Washington Township man tests positive for COVID-19

The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Emergency Management announced the sixth positive COVID-19 case in Gloucester County.

The patient is a 34-year-old male from Washington Township who is self-isolating at home. He has no travel history.

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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. At this time, the overall threat of COVID-19 to Gloucester County residents remains low.

Gloucester County is expecting cases to rise. Social distancing is critical in flattening the curve and reducing cases. Please continue to practice social distancing to protect yourself, your family and the community.

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.

New Jersey residents can call 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253 with questions. The call center is open 24/7 and has multi-language capacity.

Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, text your zip code to 898-211.

Please note that the call center is not able to diagnose or give medical recommendations. Healthcare providers should be contacted if medical advice is needed. People should call their doctor or hospital before going so healthcare staff can provide instructions on getting care.

Most people with mild symptoms do not need to be tested. It is important to stay home and isolate from others while sick.

Please continue to check the CDC at www.cdc.gov and New Jersey Department of Health www.nj.gov/health/ websites for updates.
The Gloucester County Department of Health can be reached at (856) 218-4101 or by visiting www.gloucestercountynj.gov.

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