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PRESS RELEASE: Heath Officer Confirms First COVID-19 Related Death in Bridgewater

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            
March 22, 2020
 
Contact: Michael Pappas, Twp. Administrator
Phone: 908-725-6300 ext. 5000
 
Health Officer Confirms First COVID-19 Related Death in Bridgewater
 
Bridgewater, NJ – Today, Bridgewater Health Officer, Kevin Sumner, has confirmed the first fatality related to COVID-19 in Bridgewater.
 
“I have learned that one of our residents has passed away due to complications associated with the COVID-19 virus,” said Mayor Matthew Moench. “I would like to pass my condolences along to the family and friends at this difficult time. My family, and the entire Bridgewater family, will be praying for you.”
 
Mayor Moench continued, “We must treat all of our neighbors like family now. Everyone has a role to play. Practice the guidelines placed by our public health professionals so that we can avoid any further tragedies. I have seen the way this community has pulled together in the past and I am confident that we will come out from this crisis stronger and more close knit than ever.”
 
Bridgewater Health Officer Kevin Sumner said, “The Heath Department is investigating all reported cases of COVID-19 in Bridgewater. Our goal remains the same, to slow and eventually stop the spread of this disease. We ask the public to help us in this effort by following the public health recommendations such as social distancing and hand washing.”
 
If you have questions about COVID-19, please see below for trustworthy public resources:
 
Federal: Visit: www.cdc.gov or www.Coronavirus.gov
 
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. Visit: www.nj.gov/health/
 
Somerset County: Dial: 908-231-7111 to listen to daily updates about the status of the coronavirus in Somerset County
 
Bridgewater Township: Dial: 908-429-8444 or Email: Coronavirus@BridgewaterNJ.gov for Bridgewater specific questions
 
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