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COVID-19 Information

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Governor Murphy Announces Increased Capacity Limits for Religious Services and Large Sports and Entertainment Venues, and Spectators for Collegiate Sporting Events

Governor Phil Murphy today announced Executive Order No. 225, which increases capacity limits for religious services and large sports and entertainment venues. Additionally, limited spectators will be allowed at collegiate sporting events, mirroring last week’s announcement on youth sporting events.

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Spanish language Virtual Town Hall

The New Jersey Department of Health is hosting a Spanish-language Virtual Town Hall meeting on Feb. 26 led by NJ medical professionals who will address facts, fears and myths regarding the COVID-19 vaccines for Latinx communities.

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COVID-19 Community Toolkit

Resources and handouts to download for use in your community.

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The New Jersey Department of Health hosted a Virtual Town Hall meeting on Feb. 11 led by NJ medical professionals who addressed facts, fears and myths regarding the COVID-19 vaccines for NJ’s Black and Caribbean communities.

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The New Jersey Department of Health hosted a Virtual Town Hall meeting on Feb. 15 featuring NJ healthcare professionals who addressed facts, fears and myths regarding the COVID-19 vaccines for NJ Latinx communities. This meeting was in English with a Spanish language version to be scheduled.

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Governor Murphy, Congressman Malinowski, Commissioner Caride Kick Off ACA Open Enrollment Period for Get Covered New Jersey With New Program to Make Coverage More Affordable

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In anticipation of the approval of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, the Department of Health is working with many other state, federal, and local agencies to plan for the fast and equitable distribution of a vaccine to all New Jersey communities. It is the goal of the Department of Health to make safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination available to all who live, work, and/or are educated in New Jersey.
This page and the resources available here will continue to evolve as that effort moves forward.
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Hand Sanitizers: Potential for Misuse, Abuse and Toxic Effects

In the COVID-19 era, alcohol-based hand sanitizers are not just a household staple, they are an everyday necessity. Although hand sanitizers play an important role in preventing infection and slowing the spread of COVID19, these products can result in potentially serious health consequences

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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 Public Health Emergency

‡ 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.

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.  
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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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

Harm Reduction Centers

Harm Reduction Centers

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

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

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In The News

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Expanding Access to Angioplasty Procedures

The new law requires the Department of Health to license certain hospitals to provide full-service diagnostic cardiac catheterization, primary angioplasty, and elective angioplasty services. This will expand access to these critical preventative measures and put them within reach of more New Jerseyans.

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Governor Murphy Announces Community-Based Vaccination Partnership for Underserved Communities

Governor Phil Murphy announced the launch of a community-based vaccination partnership to provide equitable access of the COVID-19 vaccine to underserved communities throughout New Jersey.

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February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The New Jersey Department of Health is recognizing Feb. 7, 2021 as National Black HIV Awareness Day by urging African American residents to take proactive steps to protect themselves from HIV and encouraging all New Jersey residents to play a role in reducing stigma about HIV.

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Statement from Department of Health Communications Director Donna Leusner

An employee working in the Commissioner’s Office tested positive for COVID-19 last night, January 27. The employee was last in the building yesterday and is currently isolating at home.

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Governor Murphy Announces All New Jersey Residents Ages 65 and Older Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning on January 14

Beginning Thursday, January 14, all New Jersey residents ages 65 and older, and individuals ages 16-64 with certain medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus, are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination.

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Governor Murphy Marks Start of COVID-19 Vaccination Effort for Sworn Law Enforcement and Fire Professionals

All sworn law enforcement and fire professionals in New Jersey are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, which is estimated to include about 55,000 individuals. These first responders are the first individuals in Phase 1B to become eligible for vaccination.

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N.J. Health Department Announces Mega Sites As Part of Overall Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Effort

Six mega sites throughout New Jersey will serve as vaccination hubs for phased priority groups, part of a critical network of over 200 sites tasked with carrying out the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan fairly and equitably.

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New Jersey Department of Health Launches Increased Testing Pilot at Long-term Care Facilities

The New Jersey Department of Health issued an Executive Directive requiring that facilities that receive BinaxNOW tests and have a CLIA Certificate—which is a lab requirement for point of care testing—test all staff and visitors starting today and for the next two weeks (Nov. 30 – Dec. 14).

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