The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. The Borough of Dumont and Dumont Board of Health has been in active communication with Bergen County and State officials and will continue to work closely with public health officers as we monitor COVID-19. The Board of Health has met with borough officials and Mayor Andrew LaBruno participated in a conference call with Governor Murphy and The New Jersey Department of Health. It is vital that accurate information is dispensed to the public and necessary updates will be provided as appropriate and when available.
Public Hotline and Information
The New Jersey State Department of Health, in partnership with the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System, has made available a 24-hour hotline to answer the public’s questions. You can contact them at 1-800-222-1222.
You may find the latest information from the Federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New Jersey State Department of Health and Bergen County.
CDC Prevention Recommendations:
For the general public, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure, including but not limited to Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.