COVID-19 Resources

If you do not feel well or believe you or a family member has been exposed to COVID-19:

  • NJ COVID-19 Hotline: 1-800-222-1222
    Staffed by medical professionals, this hotline is open 24hr/7days a week to answer any and all COVID-19 related questions and concerns.

  • NJ 211: 
    https://www.nj211.org/
    If you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19 and the resources available call 2-1-1.  You can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed.  To receive live text assistance, text your zip code to 898-211.

  • Testing Site Locator
    https://covid19.nj.gov/search.html?query=Testing+Centers+in+NJ
    This website provides information on COVID-19 testing locations across the state.  However, please note that testing is currently only available for those individuals experiencing symptoms of a respiratory illness and are New Jersey residents.  This website also includes a link to check your symptoms if you are unsure if you meet the criteria. 

 

 GENERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

  • https://covid19.nj.gov
    This website is the centralized location for most of New Jersey’s COVID-19 related resources or guidance.  Many COVID-19 related questions can be answered using this site, however, if there is a concern not adequately addressed by this site, please contact my office for assistance.

 

ECONOMIC RESOURCES

  • Economic Assistance for Businesses
    cv.business.nj.gov 
    Information about grants, loans, and other assistance can be found at this site.

  • COVID-19 Jobs Portal
    https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/index.html
    Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire.  Learn more on this site about who is hiring and how to find a job that's a good fit for you.  Employers can also use this site to post available positions.

  • New Jersey Department of Labor
    https://www.nj.gov/labor/employer-services/business/covid.shtml
    The Department of Labor continues to update its website to address COVID-19 related concerns for employers who are looking for guidance.

  • Employee Protections under COVID-19
    https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml
    The Department of Labor continues to update its website to address COVID-19 related concerns for employees who are looking for guidance.

  • Unemployment Benefits
    https://myunemployment.nj.gov/
    If you are unable to access the internet, please call: 
    North Jersey:  201-601-4100
    Central Jersey:  732-761-2020
    Southern Jersey:  856-507-2340

  • Earned Sick Leave or Temporary Disability
    https://myleavebenefits.nj.gov/
    This is a resource for anyone who may have questions about how COVID-19 impacts their leave benefits.

  • Executive Order 107 Violations:
    https://covid19.nj.gov/violation
    NJ Executive Order 107 (details can be found here) requires all non-essential retail businesses to close, mandates that all businesses and non-profits in the State, whether closed or open to the public, must accommodate their workforce, wherever practicable, for telework or work-from-home arrangements and cancels all gatherings of individuals, such as parties, celebrations, or other social events.

    If you are aware of a possible violation of Executive Order 107, you can report it at
    : https://covid19.nj.gov/violation or by calling 2-1-1. 

 

HUMAN SERVICES AND SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Department of Human Services
    https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/news/press/2020/approved/20200318b.html
    You can use this website if you have any general questions about childcare, cash shelter and food assistance, NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid, individuals with disabilities, mental health and substance abuse, and/or support for older residents.

  • NJ Family Care (Medicaid)
    www.njfamilycare.org
    If you have no health insurance, you may be eligible for free or low-cost coverage through NJ FamilyCare.  You can submit a new application for NJ FamilyCare or any other Medicaid programs through the website.  To check the status of an application please call 1-800-701-0710.

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/General Assistance
    www.NJHelps.org
    If you believe you may be eligible for SNAP and general assistance, you can use this website to apply. 

  • Telehealth Medicine
    https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200322b.shtml
    The Governor has expanded access to telehealth and telemental health resources.  For full details, please use this link to see how each department has responded to make these services available across the state.

  • Health Insurance Resources
    https://www.state.nj.us/dobi/covid/faq.html
    The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) has created a website to answer frequently asked questions related to health insurance and COVID-19.

    www.getcovered.nj.gov
    If you have experienced a life-changing event, such as the loss of health coverage or the loss of job-based coverage, assistance with obtaining health insurance can be found here.  Individuals who have lost qualifying health coverage in the past 60 days or expect to lose coverage in the next 60 days you can use this site to apply for health coverage.

