Local Cases

May 29, 2 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 174*
  • Active positive cases: 59
  • Cases in the past seven days: 2
  • Cases in the past 14 days: 12
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 90
  • Negative test results: 216
  • Deaths: 18
  • Probable positive deaths: 7***
  • Positive cases by gender: male, 83; female, 91
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 3
    • Ages 18-25, 13
    • Ages 26-35, 13
    • Ages 36-45, 34
    • Ages 46-55, 26
    • Ages 56-65, 19
    • Ages 66-75, 14
    • Ages 76-85, 18
    • Ages 86 and older, 30
  • Hospitalized: 27
  • Healthcare workers: 6
  • EMS/First Responders: 0
  • Non-Resident EMS/First Responders: 8

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.

***Probable death counts are now being reported by PHD: 7 total probable deaths have been announced through evaluation of death certificates and cross referencing with line lists from long-term care centers.

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 6,775
  • Deaths: 466
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

May 28, 4:45 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 174*
  • Active positive cases: 59
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 90
  • Negative test results: 210
  • Deaths: 18
  • Probable positive deaths: 7***
  • Positive cases by gender: male, 83; female, 91
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 3
    • Ages 18-25, 13
    • Ages 26-35, 13
    • Ages 36-45, 34
    • Ages 46-55, 26
    • Ages 56-65, 19
    • Ages 66-75, 14
    • Ages 76-85, 18
    • Ages 86 and older, 30
  • Hospitalized: 27
  • Healthcare workers: 6
  • EMS/First Responders: 0
  • Non-Resident EMS/First Responders: 7

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.

***Probable death counts are now being reported by PHD: 7 total probable deaths have been announced through evaluation of death certificates and cross referencing with line lists from long-term care centers.

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 6,670
  • Deaths: 462
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

 

May 27, 4 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 173*
  • Active positive cases: 59
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 90
  • Negative test results: 207
  • Deaths: 17
  • Probable positive deaths: 7***
  • Positive cases by gender: male, 82; female, 91
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 3
    • Ages 18-25, 13
    • Ages 26-35, 13
    • Ages 36-45, 33
    • Ages 46-55, 26
    • Ages 56-65, 19
    • Ages 66-75, 14
    • Ages 76-85, 18
    • Ages 86 and older, 30
  • Hospitalized: 26
  • Healthcare workers: 6
  • EMS/First Responders: 0
  • Non-Resident EMS/First Responders: 7

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.

***Probable death counts are now being reported by PHD: 7 total probable deaths have been announced through evaluation of death certificates and cross referencing with line lists from long-term care centers.

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 6,592
  • Deaths: 458
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

May 26, 4 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 172*
  • Active positive cases: 65
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 83
  • Negative test results: 201
  • Deaths: 17
  • Probable positive deaths: 7***
  • Positive cases by gender: male, 82; female, 90
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 3
    • Ages 18-25, 13
    • Ages 26-35, 13
    • Ages 36-45, 33
    • Ages 46-55, 26
    • Ages 56-65, 19
    • Ages 66-75, 14
    • Ages 76-85, 17
    • Ages 86 and older, 30
  • Hospitalized: 26
  • Healthcare workers: 6
  • EMS/First Responders: 0
  • Non-Resident EMS/First Responders: 7

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.

***Probable death counts are now being reported by PHD: 7 total probable deaths have been announced through evaluation of death certificates and cross referencing with line lists from long-term care centers.

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 6,544
  • Deaths: 452
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

May 22, 5:45 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 170*
  • Active positive cases: 64
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 82
  • Negative test results: 198
  • Deaths: 17
  • Probable positive deaths: 7***
  • Positive cases by gender: male, 82; female, 88
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 3
    • Ages 18-25, 13
    • Ages 26-35, 13
    • Ages 36-45, 33
    • Ages 46-55, 26
    • Ages 56-65, 18
    • Ages 66-75, 14
    • Ages 76-85, 16
    • Ages 86 and older, 30
  • Hospitalized: 26
  • Healthcare workers: 6
  • EMS/First Responders: 0
  • Non-Resident EMS/First Responders: 7

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.

***Probable death counts are now being reported by PHD: 7 total probable deaths have been announced through evaluation of death certificates and cross referencing with line lists from long-term care centers. 

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 6,295
  • Deaths: 443
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

May 21, 4:30 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 169*
  • Active positive cases: 65
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 80
  • Negative test results: 194
  • Deaths: 17
  • Probable positive deaths: 7***
  • Positive cases by gender: male, 81; female, 88
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 3
    • Ages 18-25, 13
    • Ages 26-35, 14
    • Ages 36-45, 32
    • Ages 46-55, 26
    • Ages 56-65, 17
    • Ages 66-75, 14
    • Ages 76-85, 16
    • Ages 86 and older, 30
  • Hospitalized: 26
  • Healthcare workers: 6
  • EMS/First Responders: 0
  • Non-Resident EMS/First Responders: 7

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.

***Probable death counts are now being reported by PHD: 7 total probable deaths have been announced through evaluation of death certificates and cross referencing with line lists from long-term care centers. 

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

May 20, 4 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 167*
  • Active positive cases: 63
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 80
  • Negative test results: 189
  • Deaths: 17
  • Probable positive deaths: 7***
  • Positive cases by gender: male, 80; female, 87
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 3
    • Ages 18-25, 12
    • Ages 26-35, 14
    • Ages 36-45, 31
    • Ages 46-55, 26
    • Ages 56-65, 17
    • Ages 66-75, 14
    • Ages 76-85, 16
    • Ages 86 and older, 30
  • Hospitalized: 26
  • Healthcare workers: 6
  • EMS/First Responders: 0
  • Non-Resident EMS/First Responders: 7

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.

***Probable death counts are now being reported by PHD: 7 total probable deaths have been announced through evaluation of death certificates and cross referencing with line lists from long-term care centers. 

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 6,162
  • Deaths: 431
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

May 18, 4:45 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 164*
  • Active positive cases: 60
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 80
  • Negative test results: 189
  • Deaths: 17
  • Probable positive deaths: 7***
  • Positive cases by gender: male, 77; female, 87
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 3
    • Ages 18-25, 12
    • Ages 26-35, 12
    • Ages 36-45, 31
    • Ages 46-55, 25
    • Ages 56-65, 17
    • Ages 66-75, 14
    • Ages 76-85, 16
    • Ages 86 and older, 30
  • Hospitalized: 26
  • Healthcare workers: 6
  • EMS/First Responders: 0
  • Non-Resident EMS/First Responders: 7

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.

***Probable death counts are now being reported by PHD: 7 total probable deaths have been announced through evaluation of death certificates and cross referencing with line lists from long-term care centers. 

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 6,018
  • Deaths: 422
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

May 15, 3 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 161*
  • Active positive cases: 62
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 79
  • Negative test results: 182
  • Deaths: 15
  • Probable positive deaths: 7***
  • Positive cases by gender: male, 75; female, 85
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 3
    • Ages 18-25, 11
    • Ages 26-35, 12
    • Ages 36-45, 31
    • Ages 46-55, 24
    • Ages 56-65, 17
    • Ages 66-75, 12
    • Ages 76-85, 16
    • Ages 86 and older, 30
  • Hospitalized: 25
  • Healthcare workers: 5
  • EMS/First Responders: 0
  • Non-Resident EMS/First Responders: 7

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.

