Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Last Updated: 04/21/20

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

10 Virtual Service Projects Youth Can Do From Home

As an organization focused on youth development and community service, Youth Volunteer Corps has  been exploring ways to continue supporting community needs and exploring virtual ways to engage in service learning. We hope this list inspires you and reminds each of us that we are not powerless in this time of uncertainty.

21 Theatre-Related Online Resources for Kids and Families to Get You Through COVID-19

A list of remote classrooms, virtual craft and dance workshops, celebrity bedtime stories, and much more.

2-1-1 NJ

Looking for resources in NJ? Check out 2.1.1. Phone, chat, or text options available. Every day we connect people to daycare facilities, shelters, affordable housing units, social services, employment training programs, senior services, medical insurance, and more. Learn about our resource database, help center, and website.

A Coronavirus Pandemic Resource Guide for New Jerseyans

Compiled by the Office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker. PDF format. For questions or to get help from Senators Booker’s office, please call (973) 639-8700.

American Sign Language Video Mental Health Helpline

A free emotional support helpline is now available to deaf and hard of hearing New Jerseyans feeling the emotional and mental toll of COVID-19. ACCESS at St. Joseph's Health in Paterson is offering help in American Sign Language to people dealing with anxiety and worry related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. New Jerseyans can call the videophone helpline at 973-870-0677 for free, confidential support. Direct communication in sign language will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by live trained specialists.

APA COVID-19 Information and Resources

This resource page is continually updated by APA for psychologists, health-care workers, and the public.

Apps for Students With Special Needs

Favorite digital tools; what follows includes some of their recommendations, but it is just the tip of the iceberg of what is available. Remember, as with any tool, what may work wonders for some students will only frustrate others. Customization is key with any app, so adults and educators should be prepared to put in some time learning the apps themselves or how to make modifications in the settings. Many apps come with great teacher-made materials; look for video tutorials, lesson plans, and extension activities.

The Arc of New Jersey COVID-19 Updates & Information Page

Contains events and national, state, and local resources for the I/DD community

The Arc of New Jersey's COVID-19 Vaccine Video for Individuals with I/DD

COVID-19 Vaccine Video for Individuals with I/DD is a free, short video, prepared to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) know what to expect when they are able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The narrator of the video is Barbara Coppens, an extraordinary self-advocate who has received recognition in New Jersey and nationally, from The Arc of the United States, for her many years of advocacy on behalf of all individuals with I/DD.

Autism Grants For Families

ACT Today! grants are designed to provide access to individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Grant payments will be made directly to pre-approved treatment providers, assessors or materials vendors.

Autism Speaks COVID-19 (coronavirus) information and resources

Autism Certification Center (ACC) and Autism Speaks are teaming up to make 30+ hours of online video learning resources available at no cost for the autism community. Now through June 1, 2020, get free access to the Foundations of Evidence-Based Strategies courses with over 30 hours of video-based content.

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities Information and Resources Related to COVID-19

The Boggs Center, as New Jersey’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and New Jersey’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program, has compiled a selection of resources from New Jersey and across the country that may be useful to the disability community across the state. 

Broadband Providers Keep Americans Connected

This is a list from the FCC of broadband providers that have relaxed their data usage limits in appropriate circumstances and have taken steps to promote remote learning and telehealth at no extra cost to consumers.

Caring for children and adolescents with autism during COVID-19

APA and Autism Speaks present a webinar designed to help parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with autism connect with each other as they continue to navigate life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CentraState Medical Center is hosting COVID-19 vaccination walk-in events for ages 12+

Please visit to print and complete paperwork prior to arrival.

Community Health Law Project

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals with disabilities need legal assistance. If you are a person with a disability and need legal help, please call the telephone number of the office that is closest to you. (flyer)

Computer Request / Application

Computers with Causes and Giving Center are here to help!

Computer Technology Assistance Corps (CTAC)

Computers for low income Individuals, Non-Profits, Libraries, Schools & Faith Based Organizations

Cop 2 Cop - The Confidential HelpLine for New Jersey Law Enforcement Officers

24 hour Helpline for law enforcement and their families 1-866-267-2267.  You’ll speak with someone thoroughly trained to handle problems unique to law enforcement. It could also be a retired law enforcement officer who is now a clinical professional. Or perhaps it will be a retired officer working as a Peer Supporter. From a Peer Supporter, you’ll get honest, straightforward support and customized service from someone who has lived the life, who has served and understands the rigors and pressures you face everyday.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers

Most likely, dementia does not increase risk for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus, just like dementia does not increase risk for flu. However, dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common health conditions that often accompany dementia may increase risk.

COVID Alert NJ - Android

COVID Alert NJ App is being made available by the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) to complement New Jersey’s comprehensive COVID-19 contact tracing effort. COVID Alert NJ is a free and secure mobile phone app

COVID Alert NJ App - Apple

COVID Alert NJ App is being made available by the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) to complement New Jersey’s comprehensive COVID-19 contact tracing effort. COVID Alert NJ is a free and secure mobile phone app

COVID-19 and Autism in NJ

A central hub of coronavirus resources for the autism community.

COVID-19 and Residential Mortgage Relief

The State of New Jersey is working to lessen the financial impact of COVID-19 on residents who are struggling to pay their mortgage and bills. This page provides guidance regarding the moratorium on foreclosures and where to find help.

