Middletown Senior Housing Resident Tests Positive For COVID-19

A resident of Tomaso Towers, an affordable high-rise senior citizen development managed by the Middletown Housing Authority, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement by the Township.

The resident is currently hospitalized.  All close contacts have been contacted by the Middletown Health Department.

There are currently three confirmed cases in Middletown. They will be continually monitored by local health officials and positive cases will be shared with the public. Information will be released as it becomes available, however this will be limited by privacy laws. Direct contact persons, organizations and place of work will be notified by health officials as they receive information from the patient.

Middletown officials continue to stress the importance of social distancing in an effort to flatten the curve of this public health crisis. They ask that you monitor yourself and family members for signs and symptoms of this virus, including fever, cough, shortness of breath or other respiratory illness. If you experience any of these, please contact your medical provider by phone before walking into their office.

If Middletown residents have general questions about COVID-19, please call the public hotline at 1-800-962-1253 or 1-800-222-1222. Trained professionals are standing by to answer your call 24/7 or visit nj.gov/health. Please note that the hotline is not to locate testing, to get test results or for medical advice. For further questions, call the Middletown Health Department at 732-615-2095,  email [email protected] or visit www.middletownnj.org/coronavirus.

Posted: March 19th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Middletown Senior Housing Resident Tests Positive For COVID-19

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