March 20: COVID-19 Update

Dear All:

As we all know, the news about COVID-19 changes every day and, sometimes, every hour. Information is coming at us from many directions and it can be overwhelming. I thought I would share the resources I turn to for up-to-date information about health concerns, testing, and resources that people and businesses can turn to during this extraordinary time.

Please do everything you can to take care of your family, your friends, your neighbors, and yourself. In times of crisis, people do remarkable things for each other that fill me with optimism. 

My staff and I are working remotely, but we are available to assist in any way that we can.

Stay safe,

Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker

16th Legislative District

AsmZwicker@njleg.org

(732) 823-1684

 

What to do 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 211https://www.nj211.org/
    Residents with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and resources available to them can call 2-1-1. Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211.

 

GENERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

 

 

  • Office of the Governor
    https://nj.gov/governor/

    The New Jersey Governor’s site has information on the latest actions Governor Murphy has taken. 

 

BUSINESS OWNER/EMPLOYER RESOURCES

 

 

 

LABOR/WORKFORCE RESOURCES

 

HUMAN SERVICES AND SOCIAL SERVICES

  • New Jersey Department of Human Services
    https://nj.gov/humanservices/coronavirus.html

    The latest on support available to residents that receive services including Medicaid coverage, SNAP benefits, Aging services, Individuals with Disabilities, Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services.

 

  • Social Security Administration
    https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/

    The latest information on the impact COVID-19 will have on the SSA and what resources are available to recipients.

 

  • New Jersey Department of the Treasury
    https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/

    Information for individuals and businesses who may have tax or revenue questions as a result of COVID-19. It also has COVID-19 resources for SHBP/SEHBP.

 

  • New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

    Utility providers are temporarily suspending gas and electric service shut-offs during the coronavirus outbreak. They also have pledged continued provision of safe and reliable electricity and gas, even though their customer service centers and neighborhood walk-in centers have been closed.

 

  • Grocery Stores and Retail

    Many grocery stores and retailers are creating special senior-citizens-only shopping hours early in the morning or have adjusted their hours in an effort to protect people with a higher risk of becoming seriously ill from the COVID-19 virus. To see what services are being offered in your area please contact your local retailer. 

 

  • Food banks/Pantries in and around the 16th Legislative District:

 

Flemington Area Food Pantry
http://flemingtonfoodpantry.org 
(908) 788-5568         

ArmInArm
(formerly Crisis Ministry of Mercer County)
https://arminarm.org
(609) 396-9355

Food Bank Network of Somerset
https://www.somersetfoodbank.org
(732) 560-1813

South Brunswick Township Food Pantry
https://www.southbrunswicknj.gov/food-pantry
(732) 329-4000 x7674

Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
http://www.trentonsoupkitchen.org
(609) 695-5456

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

  • New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
    https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/

    The Motor Vehicle Commission has created an FAQ page related to COVID-19. They have also extended the expiry date by two months for any driver’s licenses, non-driver IDs, vehicle registrations and inspection stickers due to expire by May 31st of this year.