COVID-19 and Students With Disabilities: What You Need to Know

The FAQ contains essential information for parents, guardians, caregivers, and advocates to understand the educational rights of students with disabilities during this time of virtual learning. Issues such as the implementation of Individualized Education Programs (IEP), lack of access to technology, the legality of waivers, and considerations regarding compensatory education are all addressed in this publication.

COVID-19 and the Public Charge Rule: What We Know

There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding who can seek medical assistance in the middle of this pandemic. In an attempt to help sort out and provide accurate information, MCOHA has put together key resources available.

COVID-19 Communication Rights Toolkit

With Printable Patient Accommodations Request Form
Available in English & Spanish

Patients with the coronavirus who need communication tools and supports due to speech-related disabilities face greater risks of discrimination and isolation during this pandemic. Your legal and civil rights to access your communication supports do not go away during an emergency, in quarantine, or in the hospital!

COVID-19 Disability Form

This fillable pdf form was developed by Michelle Ballan, Ph.D. and Christina Perri, Stony Brook University with input from ER physicians and families, and designed to reduce healthcare barriers for patients with IDD.  Having this form, and the accompanying documents noted on page 2 of the form, will help to alert ER physicians to necessary and proper communication with the patient with IDD and his/her needs and wishes.

COVID-19 Emergency Financial Help - Credit Counseling

Counselors are available around the clock to assist if you are experiencing financial hardship during this time. The NFCC has put together resources to help you manage your finances, as we all navigate these uncertain times together.

COVID-19 FAQ & Resources for Practitioners

 NASW-NJ is actively working to stay abreast of emergency orders, laws, and procedures that are being implemented to address this rapidly evolving situation. We are also working to create resources and supports for the social work community in New Jersey and across the nation. We will update this page as new information becomes available. 

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance |

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.  How to Apply, eligibility, funds and additional resources provided.

COVID-19 Good Grief Resources & Updates

Good Grief has moved its programs to virtual platforms and other modalities for communication and support. Please call 908-522-1999 to enroll, or for peer support contact the Family Coordinators.

COVID-19 Guidelines for Schools and the Impact on Kids With Food Allergies and Asthma

There are several resources schools can use to protect students and staff with food allergies and asthma during COVID-19 policy changes.

COVID-19 Vaccine Locations for Eligible Recipients

COVID-19 vaccines are now available in New Jersey for:

  • Paid and unpaid healthcare workers
  • Residents and workers of long-term care and high-risk congregate-care facilities
  • First responders including sworn law enforcement and fire professionals
  • Individuals aged over 65
  • Individuals aged 16-64 that have certain medical conditions that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus
COVID-19 Resources for Individuals Who Are Undocumented or Uninsured

The State of New Jersey is focused on ensuring that all people, regardless of immigration status and/or whether or not they have health insurance, are protected from the outbreak and receive appropriate testing and treatment. You should talk to a medical professional about when and how to seek testing and treatment.

COVID-19 Testing Centers

Community-Based Testing Sites are for individuals who are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. In order to be eligible for testing, individuals must be current New Jersey residents and experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. Priority will be given to symptomatic individuals experiencing cough, fever (99.6F or above) and shortness of breath.

COVID-19 Vaccine Assistance for LGBTQ+ Community

Garden State Equality has a sign-up form to inform you of COVID-19 vaccine availability in your area or of an opportunity specifically for the LGBTQ community.

COVID-19 Videos from MTM

To keep pace with the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, you need resources you can count on. The National Council’s Strategic Partner, MTM Services, has created a series of FREE short videos with tips that will help you continue to serve the customers who need you most while you are operating from home.

COVID-19, Unemployment Insurance, and People with Disabilities

This fact sheet details common questions that we have received about Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and Unemployment Insurance. Because Unemployment Insurance is a state-federal partnership, state unemployment programs vary substantially, and this fact sheet does not attempt to provide details on different state systems.

COVID-19: Emotional Support for Families of Color

The project will closely collaborate with spiritual and community-based organizations to help families deal with this crisis. It will provide support groups and education programs that recognize racism and its impact on the behavioral health of people of color, and work with key stakeholders to increase behavioral health awareness, education and engagement in communities of color.

CSOC Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services

Out of an abundance of caution, PerformCare recommends that eligibility applications for CSOC intellectual and developmental disability services (including Summer Camp Services) be submitted online through the Family Portal. Completing the application(s) online will also process faster at this current time. Coronavirus update: The best way to apply for Summer Camp Services and eligibility for intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) services through CSOC is through our online Family Portal. Get more information about the summer camp services and the (I/DD) application. The Summer Camp Services application deadline has been extended to May 30, 2020.

Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science

The Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than early forms of SARS-CoV-2. To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science

The Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than early forms of SARS-CoV-2. To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science

The Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than early forms of SARS-CoV-2. To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DSBA) COVID-19 Resources

We are bringing you new wellness tools, coping tips and inspiring stories from people across the country. Drop in often for podcasts, profiles and special resources we’ve gathered just for you.

Desalojos Residenciales: Lo Que Los Inquilinos Necesitan Saber

El presente documento es únicamente de carácter informativo, no pretende ser un asesoramiento jurídico y no sustituye la consulta con un abogado sobre hechos y circunstancias específicos. Este documento no constituye una solicitud, y su uso de este documento no crea ninguna relación de abogado-cliente entre usted y Lowenstein Sandler.