***Probable death counts are now being reported by PHD: 7 total probable deaths have been announced through evaluation of death certificates and cross referencing with line lists from long-term care centers. 

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 5,673
  • Deaths: 386
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

May 14, 3:30 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 160*
  • Active positive cases: 62
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 76
  • Negative test results: 171
  • Deaths: 15
  • Probable positive deaths: 7***
  • Positive cases by gender: male, 75; female, 85
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 3
    • Ages 18-25, 11
    • Ages 26-35, 12
    • Ages 36-45, 31
    • Ages 46-55, 24
    • Ages 56-65, 17
    • Ages 66-75, 12
    • Ages 76-85, 16
    • Ages 86 and older, 30
  • Hospitalized: 25
  • Healthcare workers: 5
  • EMS/First Responders: 0
  • Non-Resident EMS/First Responders: 16

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.

***Probable death counts are now being reported by PHD: 7 total probable deaths have been announced through evaluation of death certificates and cross referencing with line lists from long-term care centers. 

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases (May 13 report)
  • Positive tests: 5,499
  • Deaths: 360
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

May 13, 5 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 160*
  • Active positive cases: 62
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 76
  • Negative test results: 169
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 15
  • Probable positive deaths: 7***
  • Positive cases by gender: male, 75; female, 85
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 3
    • Ages 18-25, 11
    • Ages 26-35, 12
    • Ages 36-45, 31
    • Ages 46-55, 24
    • Ages 56-65, 17
    • Ages 66-75, 12
    • Ages 76-85, 16
    • Ages 86 and older, 30
  • Hospitalized: 25
  • Healthcare workers: 5
  • EMS/First Responders: 0
  • Non-Resident EMS/First Responders: 16

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.

***Probable death counts are now being reported by PHD: 7 total probable deaths have been announced through evaluation of death certificates and cross referencing with line lists from long-term care centers. 

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 5,499
  • Deaths: 360
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

May 12, 3 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 159*
  • Active positive cases: 66
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 71
  • Negative test results: 165
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 15
  • Probable positive deaths: 7***
  • Positive cases by gender: male, 75; female, 84
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 3
    • Ages 18-25, 11
    • Ages 26-35, 12
    • Ages 36-45, 31
    • Ages 46-55, 24
    • Ages 56-65, 17
    • Ages 66-75, 12
    • Ages 76-85, 16
    • Ages 86 and older, 29
  • Hospitalized: 25
  • Healthcare workers: 5
  • EMS/First Responders: 0
  • Non-Resident EMS/First Responders: 16

 

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.

***Probable death counts are now being reported by PHD: 7 total probable deaths have been announced through evaluation of death certificates and cross referencing with line lists from long-term care centers. 

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 5,426
  • Deaths: 349
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

May 11, 8:45 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 159*
  • Active positive cases: 69
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 68
  • Negative test results: 159
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 15
  • Probable positive deaths: 7***
  • Positive cases by gender: male, 75; female, 84
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 3
    • Ages 18-25, 11
    • Ages 26-35, 12
    • Ages 36-45, 31
    • Ages 46-55, 24
    • Ages 56-65, 17
    • Ages 66-75, 12
    • Ages 76-85, 16
    • Ages 86 and older, 29
  • Hospitalized: 25
  • Healthcare workers: 5
  • EMS/First Responders: 0
  • Non-Resident EMS/First Responders: 16

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.

***Probable death counts are now being reported by PHD: 7 total probable deaths have been announced through evaluation of death certificates and cross referencing with line lists from long-term care centers. 

 

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 5,393
  • Deaths: 340
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

May 8, 4:15 p.m. statement and update from the Princeton Health Department

You will notice a large bump in the total case count. The reasons for this are listed below. Statistical analysis has been impacted by backlogs in test data and a new reporting criteria witch now categorizes probable Covid-19 deaths, seven of which are listed in this report.

The backlogged diagnostic reports resulted in a rather large input of lab reports from diagnostic laboratories over the course of the last 24 hours. Specifically, there were backlogged reports entered in large quantities into the State system by the diagnostic labs. This resulted in 16 additional positives and nearly the same number of negatives. Unfortunately, within those confirmations were positives linked to deaths at PCC and Acorn Glen. There were three additional deaths (2-PCC, 1-Acorn Glen).

Please note the following definitions:

Probable, what does a probable COVID-19 case mean? What does a probable COVID-19 death mean?

5/8 – Inclusion of Probable Cases (not laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases)

  • Persons with presumptive laboratory evidence (rapid antigen detection) who meet either clinical or epidemiological criteria.
  • Deceased individuals with specific COVID-19 language listed as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.
  • Persons who meet clinical and epidemiological criteria with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed.

Note: epidemiological criteria is narrowly defined as a close contact of a known case or a member of a risk cohort known to public health officials. This would include persons identified through public health contact tracing or persons associated with a known outbreak.

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 157*
  • Active positive cases: 73
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 63
  • Negative test results: 154
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 14
  • Positive cases by gender: male, 71; female, 70
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 3
    • Ages 18-25, 11
    • Ages 26-35, 12
    • Ages 36-45, 29
    • Ages 46-55, 24
    • Ages 56-65, 17
    • Ages 66-75, 12
    • Ages 76-85, 16
    • Ages 86 and older, 28
  • Hospitalized: 25
  • Healthcare workers: 5
  • EMS/First Responders: 6

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.  

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 5,111
  • Deaths: 322
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

May 7, 2:45 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 141*
  • Active positive cases: 67
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 63
  • Negative test results: 142
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 11
  • Positive cases by gender: male, 71; female, 70
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 2
    • Ages 18-25, 11
    • Ages 26-35, 12
    • Ages 36-45, 28
    • Ages 46-55, 23
    • Ages 56-65, 17
    • Ages 66-75, 11
    • Ages 76-85, 11
    • Ages 86 and older, 21
  • Hospitalized: 22
  • Healthcare workers: 5
  • EMS/First Responders: 3

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.  

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 4,986
  • Deaths: 313
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

May 6, 4:45 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 136*
  • Active positive cases: 62
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 63
  • Negative test results: 141
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 11
  • Positive cases by gender: male, 68; female, 68
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 2
    • Ages 18-25, 10
    • Ages 26-35, 10
    • Ages 36-45, 28
    • Ages 46-55, 22
    • Ages 56-65, 16
    • Ages 66-75, 11
    • Ages 76-85, 11
    • Ages 86 and older, 21
  • Hospitalized: 22
  • Healthcare workers: 5
  • EMS/First Responders: 0

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.  

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 4,860
  • Deaths: 298
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

May 5, 6:30 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

For Immediate Release:  May 5, 2020

Princeton Announces Eleventh Death related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Princeton Health Department (PHD) has been notified of an eleventh death from 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) suffered by a 90+ female. This is the sixth death of a Princeton Care Center (PCC) resident from COVID-19 complications. PHD continues to maintain daily contact with PCC to assist with the ongoing outbreak response.

