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
Visit covid19.nj.gov or nj.gov/health for additional information

Department of Health

Spotlight

COVID-19

COVID-19 Testing Reported to New Jersey Department of Health
As of 1:00pm ET, June 4

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

Positive‡ 162530
Deaths 11970

Total tests

857729

‡ 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.

Field Medical Stations

N.J. Enlists Field Medical Stations in COVID-19 Fight

Three field medical stations, regionally located in the northern, central and southern parts of the state, provide up to 1,000 beds to increase capacity and assist hospitals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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Childhood Vaccines, Checkups, and COVID-19
 
Providers may not be able to provide well-child visits & immunizations for all patients at this time. If a practice can provide only limited well-child visits, they should prioritize newborn care and vaccination of infants and young children (through 24 months of age) when possible.
 
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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Meet NJSHAD

Meet NJSHAD

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

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In The News

Governor Murphy Announces Recommendations from Review of New Jersey’s Long-Term Care Facilities

These recommendations outline how long-term care facilities can move forward both in the near- and long-term.

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Governor Murphy Announces Outdoor Dining Protocols

An accompanying Executive Directive from the New Jersey Department of Health lays out health and safety standards that food or beverage establishments are required to follow.

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Department of Health Issues Two Permits to Dispense Medical Marijuana

The new permits bring the total number of operating dispensaries in the state to 11. There are currently over 77,000 patients, 3,000 caregivers and 1,100 physicians enrolled.

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New Jersey Department of Health Releases Guidelines on Resuming Elective Surgeries

“Hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers are encouraged to gradually resume full scope of services when possible and safe to do so consistent with the Department’s guidance,” said New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli.

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Health Commissioner Orders COVID-19 Testing in all Long-Term Care Facilities

The Executive Directive requires all long-term care facilities in the state to implement testing of staff and residents for the virus that causes COVID-19 by May 26.

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Governor Murphy Announces That Schools Will Remain Closed Through the End of the Academic Year

Remote learning will continue until the end of the school year.

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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Remove Barriers to Health Care Professionals Joining New Jersey's COVID-19 Response and Provide Protections for Front Line Health Care Responders

The order authorizes the Division of Consumer Affairs to temporarily reactivate the licenses of recently retired health care professionals and grant temporary licenses to doctors licensed in foreign countries. The executive order also temporarily permits certain health care professionals to perform acts outside of their ordinary scope of practice and grants broad civil immunity to health care professionals and facilities providing services in support of New Jersey’s COVID-19 response efforts who are acting in good faith.

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Governor Murphy Announces New Funding Sources to Assist Health Care Providers with COVID-19-Related Expenses

The Governor announced a $140 million pre-payment to health care providers to support preparations related to COVID-19. Additionally, Governor Murphy announced that the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority (NJHCFFA) has launched a $6 million emergency loan program to assist New Jersey’s health care organizations during this time.
 

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