3/20/2020 - Somerville, New Jersey resident tests positive for COVID-19
Somerville, New Jersey resident tests positive for COVID-19

Somerville, New Jersey- Somerville Borough is notifying residents of a positive case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Borough of Somerville

"The Somerville Borough was notified by the Somerset County Department of Health this morning that a 50 year old resident tested positive for the new coronavirus (COVID-19). County Health Officials are in the process of identifying anyone who had close contact with this patient, to provide guidance and limit the spread of infection" said Mayor Sullivan.

The COVID-19 prevention guidelines for Somerville Borough remain the same:

? Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet (about two arm’s length)

? Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available utilize hand sanitizers containing at least 60% alcohol

? Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

? Frequently clean surfaces like doorknobs, switches, cabinet handles, remotes, tables, counters, sinks, toilets, etc.

? Cover your sneeze and cough with tissue or cough & sneeze into your sleeve

? Call your healthcare provider if you exhibit symptoms related to COVID-19. Only call 9-1-1 for Emergency


Residents with questions or concerns about COVID-19 can call 2-1-1, text NJCOVID to 898-211, or email

For an updated case count of COVID-19 in Somerset County, please call 908-231-7111 or visit the health department’s new dashboard at

Since the situation is evolving, it is important to stay up to date by following trusted sources of information such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at, the World Health Organization at, the New Jersey Department of Health at and the Somerset County Department of Health at

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