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  • How can I protect myself and others from COVID-19?

    Last Updated: 07/29/2020
    Our first responders and health care workers are saving lives every day -- so can you. Your family, your friends, your neighbors -- their lives are literally in your hands. Here's how you can do yo...
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  • Which states are on the travel advisory list? Are there travel restrictions to or from New Jersey?

    Last Updated: 09/17/2020
    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?

    Last Updated: 09/16/2020
    Most businesses can reopen, while following appropriate mitigation requirements. Links to industry-specific guidance can be found below. For a timeline of reopening dates and more information about...
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  • What types of benefits or assistance are available to me during the coronavirus outbreak?

    Last Updated: 09/08/2020
    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: 09/08/2020
    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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  • What are the reopening rules for bars and restaurants? What precautions or policies must they take?

    Last Updated: 09/04/2020
    Food or beverage establishments may open, including restaurants, bars, cafeterias, and food courts, as well as all holders of a liquor license with retail consumption privileges. Establishments mus...
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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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  • Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey, Bringing New Total to 35 States and Territories

    Last Updated: 09/08/2020
    35 States and Territories Include Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, ...
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  • Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce Administrative Order Prohibiting Smoking in the Indoor Portions of Casinos Open to the Public

    Last Updated: 09/04/2020
    TRENTON — Governor Phil Murphy and State Police Superintendent Colonel Pat Callahan today announced Administrative Order 2020-19, which prohibits smoking in the indoor areas of any casino or casi...
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  • Sheltered Workshop Programs to Reopen Statewide

    Last Updated: 09/02/2020
    TRENTON - Today, Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced the state will provide CARES Act funding for the reopening of 26 Sheltered Worksh...
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