Desalojos Residenciales: Lo Que Los Propietarios De Viviendas Necesitan Saber

El presente documento es únicamente de carácter informativo, no pretende ser un asesoramiento jurídico y no sustituye la consulta con un abogado sobre hechos y circunstancias específicos. Este documento no constituye una solicitud, y su uso de este documento no crea ninguna relación de abogado-cliente entre usted y Lowenstein Sandler.

Designated Support Person Permitted for a Patient with Disabilities

The NJ Department of Health (DOH) issued the hospital visitation policy for people with disabilities effective April 25, 2020. DOH now considers a designated support person essential to patient care for people with disabilities. As a result, hospitals must allow a designated support person to be with the individual during hospitalization.

Docket: Secure, Digital Access to COVID-19 Immunization Records

Docket is a new app from the NJ Department of Health that makes it easier for you and your family to securely access your COVID-19 vaccination record.

If you don't have your vaccination card with you or you have lost it, you can easily access your record through the app to provide proof of COVID-19 immunizations as needed.

The Docket app is now available in the App store or on Google Play in English or Spanish depending on Smartphone settings.

Does Public Charge Apply To You?/¿Está Afectado Por La Regla De Carga Pública?

In New Jersey, we want to make sure you and your family have access to affordable groceries and health care without fear. The new Public Charge final rule from the federal government may apply to you, and this quick guide can help you make informed decisions for your family.

En New Jersey, queremos asegurarnos que usted y su familia tengan acceso a comida y cuidado de salud asequible sin miedo. La nueva regla final de Carga Pública del gobierno federal puede aplicarle a usted. Esta guía informativa le puede servir para tomar decisiones para su familia.

Dr. Leon Smith Jr., addresses addresses patients' concerns about COVID Vaccines and pregnancy and fertility

Dr. Leon Smith Jr., Director of Maternal/Fetal Medicine, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology Saint Barnabas Medical Center RWJBarnabas Health addresses patients' concerns about COVID Vaccines and pregnancy and fertility.

Drugs & Alcohol Are No Way to Cope – Try These Tips Instead

Addiction experts from Hackensack Meridian Health offer the following guidance for anyone to better manage the pressures associated with coronavirus that might lead to the abuse of drugs or alcohol.

Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (Proxy Directive)

A proxy directive is a document you use to appoint a person to make healthcare decisions for you in the event you become unable to make them yourself. This document goes into effect whether your inability to make healthcare decisions is temporary because of an accident or permanent because of a disease. 

Educator compiles resources for non-English speakers on COVID-19

CDC and COVID-19 resources for your use in multiple languages. If you can contribute more languages not seen here, please email [email protected] with the additional links.

Emergency Child Care Application, Mercer County

The state is launching an Emergency Child Care Assistance Program (ECCAP) to help support child care costs when a parent or guardian is an essential employee.

  • List of emergency child care centers
  • Guidance for approved emergency child care assistance program
Emotional services provided for Healthcare workers, first responders, seniors, children and families and individuals with substance use disorders

RWJBarnabas Health Insitute for Prevention and Recovery's Hope and Healing Program offers emotional support services, education and community-based resources for individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Variety of virtual services, provides assistance to those impacted to better adjust, mitigate stress, review options, develop coping strategies and if needed get connected to agencies, programs and other resources in their community.

[email protected]

833-795-HOPE (4673)

Employment and Assistance Resources for NJ Community College Students and Community Members Affected by the Coronavirus

The NJ Council of Community Colleges compiled this list of useful resources to help people find employment, learn about unemployment benefits and economic assistance for businesses, and connect with other means of assistance

Energy Assistance Programs

If you’re having trouble affording your utility bills, there are many options for help. There are different customer assistance programs that are available in New Jersey.

Essential Healthcare Workers Support Group

Join Harmony Bay Wellness on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. EST on Zoom for a free, clinician-led online video support group for essential healthcare workers. Joining the call is free, easy, and does not require an RSVP. If you are unable to join by video, there is an option to join by phone only as well.


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FDA Authorizes Booster Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Certain Populations

FDA has amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to allow for use of a single booster dose, to be administered at least 6 months after completion of the vaccine’s primary series in certain populations.

Federal mask mandate has begun. Here are the rules.

An executive order mandating the wearing of masks on transportation vehicles and stations or airport and in federal buildings takes effect at 11:59 p.m., Feb. 1 to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Find N-95, KN-95 and three-layer masks in bulk online

Here are N95, KN95 and three-layer disposable face masks currently available online.

Find Up-to-date Vaccine Locations in New Jersey

For up-to-date vaccine locations in New Jersey, please visit

Find Your Place on The Vaccine Line

The New York Times worked with the Surgo Foundation and Ariadne Labs using their vaccine tool to calculate the number of people who will need a vaccine in each state and county — and where you might fit in that line.

Free Counseling for those who have tested positive for COVID-19

NJ Center for the Healing Arts offers free counseling for those that have tested positive for COVID19 [AND] do not have a health insurance policy. To schedule a first appointment, you can contact us by phone at (732)747-2944, email [email protected], or send a text to (732)800-1615.

Free Counseling from and AFCPE® certified professional

The Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE), along with the Wells Fargo Foundation and the nonprofit military assistance group Yellow Ribbon Network, is now offering free virtual counseling and coaching sessions to people who’ve experienced a negative change in income and/or budget due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Get Covered New Jersey

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information: If you have lost employer coverage or income, you may be able to enroll in coverage now through a Special Enrollment Period. Make sure you check with your employer or current health plan first about any options they are providing related to COVID-19 before you sign up for new coverage. Free or low-cost coverage is also available through NJ FamilyCare for those who qualify.

