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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 

2020 Furlough 

CWA Memorandum of Agreement

CWA’s Guide to How to Apply for Unemployment

DCF/DOL Teams Call

COVID-19 Resources for DCF Staff 


NEW: DCF Remote Work Policy

DCF / DOH Teams Call on Vaccine Safety

News Report: That feeling you can’t name? It’s called emotional exhaustion

Sick Leave Related to COVID  

Pandemic Fatigue  

DCF Health and Wellness 

Narrative Responses 

DCPP Field Work Guidance  

DCPP Suspension and Rule Modification 

Education Guiding Principles 

NJ DCF Staff Work from Home Survey Results, June 2020

Health and Safety Guidance

Return to Fieldwork

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

COVID-19 Close/Casual Contact Notification Protocols 

DCF Work From Home Resource Page 

Interim Guidance for DCF Area Response Teams on the Use of Personal Protective Equipment   

Strategies to optimize the supply of PPE  

NASW COVID-19 Resources 

COVID-19 Youth Guidance - Supporting Adolescents and Young Adults in Foster Care  

Low or No Cost Technology Options  

Video: Commissioner Beyer's Message on COVID-19 De-Escalation Tips   

Video: Commissioner Beyer's Message to DCF Staff Related to COVID-19, 03-13-2020 

Video: Commissioner Beyer's Message to DCF Staff on COVID-19 and staff safety, 03-17-2020      

COVID-19 DCF Visitor Screening Procedures   

COVID-19 Civil Service Commission Guidelines for Staff

COVID-19 Civil Service Commission FAQs for Staff   

COVID-19 DCF Administrative Order 13  

COVID-19 DCF Administrative Order 13 Regulatory Waiver 

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

COVID-19 DCPP Summary Guidance  

COVID-19 General Resources

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

What To Expect When Entering a DCF Building 

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.