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  • How can I protect myself from COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus?

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has issued a series of steps that you can take to protect yourself. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is though...
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  • For which reasons can I leave my home or place of residence? What are the “stay at home” rules in New Jersey?

    UPDATE: Governor Murphy's stay-at-home Executive Order, which has been in effect since March 21st, will remain in effect in its entirety until further notice. The Governor has outlined his vision t...
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  • What businesses are closed? What is considered essential?

    To slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, recreational and entertainment businesses are closed, non-essential retail stores are limited to curbside pickup, and all other businesses must follow...
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  • Where and how do I get tested for COVID-19 in New Jersey? Who should get testing?

    GENERAL INFORMATION Testing is prioritized for health care workers and first responders, personnel in congregate living settings, those who have been in close contact with an individual who has tes...
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  • What types of benefits or assistance are available to me during the coronavirus outbreak?

    Health Insurance: If you do not have health insurance, or lose coverage, you may be eligible for free or low-cost coverage through NJ FamilyCare, New Jersey's publicly funded health insurance progr...
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  • Am I eligible for any unemployment benefits if my work has been negatively impacted by COVID-19?

    NOTE: NJ's Unemployment Insurance system is experiencing record levels of demand due to coronavirus and all in-person services statewide are currently closed due to the virus. We're working quickly...
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  • What if I can’t pay my rent? Can I still get evicted? Is there any rental relief?

    Your landlord cannot remove you from your home during this emergency. On March 19, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 106, which states that any lessee, tenant, homeowner or any other...
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  • What programs, loans, or resources are available to businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak? Where can I learn more about resources for businesses?

    COVID-19 BUSINESS INFORMATION HUB For detailed information on COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus and its impact on businesses, visit the State of New Jersey COVID-19 business information hub. There you'll ...
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  • How can I prevent myself from getting the virus?

    To ensure the lowest chance of obtaining the virus, and spreading the virus to others, it is critical that everyone begin intensive social distancing immediately. As much as possible, limit contact...
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  • If I get infected, when do symptoms appear?

    Symptoms can appear between 2-14 days after exposure, though some people may not have any symptoms while still being contagious. It's also important to consider whether you've been in contact with ...
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  • What would lead you to believe that someone is infected with COVID-19?

    Identifying people who may be infected with COVID-19 virus relies on recognizing the symptoms that are caused by infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath), ruling out other causes for those sym...
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  • Can the COVID-19 virus be spread through food, including refrigerated or frozen food?

    Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food. Before ...
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Announcements

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  • Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Increasing Capacity Limit on Outdoor Gatherings

    Order Also Allows Public and Private Recreational Campgrounds to Reopen TRENTON -- Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 148, increasing the limit on outdoor gatherings from 10 to 2...
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  • Murphy Administration Proposes Significant Budget Cuts as Part of Revised Fiscal Plan to Weather COVID-19 Crisis

    State Facing Combined Revenue Shortfall of Nearly $10 Billion More Drastic Cuts Loom on Horizon if Additional Federal Aid Does Not Come Through (TRENTON) – The Department of the Treasury delivere...
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  • New Jersey Launches PPE Supplier Registry to Facilitate Access to COVID-19 Protective Gear

    TRENTON – New Jersey recently launched the PPE Supplier Registry to connect suppliers of personal protective equipment (PPE) that can prevent the spread of COVID-19 with potential buyers. Wholesa...
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  • $68.8 Million in Emergency Assistance to New Jersey Colleges to be Available Through Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund

    A total of $68.8 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds will be available to New Jersey's public colleges and universities to help institutions continue ...
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