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  • How can people safely get together? What are the limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings?

    Last Updated: 10/29/2020
    Yes, attending a gathering, ceremony, or celebration is permitted as long as the event complies with the following limits on gatherings. Gatherings are allowed, but different limits apply depending...
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  • Which states are on the travel advisory list? Are there travel restrictions to or from New Jersey?

    Last Updated: 10/27/2020
    New Jersey welcomes travel to and from our state. However, to save lives and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the State has issued an incoming travel advisory that all individuals entering New Jerse...
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  • What rules or safety guidelines are in place for reopened businesses? Are any businesses closed?

    Last Updated: 10/28/2020
    Note: Beginning November 5, employers must adhere to new employee protection guidelines, summarized here. Detailed requirements, as well as exemptions for certain employers, can be found in Executi...
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  • What types of benefits or assistance are available to me during the coronavirus outbreak?

    Last Updated: 10/19/2020
    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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  • How can I vote this November? How have elections moved or changed in New Jersey because of COVID-19?

    Last Updated: 10/29/2020
    The November 3rd General Election will primarily be held through vote-by-mail. All active registered New Jersey voters will automatically receive a prepaid return-postage vote-by-mail ballot from t...
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  • How can I safely trick-or-treat and celebrate Halloween?

    Last Updated: 10/08/2020
    To help ensure a safe Halloween for all New Jerseyans, the Department of Health has released health and safety guidance for local officials, schools, organizations, and families. The Department of ...
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  • How can I prevent myself from getting the virus?

    COVID-19 spreads when a person with the virus coughs, sneezes, talks, or breathes. Small droplets drift in the air and are breathed in, or larger droplets land on the body or objects, allowing SARS...
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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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  • Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Protect New Jersey’s Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Last Updated: 10/28/2020
    TRENTON – Building on ongoing efforts to safeguard New Jersey's frontline workforce, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 192, providing mandatory health and safety standards to protec...
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  • Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey, Bringing New Total to 41 States and Territories

    Last Updated: 10/27/2020
    41 States and Territories Include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachuse...
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  • Governor Murphy and Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli Announce New Jersey’s COVID -19 Vaccination Plan

    Last Updated: 10/26/2020
    RED BANK - Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli today announced the state's COVID-19 vaccination plan, designed to provide equitable access to approved vaccine...
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