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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 Families 


NEW VIDEO: DCF Commissioner Beyer's Message on COVID-19 De-Escalation Tips 

Video: DCF Commissioner Beyer's Message to Families 

COVID-19 Protect your Family  

COVID-19 Manage Anxiety and Stress 

CDC: Talking to Children about COVID19 

COVID-19: Information for Communities and the General Public  

Department of Health Guidance for Individuals and Families of Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities 

Certificate of Waiver of Medicaid/ NJ FamilyCare and Charity Care Co-payments for COVID-19 Testing, Visits for Testing and Testing-related Services 

Webinar: Parents, Kids & Mental Health During the COVID-19 Crisis  

New Jersey Launches Job Portal to Connect Out-of-Work Residents to Opportunities in Critical Industries

COVID-19 General Resources

NEW: Guidance on the Contact of a Close or Casual Contact of a Confirmed or Suspected Case of COVID-19 

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

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.