Coronavirus (COVID-19) Monmouth County NJ
What We Know..
COVID-2019 is a respiratory infection caused by a novel (new) virus that arose from the area of Wuhan, China in December, 2019. Most of the early cases of this illness were linked to a large seafood and animal market suggesting possible animal-to-person spread of the virus. The market closed on January 2, 2020 as part of the investigation and response to this outbreak. Once a person is infected, the virus causes respiratory illness. Outbreaks of novel virus infections among people are always of public health concern. The risk from these outbreaks depends on the characteristics of the virus, including how well it spreads between people, the severity of the resulting illness, and the medical or other measures available to control the impact of the virus (for example, medications or vaccines).
Have general questions about COVID-19? Call the public hotline!
Call the NJ COVID-19 & Poison Center 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
NOTE: Hotline is not to locate testing, to get test results, or for medical advice.
Looking to get tested for Covid-19? Please click on the link below to find a testing center.