Board of Health
This Board has 7 members, each serve a term of 3 years. There are 2 alternates and 1 Board Attorney who serves a term of 1 year.
Authority of the BoardThe Township of Union Board of Health is an autonomous public health agency created under authority of the State of New Jersey.
The board’s authority to enforce, regulate, and enact ordinances in the interest of protecting and improving public health are authorized by various state statutes, in particular, Title 26, New Jersey Statutes Annotated, “Health and Vital Statistics.”
Jackie Carter, President
Andy Porter, Vice President
Mary Lynn Williams
Alternate MembersStefan Erwin
Board AttorneyWilliam Strazza
Marconi A. Gapas, H.O.
Flu Season is here
In Union and throughout the New Jersey and the U.S. flu activity is on the rise. As such, the Mayor and Township Committee remind residents to be vigilant and take precautions to minimize risk of catching and spreading the virus.
The flu is caused by viruses that infect your nose, throat, and lungs. It is easily spread from person to person when someone with the flu coughs, sneezes, or talks. It is also possible to get the flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.
Anyone can get the flu, even healthy people however, some people are at high-risk of developing serious complications if they get sick with the flu such as: children under 5 years old; adults 65 years of age and older; pregnant women; and people with chronic health conditions or weakened immune system.
The Health Department also recommends that you stay home from work and keep children home from school or daycare when sick to help prevent spreading the flu to others, and urge residents to practice good hygiene by properly and frequently washing their hands. Members of the public are also advised to make it a habit to clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces in their home, school or office. For more tips on basic care click here and for tips on how to stay healthy during the flu season click here.