Princeton extends our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the patient, as well as all who have been affected by this outbreak.  We continue to strongly recommend that all Princeton residents, workers, students and visitors take the necessary precautions to protect themselves against novel coronavirus.  Employers of retail establishments are now required by the state to provide their employees with gloves and facial coverings. Additionally, we urge all employers to assure workers are wearing face masks in order to protect others.  Your health and the health of the community is our top priority.

Princeton has 133 total confirmed COVID-19 cases. The Princeton Health Department is currently monitoring 61 active cases that are in isolation, 62 cases have recovered.

Cases of COVID-19 continue to increase throughout New Jersey. We all must maintain social distancing through practicing the following:

  • Keep at least six feet between yourself and another person in all public places
  • Avoid close contact, including handshakes and hugging
  • Avoid all in-person meetings and gatherings
  • Wear a face covering when in public

Those with underlying health conditions, pregnant women and the elderly are strongly encouraged to stay at home. Everyone and every organization has to do their part to help slow the spread of this virus.

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

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 133*
  • Active positive cases: 61
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 62
  • Negative test results: 137
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 10
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 66; women, 67
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 2
    • Ages 18-25, 9
    • Ages 26-35, 9
    • Ages 36-45, 27
    • Ages 46-55, 22
    • Ages 56-65, 16
    • Ages 66-75, 11
    • Ages 76-85, 11
    • Ages 86 and older, 21
  • Hospitalized: 22
  • Healthcare workers: 5
  • EMS/First Responders: 0

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.  

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 4,743
  • Deaths: 280
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

May 4, 6:30 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 124*
  • Active positive cases: 52
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 62
  • Negative test results: 131
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 10
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 62; women, 62
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 2
    • Ages 18-25, 8
    • Ages 26-35, 8
    • Ages 36-45, 25
    • Ages 46-55, 20
    • Ages 56-65, 16
    • Ages 66-75, 11
    • Ages 76-85, 10
    • Ages 86 and older, 20
  • Hospitalized: 21
  • Healthcare workers: 6
  • EMS/First Responders: 0

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.  

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 4,594
  • Deaths: 256
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

May 1, 6:30 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

For Immediate Release:  May 1, 2020

Princeton Announces Tenth Death related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Princeton Health Department (PHD) has been notified of a 10th death from 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) suffered by a 90+ male.  This is the second death of an Acorn Glen Assisted Living Facility resident from COVID-19 complications. Fourteen patients at Acorn Glen have tested positive. PHD continues to maintain daily contact with Acorn Glen to assist with the ongoing outbreak response.

Princeton extends our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the patient, as well as all who have been affected by this outbreak.  We continue to strongly recommend that all Princeton residents, workers, students and visitors take the necessary precautions to protect themselves against novel coronavirus.  Employers of retail establishments are now required by the state to provide their employees with gloves and facial coverings. Additionally, we urge all employers to assure workers are wearing face masks in order to protect others.  Your health and the health of the community is our top priority.

Princeton has 119 total confirmed COVID-19 cases.  The Princeton Health Department has released 62 residents from isolation.

Cases of COVID-19 continue to increase throughout New Jersey. We all must maintain social distancing through practicing the following:

  • Keep at least six feet between yourself and another person in all public places
  • Avoid close contact, including handshakes and hugging
  • Avoid all in-person meetings and gatherings
  • Wear a face covering when in public

Those with underlying health conditions, pregnant women and the elderly are strongly encouraged to stay at home.  Everyone and every organization has to do their part to help slow the spread of this virus.

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

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 119*
  • Active positive cases: 48
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 62
  • Negative test results: 129
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 10
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 61; women, 58
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 2
    • Ages 18-25, 9
    • Ages 26-35, 7
    • Ages 36-45, 25
    • Ages 46-55, 18
    • Ages 56-65, 16
    • Ages 66-75, 11
    • Ages 76-85, 10
    • Ages 86 and older, 17
  • Hospitalized: 21
  • Healthcare workers: 5
  • EMS/First Responders: 0

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.  

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 4,077
  • Deaths: 239
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 30, 4 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 116*
  • Active positive cases: 47
  • Probable positive: 0**
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 60
  • Negative test results: 124
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 9
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 60; women, 56
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 2
    • Ages 18-25, 9
    • Ages 26-35, 7
    • Ages 36-45, 23
    • Ages 46-55, 18
    • Ages 56-65, 16
    • Ages 66-75, 11
    • Ages 76-85, 10
    • Ages 86 and older, 16
  • Hospitalized: 21
  • Healthcare workers: 5
  • EMS/First Responders: 0

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths.

** New Jersey Department of Health classification for COVID-19 symptomatic, untested individuals.  

Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 3,937
  • Deaths: 231
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 29, 4 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

Princeton Announces Ninth Death related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Princeton Health Department (PHD) has been notified of a ninth death from 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) suffered by a 90+-year-old male. This is the fifth death of a Princeton Care Center (PCC) resident from COVID-19 complications. PHD continues to maintain daily contact with PCC to assist with the ongoing outbreak response.

Princeton extends our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the patient, as well as all who have been affected by this outbreak.  We continue to strongly recommend that all Princeton residents, workers, students and visitors take the necessary precautions to protect themselves against novel coronavirus.  Employers of retail establishments are now required by the state to provide their employees with gloves and facial coverings. Additionally, we urge all employers to assure workers are wearing face masks in order to protect others.  Your health and the health of the community is our top priority.

Princeton has 112 total confirmed COVID-19 cases.  The Princeton Health Department is currently monitoring 50 active cases that are in isolation, 53 cases have recovered.

Cases of COVID-19 continue to increase throughout New Jersey. We all must maintain social distancing through practicing the following:

  • Keep at least 6 feet between yourself and another person in all public places
  • Avoid close contact, including handshakes and hugging
  • Avoid all in-person meetings and gatherings
  • Wear a face covering when in public

Those with underlying health conditions, pregnant women and the elderly are strongly encouraged to stay at home.  Everyone and every organization has to do their part to help slow the spread of this virus.

 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

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 112*
  • Active positive cases: 50
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 53
  • Negative test results: 120
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 9
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 57; women, 55
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 2
    • Ages 18-25, 9
    • Ages 26-35, 7
    • Ages 36-45, 22
    • Ages 46-55, 17
    • Ages 56-65, 15
    • Ages 66-75, 11
    • Ages 76-85, 10
    • Ages 86 and older, 15
  • Hospitalized: 20
  • Healthcare workers: 5
  • EMS/First Responders: 0

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths

**Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 3,725
  • Deaths: 220
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 28, 4 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 112*
  • Active positive cases: 48
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 56
  • Negative test results: 116
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 8
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 58; women, 54
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 2
    • Ages 18-25, 9
    • Ages 26-35, 7
    • Ages 36-45, 22
    • Ages 46-55, 18
    • Ages 56-65, 14
    • Ages 66-75, 11
    • Ages 76-85, 11
    • Ages 86 and older, 15
  • Hospitalized: 19
  • Healthcare workers: 5

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths

**Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 3,605
  • Deaths: 212
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 27, 6:30 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

For Immediate Release:  April 27, 2020

Princeton Announces Two Additional Deaths related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Princeton Health Department (PHD) has been notified of the seventh and eighth deaths from 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19),  a  70+-year-old male and an 80+-year-old male. Neither resident was a patient at a long-term care facility and both residents suffered from preexisting medical conditions.

