Positive COVID 19 Case in the Community 

Positive COVID 19 Case in the Community 

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This evening, the Health Department learned  that 3  members of  a family already under home quarantine have tested positive for COVID 19 virus.

One of the positive tests is a student at LMS who attended school prior to becoming symptomatic.  The exposure risk to the general student population at LMS  is low.  Parents should monitor their child for fever and cough until March 24, and contact their health care provider should these symptoms develop, but are not under quarantine.

The Health Department is doing epidemiological interviews to determine any students/other individuals who may be close contacts at elevated  risk of exposure.  The Health Department will contact these elevated-risk individuals  directly to advise them about  additional precautions they should take to prevent spread of the virus.

Please do not call 911 with questions about this case.   911 is for life-threatening emergencies.

As this virus comes to our community, we ask that everyone practice “Social Distancing” in the community:  Avoid crowds, stay home when you are sick, and maintain 6 feet distance between other people.

This is not the time for sleepovers, birthday parties, and hanging in the mall.

Montgomery Township Schools are providing remote education until March 30.

For the latest information, check out the Montgomery  Health Department’s COVID 19 webpage at:

www.health.montgomery.nj.us/covid19

Source: Montgomery Health Dept.