 

Essential Businesses That Are Open Include:

  • Grocery stores, farmer's markets, and farms that sell directly to customers, and other food stores, including retailers that offer a varied assortment of foods comparable to what exists as a grocery store
  • Pharmacies and medical marijuana dispensaries
  • Medical supply stores
  • Gas stations
  • Convenience stores
  • Ancillary stores within healthcare facilities
  • Hardware and home improvement stores
  • Vehicle rental locations
  • Banks and other financial institutions with retail functions
  • Laundromats and dry-cleaning services
  • Stores that principally sell supplies for children under five years
  • Pet stores
  • Liquor stores
  • Car dealerships, but only for auto maintenance and repair, and auto mechanics
  • Printing and office supply shops
  • Mail and delivery stores
  • Mobile phone retail and repair shops
  • Bicycle shops, but only to provide service and repair
  • Livestock feed stores
  • Nurseries and garden centers
  • Farming equipment stores
  • All restaurants, cafeterias, dining establishments, and food courts, with or without a liquor license, all bars, and all other holders of a liquor license with retail consumption privileges, are permitted to operate their normal business hours, but are limited to offering only food delivery and/or take-out services in accordance with their existing liquor licenses.

 

Food Banks

Hunterdon County:

Flemington Area Food Pantry
http://flemingtonfoodpantry.org/donate
(908) 788-5568  
154 Route 31 North, Flemington, 08822 (across the parking lot from the front of the Flemington WalMart)

 

Somerset County:

Food Bank Network of Somerset
https://www.somersetfoodbank.org/donate/
(732) 560-1813
Building 9-E, Easy Street, Bridgewater, 08807

 

Hillsborough Food Bank
https://www.hillsborough-nj.org/departments/social/
(908) 369-3880
The Peter J. Biondi Building, 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, 08844

 

Montgomery Township Food Bank
https://recreation.montgomery.nj.us/food-pantry/
(609) 466-1054
Otto Kaufman Community Center, 356 Skillman Rd, Skillman, 08558

 

Middlesex County:

McFoods of Middlesex County
https://www.feedingmiddlesexcounty.org/donate
(732) 745-5548 or (609) 409-5033
28 Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 850, East Brunswick, 08816

 

South Brunswick Township Food Bank
https://www.southbrunswicknj.gov/food-pantry
https://register.capturepoint.com/reg/donation (for monetary donations)
(732) 329-4000, ext. 7674
Municipal Building, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, 08852

          

Mercer County: 

ArmInArm
(formerly Crisis Ministry of Mercer County)

https://arminarm.org/donate/
(609) 396-9355
61 Nassau Street, Princeton, 08540 (Nassau Presbyterian Church)

Mercer Street Friends
https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/MercerStreetFriends/donatenow.html
(609) 278-5547
151 Mercer Street, Trenton, 08611

 

PUBLIC UTILITIES

  • New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
    https://www.nj.gov/bpu/newsroom/reports/covid19.html
    If you’re experiencing a utility service shut-off or have another issue with your utility, contact the company first.  If your utility company doesn’t resolve your issue, this website can offer assistance.  For help paying your utility bills during this difficult time, you can find a list of programs at this website.

 

TRANSPORTATION

  • Motor Vehicle Commission:
    The Motor Vehicle Commission
     has created a page here to answer questions related to COVID-19 and it will be updated frequently.

  • New Jersey Turnpike Authority
    www.njta.com
    As of March 24, New Jersey's biggest toll roads (the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike) the Garden State Parkway stopped accepting cash payments.  Tolls will still be collected via EZ Pass and a mail by plate system.

 

You can view my March 20 update at this link: https://www.andrewzwicker.com/march_20_covid_19_update2

You can view my March 28 update at this link: https://www.andrewzwicker.com/march_28_covid_19_update

You can view my email on food bank donations at this link: https://www.andrewzwicker.com/food_bank_donations