COVID-19 Information2020-06-11T14:12:57-04:00



The Hunterdon County Health Department along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New Jersey State Department of Health and other local public health officials continue to closely monitor the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here for information and resources.


News & Announcements related to COVID-19

UPDATE-April 16, 2020

As of today, there are 75,317 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, and a total of 3,518 COVID-related deaths. In Hunterdon County, there are 373 cases with 15 deaths. For a more detailed breakdown of statewide numbers, please refer to

High Bridge has 11 cases, and I am pleased to report that as of this writing there are have been no COVID-related deaths in the Borough.

Governor Murphy today announced the extension of the Stay-At-Home order until May 15th. Schools will also be closed at least until May 15th.

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) announced on Monday a series of initiatives to get unemployment claims processed more quickly. These changes include upgrading computer technology, adding personnel, and boosting phone capacity to deal with the tremendous demand. Information can be found at:

Thank you to all who tuned into my first ever Mix It Up with the Mayor Facebook Live event this past Saturday! While it could never replace the coffee meet-ups I have enjoyed monthly with residents, it was a great opportunity to re-connect with some of the regular attendees and engage those who have not had the chance to join one of my informal chats.  I hope to schedule another one of these events soon. My Facebook page can be found at

Our next Council meeting will be on April 23rd at 7:30 pm and will again be held via WebEx. The agenda and log-in instructions will be emailed and posted to the Borough website early next week. Once again, I would like to thank everyone for their patience and resilience during these unprecedented times. Every decision that has been made is with the best interest of our community. Wishing everyone continued good health as we get through yet another week of staying at home. We can do this!

April 16th, 2020|

COVID-19 drive-thru testing location information

Contact Info: Michele Menditto

To All Somerset/Hunterdon County Healthcare Providers:

The Somerset County Department of Health and the Hunterdon County Health Department have partnered to offer a COVID-19 drive-thru testing location. The information is as follows:

Who: Open to all COVID-19 SYMPTOMATIC Somerset and Hunterdon County Residents

How: Symptomatic residents can schedule an appointment here: A Physician’s prescription is required (a paper copy) and must be provided at the testing site. An electronic prescription can be substituted with an order on letterhead with the following information:

  • patient name
  • DOB
  • Physician’s name
  • Physicians NPI number
  • Physician’s address
  • Physician’s phone number
  • Physician’s fax

A drivers license or government issued ID will also be required at the testing site.

Diagnostic Information: The test will be a nasal swab. Accurate Diagnostic Labs will send patient results to the ordering physician. This information will also be entered into CDRSS.

Where: Raritan Valley Community College – 118 Lamington Rd, Branchburg, NJ 08876 (Route 22 Campus Drive entrance)

When: Thursday April 16th, Friday April 17th and Monday April 20th. Between the hours of 10:00am-1:00pm. Additional dates may be added if more test kits and PPE can be acquired.

Instructions/FAQs for what can be expected at the testing site can be found here:

For questions please call the testing site information line at 908-237-7150.

April 15th, 2020|



WHEREAS, Pursuant to the powers vested by (Chapter 251 of the laws of 1942, as amended and supplemented. N. J. S. A. App. A:9-30 et seq.; N. J. S. A. 40: 48-1(6); N. J. S. A. 2C:33-1 et seq.; whichever law or laws apply, a local emergency was declared to exist within the boundaries of the Borough of High Bridge on March 17, 2020, and

WHEREAS, the aforesaid laws authorize the promulgation of such orders, rules and regulations as are necessary to meet the various problems which have or may occur due to such emergency, and

WHEREAS, by reason of the conditions which currently exists in certain areas of the Borough of High Bridge which may affect the health, safety and welfare of the people of the Borough of High Bridge, and

WHEREAS, it has been determined that these areas of the Borough of High Bridge should then be declared disaster areas and further that certain measures must be taken in order to insure that the authorities as well as maintaining an orderly flow of traffic, and further in order to protect the persons and property of the residents affected by the conditions, and

WHEREAS, to help curtail the possibility of community spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Administrative Order 2020-1 issued 03/23/2020 and Administrative Order 2020-2 issued 04/08/2020 have been added to the list of emergency protective measures, and

WHEREAS, the Public Health Emergency declared in Executive Order No. 103 (2020) pursuant to the EHPA, N.J.S.A. 26:13-1, et seq., continues to exist throughout the State of New Jersey,

THEREFORE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH the aforesaid laws, it is promulgated and declared that the governor’s declaration(s) shall be in addition to all other laws of the State of New Jersey and the Borough of High Bridge and shall terminate on May 17, 2020, unless extended an additional thirty days or otherwise rescinded.

Signed by: Mayor Michele Lee

Signed by: Joseph Trilone, Emergency Management Coordinator

April 14th, 2020|

High Bridge Office of Emergency Management Administrative Order No. 2020-2 Advisement – 04/08/20

In accordance with EO-107, EO-108, and EO-118, as a result of behavior observed in a manner that is inconsistent with and threatens to undermine the social mitigation strategies necessary to limit the spread of COVID-19, creating risks to public health,

Trails-Nassau/Springside Trail is closed until further notice. 

Parks and Public Lands-The Commons Lot will be open to permit holders only.

All Borough parks are available for walking, running and biking only, following social distancing guidelines.  Sedentary activities are prohibited.

The High Bridge Hills Golf Course shall remain closed to the public.

These orders will be strictly enforced in an effort to minimize groups being formed and to ensure the public is adhering to social distancing guidelines. 

This order shall take effect immediately

Signed by: Mayor Michele Lee
Signed by: Joseph Trilone, Emergency Management Coordinator

April 8th, 2020|

Mayor’s Update: Parks, trails, and lot closures

Update: April 8, 2020

Shortly after sending our PSA email last night we learned the County is closing the Columbia Trail.  The Commons lot will be closed, available to permit holders only.

Additionally, after much discussion and in light of the Governor’s Executive Order, we will  close the Nassau/Springside trails in an effort to stave off excessive crowding here as other parks and trails around the state close.

By all accounts these next few weeks will be extremely difficult as we reach the peak of this outbreak and none of these decisions have been made lightly. The priority continues to be the health and well-being of everyone in our community.

Signed Mayor Michele I. Lee
Click here for signed Administrative Order 2020-2 Advisement

April 8th, 2020|
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