Bay Head announces first coronavirus case

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BAY HEAD — Borough officials have confirmed the first case of coronavirus within the municipality.

The news was released by an update on the municipal website Monday, March 23.

“The Ocean County Health Department has informed the Borough of Bay Head of its first confirmed COVID 19 case in Bay Head,” the statement reads.

“The person is currently quarantined at their residence in Bay Head. Based on HIPAA regulation this is the extent of the information Bay Head can provide.”

Borough officials informed residents in the post that further measures were being taken to ensure the safety of all community members and municipal employees.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the borough has made the decision to close the administrative offices at Borough Hall. We are currently setting up the process that will allow our employees to conduct borough business from their homes,” the statement continues.

“This will limit communication with our employees to email only. We are hopeful to have that system up and running by not later than Wednesday of this week. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

The borough also announced Monday that it has “temporarily suspended all Rental CO inspections and code enforcement inspections.”

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