Hackensack Meridian Health Develops Test To Track, Diagnose COVID-19 Variants

 Experts at the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) have developed a high-throughput test that can detect multiple variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in two-and-a-half hours, a major advance in tracking the virus and in treating patients.

Heal NJ Healthcare Workers - COVID Hope & Healing Helpline

Heal NJ Healthcare Workers provides telehealth crisis counseling, virtual support groups, wellness webinars and ensure you have access to the best and most up to date resources available to you. Services all NJ Healthcare Workers and their families statewide, including doctors, physicians, hospital personnel, and nursing home staff.

The Health Resources and Services Administration Is Providing Free Face Masks to Faith & Community Based Organizations

This opportunity for free face coverings is being offered to faith and community-based partners by the HHS Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA) office in collaboration with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR), and in partnership with USPS and the National Council of Textile Organizations. If your organization would like to participate, please click the face mask order form link below, complete and submit to [email protected]

Healthy At Home - Cooking With Children

Making a quick dish in the kitchen may not seem like the perfect teaching moment but it could provide several benefits.

HHS Launches Hotline to Improve Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Disabilities

 U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the launch of a first-of-its-kind national hotline to connect people with disabilities to information and services to improve access to COVID-19 vaccines. The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is now available to help people with disabilities find vaccination locations in their communities, assist callers with making vaccination appointments, and connect callers to local services – such as accessible transportation – to overcome barriers to vaccination.

Hope for New Mothers: A Virtual Support Group for Pregnant and New Moms

Hope for New Mothers is a virtual support group for pregnant and new moms living in northern New Jersey with babies up to one year old.

Esperanza Para Madres es un grupo de apoyo virtual para embarazadas y madres con bebés de hasta un año.

How to Be Alerted of COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in Your Local Pharmacy

Use Visualping, the world’s top website monitoring tool, to be alerted of your area’s vaccine updates, like available slots and priority group updates.  For those who are not familiar with Visualping, we are a free and easy-to-use website change detection tool that allows users to monitor changes to web pages and be alerted when pages change. Visualping offers subscription upgrades for higher frequency monitoring.

How to Prepare for a Video Appointment with Your Mental Health Clinician

Many mental health clinicians now offer appointments via video. A video session allows you to access care even if you cannot visit your provider in person.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Social Insurance and Benefit Programs

As states begin to open, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact individuals with disabilities who regularly access a series of public benefits. It also raises a variety of questions about the impact of the various federal and state legislative and administrative actions on these benefits. 

In Place App

The In Place App was created as a tool to help people make safer, smarter decisions during outbreaks and times of mass danger. Interactive maps from crowdsourced information provide indications of areas to avoid, early warnings of problems developing, and an easier way to connect with people needing help the most.

Community chat rooms and messaging features make it easier to connect with like-minded people in your community who want to stay safe while making a difference.

Instructive Directive (Living Will)

An instruction directive is a document you use to tell your physician and family about the kinds of situations you would want or not want to have life-sustaining treatment in the event you are unable to make your own healthcare decisions.  You can also include a description of your beliefs, values, and general care and treatment preferences.

Interfaith Neighbors COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

The Emergency Fund can be used for utilities, repairs, food and medicine, insurance payments and other essential living expenses. Anyone in need of immediate assistance can call the office at (732) 775-0525 and leave a detailed message. Please note that due to the high volume of calls, your call may not be returned on the day it is received.    

Is Your Child in crisis?

Know the signs. All kids have bad days. But, trauma and life-changing events can create lasting challenges. Extreme behavior problems that continue for more than six months could indicate a need for help. Don’ t wait to get help! For free real-time de-escalation and emergency counseling, call the Children’s System of Care at 1-877-652-7624.

Kidcasts: From COVID to the Capitol Insurrection, These Podcasts Help Kids Discern Fact from Fiction

These days, it can seem as if Americans consume news and information from completely different worlds, resulting in widespread distrust of what were once considered reliable sources. Journalists and kids podcast producers are addressing this void.

Legal Services of New Jersey Coronavirus Update

Learn about the Covid-19 impact on court procedures, access to government assistance, and more.

Linguabee Free VRI (Video Remote Interpreting) at Test Sites for Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Linguabee is offering free VRI services to Deaf people at remote test sites where an interpreter would otherwise be unavailable.

Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Young Adults

Returning to the classroom and regular activities after the disruptions of COVID-19 may cause stress and anxiety for students of any age. These feelings are normal and to be expected; everyone has tough days, but if children or adolescents are exhibiting unusual behavior for extended periods, they may be in need of additional support and care. We created this webpage to guide young people and their families to resources that promote student health and well-being, including mental health.

Mental Health Association in New Jersey's Virtual Support and Learning Opportunities

Don’t let COVID-19 get you down! Many who are used to leaving home every day for work, social gatherings, religious services and school may be feeling anxious, isolated or bored. Many benefit greatly from support groups and individual emotional health sessions usually held in-person.  The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) can help!

Mental Health Association of NJ Call Lines

Various call lines for mental health issues.

Mental Health Videophone Support Available to Assist Sign Language Users During COVID-19 Outbreak

A free emotional support helpline is now available to deaf and hard of hearing New Jerseyans feeling the emotional and mental toll of COVID-19.

