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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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  • Governor Murphy Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order, Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses

    To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and protect the capacity of New Jersey's health care system for the state's most vulnerable, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 107 on March 21, 2020...
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  • Where and how do I get tested for COVID-19 in New Jersey? Who should get testing?

    GENERAL INFORMATION At this time, testing is prioritized for individuals who are sick with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath where they need hospitalization, those who are close cont...
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  • Where can I learn more about information on COVID-19's impact on businesses, and what resources are available to help?

    For information on COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus and its impact on businesses, please visit the State of New Jersey COVID-19 business information hub at https://cv.business.nj.gov. You'll find informa...
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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 understand your an...
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  • Am I eligible for sick leave, family leave, or temporary disability insurance if I or a family member have been impacted by the outbreak?

    First, visit nj.gov/labor and read about the state and federal laws and benefit programs that may apply to you. There you will also find a helpful chart clarifying different COVID-19 scenarios and ...
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  • What housing and rental assistance and mortgage relief is available for New Jerseyans? Are there protections for eviction or foreclosure?

    Eviction Protection On March 19, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 106, which states that any lessee, tenant, homeowner or any other person shall not be removed from a residential pr...
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  • How can I volunteer as a healthcare professional?

    Qualified health, mental health, and related professionals who wish to increase the state's healthcare capacity by treating seriously ill coronavirus patients may fill out the Healthcare Profession...
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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 Waiving Student Assessment Requirements for 2019-2020 School Year

    TRENTON -- Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 117, which waives 2019-2020 statutory school year assessment requirements for eighth grade students and twelfth grade students who h...
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  • Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Statutory Deadlines for School Districts Whose Elections Were Moved from April to May

    TRENTON -- Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 116, extending certain statutory deadlines for school districts with elections in May, including 1) the governing body of the munici...
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  • Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Strengthen COVID-19 Response Efforts by Allowing Certain Retirees to Return to Public Employment

    TRENTON -- To further strengthen the ability of New Jersey's public workforce to respond to COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 115, allowing retirees to return to State...
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  • Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Authorize Municipalities and Counties to Restrict Short-Term Rentals

    TRENTON -- Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced an Administrative Order allowing municipalities and counties to impose additional res...
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