- The Health Department is working in conjunction with the NJ Department of Health to monitor the COVID-19 virus. Please read this March 3, 2020, virus update put out by the Lawrence Township Health Department.
- The attached video is an update message (March 9) from the CDC.
- The Center for Disease Control has created Interim Recommendations for US Households with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 which can be viewed in its entirety with this link.
- Visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website for detailed information about the Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19).
- You can use this link to view the CDC recommendations for:(1) PLAN - What to Do Before a COVID-19 Outbreak Occurs; (2) ACT - What Steps to Take During a COVID-19 Outbreak; and (3) FOLLOW-UP - What You Should Do After a COVID-19 Outbreak has Ended.
- The CDC has also published new updates regarding the virus: How To Stop The Spread of Germs and What The Public Should Do and get your household ready for COVID-19.
- The NJ Department of Health (NJDOH) has created a new website with information regarding the virus. The website will be updated as new information is available. They have provided a Fact Sheet with recommendations for travelers and guidance for health care professionals.
- Older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. The attached from provides valuable details about COVID-19 as it relates to individuals in either of these groups.
- If you have a pet and have questions/concerns about how they can be impacted by COVID-19, you can use this link for more information.
- The New Jersey Department of Health announced the opening of a hotline for the public to ask questions: 1-800-222-1222. This hotline is operated by the New Jersey Poison Center, a division of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. The hotline is manned 24 hours a day and can communicate in any language.
Wash Your Hands To Help Stay Safe - Hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.
See CDC Fact Sheet.