If you have received a notification from COVID Alert NJ, that means this phone has been in close proximity to another phone using an exposure notification system whose owner has a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. You may have been exposed and may need to be tested for COVID-19.
There are some things that you can do to protect others. Below are recommendations for all persons exposed to COVID-19.
- Stay at home quarantine for 14 days. For more information on quarantine guidance, please check CDC Quarantine Guidelines.
- Do not have visitors at your home.
- Check your body temperature twice daily and watch for symptoms of COVID-19.
- Do not go outside and visit others, even if they are your close family members or friends.
- Do not use public transportation.
- Do not go outside for shopping unless it's absolutely necessary – where possible order your groceries online or have some family or friends drop them off. If you absolutely must go out, please wear a mask ensuring that it covers your nose and mouth at all times.
- Stay away from older people, anyone with long-term medical conditions and pregnant women.
If you need social support services to support your quarantine, including mental health or substance use disorder care services please visit NJ Assistance.
If your symptoms are severe, immediately call your health care provider and see if you should be tested for COVID-19. If you do not have a health care provider, call the nearest hospital or urgent care or nearest COVID-19 testing site to schedule an appointment.
If it's an emergency, call 911.
Emergency warning signs can include:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face