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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:
 
Call2-1-1
Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253
TextNJCOVID to 898-211
Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

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.


General COVID-19 Information
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Video: All About COVID-19

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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: 4/3/2020