Mercer County NJ Website's Coronavirus Information

Mercer County is now operating an appointment-only, drive-up testing site for COVID-19 at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence. Your doctor must fax your prescription to the site's appointment makers. Those who show up and who do not have an appointment will not be able to be tested. If you are symptomatic and need testing you must contact your doctor who will fax a prescription to the test site. The fax number is: (609) 630-4031.

Mercer County Pharmacy List

Includes address, phone number, store hours, and delivery status (Confirm info is correct when contacting pharmacy). Updated by Trenton Health Team at least once per week

Monmouth Family Health Center Free COVID-19 Vaccinations

Monmouth Family Health Center offers free COVID-19 vaccines to everyone. Walk-ins welcome. Transportation is available.

MonmouthCounty Cooperative Extension: We 'R' Here For You - Family & Community Health Sciences

Stepping up to meet the needs of families impacted during these unprecedented times, the Department of Family & Community Health Sciences is offering new virtual programs for families both in Monmouth County and beyond. These programs are offered online with a variety of evidence-based resources and provide participants information that focuses on health and wellness.

The Morning: An updated Covid guide

We offer a Covid guide for four different types of households.

My Child Is In Crisis! Who Do I Call?

IF THERE IS INJURY OR THREAT OF INJURY, DIAL 911. If your child has been impacted by depression, trauma, violence, defiant behavior, and/or drug or alcohol use, call the NJ Children’s System of Care at 1-877-652-7624. It is open 24/7/365.

N.J. COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Appointments are limited. All listed vaccination sites may not have open appointments available immediately. The federal supply of vaccine to New Jersey remains limited. However, this list is updated frequently and new sites will be added continually. Please return to this page again if you are unable to currently schedule an appointment. Thank you for your interest in being vaccinated against COVID-19.

NAMI NJ Online Support Groups

NAMI Family Support Group is a 60-90 minute support group for adult friends and family members (18+) of people with mental health conditions. Participants gain support from peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a 60-90 minute support group for adults (18+) with a mental health condition. Participants gain the support of peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes.

Spouse/Partner Support Group
2nd Thursdays of the month
January 14, 7 pm

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Avoiding public spaces and working remotely can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but for many survivors, staying home may not be the safest option. We know that any external factors that add stress and financial strain can negatively impact survivors and create circumstances where their safety is further compromised.

Navigating Back to School: Trauma Informed (free) Online Learning Experience for ALL Members of School Community

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide has developed a FREE online learning experience to bring Trauma-Informed Care into the post-COVID-19 school environment.

Navigating Life as a College Student during COVID-19

This is an open forum and support group for current college students to discuss topics such as self-isolation, emotional struggles, and time management.  It is ongoing Friday evenings @ 5:00 p.m. Through Zoom:  Meeting ID 98344908458                Password  209772

Navigating the New Normal: Parents Edition

Noggin asked the Surgeon General of California and other leading experts how to handle the stress of the pandemic on little kids. With help from Jamie-Lynn Sigler, a mom and superstar host, and parents just like you, this 20-minute special will help answer questions you have about your kid’s health and learning during this challenging time.

NDI Financial Resilience Center

National Disability Institute (NDI)'s Financial Resilience Center provides resources to help those with disabilities and chronic health conditions navigate financially through the COVID-19 crisis.

New Jersey Centro de información de COVID-19

Llamada (Preguntas generales COVID-19) : 2-1-1 (7a-11p)
Call (Medical COVID-19 Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
Envía un mensaje de texto con NJCOVID al 898-211 para recibir alertas

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7a-11p)
Call (Medical COVID-19 Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts

New Jersey Reentry Corporation Services for Pandemic Clients English and Spanish

New Jersey Reentry Corporation Services for Pandemic Clients

NJRC Locations and Telephone Numbers

NJRC 24/7 Hotline

Registration Form for Pandemic Relief

Addiction Treatment


The New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC)

The New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children is commonly known as WIC. WIC is a successful public health nutrition program that provides wholesome food, nutrition education, and community support for income-eligible women who are pregnant and post-partum, infants and children up to five years old.

New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination Prohibits Discrimination in Housing (CVERAP)

New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination (LAD) prohibits discrimination and harassment in housing based on the source of lawful income a tenant uses to pay rent, including the Covid-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP). That means that a landlord cannot refuse to rent to you or attempt to evict you because you will pay rent with CVERAP.

NIH-funded COVID-19 home test is first to receive over-the-counter authorization from FDA

Ellume USA's rapid at-home test was developed through the NIH RADx Initiative.

NJ COVID-19 Executive Order Violation Reporting Form

If you are a member of the general public and believe an organization is violating any Executive Order, please complete this form. You may report a violation anonymously, but please note, it will make it more difficult for law enforcement to investigate the complaint.

NJ DOH COVID-19 Vaccination Page

In anticipation of the approval of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, the Department of Health is working with many other state, federal, and local agencies to plan for the fast and equitable distribution of a vaccine to all New Jersey communities.

NJ DOL Unemployment Unresolved Issue Form

The NJ DOL has a new tool you can use to email the Unemployment Division with inquiries or tickets that have an unresolved issue.

NJ Health Supplemental COVID-19 Healthcare Facilities

Three field medical stations (FMS), regionally located in the northern, central and southern parts of the state, provide up to 1,000 beds to increase capacity and assist hospitals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The FMS have been set up by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Jersey National Guard, New Jersey State Police and the Office of Emergency Management and will be staffed by medical professionals contracted and hired by the State and supplemented by the federal Medical Task Force. 

