COVID-19 Testing Reported to New Jersey Department of Health
As of 1:00pm ET, June 4
‡ 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.
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.
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.
Some New Jersey schools have flooring, once commonly installed in gymnasiums and all-purpose rooms, that may contain mercury.
Healthy New Jersey 2030 Topic Areas have been established. They include Access to Quality Care, Healthy Communities, Healthy Families, and Healthy Living.
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!
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.
How to find a healthcare facility
Find nursing homes and other long term care facilities.
Harm Reduction Centers
Syringe access and needle exchange programs help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Governor Murphy Announces New Funding Sources to Assist Health Care Providers with COVID-19-Related Expenses
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