Main Resource Website
Testing Site Locator
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.
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
- If you have an Earned Sick Leave or Temporary Disability related question please also visit: https://myleavebenefits.nj.gov/
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
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
The Department of Community Affairs NJ assistance programs:
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:
- COVID-19 guidance issued by the Division of Codes and Standards: https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/alerts/.
- Ongoing construction guidance: https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/alerts/pdfs/COVID_memo.pdf
- UCC construction forms to fill out and send/deliver to the local enforcing agencies: https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/codes/resources/constructionpermitforms.html
- The Division’s Gov Connect- News for Local Government Officials: https://www.nj.gov/govconnect/news/general/
- Local Finance Notices: https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dlgs/resources/local_fin_notices.html
- Guidance for Division of Fire Safety: https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dfs/pdf/Covid-19%20Concerns%20Local%20Enforcement%20Agencies%20Memo.pdf
NJHMFA to Provide Free Housing Counseling to Families Faced with Potential Eviction or Foreclosure- https://njhousing.gov/foreclosure/
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:
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
Health Insurance Resources
NJ Department of Banking and Insurance COVID-19 web page:
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 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
- Census: fill out the Census online or by phone
- Business Action Center: BAC is still operating and small businesses can still call the 1800-JERSEY-7 hotline for any questions related to their business.
- https://www.nj.gov/state/bac/ (BAC Website)
Division of Consumer Affairs
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.)
FAFSA Deadline Extended from April 15th to June 1st: https://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:
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