Three more Highland Park residents tested positive for the COVID-19 Coronavirus, bringing the townwide total up to 15 residents infected.
No personal information was released, but the three new positive cases range in age from 25 to 89 years old, according to information provided by Borough officials.
The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is the lead agency for investigating cases of COVID-19 in this area and they provide the Borough with guidance and confirmation of cases. Borough officials are urging residents to monitor their health and consult their primary care physician if they are exhibiting symptoms.
Residents staying at home and in need of assistance from the Borough’s COPE (Civilian Outreach Program Exercise) can email HPCOPES@hpboro.com or call (732) 819-0052.
COPE will offer the following support services to residents who need assistance and do not have any other means of support. It will also assist anyone who may be or feel isolated during the current travel restrictions:
- Daily or regular “well” calls via phone or Internet;
- Delivery of food, prescriptions, other essential items;
- Telephone, texting, or email conversation to promote social interaction;
- Arranging transport to medical appointments if necessary;
- Providing support to anyone who may be quarantined.
If anyone has questions about COVID-19, they can call the County’s 24 hour hotline, 1-800-222-1222. They can also visit the Middlesex County Office of Health Service’s COVID-19 website, at: