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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Borough of Red Bank Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update (3/17/2020)

Borough of Red Bank, New Jersey

The following is the 5th update from the Borough of Red Bank concerning the COVID-19 outbreak.
Update #1: https://www.redbanknj.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=209
Update #2: https://www.redbanknj.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=210
Update #3: https://www.redbanknj.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=211 
Update #4: 
https://www.redbanknj.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=212

The Borough of Red Bank would like to remind our community members that as of March 17, 2020, the Borough of Red Bank is not aware of any official presumptive or confirmed positive cases of the COVID-19 virus in Red Bank.  This information is based on official reporting by the New Jersey Department of Health and the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission.

We understand there may be rumors and unofficial reports circulating about self-identified cases but we want to assure residents that there is no need to panic.  In an effort to help the public understand the reporting process, the Borough is notified by the Health Officer of the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission when there is a presumptive positive case of the COVID-19 virus in our resident population.  According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a presumptive positive result is when a patient has tested positive by a local public health laboratory, but results are still pending confirmation at a CDC lab.  When a local hospital or lab determines there is an actual presumptive positive result, the New Jersey Department of Health and the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission Health Officer are notified.  Red Bank’s Health Officer has confirmed that no presumptive positive cases have been reported in Red Bank.

As the State & Monmouth County positive count increases daily, it is a likely scenario that one of us will know someone firsthand who has been infected with the COVID-19 virus.  There is no reason to panic but there is reason to be prepared and follow the steps to prepare and protect yourself and your family.  For more information, visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The Borough of Red Bank Mayor & Council, Administration, Office of Emergency Management, Police Department and Fire Department continue to monitor the developing situation involving presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County.  As of March 16, 2020, the Borough of Red Bank is not aware of any presumptive or confirmed positive cases of the COVID-19 virus in Red Bank.  For more information, visit the New Jersey COVID-19 Dashboard at https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml

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, please visit the NJDOH coronavirus webpage (https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml) and the CDC coronavirus webpage (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html).

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