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COVID-19 Information

NJ COVID-19 Updates

Do you have questions about getting tested for COVID-19, contact tracing, traveling to or from the State of New Jersey, or even finding a new job? The State of New Jersey offers up-to-date information, resources, and guidance at our COVID-19 Information Hub.
COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility ExpandedAs of Thursday, January 14th, vaccines are available to:
  • Paid and unpaid healthcare workers
  • Residents and staff of long-term and congregate care facilities
  • First responders including sworn law enforcement and fire professionals
  • Individuals ages 65 years and older
  • Individuals ages 16-64 with certain medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus
All New Jerseyans can pre-register for vaccines at this time. Visit covid19.nj.gov/vaccine to pre-register, see if you are eligible for the vaccine, and find a vaccination site near you.
Stay Safe!
Better days are ahead but COVID-19 case counts remain high in New Jersey and across the United States. Wear a mask, keep a social distance, and avoid indoor gatherings. Visit the COVID-19 Information Hub for advice on protecting yourself and your community from COVID-19
Visit New Jersey’s COVID-19 Dashboard
New Jersey’s COVID-19 Dashboard has been updated with detailed data about vaccination in the Garden State. Learn how many vaccines have been administered, where, and to whom. The dashboard also includes valuable information about COVID-19 cases, outbreaks in schools and long-term care centers, hospitalizations, and contact tracing. Learn more.
Get Tested!
Testing is available to everyone in New Jersey. Do your part to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community by getting tested for COVID-19. Visit the COVID testing page to find a testing site near you and learn more about different types of COVID-19 tests.

 

Pre COVID-19 vaccination registration with the New Jersey Department of Health has begun. Please visit the website below for more information:  https://beta.nj.gov/vss/

Please note that, per NJDOH, The New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System (NJVSS) is experiencing a high volume of traffic. The system is available, but some users may experience a temporary delay as the system scales to meet demand.

The COVID-19 vaccination program at Bergen County New Bridge Medical Center for healthcare workers in the 1A category continues. More information available here.

Additionally, Riverside Medical Group is now offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible 1A healthcare workers. Phase 1A includes all healthcare personnel serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials. More information can be found here.

Finally, ShopRite has partnered with the state of New Jersey, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to provide COVID-19 vaccinations. More information can be found here.

The COVID-19 vaccination program at Bergen County New Bridge Medical Center for healthcare workers in the 1A category begins Monday, December 28, 2020.

For more information click here or for registration click here.

Vaccine Prioritization and Allocation:

New Jersey intends to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) framework and overarching definition for the broad outline of Phase 1A, Phase 1B, and Phase 1C.

  • Phase 1A includes healthcare personnel, who are defined by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and published by CDC as guidance in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report as “Paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.”
  • Phase 1A also includes residents of long-term care settings, who are defined by the ACIP as “adults who reside in facilities that provide a range of services, including medical and personal care, to persons who are unable to live independently.”
  • Phase 1B includes essential workers. This will be defined in early 2021.  Individuals 75 years and older are also included.
  • Phase 1C includes adults 65+ and adults with high-risk medical conditions who possess risk factors for severe COVID-19 illness. This will be defined in early 2021. It will be informed by COVID-19 cases and outcomes data and recommendations of the NJDOH COVID-19 Professional Advisory Committee. Within those initial Phases, sub-population prioritization is anticipated given expectation of scarce vaccine availability at the onset and potential for supply shortages before vaccine manufacturing and distribution reaches scale. Further detail on the process is provided in Sections 4C (sub-group prioritization) and 7A (allocation).

Click here for more information.

General information about COVID vaccines:

To access the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Site, please click on this link.    
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about COVID-19
More information: Coronavirus FactsWhat You Need to Know About CoronavirusStop the Spread of GermsWash Your Hands
                       

Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 196, which lowers indoor and outdoor gathering limits.

Effective Monday, November 23 at 6:00 a.m. the outdoor gathering limit will decrease from 500 people to 150 people. Weddings, funerals, memorial services, and religious and political activities are not subject to the outdoor gatherings limit. All other types of gatherings, such as a high school football game or an outdoor concert, will be limited to 150 individuals. Athletes, coaches, referees and other individuals necessary for a professional or collegiate sports competition are not counted towards the 150 person limit. Outdoor gatherings continue to be subject to strict social distancing restrictions, including the requirement to wear masks whenever it is not possible to social distance.

Mental Health Resources:

  COVID-19 Crisis Resource Guide click here.

Testing Information:

 Drive-Thru Testing Information for Bergen County Residents click here

Updates, Restrictions & Resources:

  Emergency Food Provider List by Town  Click here

  Emergency Rental Assistance Program for temporary assistance to selected low and moderate income households click here

  Travel Advisory Update click here

  Resuming Business Toolkit click here

  Information on the NJ Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program click here.

    Newsletter - Update Issue:  8-19-20