Much of this content extracted from list of state and federal assistance shared by NJ Senator Troy Singleton.
GENERAL HEALTH INFORMATION
- NJ COVID-19 Information Hub has up-to-date information on comprehensive set of issues.
- NJ COVID-19 Hotline: 1-800-962-1253 or text: NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed.
- NJ Department of Health website has updated information daily.
SPECIAL FOR PREGNANT AND POSTPARTUM WOMEN
- CDC Advice for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Other Breastfeeding Resources:
SPECIAL SUPPORT FOR ADOLESCENTS
- Konscious Youth Development & Service (KYDS), a local non-profit that works with adults and youth on mindfulness and meditation, is providing free online/virtual sessions. You can join them throughout the week for virtual meditation and yoga practices. Click here to check out their schedule.
- Survival Tips for Youth: SNJPC's Teen Outreach Program (TOP) has put together a list of fun things young people can do while at home, observing social distancing guidelines. Those who try out suggestions are encouraged to send pictures of their efforts to BeSafe@snjpc.org and please use hashtag #snjpcPeriodt for any social media postings. Click here to view the list.
FEEDING YOUR FAMILY
- Food Bank of South Jersey has provided on its website a zip code locator for food distribution sites as well as information on Pop Up Pantries and Mobile Food Pantries throughout the region. Click here to get to their site.
Appreciation to NJ Senator Troy Singleton who shared the following content.
BUSINESS / EMPLOYMENT RELATED
- The State has created a new webpage for businesses with questions related to COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus. There is a portal to submit a question or use the chat tool. http://cv.business.nj.gov/
- Small Businesses: The US Small Business Administration approved NJ for disaster relief. https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
- Worker Protection: Visit NJ Department of Labor’s website to determine if you are eligible for unemployment, family leave, earned sick time or worker’s compensation benefits during the coronavirus outbreak. For more information, visit https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml
- Unemployment Filing: The NJ Department of Labor is encouraging anyone seeking benefits to apply on their website: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/
- Utilities: The NJ Board of Public Utilities announced that utilities have suspended all shut-off orders for electric and gas. https://www.bpu.state.nj.us/bpu/newsroom/2020/approved/20200313.html
- Housing: Governor Murphy recently enacted a moratorium on removals due to evictions and foreclosures. But once moratorium is lifted, many may need additional assistance. NJ Department of Community Affairs has various rental assistance programs and is accepting applications. Learn more: https://njdca-housing.dynamics365portals.us/en-US/
- Social Services/Childcare: For information on childcare, cash shelter and food assistance, NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid, individuals with disabilities, mental health and substance abuse and support for older residents, please visit: https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/news/press/2020/approved/20200318b.html
- Motor Vehicles: All New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agencies are closed. Driver licenses, non-driver IDs, vehicle registrations and inspection stickers expiring before May 31 are extended by two months. Most renewals, replacements, changes of address, and other transactions can be processed online at www.NJMVC.gov. If your REAL ID Appointment was cancelled due to Agency closure from March 16, 2020 through March 29, 2020, keep your cancellation email. When MVC re-opens, you can bring the email to your appointment agency anytime within 30 days and get a REAL ID without an appointment.
- Food Security: The NJ Department of Agriculture has a list of Food Banks that serve each New Jersey County: https://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/fn/pdf/EFO%20%20Listing.pdf
- Tax Filing: The IRS has extended tax deadlines from April 15 to July 15.
- NJ Transit is running special weekday service beginning Monday, March 23rd, 2020. The River Line special weekday schedule may be found on NJ TRANSIT’s website by clicking here. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 response, customers are strongly encouraged to sign up for My Transit alerts and activate push notifications on the mobile app to receive the latest status of the system.
- Student Loans: For loan deferment due to unemployment: https://www.hesaa.org/Documents/Relief%20Options/Unemployment.pdf
For loan deferment due to temporary total disability: https://www.hesaa.org/Documents/NJCLASSTempDisabilityForm.pdf
For loan deferment due to financial hardship: https://www.hesaa.org/Documents/Relief%20Options/Financial%20hardship.pdf