First Case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in East Hanover

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EAST HANOVER — The Township of East Hanover Office of Emergency Management team has been preparing for the potential of a Coronavirus outbreak in our area. Residents should be assured that we are taking all necessary steps to deal with this virus.

Please be advised that The East Hanover Health Department, in conjunction with NJ Department of Health (NJDOH) has confirmed its first case of COVID-19 in East Hanover.

As you are all aware this is a fluid situation which will may result in additional cases being identified.

While the risk of infection to the general public still remains low, should a person start showing symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough and shortness of breath, residents must contact their healthcare provider. Even though the risk is low, People who have these symptoms should contact their healthcare provider prior to visiting the hospital or a healthcare setting.

Currently, there is no vaccination for COVID-19. The East Hanover Health Department is encouraging all residents to take simple precautions to protect themselves and others from respiratory illness:

Residents are asked to be cautious about rumors and some less-than-accurate reports about this virus. Keep informed by obtaining information from trusted and reliable sources, including the Centers for Disease Control, New Jersey Department of Health, and our local health department:

As always, please use common sense and error to the side of safety when making family decisions regarding large crowds.