BOONTON — Town of Boonton Mayor has confirmed the first two cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the Town of Boonton. As of March 20, 890 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in New Jersey and approximately 21,000 cases have been identified in the United States.
Both individuals are isolated and recovering, and Town of Boonton health officials are following all appropriate NJ Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols in conducting efficient and comprehensive follow up.
Currently, there is no vaccine for COVID-19. The Town of Boonton Health Department reminds all residents to take the following simple precautions to protect themselves and others from respiratory illness:
- Stay home if you are sick./li>
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve.
- Limit close contact with individuals who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid handshakes and try an elbow bump instead.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, using manufacturer insructions
The Town of Boonton Health Department wishes to remind residents that if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19 must contact their healthcare provider. Symptoms include fever of 100.4F, cough and shortness of breath. For additional information on COVID-19 resources, visit: