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All Middlesex County buildings will remain closed to the general public until further notice due to COVID-19– County services are available on an appointment basis.

 

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Guidance for Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare personnel are on the front lines of caring for patients with confirmed or possible infection with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and therefore have an increased risk of exposure to this virus.  Healthcare personnel can minimize their risk of exposure when caring for confirmed or possible COVID-19 patients by following these guidelines, including use of recommended personal protective equipment.

  

The CDC has guidance for Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations in Healthcare Settings, which include key concepts such as:

  • Limit how germs can enter the facility. 
  • Isolate symptomatic patients as soon as possible. 
  • Protect healthcare personnel.

See the below list for guidance documents for Healthcare Settings:



Return-To-Work Criteria for Healthcare Workers

Both the CDC and the New Jersey Department of Health have guidance available for occupational health programs and public health officials making decisions about healthcare personnel returning to work after testing or suspected positive for COVID-19.

 

Key points highlighted are:

  • Return to Work Criteria for HCP
  • Return to Work Practices and Work Restrictions
  • Crisis Strategies to Mitigate Staffing Shortages

CDC's Return to Work Guidance       NJDOH's Guidance for Returning to Work


Rights, Roles and Responsibilities of Health Workers, including Occupational Safety and Health

Health workers are at the front line of any response and as such are exposed to hazards that put them at risk of infection with a pathogen (such as COVID-19).  Hazards include pathogen exposure, long working hours, psychological distress, fatigue, occupational burnout, stigma, and physical and psychological violence.  The document below from the World Health Organization highlights the rights and responsibilities of health workers, including specific measures needed to protect occupational safety and health.​  


Rights, roles and responsibilities of health workers, including occupational safety and health




Return to Middlesex County's  COVID-19 Webpag​e​

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For more information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), click HERE.


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Office of Health Services
35 Kennedy Blvd
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
732-745-3100

 
After Hours: 732-745-3271
(This number is for the Sheriff's office, which will then connect you to the appropriate on-call staff)​


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