NJ Human Services Commissioner Reminds Residents & Providers About Assistance & Funding Opportunities

Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today reminded residents about available assistance programs and help lines, while also encouraging child care and Medicaid providers to pursue available funding opportunities.

NJ Human Services Launches COVID Crisis Counseling Helplines for Health Care Workers, Emergency Responders

Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the Department has launched two new helplines in partnership with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to provide emotional support and crisis counseling to health care workers and first responders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

NJ Human Services Launches Excluded New Jerseyans Fund Website for Individuals Impacted by COVID-19 but Not Eligible for Other Pandemic-Related Help

Excluded New Jerseyans Fund (ENJF) website where individuals can learn about the ENJF program and check their eligibility for this financial benefit. The ENJF program will provide a one-time, direct cash benefit to eligible households that suffered an economic hardship due to COVID-19 and were excluded from and ineligible for federal stimulus checks and COVID-19 related unemployment assistance.

NJ Mental Health Cares

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Available 8:00 am-8:00 pm, 7 days a week

NJMentalHealthCares is New Jersey's behavioral health information and referral service. Our staff of behavioral care specialists use their experience and understanding of the behavioral health system to provide emotional support for issues related to COVID-19 and other mental concerns.

NJ SNAP: Using your EBT Card to Access P-EBT Benefits

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT about Pandemic EBT/School Meal Assistance: If you received a new green EBT card recently with “Way2Go” written on it, do not ignore it or destroy it! The cards are part of pandemic assistance from September, and do not look like a regular EBT card. They may even appear to have expired on December 30, but they are not expired. The card is legitimate and should have funds loaded onto it for much-needed food assistance. Contact the LSNJLAW hotline at 1-888-LSNJ-LAW (1-888-576-5529) for more information

NJ Volunteer and crowd sourced vaccination site and registration info

60 volunteers for Planet Princeton is hoping to make the process easier for New Jersey residents by creating a spreadsheet that lists all the vaccination sites in New Jersey, whether or not they have appointments available and how you can register.

NJPAC in Your Living Room

NJPAC in Your Living Room is a curated collection of past Arts Center performances, content from our partners, educational videos for children and much more.

NJTV Learning Live, a new series of on-air instruction

Kids in grades 3-6 can tune in to NJTV from 9:00 am-1:00 pm for on-air classes, taught by some of New Jersey’s finest public school teachers.  Hosted by Kimberly Dickstein Hughes, recipient of the 2019-2020 State Teacher of the Year Award.

No, the COVID vaccine doesn't have a microchip. How NJ doctors are fighting misinformation

New Jersey health care providers are becoming increasingly frustrated with the barrage of misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine, which they say has put lives at risk.

The On It Foundation

The On It Foundation is a National 501(c )(3) public non-profit that provides free computers, computer training and Internet to low-income families with students in grades K-12 that receive a free or reduced school lunch, attend a public school and reside within the United States. 

One Simple Wish COVID-19 Response

One Simple Wish Those that have aged out of foster care already face homelessness and poverty at rates far exceeding the general public. Many are without the safety net of a family or community of support. As schools close, many do not have access to the technology needed for remote learning. Groceries, Gas Cards, laptops, Tablets, Educational tools, etc.

One Stop Shop Child Care Resources COVID-19 Information

This site contains: DCF Guidance for Child Care, Department of Health updates, provider resources, parent resources, podcasts from the Committee for Economic Development, SBA and business resources, community resources, and more.

Online AA Meeting Directory

This is a statewide directory of several AA, NA, and related groups with contact information for virtual meetings and/or questions and support.

Pandemic Crisis Services Response Coalition

The Pandemic Crisis Services Coalition formed in March 2020 in response to the rising mental health challenges posed by the global Coronavirus pandemic.This is a list of resources for youth and children.

Parents' Notes Will Not Exempt Students From Masks, Murphy Says

And he warned the Middletown school district in Monmouth County, which proposed accepting parents' notes to exempt kids from wearing masks, that he would sue them if they tried that, said an attorney for the district.

Parents of College Students Discussion & Support Group during COVID-19

This is a discussion & support group that meets Mondays in October from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. to talk about keeping college students safe, the stressors of fall semester during COVID, paying full tuition for online courses and living at home vs. on campus.  Zoom meeting ID:  86997496142 password:  981708

Parents of College Students Discussion & Support Group during COVID-19

This is a discussion & support group that meets Mondays in October from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. to talk about keeping college students safe, the stressors of fall semester during COVID, paying full tuition for online courses and living at home vs. on campus.  Zoom meeting ID:  86997496142 password:  981708

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine becomes first to win FDA's full approval, paving way for boosters, mandates

The FDA decision also clears the way for the companies to market their vaccine, which is not permitted without full licensure. And it may launch a race for booster shots, allowing doctors to prescribe extra Pfizer-BioNTech shots "off label" to anyone they think should get one. 

Plan Your Vaccine

Everything you need to know about getting a Covid-19 vaccination as the rollout extends across the U.S. 

Pre-vaccination Checklist for COVID-19 Vaccines for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

This card is a checklist for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.  It is available in English and Spanish 

Quarantine Activities for Families - STEM

Provides science museum virtual visits, activities, and a guide to learning programming with children.

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Aquariums

Virtual tours of aquariums around the world.

