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

    Last Updated: 06/21/2021
    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: 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    As of May 17, 2021, New Jersey's travel advisory is no longer in effect.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: 06/24/2021
    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 happens after I get vaccinated? Do I still have to follow the State's safety rules and guidelines?

    Last Updated: 05/28/2021
    All COVID-19 vaccines currently available in New Jersey have been shown to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19, but fully vaccinated individuals must still follow most rules and regulations ...
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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 Signs Package of Legislation to Provide $235 Million in Small Business Relief

    Last Updated: 06/22/2021
    Brings Total to More than $600 Million in Small Business Relief Since the Start of the Pandemic TRENTON – As New Jersey continues to recover from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Ph...
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  • Governor Murphy Marks Milestone Achievement of Fully Vaccinating 4.7 Million Individuals Who Live, Work, or Study in New Jersey Ahead of June 30th Goal

    Last Updated: 06/18/2021
    NEWARK– Returning to University Hospital, the location of New Jersey's first COVID-19 vaccination on December 15, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the state has hit its ambitious g...
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  • Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Offering an Additional Year of Special Education to Students with Disabilities

    Last Updated: 06/16/2021
    The Extension Will Be Available to the Classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023 TRENTON – Building on his commitment to ensuring a high-quality education for all New Jersey students, Governor Phil Murphy ...
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