Princeton extends our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the patients, as well as all who have been affected by this outbreak.  We continue to strongly recommend that all Princeton residents, workers, students and visitors take the necessary precautions to protect themselves against novel coronavirus.  Employers of retail establishments are now required by the state to provide their employees with gloves and facial coverings. Additionally, we urge all employers to assure workers are wearing face masks in order to protect others.  Your health and the health of the community is our top priority.

Princeton has 110 total confirmed COVID-19 cases.  The Princeton Health Department is currently monitoring 61 active cases that are in isolation, 45 cases have recovered.

Cases of COVID-19 continue to increase throughout New Jersey. We all must maintain social distancing through practicing the following:

  • Keep at least six feet between yourself and another person in all public places
  • Avoid close contact, including handshakes and hugging
  • Avoid all in-person meetings and gatherings
  • Wear a face covering when in public

Those with underlying health conditions, pregnant women and the elderly are strongly encouraged to stay at home.  Everyone and every organization has to do their part to help slow the spread of this virus.

 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

CASE DATA STATUS REPORT

  • Total positive cases: 110*
  • Active positive cases: 61
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 45
  • Negative test results: 111
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 7
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 57; women, 53
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 4
    • Ages 12-17, 1
    • Ages 18-25, 9
    • Ages 26-35, 7
    • Ages 36-45, 22
    • Ages 46-55, 18
    • Ages 56-65, 14
    • Ages 66-75, 9
    • Ages 76-85, 11
    • Ages 86 and older, 15
  • Hospitalized: 19
  • Healthcare workers: 4

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths

**Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 3,433
  • Deaths: 194
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 26, 8 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

RACIAL/ETHNIC BREAKDOWN OF LAB CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES IN PRINCETON

Non Hispanic White: 55
Non Hispanic Asian: 23
Hispanic: 12
Non Hispanic Black: 4
American Indian or Alaskan Native: 0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0

April 26, 6:15 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

Princeton Announces Sixth Death related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Princeton Health Department (PHD) has been notified of a sixth death from 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) suffered by a 70+ female. This is the first death of an Acorn Glen Assisted Living Facility resident from COVID-19 complications.  Eight patients at Acorn Glen have tested positive and are cared for in an isolated area of the facility in accordance with state directives. We understand the vulnerability of patients at these types of facilities and the Princeton Health Department has been conducting weekly conference calls with long-term care centers in Princeton to ensure they are meeting New Jersey Department of Health guidelines on controlling outbreaks of COVID-19. Acorn Glen has been providing daily updates to PHD and the New Jersey Department of Health.  Of the eight people who have tested positive, Acorn Glen has had three individuals recover from COVID-19.

Princeton extends our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the patient, as well as all who have been affected by this outbreak.  We continue to strongly recommend that all Princeton residents, workers, students and visitors take the necessary precautions to protect themselves against novel coronavirus.  Employers of retail establishments are now required by the state to provide their employees with gloves and facial coverings. Additionally, we urge all employers to assure workers are wearing face masks in order to protect others.  Your health and the health of the community is our top priority.

Princeton has 108 total confirmed COVID-19 cases.  The Princeton Health Department is currently monitoring 36 active cases that are in isolation, 45 cases have recovered.

Cases of COVID-19 continue to increase throughout New Jersey. We all must maintain social distancing through practicing the following:

  • Keep at least six feet between yourself and another person in all public places
  • Avoid close contact, including handshakes and hugging
  • Avoid all in-person meetings and gatherings
  • Wear a face covering when in public
  • Wash hands frequently

Those with underlying health conditions, pregnant women and the elderly are strongly encouraged to stay at home.  Everyone and every organization has to do their part to help slow the spread of this virus. 

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 email, fwilliams@princetonnj.gov

April 25, 10:20 a.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

  • Total positive cases: 101*
  • Active positive cases: 52
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 45
  • Negative test results: 77
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 5
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 52; women, 49
  • Positive cases by age:
    • Age 11 and under, 3
    • Ages 12-17, 1
    • Ages 18-25, 8
    • Ages 26-35, 7
    • Ages 36-45, 20
    • Ages 46-55, 17
    • Ages 56-65, 12
    • Ages 66-75, 9
    • Ages 76-85, 11
    • Ages 86 and older, 13
  • Hospitalized: 19
  • Healthcare workers: 4

*Total positive cases is the sum of active positive cases plus isolation complete plus deaths

**Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 3,245
  • Deaths: 183
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 24, 3:15 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

  • Total positive cases: 98
  • Active positive cases: 50
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 45
  • Negative test results: 72
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 5
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 50; women, 48
  • Positive cases by age: age 11 and under, 3; ages 12-17, 1; ages 18-25, 8; ages 26-35, 7; ages 36-45, 19; ages 46-55, 16; ages 56-65, 11; ages 66-75, 9; ages 76-85, 11; ages 86 and older, 13
  • Hospitalized: 18
  • Healthcare workers: 4
**Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases (April 23
  • Positive tests: 2,991
  • Deaths: 163
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 22, 4:30 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

  • Total positive cases: 93
  • Active positive cases: 46
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 44
  • Negative test results: 67
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 5
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 50; women, 43
  • Positive cases by age: age 11 and under, 3; ages 12-17, 1; ages 18-25, 8; ages 26-35, 7; ages 36-45, 16; ages 46-55, 16; ages 56-65, 11; ages 66-75, 9; ages 76-85, 11; ages 86 and older, 11
  • Hospitalized: 16
  • Healthcare workers: 4
**Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 2,845
  • Deaths: 145
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 21, 5 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

  • Total positive cases: 88
  • Active positive cases: 41
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 44
  • Negative test results: 63
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 5
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 46; women, 42
  • Positive cases by age: age 11 and under, 3; ages 12-17, 1; ages 18-25, 8; ages 26-35, 6; ages 36-45, 14; ages 46-55, 16; ages 56-65, 11; ages 66-75, 8; ages 76-85, 12; ages 86 and older, 9
  • Hospitalized: 13
  • Healthcare workers: 4
**Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 2,753
  • Deaths: 133
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 20, 5:30 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

  • Total positive cases: 83
  • Active positive cases: 36
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 44
  • Negative test results: 63
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 5
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 43; women, 40
  • Positive cases by age: age 11 and under, 3; ages 12-17, 1; ages 18-25, 8; ages 26-35, 6; ages 36-45, 13; ages 46-55, 16; ages 56-65, 9; ages 66-75, 8; ages 76-85, 11; ages 86 and older, 8
  • Hospitalized: 11
  • Healthcare workers: 4
**Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 2,215
  • Deaths: 110
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 20, 5 p.m. press release from the Princeton Health Department

For Immediate Release:  April 20, 2020

Princeton Announces Fifth Death related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Princeton Health Department (PHD) has been notified of a fifth death from 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) suffered by a 90+ male.  This is the fourth death of a Princeton Care Center (PCC) resident from COVID-19 complications.  Nine patients at PCC have tested positive.  Residents testing positive for COVID-19 and those who are symptomatic are being isolated in a separate wing of PCC.  PCC is monitoring vital signs for all residents and staff daily.  Due to the possibility for asymptomatic spread, PHD is working with PCC to have all staff tested for COVID-19 and continuing to reinforce the facility’s universal masking policy.  PCC is placing staff with existing exposure to confirmed COVID-19 patients on quarantine.

