COVID-19

Covid-19 Tracker

https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml

Main Resource Website

https://covid19.nj.gov/

Testing Site Locator

https://covid19.nj.gov/search.html?query=Testing+Centers+in+NJ

Volunteer Sign-Up

Those with medical experience willing to volunteer should go to https://covid19.nj.gov/volunteer to sign up.

April Child Abuse Prevention Month

Increased stress and isolation during this time could lead to increased incidents of family violence. You can report child abuse at 1-877-NJ-ABUSE and report domestic violence at 1-800-572-SAFE. New Jersey has also trained counselors to be available to the public and can be reached by texting “NJ” to 741-741.

Jobs Portal

For those looking for work https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov.

For employers https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake.

Department of Labor Resources

Please visit our website nj.gov/labor to find the latest and most reliable information including: What programs are available for employers and employees and who qualifies for these programs.

  • If you have an Unemployment Insurance related question please also visit 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

Guidance for employers  https://www.nj.gov/labor/employer-services/business/covid.shtml

Guidance for employees https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml

Business Resources

NJEDA – COVID-19 business portal: https://cv.business.nj.gov

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program: https://faq.business.nj.gov/en/articles/3789809

DCA Resources

The Department of Community Affairs NJ assistance programs:

https://njdca-housing.dynamics365portals.us/en-US/

NJ – 211:    https://www.nj211.org/

Information on Housing Assistance Programs and Homelessness Prevention: https://nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/covid19housingassistance.html

 Other notable resources:

HMFA Resources

NJHMFA to Provide Free Housing Counseling to Families Faced with Potential Eviction or Foreclosure- https://njhousing.gov/foreclosure/

DOBI:

Mortgage Relief: Under Governor Murphy’s proposal, New Jerseyans who are struggling financially as a result of COVID-19 may be eligible for the following relief upon contacting their financial institution: 

  • 90-Day Grace Period for Mortgage Payments
  • No Negative Credit Impacts Resulting from Relief
  • Moratorium on Initiating Foreclosure Sales or Evictions
  • Relief from Fees and Charges

List of national banks, state-chartered banks, credit unions, and servicers who have agreed to provide mortgage forbearance and financial protections announced by Governor Phil Murphy:

https://www.state.nj.us/dobi/covid/mortgagerelief/index.html

Department of Human Services

FAMILY CARE:It is strongly encouraged that individuals making new applications do so online at www.njfamilycare.org which can be used to apply for NJ FamilyCare as well as other Medicaid programs. If seeking the status of a New Jersey FamilyCare application, requesting an update or reporting a change such as new income, the first point of contact should be the call center at 1-800-701-0710. 

SNAP:Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the NJ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) received an extra benefit payment on Sunday (3/29) and their benefits will be higher in April to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. SNAP supplemental payments were included in the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act. A total of $70 million in extra NJ SNAP benefits will be provided over the next two months to New Jerseyans to help with the purchase of groceries. Prospective applicants for SNAP and general assistance benefits are strongly encouraged to apply online at www.NJHelps.org

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

CHILD CARE:Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to help support child care costs when a parent or guardian is an essential employee, regardless of your income: https://www.childcarenj.gov/Emergency

Telehealth Medicine

https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200322b.shtml

Health Insurance Resources

NJ Department of Banking and Insurance COVID-19 web page:

https://www.state.nj.us/dobi/covid/index.html

COVID-19 & Health Insurance Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.state.nj.us/dobi/covid/faq.html

Residents who have experienced a life-changing event such as the loss of health coverage or the loss of job-based coverage may qualify for an SEP which would allow them to enroll in health coverage now. Individuals who have lost qualifying health coverage in the past 60 days or expect to lose coverage in the next 60 days should visit the Get Covered NJ website (www.getcovered.nj.gov) to see if they qualify or they can go directly to www.healthcare.gov to enroll in coverage.

Residents who do not have health insurance may be eligible for free or low-cost coverage through NJ FamilyCare (www.njfamilycare.org), New Jersey’s publicly funded health insurance program. NJ Family Care includes CHIP, Medicaid and Medicaid expansion populations and covers doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care, mental health and substance use services and even hospitalization.

NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT is running special weekday BUS service beginning Monday, March 23rd, 2020 and requesting travel for ESSENTIAL PURPOSES ONLY.  Special weekday bus service schedules maybe be found on NJ TRANSIT’s website by clicking here.

Department of State

Division of Consumer Affairs

Resources: https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/

The accelerated temporary licensing process for out of state healthcare professionals:  https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/Pages/Accelerated-Temporary-Licensure.aspx

Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

OSHE shared updated guidance for colleges and universities in light of Executive Order 104

OSHE shared instructions for institutions to submit waivers to our Office to hold in-person instruction for select courses (clinical rotations, etc.)

·      https://nj.gov/highereducation/documents/pdf/index/OSHE_Waiver%20Process_3.17.20.pdf

HESAA

FAFSA Deadline Extended from April 15th to June 1sthttps://www.hesaa.org/Pages/HESAANewsPage.aspx?type=News&pid=174

For repayment relief options: https://www.hesaa.org/Pages/RAPandHIARPInfo.aspx

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

For more information, please visit https://www.hesaa.org/Pages/NJCLASSReliefOptions.aspx

Dept. of Agriculture

Food Banks that serve each New Jersey County:

https://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/fn/pdf/EFO%20%20Listing.pdf

Reporting of Violations

Employees can call either 211 or go on this new website to report employers not cooperating with Executive Order 107: https://covid19.nj.gov/violation