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Last Updated: 02/10/2023

Visitation Policies at Residential and Day Programs

Indoor, outdoor, and off-site visits are available to residents of provider-managed residential settings.

Residential providers are required to allow visitation of any type and cannot independently stop visitation unless directed by a Federal, State, or Local Health Authority.

Regardless of vaccination status, all visitors must be screened, including temperature check, before entering a residence.

Masking and social distancing are no longer required except for staff during transportation. However, visitors must wear a well-fitted mask IF that is the policy of the provider and socially distance from other staff/residents/participants/visitors.

Providers are encouraged to regularly monitor CDC COVID-19 Community Levels and develop masking policies that best suit the unique needs of the persons served. Providers may also implement additional precautions like universal masking if primarily serving medically-fragile individuals.

As of April 5th, 2023, staff are no longer required to be up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations or to submit to regular testing.

For more details, refer to the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities' guidance for residential and day program providers.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Everyone 6 months or older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey and encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Click here for more information on where and how to get vaccinated.

Sheltered Workshops

The 26 Sheltered Workshop Extended Employment (EE) programs located across New Jersey re-opened between late September and November of 2020.

Source:;; covid19-residential-and-day-program-screening-policy.pdf