COVID-2019 is a respiratory infection caused by a novel (new) virus that arose from the area of Wuhan, China in December 2019. Most of the early cases of this illness were linked to a large seafood and animal market suggesting possible animal-to-person spread of the virus. The market closed on January 2, 2020, as part of the investigation and response to this outbreak. Once a person is infected, the virus causes respiratory illness. Outbreaks of novel virus infections among people are always of public health concern. The risk from these outbreaks depends on the characteristics of the virus, including how well it spreads between people, the severity of the resulting illness, and the medical or other measures available to control the impact of the virus (for example, medications or vaccines).
Hunterdon County COVID-19 Webpage:
CDC COVID-19 Webpage:
NJDOH COVID-19 Webpage:
COVID-19 FACT SHEET:
NJ Department of Health 24 Hour Public Hotline:
1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if using an out-of-state phone line
Trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer questions about coronavirus. The call is free.
Over the course of this pandemic, the squad has received countless donations from personal protective equipment to lunch, dinner, or breakfast to the crews on duty. We would like to thank all of those who have and continue to donate to the department. Our crews truly enjoy any help from the public, as we continue to battle this on-going pandemic.