Healthy New Jersey

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Novel Coronavirus

Coronavirus is still active in NJ. Wear a mask. Keep a 6ft. distance in public

NJ Poison Control Center and 211 provide COVID-19 information: Call: 2-1-1; Call (24/7); 1-800-962-1253; Text: NJCOVID to 898-211; More Information:
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Department of Health


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Governor Murphy, Congressman Malinowski, Commissioner Caride Kick Off ACA Open Enrollment Period for Get Covered New Jersey With New Program to Make Coverage More Affordable

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In anticipation of the approval of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, the Department of Health is working with many other state, federal, and local agencies to plan for the fast and equitable distribution of a vaccine to all New Jersey communities. It is the goal of the Department of Health to make safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination available to all who live, work, and/or are educated in New Jersey.
This page and the resources available here will continue to evolve as that effort moves forward.
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This year, as New Jersey continues to respond to ongoing transmission of COVID-19 in our communities, recommendations for adapting traditional celebrations and considerations for ways to celebrate
Halloween safely are listed here.

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Hand Sanitizers: Potential for Misuse, Abuse and Toxic Effects

In the COVID-19 era, alcohol-based hand sanitizers are not just a household staple, they are an everyday necessity. Although hand sanitizers play an important role in preventing infection and slowing the spread of COVID19, these products can result in potentially serious health consequences

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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 Public Health Emergency

‡ 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

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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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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

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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

NJ Health Department Updates Executive Directive to Allow for Antigen Testing, Wider Indoor Visitation

Long-term care facilities can use antigen testing and expand indoor visitation under an amended Executive Directive released today by the New Jersey Department of Health.

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Governor Murphy and Governor Cuomo Launch Exposure Notification Apps to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Governor Phil Murphy and New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of COVID-19 exposure notification mobile apps in their respective states that will serve as crucial tools to supplement the effort to trace and contact individuals subject to a COVID exposure.

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Think you were exposed to COVID-19? Here’s what test you should take. | Opinion

If you recently attended a wedding, a sporting event, or any other event where you think you could have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should consider getting tested.

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Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey, Bringing New Total to 41 States and Territories

41 States and Territories Include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming

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Garden State Dispensary Issued Permit to Dispense Medical Marijuana in Eatontown

New Facility is 12th Dispensary Statewide, First in Monmouth County

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Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce Administrative Order Clarifying that Health Club Facilities Located in Hotels, Motels, Condominiums, Cooperatives, Corporate Offices, and Other Businesses Can Open

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Administrative Order Prohibits Smoking in the Indoor Portions of Casinos Open to the Public

Governor Phil Murphy and State Police Superintendent Colonel Pat Callahan today announced Administrative Order 2020-19, which prohibits smoking in the indoor areas of any casino or casino simulcasting facility that are open to the public. The order took effect at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020.

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First Lady Tammy Murphy, Department of Health Release 2nd NJ Report Card of Hospital Maternity Care

First Lady Tammy Murphy and the Department of Health released the second New Jersey Report Card of Hospital Maternity Care that includes interactive data on hospital-specific and statewide surgical births, complication rates and severe maternal birth complications.

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New Jersey to Deliver More than 11,000 Doses of Opioid-Overdose Antidote Naloxone to EMS Teams Throughout State

Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson and Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli announced the state is sending 11,352 free doses of the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone (commonly called Narcan) to 179 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) teams throughout New Jersey.

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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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