East Hanover Confirms Four Residents Positive with Coronavirus

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EAST HANOVER — The East Hanover Health Department, in conjunction with NJ Department of Health (NJDOH), has confirmed its third and fourth COVID-19 cases. Both residents are home recovering.

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. Representatives from all our departments including our East Hanover, Hanover and Florham Park School Partners have been meeting since January to discuss our plans to address our entire community.

“I would like to thank the entire East Hanover community for understanding their role in assisting our friends and families and by adhering to Governor Murphy’s executive order,” said Mayor Joseph Pannullo.

Please be mindful that with the increased availability of tests and testing locations the number of cases will increase.

While the risk of infection to the general public still remains low, should a person start showing symptoms of COVID-19 that 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.

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 CDC, NJDOH and at: www.easthanovertownship.com.

CDC’s COVID-19 website by clicking here.

NJ Department of Health COVID-19 website by clicking here.

Feel free to call the NJ COVID-19 Information Public Call Center at 1-800-962-1253 or call NJ 211 or text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and to stay informed. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211. The NJ Department of Human Services operates a toll free “warm line,” which is a resource for people seeking mental health services – (877) 294-HELP (4357).