Princeton extends our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the patient, as well as all who have been affected by this outbreak.  We continue to strongly recommend that all Princeton residents, workers, students and visitors take the necessary precautions to protect themselves against novel coronavirus.  Employers of retail establishments are now required by the state to provide their employees with gloves and facial coverings. Additionally, we urge all employers to assure workers are wearing face masks in order to protect others.  Your health and the health of the community is our top priority.

Princeton has 83 total confirmed COVID-19 cases.  The Princeton Health Department is currently monitoring 36 active cases that are in isolation, 44 cases have recovered.

Cases of COVID-19 continue to increase throughout New Jersey. We all must maintain social distancing through practicing the following:

  • Keep at least six feet between yourself and another person in all public places
  • Avoid close contact, including handshakes and hugging
  • Avoid all in-person meetings and gatherings
  • Wear a face covering when in public

Those with underlying health conditions, pregnant women and the elderly are strongly encouraged to stay at home.  Everyone and every organization has to do their part to help slow the spread of this virus.

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

April 17, 7:30 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

For Immediate Release:  April 17, 2020

Princeton Announces Fourth Death related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Princeton Health Department (PHD) has been notified of a fourth death from 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) suffered by an 80+ male.  This is the third death of a Princeton Care Center (PCC) resident.  Five patients at PCC have tested positive.  Residents testing positive for COVID-19 and those who are symptomatic are being isolated in a separate wing of PCC.  PCC is monitoring vital signs for all residents and staff daily.  Due to the possibility for asymptomatic spread, PHD is working with PCC to have all staff tested for COVID-19 and continuing to reinforce the facility’s universal masking policy.  PCC is placing staff with existing exposure to confirmed COVID-19 patients on quarantine.

Princeton extends our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the patient, as well as all who have been affected by this outbreak.  We continue to strongly recommend that all Princeton residents, workers, students and visitors take the necessary precautions to protect themselves against novel coronavirus.  Employers of retail establishments are now required by the state to provide their employees with gloves and facial coverings. Additionally, we urge all employers to assure workers are wearing face masks in order to protect others.  Your health and the health of the community is our top priority.

Princeton has 75 total confirmed COVID-19 cases.  The Princeton Health Department is currently monitoring 31 active cases that are in isolation, 41 cases have recovered.

Cases of COVID-19 continue to increase throughout New Jersey. We all must maintain social distancing through practicing the following:

  • Keep at least six feet between yourself and another person in all public places
  • Avoid close contact, including handshakes and hugging
  • Avoid all in-person meetings and gatherings
  • Wear a face covering when in public

Those with underlying health conditions, pregnant women and the elderly are strongly encouraged to stay at home.  Everyone and every organization has to do their part to help slow the spread of this virus.

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

April 17, 6:30 p.m. update from Mayor Liz Lempert

Health Department Reports Fourth Death from COVID-19 in Princeton

The Princeton Health Department has been notified of a fourth death from COVID-19 suffered by an 80-plus-year-old man. This is the third death of a Princeton Care Center resident. A total of five patients at PCC have tested positive. Residents testing positive for COVID-19 and those who are symptomatic are being isolated in a separate wing.

Princeton Care Center is monitoring vital signs for all residents and staff daily. In addition, the Princeton Health Department is working with Princeton Care Center to have all staff tested and to reinforce the facility’s universal masking policy. Staff with existing exposure to confirmed COVID-19 patients have been placed on quarantine.

Princeton extends our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the patient, as well as all who have been affected by this outbreak.

April 17, 2:45 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

  • Total positive cases: 75
  • Active positive cases: 31
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 41
  • Negative test results: 59
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 4
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 38; women, 37
  • Positive cases by age: age 11 and under, 3; ages 12-17, 1; ages 18-25, 8; ages 26-35, 5; ages 36-45, 10; ages 46-55, 15; ages 56-65, 9; ages 66-75, 8; ages 76-85, 8; ages 86 and older, 8
  • Hospitalized: 6
  • Healthcare workers: 4
**Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 2,123
  • Deaths: 101
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 16, 3 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

  • Total positive cases: 74
  • Active positive cases: 35
  • Persons under isolation: 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 36
  • Negative test results: 58
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 25
  • Deaths: 3
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 37; women, 37
  • Positive cases by age: age 11 and under, 3; ages 12-17, 1; ages 18-25, 8; ages 26-35, 5; ages 36-45, 10; ages 46-55, 15; ages 56-65, 9; ages 66-75, 7; ages 76-85, 8; ages 86 and older, 8
  • Hospitalized: 5
  • Healthcare workers: 4
**Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 2,037
  • Deaths: 87
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 16, noon press release from the Princeton Health Department

Princeton Firefighter Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A Princeton firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19.  The firefighter began displaying symptoms on Sunday, April 12 and immediately took steps to self-isolate. The firefighter is currently not hospitalized and continues showing mild symptoms of COVID-19. The Princeton Fire Department has been employing a continuity of operations plan over the last several weeks which has isolated this exposure to a small group of firefighters.  The group of firefighters are self-monitoring for symptoms.

The Municipality of Princeton wishes the firefighter a rapid and full recovery.

Cases of COVID-19 continue to increase throughout New Jersey. We all must maintain social distancing through practicing the following:

  • Stay at home except for emergency travel or to obtain needed supplies
  • Avoid all non-essential travel, public events, community gatherings, and indoor venues.
  • Keep at least six feet between yourself and another person in all public places
  • Avoid close contact, including handshakes and hugging
  • Avoid in-person meetings and gatherings

Those with underlying health conditions, pregnant women and the elderly are strongly encouraged to stay at home.  Everyone and every organization has to do their part to help slow the spread of this virus.

