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The NJ Department of Children and Families is continuing to monitor the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus and its impact on children, families, our staff and our partner providers, throughout the state. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NJ Department of Health are providing ongoing guidance and direction regarding necessary precautions and action plans. The experts agree that Coronavirus prevention strategies are similar to what we do to prevent the flu:

  • Wash your hands in soap and water, regularly
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow
  • Avoid touching your face, mouth and eyes
  • If you are feeling unwell, stay home and rest

NJ COVID-19 Information Hub 

COVID-19 Resources for Contracted Providers 

Guidance for Providers of Out of Home, In Home and Community-Based Services

NEW: Direct Services Provider Survey Brief  

"Community Immunity" Webinar w/ DOH on Vaccine Safety (YouTube Link)

Congregate Care Program Needs Survey

Guidance for Owners/Operators of Homeless Shelters during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Return to Fieldwork 

Guidance for CPP Staff and DCF Contracted Visitation Providers on Family Visits  

Guidance for Domestic Violence Residential Services 

CSOC Congregate Care Provider Guidelines, updated July 15, 2020  

DCF Office of Adolescent Services Guidance Regarding Program Service Extensions for Young Adults Turning 21 

Frequently Asked Questions by Providers of Home and Community Based Services Operating Under Contract with DCF 

NASW COVID-19 Resources  

Division on Women Address Confidentiality Program - Rule Modification  

AskDCF Provider FAQ 

CSOC Congregate Care Provider Youth Demographic Risk Profile    

Guidance for Providers of Services for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities 

Temporary Telehealth Guidelines - Medicaid Newsletter 

Guidance for Providers of In Home and Community-Based Services

NEW: Guidance for Providers of Home and Community-Based Services Operating under Contract with NJ DCF  


Holiday Visitation Guidance

NEW:  Home Pass and Holiday Visitation Guidance - CSOC Congregate Care Treatment Programs, Mommy & Me Treatment Programs, Supervised Transitional Living Programs and Youth Shelters 

NEW:  Holiday Visitation Guidance -- Domestic Violence Shelters and Transitional Living Programs (Unsupervised)  



NEW:  NJ EDA PPE Access Sign-Up Flyer 

NEW:  NJ EDA PPE Access Social Media Banner 

NEW:  NJ EDA PPE Access Program Qualifications 


Agency After School Respite and Agency Weekend Recreation

NEW:  Agency Afterschool Respite and Agency Weekend Recreation COVID-19 Pandemic Guidance 

NEW:  Agency Afterschool Respite and Agency Weekend Recreation Facility Readiness Tool

NEW:  Agency Afterschool Respite and Agency Weekend Recreation Re-Opening Attestation 

NEW:  Agency Afterschool Respite and Agency Weekend Recreation Individual Needs and Risk Assessment 

NEW:  Agency Afterschool Respite and Agency Weekend Recreation Receipt of COVID-19 Information Form 


Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Funding for Non-Residential Contracted Service Providers

NEW:  CRF Guidance Document for DCF Contracted Providers 

NEW:  CRF Attestation Form (Word Document) for DCF Contracted Providers 

NEW:  CRF Voucher Worksheet (Excel Format) for DCF Contracted Providers 


FEMA Public Assistance

NJ Office of Emergency Management PowerPoint presentation 

Public Assistance Fact Sheet

PNP-PA eligible entities

How to Create a Request for Public Assistance

Types of Emergency Protective Measures Covered

How to Login and Register for Access 


COVID-19 General Resources

NEW: Notification Protocol for Close or Casual Contact of a Confirmed or Suspected Case of COVID-19  

NEW: What To Expect When Entering a DCF Building 

COVID-19 DCF Rule Waiver Modification or Suspension  

COVID-19 Department of Health: Information for Health Professionals

Toll Free Hotlines/Helplines You May Need During COVID-19, Spanish, Korean    

Department of Labor - Benefits and the Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Employees Should Know 

Coronavirus Rumor Control 

COVID-19 Publications

Visit our COVID-19 publications page to download available material for sharing and distribution.