Healthy New Jersey

Information on
Novel Coronavirus

Have general questions about COVID-19?
The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the public on COVID-19:
Call: 2-1-1; Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253; Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
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Department of Health


stay well summer njha

Summer 2020 is all about enjoying what New Jersey has to offer while also taking care of your health. This NJHA resource provides tips from family nurse practitioner Sandy Cayo, RN, DNP, as well as free social media content to promote precautions against coronavirus to make sure we all have a #StayWellSummer.

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NJ The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health through Public Health

Under the 14-day quarantine travel advisory announced by the Governors of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, individuals traveling to or returning to New Jersey from states with increasing rates of COVID-19 are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.

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COVID-19 Testing Reported to New Jersey Department of Health
As of 1pm ET, August 14

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

Positive‡ 187164
Deaths 14064

Total PCR tests


‡ Includes deaths and results reported by state, commercial and medical center laboratories
* The total number of tests that have been reported to the New Jersey Department of Health using PCR, the most widely used viral testing method. It is not a count of how many people have been tested. Some persons have been tested multiple times, while some tests produce inconclusive results and need to be repeated.  Additionally, about 20 percent of the tests performed on New Jersey residents, particularly persons who were tested at private facilities, have been processed by laboratories that are not known to consistently report negative results.

WIC Open for Business

The Department of Health and the Department of Human Services are working to ensure food assistance support for low-income communities is still accessible through the pandemic.

WIC Participant Portal

Alternate Care Sites

New Jersey's Alternate Care Sites

New Jersey has developed several alternate care options to care for individuals who are COVID positive as well as health care workers and other community members who need to isolate but no longer require acute medical care.

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baby receiving immunization
Maintaining Routine Immunizations during COVID-19
Declining immunizations during the current pandemic put children and communities at risk for outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. Please remember, pediatric offices are open and ready to provide your child with the vaccines and care they need to stay healthy!  The New Jersey Department of Health and the New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics encourage parents to contact their pediatrician to learn about the policies and procedures they have in place to keep you and your family safe during an office visit.  
What You Need to Know About Mercury-Containing Flooring in NJ Schools

Some New Jersey schools have flooring, once commonly installed in gymnasiums and all-purpose rooms, that may contain mercury.

Information for Parents

Guidance for Schools and Environmental Professionals

Healthy New Jersey 2030 Topic Areas Established

Healthy New Jersey 2030 Topic Areas have been established. They include Access to Quality Care, Healthy Communities, Healthy Families, and Healthy Living.

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fight flu

Flu activity is widespread throughout the state.

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Baby Be Well App

The Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School's Baby Be Well app was designed to help families keep their infants safe throughout the first year of life! 

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What You Need to Know About Hepatitis A

NJDOH has identified an increase in the number of HAV cases among persons reporting homelessness, drug use, Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and recent incarceration.

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Ambulatory Care Facilities

The Department now accepts secure, online payments. Assessments can now be paid via Electronic Check or Credit Card. This new, easy option frees up time to care for patients.
• Create an Account
• Submit Credit Card or E-Check Payment
Pay via automatic ACH withdrawal

Birth Certificate

How to find vital records

Birth, death, and marriage records available.

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Find nursing homes and other long term care facilities.

How to find a healthcare facility

Find nursing homes and other long term care facilities.

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Harm Reduction Centers

Harm Reduction Centers

Syringe access and needle exchange programs help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.

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Find HIV and STD testing, PrEP, and other services.

Get Tested

Find HIV and STD testing, PrEP, and other services.

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NJSHAD provides access to public health datasets on the health of New Jerseyans. 

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In The News

New Jersey Department of Health Releases COVID-19 Recommendations for Schools

Every week, beginning this week, NJDOH will be providing information on COVID-19 transmission at the regional level, characterizing risk as low (green), moderate (yellow), high (orange), and very high (red).

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Murphy Administration to Open New Jersey’s Schools For In-Person Instruction Subject to Critical Health and Safety Protocols

Public school districts can begin the school year via remote-only instruction if they cannot adequately meet critical health and safety protocols outlined in the state’s school reopening guidance, “The Road Back,” which was released in late June.

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Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey, Bringing New Total to 33 States and Territories 

33 States Include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Virgin Islands, and Wisconsin

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Murphy Administration Announces $155 Million in Additional Funding to Ensure Health, Safety and Quality in Long-Term Care Facilities

Governor Phil Murphy, Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli, and Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced the Administration’s proposal to provide long-term care facilities with $155 million in additional funding as they look to reopen to visitors and resume normal operations.

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New Jersey Department of Health Launches Contact Tracing Dashboard

Data Tracks Percent of Cases Contacted, Contacts Followed, and Successful Outreach

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New Jersey Department of Health Selects Vendor to Boost Contact Tracing Corps

Public Consulting Group (PCG) has been chosen to develop a supplemental contract tracing workforce that will support local health departments across the state. In this role, PCG will recruit, employ and manage contact tracers who can be deployed to carry out this work in areas with increasing COVID-19 cases.

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Department of Health Issues Directive to Allow Parents/Guardians Indoor Visits at Long-Term Care Facilities

The New Jersey Department of Health released a directive that permits parents, a family member, legal guardians and support persons of pediatric, developmentally disabled and intellectually disabled residents of long-term care facilities to arrange for by-appointment indoor visits with their loved ones.

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Governor Murphy Announces Increased Outdoor Gathering Capacity Limit

Effective at 6 a.m. on Friday, July 3rd, outdoor gatherings are limited to 500 persons, and outdoor religious services and political activities will continue to have no numerical limits.

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Governor Murphy, Governor Cuomo and Governor Lamont Announce Joint Incoming Travel Advisory That All Individuals Traveling From States With Significant Community Spread of COVID-19 Quarantine For 14 Days

Tri-State Advisory Will Focus on Personal Responsibility Using Uniform Parameters and Messaging Across the Three States

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