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

April 15, 3 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

  • Total positive cases: 69
  • Active positive cases: 30
  • Persons under isolation: 2
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 36
  • Negative test results: 54
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 24
  • Deaths: 3
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 36; women, 33
  • Positive cases by age: age 11 and under, 3; ages 12-17, 1; ages 18-25, 8; ages 26-35, 5; ages 36-45, 9; ages 46-55, 15; ages 56-65, 9; ages 66-75, 7; ages 76-85, 7; ages 86 and older, 5
  • Hospitalized: 4
  • Healthcare workers: 4
**Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 1,856
  • Deaths: 76
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 14, 2:45 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

  • Total positive cases: 64
  • Active positive cases: 36
  • Persons under isolation: 2
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 24
  • Negative test results: 48
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 24
  • Deaths: 3
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 34; women, 30
  • Positive cases by age: age 11 and under, 3; ages 12-17, 1; ages 18-25, 7; ages 26-35, 5; ages 36-45, 8; ages 46-55, 14; ages 56-65, 8; ages 66-75, 6; ages 76-85, 7; ages 86 and older, 5
  • Hospitalized: 4
  • Healthcare workers: 4
**Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 1,731
  • Deaths: 71
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 13, 6:30 p.m. press release from the Princeton Health Department

The Princeton Health Department (PHD) has been notified of a third death from 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) suffered by a 90+ male. This is the second death of a Princeton Care Center (PCC) resident. Three additional patients at PCC have tested positive for a total of five. Residents testing positive for COVID-19 and those who are symptomatic are being isolated in a separate wing of PCC. PCC is monitoring vital signs for all residents and staff daily. Due to the possibility for asymptomatic spread, PHD is working with PCC to have all staff tested for COVID-19 and continuing to reinforce the facility’s universal masking policy. PCC is placing staff with existing exposure to confirmed COVID-19 patients on quarantine.

Princeton extends our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the patient, as well as all who have been affected by this outbreak. We continue to strongly recommend that all Princeton residents, workers, students and visitors take the necessary precautions to protect themselves against novel coronavirus. Employers of retail establishments are now required by the state to provide their employees with gloves and facial coverings. Additionally, we urge all employers to assure workers are wearing face masks in order to protect others. Your health and the health of the community is our top priority. Princeton has 62 total confirmed COVID-19 cases. The Princeton Health Department is currently monitoring 35 active cases that are in isolation, 24 cases have recovered. Cases of COVID-19 continue to increase throughout New Jersey. We all must maintain social distancing through practicing the following:

• Stay at home except for emergency travel, outdoor activity, or to obtain needed supplies
• Keep at least six feet between yourself and another person in all public places.
• Avoid close contact, including handshakes and hugging.
• Avoid all in-person meetings and gatherings.
• Wear a face covering when in public.
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

April 13, 6:30 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

  • Total positive cases: 62
  • Active positive cases: 35
  • Persons under isolation: 2
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 24
  • Negative test results: 47
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 24
  • Deaths: 3
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 33; women, 29
  • Positive cases by age: age 11 and under, 3; ages 12-17, 1; ages 18-25, 7; ages 26-35, 5; ages 36-45, 7; ages 46-55, 13; ages 56-65, 8; ages 66-75, 6; ages 76-85, 7; ages 86 and older, 5
  • Hospitalized: 4
  • Healthcare workers: 4
**Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 1,646
  • Deaths: 53
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 10, 2 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

  • Total positive cases: 54
  • Active positive cases: 28
  • Persons under isolation: 2
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 24
  • Negative test results: 43
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 24
  • Deaths: 2
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 31; women, 23
  • Positive cases by age: age 11 and under, 1; ages 12-17, 1; ages 18-25, 6; ages 26-35, 5; ages 36-45, 6; ages 46-55, 12; ages 56-65, 8; ages 66-75, 6; ages 76-85, 6; ages 86 and older, 3
  • Hospitalized: 3
  • Healthcare workers: 4
**Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 1,282
  • Deaths: 39
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 9, 4 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

  • Total positive cases: 50
  • Active positive cases: 24
  • Persons under isolation: 2
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 24
  • Negative test results: 43
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 24
  • Deaths: 2
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 28; women, 22
  • Positive cases by age: age 11 and under, 1; ages 12-17, 1; ages 18-25, 6; ages 26-35, 5; ages 36-45, 5; ages 46-55, 12; ages 56-65, 8; ages 66-75, 5; ages 76-85, 6; ages 86 and older, 1
  • Hospitalized: 3
  • Healthcare workers: 4
**Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 1,161
  • Deaths: 36
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 8, 5 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

 For Immediate Release: April 8, 2020 

Princeton Announces Second Death related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

The Princeton Health Department (PHD) has been notified of a second death from 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) suffered by an 80+ male patient. He had preexisting health conditions and was under medical care at the Princeton Care Center. Upon testing positive for COVID-19, the patient was immediately moved to an isolated wing of the facility. PHD is actively investigating potential exposure to other residents of the facility and staff. Non-essential visitation to the facility was suspended in mid-March and universal masking procedures are in place. 

Princeton extends our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the patient, as well as all who have been affected by this outbreak. We continue to strongly recommend that all Princeton residents, workers, students and visitors take the necessary precautions to protect themselves against novel coronavirus. We urge all employers to assure workers are wearing face masks in order to protect others. Your health and the health of the community is our top priority. 

Princeton has 45 total confirmed COVID-19 cases. The Princeton Health Department is currently monitoring 33 active cases that are in isolation, 11 cases have recovered. 

 Cases of COVID-19 continue to increase throughout New Jersey. We all must maintain social distancing through practicing the following: 

 • Stay at home except for emergency travel or to obtain needed supplies 

• Avoid all non-essential travel, public events, community gatherings, and indoor venues. 

• Keep at least six feet between yourself and another person in all public places 

• Avoid close contact, including handshakes and hugging 

• Avoid in-person meetings and gatherings 

• Wear a face mask when in public

 Those with underlying health conditions, pregnant women and the elderly are strongly encouraged to stay at home. Everyone and every organization has to do their part to help slow the spread of this virus. 

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

❖ Princeton’s Coronavirus Resource Page: www.princetoncovid.org 

❖ State of NJ COVID-19 Resource Page: www.covid19.nj.gov 

❖ CDC – General Information on Coronavirus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html 

❖ CDC: Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html 

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 

April 8, 3 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

  • Total positive cases: 45
  • Active positive cases: 32
  • Persons under isolation: 2
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 11
  • Negative test results: 41
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 24
  • Deaths: 1
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 25; women, 20
  • Positive cases by age: age 11 and under, 1; ages 12-17, 1; ages 18-25, 5; ; ages 26-35, 5; ages 36-45, 5; ages 46-55, 11; ages 56-65, 7; ages 66-75, 4; ages 76-85, 5; ages 86 and older, 1
  • Hospitalized: 3
  • Healthcare workers: 4
**Some early test data will NOT match up with county/state reporting because Princeton received notification of positive case prior to other agencies time of reporting.
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 992
  • Deaths: 28
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 7, 3 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

  • Total positive cases: 43
  • Active positive cases: 31
  • Persons under isolation: 2
  • Persons under isolation (tested): 1
  • Persons under isolation (symptomatic): 3
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 11
  • Negative test results: 41
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 24
  • Deaths: 1
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 24; women, 19
  • Positive cases by age: age 11 and under, 1; ages 12-17, 1; ages 18-25, 5; ; ages 26-35, 5; ages 36-45, 5; ages 46-55, 10; ages 56-65, 6; ages 66-75, 4; ages 76-85, 5; ages 86 and older, 1
  • Hospitalized: 3
  • Healthcare workers: 4
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 747
  • Deaths: 19
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 6, 6 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department

