Gloucester County confirms COVID-19 case in Mullica Hill

A 42-year-old woman with no travel history is the third positive case in Gloucester County.

Gloucester County confirmed the third positive COVID-19 case in Gloucester County on Thursday morning.

A 42-year-old woman from Mullica Hill had no travel history and is currently self-isolating at home. Her condition is improving.

The Gloucester County Department of Health and Human Services is working with the New Jersey Department of Health to conduct a full assessment that includes identifying the contacts this individual had.

In addition to the New Jersey Department of Health, Gloucester County Department of Health and Human Services has been working closely with the Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management to prepare for and respond to COVID-19.

“Gloucester County residents can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by practicing good hand, surface, spacing and respiratory hygiene, and staying home when feeling ill. We’re also encouraging all residents to practice aggressive social distancing,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said. “Taking these precautions cares for the whole community, especially those most vulnerable. Employers can especially play an important role by encouraging workers to stay home if ill, without penalty.”

It is not recommended that healthy people wear masks.  A mask should only be worn if a healthcare professional recommends it.  The Gloucester County Department of Health and Human Services will keep the public informed if this recommendation changes.

“We want to emphasize the need to follow personal hygiene guidelines vigilantly, this should not be a cause for panic and the risk to the general public remains low,” said Gloucester County Health Officer Annmarie Ruiz. “It is not recommended at this time that well individuals be tested.”

“Residents can rest assured that the Gloucester County Health Department and Emergency Response Office are acting swiftly to protect the health of our community,” added Ruiz.

Please continue to check the CDC at www.cdc.gov and New Jersey Department of Health www.nj.gov/health/ website for updates.

The Gloucester County Department of Health can be reached at (856) 218-4101 or by visiting www.gloucestercountynj.gov