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COVID-19 Resource Center

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. 
  • NJ FamilyCare, the state’s publicly funded health insurance program, has made important changes to support current enrollees and speed the applications. These actions include co-pays, prescriptions, prior authorization, access to telehealth and more. Click HERE for details.
  • Contact tracing is critical to stopping the spread of COVID-19. This long-standing practice in New Jersey and around the world is used to identify those who come into contact with people who have tested positive for many contagious diseases in order to inform them, provide guidance and offer support. Click HERE to learn more about contact tracing and how it works.   

SPECIAL FOR PREGNANT AND POSTPARTUM WOMEN

  • Pregnant During a Pandemic, part of the Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction audio series produced by CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Shares the stories of three women about to give birth and answers key questions about pregnancy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • NJ Guidance on Support Persons During Childbirth: Expectant mothers should understand what is now required of New Jersey hospitals regarding support persons. Read a summary HERE. 
  • WIC (Women, Infants and Children) has put together a 'Frequently Asked Questions' flyer of the most common concerns participants have about services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click HERE to view. 
  • The March of Dimes has launched a new website to help moms and moms-to-be stay healthy and strong in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. It Starts With Mom serves as a central hub for health information and resources for every stage of motherhood. 

       VIRTUAL RESOURCES

       BREASTFEEDING

      PERINATAL ADDICTIONS

  • Reach NJ is a 24/7 resource for individuals or their families who suffer from Substance Use Disorder to connect for support and immediate assistance. Callers will be connected to a live staff member.
  • NJ Connect for Recovery is a helpline for family and friends of a loved one that suffers from Substance Use Disorder. Virtual family support groups and education are offered.
  • Perinatal Addictions Prevention Project is a program of the Southern NJ Perinatal Cooperative. For more information, please do not hesitate to reach out to a member of their team:

    Quinn Ingemi, Regional Coordinator
    856-675-5310
    Jody Fernandez, Risk Reduction Specialist
    609-760-4465

PROTECTING CHILDREN

  • The CDC has tips to protect children and others from COVID-19. To learn the signs and symptoms of a rare, serious condition called multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) that's linked to COVID-19, click HERE.

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.  
  • Surviving Social Distancing: 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.  
  • What's fun and safe for kids this summer? Click HERE for tips for parents.

EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES

  • The NJ Early Intervention System (NJEIS) has announced it will continue to provide services and supports to families and their children birth to age 3 with developmental delays or disabilities via Telehealth. For referrals and direct contact please use NJEIS's toll free line: 888-653-4463. 
  • NJEIS notes that all referrals are completed via telephone by trained service coordinators, Telehealth will now being used to complete developmental evaluations and eligibile children and their families will receive ongoing Telehealth NJEIS services and supports.

FEEDING YOUR FAMILY

  • The 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. 
  • WIC (Women, Infants and Children) has put together a 'Frequently Asked Questions' flyer of the most common concerns participants have about services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click HERE to view.  
  • Many school districts across South Jersey continue to provide meals for students. Check your district’s website for up-to-date information about this service, including pick up times and eligibility. Below are few districts that have posted policies. Click name to view. We will continue to add to this list.
    Atlantic City
    Camden City
    Vineland
  • Hunger Free New Jersey is providing free summer meals to children and teens 18 and under in communities across New Jersey. To find a site near you: text "food" to 877-877; visit summerfoodrocks.org/sitefinder; or call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE for Spanish. For more information, click HERE or call the New Jersey Department of Agriculture at 609-292-4498

Appreciation to NJ Senator Troy Singleton who shared the following content.

BUSINESS / EMPLOYMENT RELATED

FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD 

  • 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/
  • Emergency Rental Assistance Program: New program that provides temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or became unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. TIME SENSITIVE. The enrollment period for this new program is Monday, July 6, 2020, at 9:00 am until Friday, July 10, 2020, at 5:00 pm. Learn more: https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/cverap.html
  • 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
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