  • Total positive cases: 41
  • Active positive cases: 29
  • Persons under isolation: 2
  • Persons under isolation (tested): 1
  • Persons under isolation (symptomatic): 3
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 11
  • Negative test results: 36
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 24
  • Deaths: 1
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 23; women, 18
  • Positive cases by age: age 11 and under, 1; ages 12-17, 1; ages 18-25, 5; ; ages 36-45, 4; ages 46-55, 10; ages 56-65, 6; ages 66-75, 4; ages 76-85, 4; ages 86 and older, 1
  • Hospitalized: 3
  • Healthcare workers: 3
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 740
  • Deaths: 19
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 3, 7 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department 

  • Total positive cases: 31
  • Active positive cases: 20
  • Persons under isolation: 3
  • Persons under isolation (tested): 1
  • Persons under isolation (symptomatic): 3
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 12
  • Negative test results: 30
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 23
  • Deaths: 1
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 18; women, 13
  • Positive cases by age: age 11 and under, 1; ages 12-17, 1; ages 18-65, 24; ages 66-75, 3; ages 76-85, 1; ages 86 and older, 1
  • Hospitalized: 1
  • Healthcare workers: 3
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
Mercer County cases
  • Positive tests: 586
  • Deaths: 13
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

April 2, 3 p.m. press release from the Princeton Health Department

Princeton Announces First Death Related to COVID-19

The Princeton Health Department has confirmed the first death from 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19),  a 90+ female who may have acquired COVID-19 through contact with a home health aide. The Princeton Health Department is actively investigating contacts of the home health aide. Princeton extends our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the patient, as well as all who have been affected by this outbreak. We continue to strongly recommend that all Princeton residents, workers, students and visitors take the necessary precautions to protect themselves against novel coronavirus. Your health and the health of the community is our top priority.

Princeton has 32 total confirmed COVID-19 cases. The Princeton Health Department is currently monitoring 20 active cases that are in isolation, 11 cases have recovered. Cases of COVID-19 continue to increase throughout New Jersey. We all must maintain social distancing through practicing the following:

• Stay at home except for emergency travel or to obtain needed supplies
• Avoid all non-essential travel, public events, community gatherings, and indoor venues.
• Keep at least six feet between yourself and another person in all public places
• Avoid close contact, including handshakes and hugging
• Avoid in-person meetings and gatherings
Those with underlying health conditions, pregnant women and the elderly are strongly encouraged to stay at home. Everyone and every organization has to do their part to help slow the spread of this virus.
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

April 2, 2 p.m. press release from the Princeton Health Department

Per-Diem Princeton First Aid Squad Member Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A Princeton First Aid Squad (PFARS) per-diem member has tested positive for COVID-19.  The member began displaying symptoms on Thursday, March 26, and immediately took steps to self-isolate. The member is  not hospitalized and existing symptoms of COVID-19 have subsided.  The member had contact with the public on one occasion during the period of communicability. This instance posed little to no threat of exposure due to the squad member’s wearing of protective equipment. All PFARS members that had direct contact with the member have been notified by PFARS leadership or the Princeton Health Department.  The Princeton First Aid Squad has been employing a continuity of operations plan over the last several weeks which has isolated this exposure to a small group of members and mitigated the risk of exposure to the department as a whole. The small group of members are all being quarantined at this time.

Immediately upon receipt of information that the member was not feeling well, measures were taken by PFARS to disinfect all areas of the building and ambulances (which are decontaminated after every use).

The Municipality of Princeton wishes the first aid squad member a rapid and full recovery.

April 1, 5 p.m. update from the Princeton Health Department 

  • Total positive cases: 30
  • Active positive cases: 18
  • Persons under isolation: 7
  • Persons under isolation (tested): 1
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 12
  • Negative test results: 25
  • Persons under isolation (symptomatic): 3
  • Persons under investigation (asymptomatic): 3
  • Persons under investigation (tested): 1
  • Persons under isolation (complete): 23
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 17; women, 12
  • Positive cases by age: age 11 and under, 1; ages 12-17, 1; ages 18-65, 23; ages 66 and older, 5
  • Hospitalized: 2
  • Healthcare workers: 3

As of Wednesday, April 1 (1:30 p.m.) Princeton has 30 confirmed cases.  We have released 12 from isolation, meaning 12 have recovered.  Princeton Health Department is monitoring two cases closely due to age and pre-existing conditions (both are hospitalized).

  • 22,255 total New Jersey Cases
  • 268 Mercer County Cases

 

There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

March 31, 3:45 p.m. info from the Princeton Health Department 

  • Total positive cases: 28
  • Active positive cases: 20
  • Persons under isolation: 7
  • Persons under isolation (tested): 1
  • Negative test results: 25
  • Persons under investigation (symptomatic): 3
  • Persons under investigation (asymptomatic): 3
  • Persons under investigation (tested): 1
  • Persons under investigation (isolation complete): 23
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 16; women, 12
  • Positive cases by age: age 11 and under, 1; ages 12-17, 1; ages 18-65, 21; ages 66 and older, 5
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 8
  • Hospitalized: 2
  • Healthcare workers: 2

Mercer County is conducting a drive-up testing site located at Quaker Bridge Mall  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays  appointment only, for symptomatic residents of Mercer County. Physicians will provide necessary documentation to the testing center, which will make appointments.

There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

March 30, 3:45 p.m. info from the Princeton Health Department 

  • Total positive cases: 26
  • Active positive cases: 18
  • Persons under isolation: 7
  • Persons under isolation (tested): 1
  • Negative test results: 25
  • Persons under investigation (symptomatic): 2
  • Persons under investigation (asymptomatic): 3
  • Persons under investigation (tested): 1
  • Persons under investigation (isolation complete): 23
  • Positive cases by gender: men, 15; women, 11
  • Positive cases by age: age 11 and under, 1; ages 12-17, 1; ages 18-65, 19; ages 66 and older, 5
  • Positive cases isolation complete: 8
  • Hospitalized: 2
  • Healthcare workers: 2

Mercer County is conducting a drive-up testing site located at Quaker Bridge Mall beginning Tuesday, March 31.  The testing site will operate 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and will be appointment only, for symptomatic residents of Mercer County.

There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

March 29, 1 p.m., Press Release from the Health Department

Second Princeton Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19

A second Princeton police officer has tested positive for COVID-19. The officer began displaying symptoms on Friday, March 20, and immediately took steps to self-isolate. The officer is currently not hospitalized and continues showing moderate symptoms of COVID-19.  The officer has written no citations, has made no arrests and has had limited contact with the public during the period of communicability.  Anyone that had direct contact with the officer is being notified by the Princeton Health Department.  The Princeton Police Department has been employing a continuity of operations plan over the last several weeks which has isolated this exposure to a small group of officers while mitigating the risk of exposure to the department as a whole. The affected officers were isolated to the same unit in the department’s continuity plan. The group of officers are all being quarantined at this time.

Immediately upon receipt of information that the officer was not feeling well, measures were taken at the police department to disinfect all areas of the police department and patrol vehicles.  One additional member of the police department is currently awaiting test results.

