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Where can I find technical guidance on medical and logistical issues related to COVID-19 if I'm a health care professional, health provider, addiction services provider, or mental health provider ?

Last Updated: 05/09/2020

Health Care Professionals and Public Health Providers

For health care professionals and public health providers, the New Jersey Department of Health has published several resources on COVID-19 including:

  • Public health reporting guidance for COVID-19
  • Recommendations for long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Priority actions for all post-acute care settings in response to COVID-19
  • Outbreak management checklists for long-term care and post-acute care providers
  • Providing routine immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Surveillance criteria and testing for COVID-19
  • Guidance on assessing your risk after exposure to confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • Guidance on discontinuation of transmission-based precautions and home isolation for patients diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Guidance on monitoring and movement for healthcare personnel exposed to confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • A tool for health care professionals to assess retrospective risk for exposure to patients with COVID-19
  • Guidance on testing for COVID-19
  • A fever and symptom monitoring log
  • And more

To access DOH's COVID-19 resources for health care professionals, visit: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_healthcare.shtml

To access DOH's COVID-19 resources for public health professionals, visit: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_professionals.shtml

Mental Health and Addiction Providers

The Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services has issued guidance to Opioid Treatment Programs on reducing the incidence and transmission of COVID-19 at facilities, planning for staff shortages, dosing patients in separate rooms, take-home dosing, patients quarantined at home with the COVID-19, telehealth, medication shortages, and DEA assistance.

The Division has also released guidelines for continuity planning and best practice for contracted Provider Agencies in responding to COVID-19. Additional guidance related to COVID-19 and mental health and addiction services is available on the Department of Human Services Novel Coronavirus page: https://nj.gov/humanservices/coronavirus.html

Source: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_healthcare.shtml; https://nj.gov/humanservices/coronavirus.html