The New Jersey Health Department in collaboration with the New Jersey Poison Control Center has established a health hotline to provide medical information to New Jersey residents concerned about Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).   

Any New Jersey resident can call the Coronavirus Hotline at the New Jersey Poison Control Center at 1-800-962-1253 to speak directly with a health care professional about medical concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The hotline is available 24/7 and services are free and confidential. Information can be given in any language.

The New Jersey Poison Control Center works closely with the New Jersey Department of Health and other state and local public health agencies to stay up-to-date on new/evolving pandemic information.


COVID-19 Symptom Checker

Use this self-assessment tool to determine what actions you can take to protect you and your loved ones’ health and help determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19.

You can complete this assessment for yourself or on behalf of someone else, if they are not able.



Scam Alerts: New Jersey Office of Homeland Security COVID-19 Rumor Control and Disinformation Updates

The purpose of this page is to help the public distinguish between facts and rumors/disinformation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

Symptoms Checker, Testing Locations, Information for; Businesses, General Public, Health Care Professionals, Employees, Schools, etc.


Information for Communities and the General Public

Find the latest COVID-19 resources from the New Jersey Department of Health


What You Need to Know Regarding Products Making Claims to Kill the Coronavirus Causing COVID-19

The purpose of the Compliance Advisory is to address concerns related to products being used to disinfect surfaces which include claims to kill and/or be effective against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19. For some of these products, those claims have not been reviewed or accepted by EPA and, therefore, may present a risk to consumers, and healthcare providers in particular.



Updates




What is the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak?

The Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a respiratory infection caused by a new strain of Coronavirus, that arose from the area of Wuhan, China in December, 2019.  Although Coronaviruses are not uncommon, this specific strain is of concern because it has never been seen before in humans.  The risk from an outbreak of this kind depends on the characteristics of the virus; how well it spreads between people, the severity of the resulting illness, and the medical or other measures available to control the impact of the virus (i.e. medications or vaccines). (New Jersey Department of Health, 2020)


Additional Resources

 NJ Health: Communicable Disease Service – 2019-nCoV (Novel Coronaviruse)

Get the Facts About Coronavirus

Image result for john hopkins Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE, Live Map 


Public Education & Updates from the New Jersey Poison Control Center:

  New Jersey Poison Center                      @NJPoisonCenter