The New Jersey Health Department in collaboration with the New Jersey Poison Control Center has introduced a health hotline to address the concerns of New Jersey residents.  Anyone in the state of New Jersey can call 1-800-962-1253 to speak directly with a health care professional  who can provide general information, and answer questions about the current outbreak. 

The New Jersey Poison Control Center is working closely with the New Jersey Department of Health and other agencies to stay up to date on new/changing information as it occurs.  


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.



3/2/2020 Press Conference from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy

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)

 2019 Novel 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