Mount Olive Township Confirms First Four (4) Case of COVID-19

RELEASE DATE:
March 22, 2020
Mount Olive Township Confirms Two Additional Cases of COVID-19 Four (4) Total
 
The Mount Olive Township Health Department, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health, has confirmed  two additional cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Mount Olive Township, bringing the total number of cases to four (4).   The residents are a 58 year old male and a 71 year old female.  Mount Olive Township health officials are following all appropriate NJ Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols in conducting efficient and comprehensive follow up.  Close contacts of these cases are being identified and will be contacted within twenty-four (24) hours to determine the need for self-monitoring.  Their health status is being monitored by health department staff.  As of March 21, 2020, 64 cases of COVID-19 are confirmed in Morris County, 1,327 confirmed in New Jersey and 15,219 cases have been identified in the United States.
We wish these individuals with confirmed cases of the virus well and their families the best in this difficult time.  Mayor Greenbaum emphasizes, “This is a difficult time for our community.  The Township has been preparing and we are ready to respond to safeguard our residents.  I encourage all of you to take precaution and follow the guidelines and directives that have been issued.  We will get through this together.”   
 
The Mount Olive Township Health Department reminds all residents to abide by the Mount Olive Office of Emergency Management State of Local Emergency and the Governor’s State of Emergency and Executive Orders and to take the following simple precautions to protect themselves and others from respiratory illness:
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve.
  • Limit close contact with individuals who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid handshakes.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, using manufacturer’s directions.
Residents showing symptoms of COVID-19 must contact their healthcare provider. Symptoms include fever of 100.4F, cough and shortness of breath. For additional information on COVID-19 resources, visit the sites below.  You can also call the Mount Olive Township COVID-19 Hotline at 862-419-4300 or email Covid-19@mtolivetwp.org
 
New Jersey Covid-19 Information Hub
Call (General Covid-19 Questions):  2-1-1 (7am-11pm)
Call (Clinical Questions):  1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
Next NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts
 
NJ Department of Health:
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
 
NJPIES Call Center:
1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 (non-NJ cell phones)
 
All future updates on confirmed COVID-19 cases will be released once a day at 11:00 am.