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  • Where, how, and when can I get vaccinated?

    Last Updated: 05/13/2021
    Everyone 12 or older who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. There are multiple ways to get an appointment including: Use the NJ Vaccine Appointment Find...
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  • How can people safely get together? What are the limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings?

    Last Updated: 05/13/2021
    Attending a gathering, ceremony, or celebration is permitted, but different limits apply depending on the type of gathering and where it is happening: Indoor Gatherings Face coverings are required ...
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  • Are there travel restrictions to or from New Jersey?

    Last Updated: 04/28/2021
    New Jersey continues to strongly discourage all unvaccinated individuals from engaging in non-essential interstate travel at this time. Unvaccinated travelers and residents returning from any U.S. ...
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  • How do I get the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine? What if I got my first shot in a different state?

    Last Updated: 05/05/2021
    Everyone should receive two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines in order to have maximum protection against the virus. The second dose of the vaccine must be the same brand as the first. These ...
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  • Where can I get free, public COVID-19 testing or treatment?

    Last Updated: 05/14/2021
    Free COVID-19 testing is available at many locations across the state. Below, you can find a list of free public testing locations in New Jersey by county, including short-term pop-up testing sites...
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  • What should I do if I think I've been exposed to COVID-19? Should I quarantine? How long do I have to stay home?

    Last Updated: 03/24/2021
    You should quarantine and stay at home away from others if you were in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more over 24-hours) with someone who had COVID-19, if you participated in a hig...
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  • How do vaccines work?

    Vaccines work by stimulating a person's immune system to develop protections against a disease. Sometimes getting a vaccine can lead to mild health impacts, such as a fever. The CDC advises that su...
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  • How do I know if I am an asymptomatic carrier?

    The only definitive way to know if you have COVID-19 is by getting tested. Testing is now available to everyone in New Jersey. Find a testing location near you by visiting covid19.nj.gov/testing. I...
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  • Will the coronavirus survive in the refrigerator or freezer?

    A 2010 study used two viruses that are related to the COVID-19 virus to look at the effects of temperature and humidity on viral survival. Researchers found that both lower temperatures and lower h...
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Announcements

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  • Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Coughlin Announce Intention to End COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

    Last Updated: 05/14/2021
    Governor Extends the Public Health Emergency for Another 30-Day Period, But Will Allow It to Expire if Legislation is Enacted Within the Next Month TRENTON – As New Jersey continues to make progr...
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  • Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Implementing Second Phase of COVID-19 Restriction Easing

    Last Updated: 05/13/2021
    TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy last night signed Executive Order No. 239, moving forward with the COVID-19 restriction easing announced last week. The easing includes the complete removal of the ...
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  • Statement by New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli on Approval of Pfizer Vaccine for 12-15 Year-Olds

    Last Updated: 05/12/2021
    Today's recommendation by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and acceptance by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expands the use of the Pfizer vaccine for ...
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