COVID-19 Community Toolkit
Resources and handouts to download for use in your community.
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
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
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.
COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
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- Confirmed Case Summary
- Mortality Data Trends
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‡ 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.
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.
Healthy New Jersey 2030 Topic Areas have been established. They include Access to Quality Care, Healthy Communities, Healthy Families, and Healthy Living.
How to find a healthcare facility
Find nursing homes and other long term care facilities.
Harm Reduction Centers
Syringe access and needle exchange programs help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.
In The News
New Jersey Department of Health Recognizes World AIDS Day
New Jersey health officials are commemorating World AIDS Day on December 1 to support the more than 38,000 New Jersey residents living with HIV or AIDS and in remembrance of the lives we have lost. The Department encourages residents to seek HIV testing, and treatment if found to be positive.
New Jersey Department of Health Launches Increased Testing Pilot at Long-term Care Facilities
The New Jersey Department of Health issued an Executive Directive requiring that facilities that receive BinaxNOW tests and have a CLIA Certificate—which is a lab requirement for point of care testing—test all staff and visitors starting today and for the next two weeks (Nov. 30 – Dec. 14).
N.J. Health Department Issues Guidance for Winter Holidays, Celebrations
Limiting attendees at indoor gatherings, virtual or outdoor visits with Santa, and measures for choirs and parades are among the recommendations outlined in holiday health and safety guidance released by the New Jersey Department of Health.
Statement from Department of Health Communications Director Donna Leusner
An employee working in the Commissioner’s Office recently tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was last in the building on Tuesday, November 24 and is currently isolating at home.
TerrAscend Issued Permit to Dispense Medical Marijuana in Phillipsburg as “The Apothecarium”
The Facility, doing business as “The Apothecarium,” is Now the 13th Dispensary Statewide, First in Warren County
New Jersey Department of Health Guidance Outlines Protocols For Long-Term Care Facilities and Holiday Visitation
With the upcoming holiday season, the New Jersey Department of Health issued health and safety guidance for the state’s long-term care facilities, which provides measures for residents who leave the facility for a holiday gathering, including a 14-day quarantine at the conclusion of their visit.
New Jersey Department of Health Revises Indoor and Outdoor Dining Guidance
The Department of Health issued revised guidance on COVID-19 health and safety protocols related to indoor and outdoor dining, in accordance with the provisions of Executive Order No. 194.
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.
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.
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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