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.


New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

Vaccine information and locations, testing locations, travel restrictions, quarantine recommendations, information for: businesses, general public, healthcare professionals, employees, schools, etc.


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When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated

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.


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American Sign Language (ASL) Videos

COVID-19 | CDC

New and updated COVID-19 videos are now available in American Sign Language (ASL) on CDC’s YouTube channel. Learn about COVID-19 variants and COVID-19 vaccines. Watch the videos here:


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New Jersey Traveler’s Health | COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed travel plans for many. Here you will find the latest travel-related updates. Policies and practices may change regularly, so be sure to check this site for updated information.


How can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I’m homebound? 

If you are unable to leave the home to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or are the healthcare provider or family caregiver of someone who is homebound, you may request an in-home vaccination appointment by completing a form at covid19.nj.gov/homeboundvax (English) or covid19.nj.gov/homeboundvax-es (Spanish).

For assistance completing the form by phone, please call the NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545.


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Are there travel restrictions to or from New Jersey? *Updated* 

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[/column_6]


 

Information for Communities and the General Public

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


COVID Alert NJ

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.


 

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.


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.



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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