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Have general COVID-19 questions?

The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the Public on COVID-19:
Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253
TextNJCOVID to 898-211
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COVID-19: Information for Communities and the General Public

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals.

COVID-19 ("coronavirus disease 2019") is the disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.


Steps you can take to prevent spread of flu and the common cold will also help prevent coronavirus:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid contact with others.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

Currently there are no vaccines available to prevent novel coronavirus infections.

Video: How the Department of Health Counts Deaths Associated With COVID-19

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General COVID-19 Information

Fact Sheets


Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing



Mask Information

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Information for Organized Sports

Guidance for Sports Activities REVISED 11/11/20

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Information for Farmworkers

Guidance for Farms Employing Migrant Workers [English] [Spanish] [Simplified Chinese] [Cambodian] [French] [Creole]


Infographic: COVID-19: Quick Facts for Farm Workers (9/15/20) [English] [Spanish] [Creole] [Portuguese] [Simplified Chinese] [Cambodian] [French


COVID-19 Prevention Signs for Farms (5/28/20)

Face Coverings [English] [Spanish] [Creole] [Portuguese] [Simplified Chinese] [Cambodian] [French]

Keep Hands Clean [English] [Spanish] [Creole] [Portuguese] [Simplified Chinese] [Cambodian] [French]

Social Distancing [English] [Spanish] [Creole] [Portuguese] [Simplified Chinese] [Cambodian] [French]

Have Questions about COVID-19? [English] [Spanish] [Creole] [Portuguese] [Simplified Chinese] [Cambodian] [French]


Resources from other organizations:


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Isolation and Quarantine
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Information for COVID-19 Patients and Contacts
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Sick Leave Information

Stay home when you are sick. Earned Sick Leave is the law in New Jersey.

As of October 2018, employers of all sizes must provide full-time, part-time, and temporary employees with up to 40 hours of earned sick leave per year so they can care for themselves or a loved one.

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Additional Resources
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CDC & Other National Resources
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Last Reviewed: 11/24/2020