Healthy New Jersey

Information on
Novel Coronavirus

Have questions about COVID-19?
The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the public on COVID-19:
Call: 2-1-1 for general information (24/7) or 1-800-962-1253 for medical information (24/7)
Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
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Department of Health


NJ The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health through Public Health

Under the 14-day quarantine travel advisory announced by the Governors of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, individuals traveling to or returning to New Jersey from states with increasing rates of COVID-19 are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.

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COVID-19 Testing Reported to New Jersey Department of Health
As of 1pm ET, July 7

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

Positive‡ 173878
Deaths 13425

Total PCR tests


‡ Includes deaths and results reported by state, commercial and medical center laboratories
* The total number of tests that have been reported to the New Jersey Department of Health using PCR, the most widely used viral testing method. It is not a count of how many people have been tested. Some persons have been tested multiple times, while some tests produce inconclusive results and need to be repeated.  Additionally, about 20 percent of the tests performed on New Jersey residents, particularly persons who were tested at private facilities, have been processed by laboratories that are not known to consistently report negative results.

Alternate Care Sites

New Jersey's Alternate Care Sites

Field medical stations and expanded hospital capacity are among the alternate care options New Jersey has developed to care for individuals who are COVID positive as well as health care workers and other community members who need to isolate but no longer require acute medical care.

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WIC Open for Business

The Department of Health and the Department of Human Services are working to ensure food assistance support for low-income communities is still accessible through the pandemic.

WIC Participant Portal

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Maintaining Routine Immunizations during COVID-19
Declining immunizations during the current pandemic put children and communities at risk for outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. Please remember, pediatric offices are open and ready to provide your child with the vaccines and care they need to stay healthy!  The New Jersey Department of Health and the New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics encourage parents to contact their pediatrician to learn about the policies and procedures they have in place to keep you and your family safe during an office visit.  
What You Need to Know About Mercury-Containing Flooring in NJ Schools

Some New Jersey schools have flooring, once commonly installed in gymnasiums and all-purpose rooms, that may contain mercury.

Information for Parents

Guidance for Schools and Environmental Professionals

Healthy New Jersey 2030 Topic Areas Established

Healthy New Jersey 2030 Topic Areas have been established. They include Access to Quality Care, Healthy Communities, Healthy Families, and Healthy Living.

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fight flu

Flu activity is widespread throughout the state.

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Baby Be Well App

The Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School's Baby Be Well app was designed to help families keep their infants safe throughout the first year of life! 

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What You Need to Know About Hepatitis A

NJDOH has identified an increase in the number of HAV cases among persons reporting homelessness, drug use, Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and recent incarceration.

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Ambulatory Care Facilities

The Department now accepts secure, online payments. Assessments can now be paid via Electronic Check or Credit Card. This new, easy option frees up time to care for patients.
• Create an Account
• Submit Credit Card or E-Check Payment
Pay via automatic ACH withdrawal

Birth Certificate

How to find vital records

Birth, death, and marriage records available.

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Find nursing homes and other long term care facilities.

How to find a healthcare facility

Find nursing homes and other long term care facilities.

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Harm Reduction Centers

Harm Reduction Centers

Syringe access and needle exchange programs help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.

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Find HIV and STD testing, PrEP, and other services.

Get Tested

Find HIV and STD testing, PrEP, and other services.

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NJSHAD provides access to public health datasets on the health of New Jerseyans. 

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In The News

Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey from 19 States 

Nineteen States Include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah

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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey

The Order extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103, which was previously extended on April 7, May 6, and June 4.

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Governor Murphy Announces Increased Outdoor Gathering Capacity Limit

Effective at 6 a.m. on Friday, July 3rd, outdoor gatherings are limited to 500 persons, and outdoor religious services and political activities will continue to have no numerical limits.

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New Jersey Department of Health Announces Waiver to Allow Medical Marijuana Alternative Treatment Centers To Provide Home Delivery

This marks a significant first step in implementing the full home delivery provisions found in Jake Honig’s Law, which was signed by Governor Murphy last summer.

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Governor Murphy, Governor Cuomo and Governor Lamont Announce Joint Incoming Travel Advisory That All Individuals Traveling From States With Significant Community Spread of COVID-19 Quarantine For 14 Days

Tri-State Advisory Will Focus on Personal Responsibility Using Uniform Parameters and Messaging Across the Three States

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Outdoor Visitation with Long-Term Care Residents Can Begin Sunday, June 21

Residents of long-term care facilities will be able to have outdoor visits with loved ones in designated outdoor space starting Sunday, June 21—Father’s Day-- under a directive to long-term care facilities issued by the Department of Health.

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New Deputy Commissioner for Public Health Joins DOH Leadership Team

As the Deputy Commissioner for Public Health Services, Dr. David Adinaro will oversee the Divisions of Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health; Family Health Services; HIV, STD and TB Services; Medicinal Marijuana; Public Health Infrastructure, Laboratories and Emergency Preparedness (PHILEP); and the Offices of Local Public Health and Women’s Health.

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Commissioner Persichilli: Get Tested, Respond When Contact Tracers Call

In an op-ed for the USA Today Network, New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli cautions that COVID-19 is still with us and that New Jersey residents must remain vigiliant to prevent a resurgence of the virus.

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State Health Department Issues COVID-19 Guidelines for Summer Youth Camps 

Youth summer day camps will be permitted to operate on or after July 6 provided that they develop and implement a COVID Operational Plan that meets the requirements of Executive Order 149 and the guidelines.

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