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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/Youth 


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

In-Person Parent-Child and Sibling Visitation Tips During COVID-19, Spanish  

In-Person Visitation Guidance for Parents, Spanish, Korean 

DCF Extends Services for 21 Year Olds in Foster Care  

COVID-19 Youth Resource Guide  

How to Support Children during COVID-19  

FREE Webinars on Parenting Strategies during COVID-19 

Resilience: Getting Through Stressful Times 

Data Plans and Connectivity Options for Families, Spanish, Korean 

COVID-19 Power of Attorney GuidanceDownload in SpanishDownload in Korean 

COVID-19 Power of Attorney FormDownload in SpanishDownload in Korean 

COVID-19 Family Fact Sheet, Spanish   

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 COVID-19 

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

Agency Afterschool 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 


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 

Supporting Kids During the Coronavirus Crisis  

Help Kids With Self-Regulation   

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.