The Municipality of Princeton wishes both officers a rapid and full recovery.

As more cases are observed throughout New Jersey, we are continuing to urge all people to practice social distancing through practicing the following:

  • Stay at home
  • Avoid all non-essential travel, public events, community gatherings, and indoor venues.
  • Keep at least six feet between yourself and another person in all public places
  • Avoid close contact, including handshakes and hugging
  • Avoid in-person meetings and gatherings

Those with underlying health conditions, pregnant women and the elderly are strongly encouraged to stay at home.  Everyone and every organization has to do their part to help slow the spread of this virus.

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 email,fwilliams@princetonnj.gov

March 28, 1:30 p.m. Press Release from the Health Department

Princeton Police Officer Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A Princeton police officer has tested positive for COVID-19.  The officer began displaying symptoms on Sunday, March 22 and immediately took steps to self-isolate. The officer is currently not hospitalized and continues showing mild symptoms of COVID-19.  The officer has written no citations, has made no arrests and has had limited contact with the public during the period of communicability.  Anyone that had direct contact with the officer is being notified by the Princeton Health Department.  The Princeton Police Department has been employing a continuity of operations plan over the last several weeks which has isolated this exposure to a small group of officers.  The group of officers are all being quarantined at this time.

Immediately upon receipt of information that the officer was not feeling well, measures were taken at the police department to disinfect all areas of the police department and patrol vehicles.  Two additional members of the police department are currently awaiting tests.

The Municipality of Princeton wishes the officer a rapid and full recovery.

As more cases are observed throughout New Jersey, we are continuing to urge all people to practice social distancing through practicing the following:

  • Stay at home
  • Avoid all non-essential travel, public events, community gatherings, and indoor venues.
  • Keep at least six feet between yourself and another person in all public places
  • Avoid close contact, including handshakes and hugging
  • Avoid in-person meetings and gatherings

Those with underlying health conditions, pregnant women and the elderly are strongly encouraged to stay at home.  Everyone and every organization has to do their part to help slow the spread of this virus.

 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

 

Info from the Princeton Health Dept., updated at 5:30 p.m., March 26

Confirmed positive cases: 16
Active positive cases: 15
Negative test results: 22
Persons under investigation (symptomatic): 2
Persons under investigation (asymptomatic): 3
Persons under investigation (tested): 1
Persons under investigation (isolation complete): 19
Positive case demographics: men, 11; women, 5;
There are several cases at Princeton University. Only the cases of University staff members who are Princeton residents are included in the town’s numbers.
As the rate of coronavirus infection increases, our response and our recommendations will continue to evolve. We all must presume there is some possibility for exposure in ANY community situation, and protect ourselves accordingly. As access to testing expands though multiple testing facilities (the NJDOH, local hospitals, special test sites site up by the Federal government), this will limit our ability to offer precise case counts. While our ability to keep a precise tally will be impossible, it will also be less important. Instead, we will continue to investigate and highlight the most critical exposures and disease events that happen in our community, allowing us to offer specific information on where individuals may have been exposed, and what actions they can take to take care of themselves, and protect others they may come in contact with.

 

March 27, 1 p.m., Press Release by Princeton Health Department Regarding Atrium at Princeton

There have been several inquiries to us here at the Municipality of Princeton regarding two COVID-19 related fatalities at the Atrium of Princeton located at 100 Windrows Way in “Princeton, NJ” The Atrium’s mailing address is Princeton, however it is physically located in Plainsboro, NJ in Middlesex County. We ask that any further inquiries be directed to the Middlesex County Health Department. There are seven municipalities in four different NJ counties that use a Princeton mailing address, which can be confusing.

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.

March 26 Memo from the Princeton Health Department

Our Health Office received notification of Princeton’s 15th and 16th positive test result today. One is a graduate student at Princeton University and the other is a male in his 40s. The department is working on contact tracing and is ensuring the individuals are self-isolating. 

March 24 Memo from the Princeton Health Department

Our office received notification of a 10th case this morning.  The case is a Princeton University student who is currently isolated on campus.  We have instructed the university that the student is isolated by the order of the local health officer and are requesting contact tracing to identify the potential for widespread exposure on campus.

Princeton Community Housing has issued directives to limit all non-essential visitors.  They are also employing all guidance based upon CDC recommendations for senior living sites:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/retirement/guidance-retirement-response.html   

March 20 update from the Princeton Health Department

Princeton Health Department has been notified of a sixth and seventh positive test results for novel coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19. The first individual had recently returned from a trip to Spain. This individual was isolated upon returning to the United States, and during isolation developed symptoms and was subsequently tested. There are no known exposures to this individual except household contacts who have been using appropriate personal protective equipment and procedures. Those household contacts will now be isolated for 14 days. The second individual is a close contact of an attendee of the February 29th house party. The infected individual had been advised of the exposure and was self-isolating in advance of developing symptoms. The infected individuals will be released from isolation, as appropriate, following NJ Department of Health Guidelines.

About the confirmed cases in Princeton
  • Princeton University through March 9
  • Staten Island dance festival on March 7
  • Meeting at the Princeton Medical Center on March 9
  • Stuart Country Day School –March 4- 9
  • Rutgers University – March 5-9
  • University of Delaware – March 6

The Princeton Health Department has contacted representatives from these locations to further identify any possible exposure.

Local employees and non-resident cases in Princeton

Princeton University cases

March 19 press release from the Princeton Health Department.

Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified in Princeton School District Employee

The Princeton Health Department (PHD) announces a confirmed case of coronavirus from an employee of Riverside Elementary School. The employee is not a resident of Princeton. The employee is currently under medical supervision. PHD is in the process of identifying and contacting all those who may have come in contact with the infected person. Close contacts will be quarantined for 14 days from their exposure and will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms. We should presume that the virus is occurring in our community. All people in Princeton should monitor their own health as outlined below. While this does not document community spread (transmission from person to person in the community with no known source) it emphasizes that exposure is occurring in our community.

Information for Parents
1) My child had direct contact with a teacher/staff member who has confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19). What should I do?
a. Close contacts of any person with documented COVID-19 should self-quarantine for 14 days after that exposure. During that period of time, the child should be monitored for development of the cardinal signs and symptoms of COVID-19 – cough, fever, and shortness of breath. If those signs and symptoms develop, a health care provider should be contacted for further guidance.
b. As difficult as it will be, that child should be separated as much as possible from other members of the household, including other children, especially if signs and symptoms develop.
c. While other family members are not required to self-quarantine, we are recommending that all Princetonians limit their social contacts at this time, and thus this guidance would apply to other family members as well.
2) My child was in a school which has a teacher/staff member who has confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) but had no direct contact with that teacher/staff member. What should I do?
a. If the child DID NOT have prolonged contact (10 minutes or more in direct proximity, and no direct contact), then the child is not required to be quarantined.
b. Nonetheless, all families have been urged to minimize social contacts across families – play dates, parties, etc. – and this would clearly apply to any child who attends the school – or any school, for that matter.