Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China (2019-nCoV)

January 31, 2020
Hudson Regional Health Commission has been in contact with the New Jersey Department of Health as well as the local health departments in Hudson County regarding the novel coronavirus and has prepared this
. Hudson Regional and the local health departments continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as needed, as information is rapidly evolving.
Currently, there are no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in New Jersey. While the CDC considers this to be a serious public health concern, based on current information, the immediate health risk in N.J. as well as the rest the U.S. is considered low at this time.
Standard precautions should be taken to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, along with other seasonal viruses. Increased precautions should be taken with individuals who have traveled outside of the country.
The CDC recommends doing the following to prevent illness:
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve, not your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Stay home if you are sick and avoid contact with sick people.
  • Review and follow CDC travel advisories when planning travel.
Anyone with questions regarding the novel coronavirus, or to report a potential case, should contact their local health department, Hudson Regional
201-223-1133, or the New Jersey Department of Health 24-Hour Public Hotline at 1-800-222-1222