June 3 Press Release from the Princeton Health Dept.

June 3 Press Release from the Princeton Health Dept.

For Immediate Release:  June 3, 2020

Covid-19 Information for People who Attended the Protest in Princeton

The large turnout in Princeton for yesterday’s protest demonstrated the overwhelming support of the Princeton community for an end to police violence and systemic racism. The Municipality stands in solidarity with the protesters. However, despite the best efforts of the organizers, it was not always possible to practice social distancing.  In light of this and for your safety and the safety of our community, the Princeton Health Department urges anyone that attended the June 2nd protest in Princeton and who was unable to maintain social distance to limit contact with other people for 14 days.  COVID-19 continues to circulate in our community, and our region is still working on overcoming the odds of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Individuals are being urged to continue social distancing efforts and seek testing  if experiencing the following symptoms:  fever, cough, shortness of breath, and other symptoms, including chills, shivering, muscle pain, headaches, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.  There is also a potential for COVID-19 infected individuals to demonstrate no symptoms at all, which is why it is extremely important to limit contact with others for 14 days, or the length of incubation for this disease.

PHD would also like to recommend anyone that attended the protest who lives or works with someone who is over 60 years old and/or suffering from a preexisting health condition to wear a mask at all times when in close proximity to that person. Also, do not share utensils and routinely disinfect high traffic household areas such as kitchens and bathrooms with CDC approved disinfectants (70% or higher active ingredient germicide).

For more information on coronavirus (SARS-2) and COVID-19:

 For questions about coronavirus, the New Jersey Department of Health has a COVID-19 Hotline, 24/7, at 1-800-222-1222. The Princeton Health Department can be reached at (609)497-7608 for additional information.

All press contact should be directed to Fred Williams, by e-mail, fwilliams@princetonnj.gov