The Chatham Borough / Westfield Health Department has 2 new positive cases to report this week; the age range for those infected is 17-21. We have been seeing a marked increase in the area with cases associated with social events in young adults. Please continue to follow social distancing guidelines, and wear your masks outdoors when this is not possible.
Contact tracing is used by health departments to prevent the spread of infectious disease. In general, contact tracing involves identifying people who have an infectious disease (cases) and people who they came in contact with (contacts) and working with them to interrupt disease spread. This includes asking people with COVID-19 to
and their contacts to
at home voluntarily.