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

    Last Updated: 06/28/2021
    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 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: 06/03/2021
    Everyone should receive two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for maximum protection against the virus. If you have already received one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, the second shot...
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  • How can people safely get together? What are the limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings?

    Last Updated: 06/04/2021
    There are no numerical limits for indoor or outdoor gatherings. To save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, you should wear a mask and social distance if you are not vaccinated, wash your hands,...
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  • Are there travel restrictions to or from New Jersey?

    Last Updated: 05/25/2021
    As of May 17, 2021, New Jersey's travel advisory is no longer in effect. The CDC, however, has recommendations for both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. Travelers leaving New Jersey should ch...
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  • Should I wear a mask to stop the spread of COVID-19?

    Last Updated: 06/07/2021
    In New Jersey, face masks are no longer required in most outdoor settings and indoor settings, however based on CDC guidance, unvaccinated individuals should continue wearing a face covering in pub...
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  • Where can I get free, public COVID-19 testing or treatment?

    Last Updated: 07/23/2021
    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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Governor Murphy and Commissioner Persichilli Strongly Recommend Masking in Indoor Settings with Increased Risk

    Last Updated: 07/28/2021
    Following yesterday's announcement by the Centers for Disease Control regarding masking, Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli today strongly recomm...
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  • Governor Murphy, Secretary Bridges Announce Awardees of Nearly $30 Million to Address COVID-19 Impacts on Postsecondary Students

    Last Updated: 07/12/2021
    TRENTON – Today, Governor Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced the awardees of nearly $30 million in federal funding that will be distributed to New Jersey in...
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  • Governor Murphy Highlights Aspects of Legislation Allowing for the Termination of the Public Health Emergency Effective as of July 4

    Last Updated: 07/02/2021
    TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today highlighted several aspects of legislation allowing for the termination of the Public Health Emergency effective as of July 4. On June 4, 2021, Governor Murph...
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