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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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  • For which reasons can I leave my home or place of residence? What are the “stay at home” rules in New Jersey?

    UPDATE: Governor Murphy's stay-at-home Executive Order, which has been in effect since March 21st, will remain in effect in its entirety until further notice. The Governor has outlined his vision t...
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  • What businesses are closed? What is considered essential?

    To slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, recreational and entertainment businesses are closed, non-essential retail stores are limited to curbside pickup, and all other businesses must follow...
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  • Where and how do I get tested for COVID-19 in New Jersey? Who should get testing?

    GENERAL INFORMATION Testing is prioritized for health care workers and first responders, personnel in congregate living settings, those who have been in close contact with an individual who has tes...
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  • What types of benefits or assistance are available to me during the coronavirus outbreak?

    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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  • 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're working quickly...
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  • What if I can’t pay my rent? Can I still get evicted? Is there any rental relief?

    Your landlord cannot remove you from your home during this emergency. On March 19, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 106, which states that any lessee, tenant, homeowner or any other...
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  • What programs, loans, or resources are available to businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak? Where can I learn more about resources for businesses?

    COVID-19 BUSINESS INFORMATION HUB For detailed information on COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus and its impact on businesses, visit the State of New Jersey COVID-19 business information hub. There you'll ...
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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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  • NJ DCF Announces Safety Guidelines to Reopen Childcare Centers

    Safety Standards Will Protect Children, Staff and Families as New Jersey Continues Reopening Strategy TRENTON – Following Governor Murphy's signing today of Executive Order No. 149, which will re...
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  • Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Resumption of Child Care Services, Youth Day Camps, and Organized Sports Over the Coming Weeks

    TRENTON – Last night, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 149, allowing the resumption of child care services, youth day camps, and organized sports. This Order rescinds the emergency...
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  • Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce Health and Safety Protocols for Horse Racing

    Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced an Administrative Order authorizing horse racetracks to reopen on June 1st with no spectators, a...
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  • Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver Announce Short-Term Rental Assistance Program to Help Residents Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

    Program Will Provide at least $100 Million in Temporary Rental Assistance for Low- to Moderate-Income Households, Including the Homeless or Those at Risk of Homelessness TRENTON, NJ– As part of t...
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