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South Amboy Police Department
Friday March 13th, 2020 :: 01:45 p.m. EDT


Message from the Mayor of South Amboy

City of South Amboy Response

We have been made aware of an irresponsible and inaccurate social media post stating that there has been a confirmed case of Coronavirus in the City. As of 8:31 this morning the Middlesex County Department of Health verified that this misinformation is false.
There are confirmed cases of the virus in Middlesex County. That number is in the single digits.
We will continue to provide you all with relevant Information based on fact regarding this or any other public health issue. We urge you to monitor City of South Amboy outlets [SATV,, Facebook, and Twitter] which will all be provided with the most up to date information. Relying on rumor and innuendo from uninformed persons not involved in emergency management will only cause the spread of unnecessary panic and false information.
Facts: 1.There are no positive or presumptively positive cases of Coronavirus in the City of South Amboy.
2.Out of an abundance of caution public events involving large groups have been postponed. Our Senior Center is temporarily closed but we are still providing routine transportation to our clients for grocery shopping and medical appointments as usual.
3.Frequent handwashing with soap and water is the best proactive step to stop the spread of germs.
4.If you develop “flu like symptoms” the best practice is to stay home and to contact your personal physician for advice as to if you should be seen at their office or have a prescription called in.
5.If you experience profound respiratory difficulty you should seek immediate emergency care.
6.All City services both routine and emergency are continuing uninterrupted. City Hall remains open.
The City, in cooperation with County and State officials has plans and assets in place that can be employed if necessary. Our Health Department, Office of Emergency Management, Police, Fire, and EMS officials are in contact frequently throughout the day monitoring developments and are ready to provide additional services as needed. We are also in frequent contact with the Superintendent of Schools in terms of steps moving forward and will continue to monitor the situation through the Middlesex County and State Departments of Health.
Don’t panic. Most people who get this virus will suffer only mild illness. It is important that if you have underlying health issues that you exercise good prevention. Do not rely on unofficial social media accounts for your information as they not known for reliable science based information.
You can see the most up to date information regarding Coronavirus at the links provided on the City of South Amboy Web Site. or
Life has changed and many things we take for granted have become inconvenient. But, by maintaining calm and staying up to date with the latest factual information we will get through this crisis together.

South Amboy Police Department
140 North Broadway Street
South Amboy, NJ 08879

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-721-0111

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