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PRESS RELEASE: Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Bridgewater Resident

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             
March 12, 2020
 
Contact: Christine Madrid, Dir. of Human Services
Phone: 908-725-6300 ext. 5205
 
Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Bridgewater Resident
 
Bridgewater, NJ – Bridgewater is notifying residents of a presumptive positive case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in a township resident. The test result has been sent to the CDC for confirmation.
 
The patient is a 25-year-old man who had close contact with a COVID-19 patient in Pennsylvania. He is currently in isolation. “The Bridgewater Health Department is monitoring the patient and working with the state to identify any potential contacts for follow-up,” said Christine Madrid, Director of Human Services.
 
The COVID-19 prevention guidelines for Bridgewater residents remain the same:
– Avoid close contact with people who are sick (within 6 feet).
– Wash your hands often with soap and water. If they are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
– Clean frequently touched surfaces 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 other people (within 6 feet), 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.
 
If you have more questions:
Call 1-800-222-1222
 
                                               
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