State of New Jersey
Department of Corrections
"Protecting Public Safety by Changing Offender Behavior"
Acting Commissioner
                         Victoria L. Kuhn, Esq.
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From the onset of the pandemic, the Department took immediate action to mitigate the spread of the virus. A number of these measures are noted in the following video including ongoing testing and vaccinations.

The following information tracks the COVID-19 pandemic across our facilities, utilizing data from the Department's universal testing initiative and voluntary vaccination program. NJDOC’s universal testing initiative is the largest testing initiative in the state and among the first in a correctional setting. The data does not reflect staff tests and vaccines acquired outside of the Department’s facilities, within the community. Data is updated biweekly.
Incarcerated Population
Cumulative Positives9,288
Fully vaccinated60.8% *
Vaccine Doses Distributed21,027
   •   First Dose9,469
   •   Second Dose8,348
   •   Booster3,210
Deaths54 *
* Vaccine distribution data is based on active population and may fluctuate as individuals enter and exit the system.

* NJDOC does not make any representations as to the cause of death for any individual, regardless of COVID-19 positive status. Questions about cause of death should be directed to the county medical examiner.
Staff Population
Cumulative Positives6,746
Vaccine Doses Distributed4,402
   •   First Dose2,012
   •   Second Dose2,217
   •   Booster173
* Staff data does not reflect tests and vaccines acquired outside of the Department.