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.
Vaccine information and locations, testing locations, travel restrictions, quarantine recommendations, information for: businesses, general public, healthcare professionals, employees, schools, etc.
The New Jersey Department of Health is updating travel and quarantine guidelines to reflect new recommendations from the CDC and New Jersey is no longer advising fully vaccinated individuals who travel within the United States to self-quarantine after their trip or to get tested before or after travel. Please note that the federal requirement for testing upon return to the United States following international air travel stands
How to Protect Yourself and Others
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
Add Your Phone to the COVID Fight. Download COVID Alert NJ.
COVID Alert NJ is New Jersey’s free and secure mobile app that anonymously alerts users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
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.
Find the latest COVID-19 resources from the New Jersey Department of Health
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.
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)
Public Education & Updates from the New Jersey Poison Control Center: