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.
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
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
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 Assistance for Businesses
Information about grants, loans, and other assistance can be found at this site.
COVID-19 Jobs Portal
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
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
The Department of Labor continues to update its website to address COVID-19 related concerns for employees who are looking for guidance.
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
This is a resource for anyone who may have questions about how COVID-19 impacts their leave benefits.
Executive Order 107 Violations:
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
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)
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
If you believe you may be eligible for SNAP and general assistance, you can use this website to apply.
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
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.
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.
Please note: the addresses given are for donations of food and personal items; for monetary donations, please go to the websites for instructions - the mailing addresses are sometimes different from the physical addresses.
Community Food Bank of New Jersey
31 Evans Terminal Road, Hillside, 07205
Flemington Area Food Pantry
154 Route 31 North, Flemington, 08822 (across the parking lot from the front of the Flemington WalMart)
350 Marshall Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
(serving Hunterdon and Somerset Counties)
Food Bank Network of Somerset
Building 9-E, Easy Street, Bridgewater, 08807
Hillsborough Food Bank
The Peter J. Biondi Building, 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, 08844
Montgomery Township Food Bank
Otto Kaufman Community Center, 356 Skillman Rd, Skillman, 08558
McFoods of Middlesex County
(732) 745-5548 or (609) 409-5033
28 Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 850, East Brunswick, 08816
South Brunswick Township Food Bank
(732) 329-4000, ext. 7674
Municipal Building, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, 08852
(formerly Crisis Ministry of Mercer County)
61 Nassau Street, Princeton, 08540 (Nassau Presbyterian Church)
Mercer Street Friends
151 Mercer Street, Trenton, 08611
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
72 Escher Street, Trenton, 08609
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
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.
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
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
You can view my April 11 update at this link: https://www.andrewzwicker.com/april_11_covid_19_update
You can view my May 1 update at this link: https://www.andrewzwicker.com/may_1_covid_19_update
You can view my May 23 update at this link: https://www.andrewzwicker.com/may_23_covid_19_update