OEM of South Brunswick to resume COVID updates as cases increase in NJ



SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – As COVID-19 cases increase in New Jersey, the South Brunswick Emergency Management Office (OEM) will resume regular updates on COVID-19.

“We want people to be prepared, not panicked,” said Raymond Hayducka, OEM director and police chief. “We’re not back in March 2020 and we’re starting over from scratch. We know more and can do more this time around. We need to take reasonable precautions in the coming days to minimize the impact of the Omicron.”

According to the CDC, omicron accounts for about 75% of new cases in the United States, and national health officials believe cases will increase dramatically over the next month. Omicron cases can lead to a surge in the number of people seeking treatment that will nonetheless overwhelm hospitals, the OEM said. Currently, 2,100 people are hospitalized in New Jersey.

“We will continue to send the most accurate local information we receive. We foresee tough days, but by keeping ourselves informed we will get there,” said Hayducka.

South Brunswick OEM will use Nixle and the @SoBrunswickPD Twitter account to provide information on the spread of Omicron and its local impact.

The OEM has shared some tips to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

  • Stay Home If You’re Sick: As Christmas approaches, don’t go to events or family reunions if you’re sick. Here is the link for information on NJ State Covid testing – https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/testing Ridgewood Labs is testing in the Highway 27 / Finnegans Lane parking lot.
  • Maximize protection: get vaccinated and give a booster. Vaccines continue to be a strong force against COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths. Here is the link for information on NJ State Covid testing https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine.
  • Wearing Masks: While there is no state mask requirement, wearing masks, especially indoors, is the smart thing to do. If you are passing through an airport or train station this season, you are undoubtedly exposed to someone with omicron at this point. Wearing an N95 mask indoors provides the best protection.

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