Mayor Tony Perry and the Township Committee, in conjunction with Administration, the Health Department, Office of Emergency Management, EMS and Police and Fire Departments, are monitoring the developing situation involving presumptive positive cases of Coronavirus in Monmouth County. At this time there is no reason for the Township to deviate from normal operations. Municipal offices will remain open and regularly scheduled meetings will continue to be held.
The Township receives regular updates from various County, State and Federal agencies and remains in regular contact with the Middletown Township Public School District and Monmouth County officials. Middletown is prepared to take appropriate actions to protect the public health and safety of our community.
The Township has taken sensible measures to minimize the chances of infection including having dedicated crews who are sanitizing common areas and workspaces throughout the work day and after hours. Departments have also been provided with cleaning products such as disinfecting wipes and sprays for their offices.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the respiratory illness caused by a new virus that first emerged in December 2019. The NJ Department of Health (NJDOH) is leading the state’s response to COVID-19 and is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For up-to-date information and recommendations about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Township recommends the following two websites:
Tips to Avoid Getting Sick
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.