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Making a Home Schedule

Keeping a regular learning schedule for kids and teens is a must. Here are popular schedules based on age and ability.

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Mindfulness Activities for Kids

Mindfulness activities for kids in the classroom. Mindfulness worksheets and printables that help build coping skills and self-control.

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Podcasts

This list includes age-appropriate podcasts for everyone, from young children to seniors. 

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Space

Space themed activities for children and families. Enjoy storytime from space, learn how to become an astronaut,  tour space museums, and explore the stars and constellations.

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Theater Arts

Ten theater ideas for the stars in your family. Chose from Hamilton, Count Basie Theater, the Algonquin, and more. Free and low-cost options available.

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Zoo Cams

Virtually visit zoos throughout the world, with live cams of your favorite animals and facebook live events.

Report: Parents are Essential Too: Supporting Working Families During the Pandemic

"Parents are Essential Too: Supporting Working Families During the Pandemic," examines data on conditions for working parents and finds that the current crisis has intensified barriers to economic security and childcare among families with children.

Residential Evictions: What Homeowners Need To Know

This document is for informational purposes only, is not intended as legal advice, and does not substitute for consulting with a lawyer about specific facts and circumstances. This document does not constitute a solicitation, and your use of this document does not create any attorney-client relationship between you and Lowenstein Sandler.

Residential Evictions: What Tenants Need to Know

This document is for informational purposes only, is not intended as legal advice, and does not substitute for consulting with a lawyer about specific facts and circumstances. This document does not constitute a solicitation, and your use of this document does not create any attorney-client relationship between you and Lowenstein Sandler.

Resources for Caregivers of Individuals With Autism

Listed below are resources that are designed to assist both the individual with autism and his or her caregivers.

Rise NJ First Responders

Rise NJ First Responders provides crisis counseling, virtual support groups, resiliency, and wellness webinars and ensure you have access to the best and most up to date resources available to you. We service New Jersey First Responders including Police, Firefighters, EMS, National Guard, Military and Veterans and their families statewide

Rise with Hope Podcast

What started as a livestream for individuals battling substance abuse and their families has transitioned into a new weekly podcast. HOPE Sheds Light, based out of Toms River, is a family-focused nonprofit that has been supporting those impacted by addiction. It was founded by three men whose sons lost their battle with substance abuse. The podcast, "Rise with HOPE," is available on all platforms.

The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education

Throughout this public health emergency, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has been in near constant contact with educators and stakeholders, hearing the field’s concerns through daily site visits, weekly stakeholder meetings, and discussions with a standing committee of nearly two dozen chief school administrators. Beyond this ongoing engagement, the NJDOE convened approximately 50 education and community organizations, met with over 300 chief school administrators, and surveyed nearly 300,000 parents/guardians to inform the development of this reopening plan. Sticking true to the adage “nothing about us, without us,” this plan reflects the NJDOE’s best efforts to deliver reopening solutions by and for New Jersey educators and families.

RWJ Barnabas All Recovery Meetings

All Recovery Meetings are facilitated by trained and certified IFPR Peer Recovery Specialists and provide social support for those seeking or maintaining recovery, as well as family members, friends and supporters of those who have been influenced by substance use

SAMHSA Disaster Helpline

Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TALKWITHUS to 66746

School-Age Tuition Assistance Program

The New Jersey School-Age Tuition Assistance Program will provide tuition assistance to parents/caretakers with school-age children (5 to 13 years old) in need of child care due to schools’ remote learning schedules this fall as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The tuition assistance will be directly paid to your selected licensed or registered child care provider from September 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020 based on the hours of care needed. Applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted. 

Smithsonian National African American Museum of History and Culture

Over a year in the making, this initiative is one of the Smithsonian museum’s largest digital undertakings, bringing our evocative content and immersive in-person experience into your home beginning with our "Slavery and Freedom” exhibition, entirely reimagined for the digital space.   

As part of our fifth anniversary, our museum continues to engage audiences worldwide with virtual symposia, digital programs, and online exhibitions. Through The Searchable Museum, we will reach beyond the walls of the museum to provide a rich digital experience that includes a multimedia presentation of our historical narratives, collections, and educational resources.   

SNAP and WFNJ Updates During Coronavirus

During this public health crisis, we are making the application process for SNAP food assistance simpler by removing some parts in the process. 

Stimulus update: No, you aren't getting a fourth stimulus check for $7,000 on Aug. 19

There have been three rounds of stimulus payments since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, despite rumors on the internet, neither the White House nor Congress has approved a fourth round of direct relief. 

Supported Employment COVID-19 Resources

Includes a list of resources that has been curated to focus on the most critical employment issues at this time 

The Coronavirus Vaccine Race

How did scientists develop coronavirus vaccines in record time? New York Times science reporter Carl Zimmer is our guide to the coronavirus vaccine race - from the starting line, to the point when several teams are racing to the finish line. Find out how science gave the competitors a turbo boost that could save hundreds of millions of lives.

The Delta variant symptoms to look out for if you are fully vaccinated

Typically, fully vaccinated people against COVID-19 are either asymptomatic or contract mild symptoms when they contract the Delta variant. Here are some of the following symptoms that can show up in a "breakthrough case" of the Delta variant

The Kennedy Center at 50

Echoing "An American Pageant for the Arts," the 1962 event conducted by Leonard Bernstein, this special celebration and re-launch of live, in-person performing arts in America will be hosted by six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald and feature the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO). Available for free until October 29, 2021.

think of us Child Welfare COVID-19 Command Center

This Command Center houses resources and guidance for foster care individuals and organizations affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Try Guys Debunk COVID Vaccine Conspiracies With Dr. Fauci

Today we're asking Dr. Anthony Fauci all of the questions you want answers to about the COVID- 19 vaccine and debunking conspiracy theories, misinformation, and myths! 

