Middletown Health Department Asks That Teens Get Tested For COVID-19

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A July 11 house party on West Front Street in Middletown is believed to be the source of a COVID-19 outbreak among Township area teenagers, according to an announcement by the local health department.

The Middletown Township Department of Health and Social Services is currently investigating a cluster of approximately 20 COVID-19 cases in young adults ages 15 to 19. 

“If you think your child may have attended such a party, or participates in sports or any other group activity that may have included anyone potentially exposed, please ask them to self-quarantine for 14 days to monitor for signs and symptoms. If they become ill, they should self-isolate and contact your family physician,” the department’s announcement advises.

“We encourage you to have your child tested for COVID-19. The Department is conducting contact tracing in an attempt to better track and narrow down the extent of the cluster we are seeing.

“Unfortunately, responsiveness has been less than satisfactory, with many refusing to answer our questions. It is imperative that everyone cooperate in this potentially serious matter as we continue to fight this virus. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Health Department at 732-615-2000 x2165 or email questions to [email protected] . You can also visit covid19.nj.gov for additional information and resources.”

Posted: July 23rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Middletown Health Department Asks That Teens Get Tested For COVID-19”

  1. Bob English said at 2:53 pm on July 23rd, 2020:

    Good example why tracing and getting fast testing results are so important in preventing future wide-spread outbreaks of covid.

  2. The said at 8:47 am on July 25th, 2020:

    shining beacon on the hill of the county.