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Divert status for NJ emergency rooms

Divert Status for New Jersey Emergency Rooms

Hospitals sometimes notify EMS providers of a temporary inability to provide a full range of care in their emergency departments.

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We must unite to immunize NJ kids — against COVID-19 and everything else

Dr. Margaret Fisher, special advisor to Commissioner Persichilli, warns that we are falling behind on childhood vaccinations

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Governor Murphy Announces Indoor Mask Requirement for Beginning of 2021-2022 School Year

Governor Murphy Announces Indoor Mask Requirement for Schools

All students, educators, staff, and visitors will be required to wear face masks indoors for the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

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For Some Workers, Vaccinations or Regular Testing Will be Required by September 7

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Instituting Vaccination or Testing Requirement for All Preschool to Grade 12 Personnel

Governor Murphy Also Announces Vaccination and Testing Policy for All State Workers

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The Department's improved Long-Term Care page includes information about current outbreaks, reopening status, and other resources for residents and their families.

The Department's improved Long-Term Care page includes information about current outbreaks, reopening status, and other resources for residents and their families.

Long Term Care Resources
Get Covered NJ

Get Covered NJ

New Health Care Plan Program to Make Coverage More Affordable

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Visit the NJDOH Maternal Data Center

Visit the NJDOH Maternal Data Center

The Department is committed to using research, data, and state-wide outreach collaboratives to end preventable morbidity.

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In The News

Commissioner Persichilli Announces the Departure of Deputy Commissioner Marcela Ospina Maziarz

Deputy Commissioner of Health Systems Marcela Ospina Maziarz is departing her role with the Department to join Thomas Edison State University as their vice president for Community and Government Affairs on November 1.

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Statement From New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli on CDC Approval of Pfizer Booster Dose

Based on action by the CDC, the New Jersey Department of Health is directing our vaccination partners to begin administering booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine immediately to those who are eligible.

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NJ Department of Health, Hamilton Twp. Officials say Water is Safe to Drink, But Urge Precautions During Ongoing Legionnaires’ Disease Investigation

Four cases of Legionnaires’ disease were reported in Hamilton Township this summer, along with two cases in Nov. 2020 and May 2021. Health officials say the water is safe to drink, but residents should take precautions to help protect themselves.

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NJDOH, NJDEP Urge Precautions To Protect Against West Nile Virus

With New Jersey in the height of West Nile Virus (WNV) season, the state is reporting one confirmed death associated with the virus to date. The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) urge residents to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases with steps to reduce mosquito populations on their properties.

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Governor Murphy Signs Bipartisan Pediatric Cancer Bills, Increasing Investment in Pediatric Cancer Research

The bills establish and appropriate $5 million to the New Jersey Pediatric Cancer Fund, as well as establish an advisory board within the New Jersey State Commission on Cancer Research for disbursement of monies deposited in the fund.

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New Jersey Department of Health Reminds Residents to Protect Themselves During Storm Recovery

The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30, which provides an opportunity to remind residents about the dangers of carbon monoxide exposure, mold removal and other hazards during severe weather.

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First Lady Tammy Murphy, New Jersey Department of Health Release Third NJ Report Card of Hospital Maternity Care

The report card indicates a statewide decline in the rate of Cesarean deliveries.

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Murphy Administration Announces $267 Million in Funding For Student, Staff COVID-19 Screening Testing at K-12 Schools

With schools reopening for in-person instruction, the Murphy Administration today announced details of a $267 million testing program for students and staff at New Jersey’s K-12 schools, which will enable districts to access full testing services from designated vendors or receive funds to support programs already in place.

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On Overdose Awareness Day, Murphy Administration Expands Naloxone Distribution and Brings Overdose Data to Action

The New Jersey Department of Health signed two standing orders to drastically expand access to naloxone, the lifesaving medication used to reverse an opioid overdose, and launched the New Jersey Overdose Data Dashboard, which displays information about naxolone administrations, opioid prescriptions, drug-related hospital visits and more.

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National Leader in Advancing Birth Equity Awarded NJ Department of Health Grant To Strengthen, Expand Community Doulas

The New Jersey Department of Health announced the award of a grant to HealthConnect One to establish a Doula Learning Collaborative to increase the number of trained community doulas — professionals who provide culturally appropriate, social and emotional support to pregnant women throughout the prenatal period, labor and delivery, as well as the postpartum period.

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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Instituting Vaccination or Testing Requirement for All Preschool to Grade 12 Personnel

This requirement will strengthen protections against the spread of COVID-19, including the highly transmissible Delta variant, to children in school settings, many of whom are under 12 years old and not yet eligible for vaccination.

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FDA/CDC Authorize Third Dose of Pfizer, Moderna for Immunocompromised Individuals

The FDA and CDC have authorized a third dose of free Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for those with moderately to severely compromised immune systems after an initial two-dose vaccine.

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Spotlight

WIC Participant Portal
WIC Participant Portal

Food assistance support for low-income communities is still accessible through the pandemic.

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Healthy New Jersey 2030
Healthy New Jersey 2030

NJ’s health improvement plan topics include access to quality care, healthy communities, healthy families, and healthy living.

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Healthy New Jersey 2030 is recruiting!

Licensing payments for Ambulatory Care Facilities
Licensing payments for Ambulatory Care Facilities

The Department now accepts secure online payments. Can pay via electronic check or credit card.

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Harm Reduction Centers
Harm Reduction Centers

Syringe access and needle exchange programs help prevent the spread of HIV, hepatitis and other bloodborne pathogens.

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New Jersey State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD)
New Jersey State Health Assessment Data (NJSHAD)

NJSHAD provides access to public health datasets, statistics, and information on the health status of New Jerseyans.

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