Update to Policies and Practices for the NJ Early Intervention System

The Department of Health has provided an update for Early Intervention Services during the COVID-19 pandemic. This update includes policies for evaluations and assessments, compensatory services, IFSPs, and service environments.


- There is currently an eviction moratorium until November 1, 2020. That means that you cannot be evicted (locked out of your home) until after November 1, 2020, except in rare circumstances. This date may be shortened or extended by the Governor.
- Rent is still due. If you can, you should continue to pay your rent in order to avoid eviction when the moratorium ends.
- Even though there is an eviction moratorium, your landlord may still be able to file an eviction complaint against you in court. However, most landlord/tenant trials are currently on hold which means that most trials will not be scheduled until further notice.
- Although most landlord/tenant trials are currently not taking place, some counties are scheduling virtual (online) settlement conferences between landlords and tenants to give landlords and tenants the opportunity to settle their cases. These settlements are VOLUNTARY which means that you DO NOT have to settle your case. If you do not want to settle your case, just tell the court staff that you do not want to settle and you can then leave the virtual conference. Your case will be set for trial when the courts start holding trials again. At that point, you may still have an opportunity to settle your case.
- Unless the court finds that there is some kind of emergency, the eviction moratorium prevents lockouts until November 1, 2020 even if tenants have agreed to move out sooner and even when a non-emergency court order authorizes removal of a tenant. You should call the police if your landlord tries to lock you out or turns off your water or power to try to force you to leave.
- You should seek legal advice if you have any questions regarding your rights as a tenant. If you cannot afford an attorney, you can contact a legal services organization such as Legal Services of New Jersey at (888) 576-5529, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice at (973) 943-4754, the Community Health Law Project (for individuals with disabilities) at (973) 275-1175, or the City of Newark’s Office of Tenant Legal Services (if you are a Newark tenant) at (973) 877-9424.

Utility Assistance

New Jersey's public electric and gas utilities have agreed to suspend service shutoffs.  Click below for further information for utility customers, including eligibility for home energy assistance and how to apply.

Vaccinate NJ

We track where and when you can get vaccines in NJ. We aim to update this information as fast as we can.

VaxYes - Free Digital Vaccine Passport

In 3 easy steps, you can get a secure, digital vaccine record that you can use for Travel, Live Shows, and Employers. This is a Digital Vaccine Card with 4-Level Verification

VNA Offering Vaccination Appointments to New Jersey Cancer Patients

The VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Centers (VNACJ-CHC) is collaborating with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) to administer a limited number of COVID-19 vaccines to eligible MSK patients over the course of the next few weeks, Christopher Rinn, CEO of VNACJ-CHC announced. All VNA CHC patients are being scheduled for the Moderna vaccine.  The VNA Community Health Center has suspended the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine per CDC and FDA guidance.

Wearing a Face Mask: A COVID-19 Social Story for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Wearing a Face Mask: A COVID-19 Social Story for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities can help readers understand why face masks are important for themselves and others to wear. Supporters of people with I/DD can also use this resource to discuss the importance of face masks by printing or sharing with the person on a computer screen, tablet, or smartphone.

Wegmans COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

As vaccine supply becomes available, the link to schedule an appointment will be available at Customers without a computer can schedule a vaccine by calling 1-800-207-6099, Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This line will only be active when appointments are available.

Wgirls Empowering Women and Children

Complete this form for assistance from a volunteer to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine.  Please note: The specific criteria for who we are currently helping in each state is outlined below. Someone will be in touch over the phone, text, or email to get the information required to help book your appointment.

What doctors wish patients knew about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Video: Two physician experts took time to share what patients should know about the J&J vaccine: AMA Chief Health and Science Officer Mira Irons, MD, and Sandra Fryhofer, MD, an Atlanta general internist who serves as the AMA’s liaison to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Dr. Fryhofer also is a member of ACIP’s COVID-19 Vaccine Work Group.

What FDA's full approval of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine means

This is the result of months of work, robust data evaluation, and a thorough, comprehensive review process that has protected more than 100 million Americans from severe COVID-19 complications. It is a milestone and major step forward in the worldwide effort to end this pandemic.

What is new covid variant and why are scientists worried

It appears to have a high number of mutations - about 30 - in the coronavirus' spike protein, which could affect how easily it spreads to people.

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus & COVID-19 and Common Myths about COVID-19 Explained

Flyers with information about Coronavirus from the CDC. Information about COVID-19 is rapidly changing. To get the most up-to-date information about testing, visitor restrictions and all things related to the virus, visit

When will COVID booster shots be available? Who qualifies for a third vaccine? Here's what we know so far

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization on Thursday for immunocompromised people to receive a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

With COVID-19 Numbers Trending Decisively in the Right Direction, Governor Murphy Announces Additional Easing of Restrictions

Some changes will take effect on Friday, May 7, with others taking effect on Wednesday, May 19, in coordination with both New York and Connecticut.

Your Guide to Masks

CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings, at events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people. Effective February 2, 2021, masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.