

We will continually update this figure as additional data becomes available from our public health officials

For data on the number of residents who have passed away from COVID-19 please click the image below.

Deaths from COVID-19

Of the 66 individuals who have passed away:

2 were under the age of 50

5 were between 50 and 64

17 were between 65 and 79

42 were aged 80+

The overall age range of those 66 individuals is 40 to 105 years of age.

These graphics will all be updated every weekday.  Statistics from each weekend will be published every Monday.  Archived statistics going back to March will remain published on each graph permanently.  

 

On the advice of our public health officials, we are now able to report data about the age breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Bridgewater. You can find this data—which will be updated on a weekly by clicking the image below.

COVID-19 Case Age Breakdown

 

Please note that these graphs represent trends over time, and that no individual graph or data point individually expresses the totality of our current situation.  We have made much progress, and with continued vigilance, discipline and cooperation, we can make more. 

For Somerset County COVID-19 data visit https://somerset-county-nj-coronavirus-response-somerset.hub.arcgis.com/ 

 

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) 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.

Visit https://covid19.nj.gov/ or https://www.coronavirus.gov/ for more information.

 

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: Coronavirus@BridgewaterNJ.gov for Bridgewater specific questions  

 

 Resources:

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.

 

HERE IS A LIST OF HEALTH DEPARTMENT APPLICATIONS:

For an application to operate a retail food establishment, click here

For an application for a Temporary Food Event Vendor Registration, click here

For an application to operate a public recreational bathing (pool) facility, click here

For an application to Register a Massage Establishment, click here 


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

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