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A Coronavirus Pandemic Resource Guide for New Jerseyans

Compiled by the Office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker. PDF format. For questions or to get help from Senators Booker’s office, please call (973) 639-8700.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers

Most likely, dementia does not increase risk for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus, just like dementia does not increase risk for flu. However, dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common health conditions that often accompany dementia may increase risk.

COVID Alert NJ - Android

COVID Alert NJ App is being made available by the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) to complement New Jersey’s comprehensive COVID-19 contact tracing effort. COVID Alert NJ is a free and secure mobile phone app

COVID Alert NJ App - Apple

COVID Alert NJ App is being made available by the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) to complement New Jersey’s comprehensive COVID-19 contact tracing effort. COVID Alert NJ is a free and secure mobile phone app

COVID-19 and the Public Charge Rule: What We Know

There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding who can seek medical assistance in the middle of this pandemic. In an attempt to help sort out and provide accurate information, MCOHA has put together key resources available.

COVID-19 Communication Rights Toolkit

With Printable Patient Accommodations Request Form
Available in English & Spanish

Patients with the coronavirus who need communication tools and supports due to speech-related disabilities face greater risks of discrimination and isolation during this pandemic. Your legal and civil rights to access your communication supports do not go away during an emergency, in quarantine, or in the hospital!

COVID-19 Disability Form

This fillable pdf form was developed by Michelle Ballan, Ph.D. and Christina Perri, Stony Brook University with input from ER physicians and families, and designed to reduce healthcare barriers for patients with IDD.  Having this form, and the accompanying documents noted on page 2 of the form, will help to alert ER physicians to necessary and proper communication with the patient with IDD and his/her needs and wishes.

COVID-19 Resources for Individuals Who Are Undocumented or Uninsured

The State of New Jersey is focused on ensuring that all people, regardless of immigration status and/or whether or not they have health insurance, are protected from the outbreak and receive appropriate testing and treatment. You should talk to a medical professional about when and how to seek testing and treatment.

COVID-19 Testing Centers

Community-Based Testing Sites are for individuals who are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. In order to be eligible for testing, individuals must be current New Jersey residents and experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. Priority will be given to symptomatic individuals experiencing cough, fever (99.6F or above) and shortness of breath.

COVID-19 Videos from MTM

To keep pace with the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, you need resources you can count on. The National Council’s Strategic Partner, MTM Services, has created a series of FREE short videos with tips that will help you continue to serve the customers who need you most while you are operating from home.

Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science

The Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than early forms of SARS-CoV-2. To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science

The Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than early forms of SARS-CoV-2. To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science

The Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than early forms of SARS-CoV-2. To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

Designated Support Person Permitted for a Patient with Disabilities

The NJ Department of Health (DOH) issued the hospital visitation policy for people with disabilities effective April 25, 2020. DOH now considers a designated support person essential to patient care for people with disabilities. As a result, hospitals must allow a designated support person to be with the individual during hospitalization.

Docket: Secure, Digital Access to COVID-19 Immunization Records

Docket is a new app from the NJ Department of Health that makes it easier for you and your family to securely access your COVID-19 vaccination record.

If you don't have your vaccination card with you or you have lost it, you can easily access your record through the app to provide proof of COVID-19 immunizations as needed.

The Docket app is now available in the App store or on Google Play in English or Spanish depending on Smartphone settings.

Dr. Leon Smith Jr., addresses addresses patients' concerns about COVID Vaccines and pregnancy and fertility

Dr. Leon Smith Jr., Director of Maternal/Fetal Medicine, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology Saint Barnabas Medical Center RWJBarnabas Health addresses patients' concerns about COVID Vaccines and pregnancy and fertility.

Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (Proxy Directive)

A proxy directive is a document you use to appoint a person to make healthcare decisions for you in the event you become unable to make them yourself. This document goes into effect whether your inability to make healthcare decisions is temporary because of an accident or permanent because of a disease. 

Educator compiles resources for non-English speakers on COVID-19

CDC and COVID-19 resources for your use in multiple languages. If you can contribute more languages not seen here, please email [email protected] with the additional links.

Federal mask mandate has begun. Here are the rules.

An executive order mandating the wearing of masks on transportation vehicles and stations or airport and in federal buildings takes effect at 11:59 p.m., Feb. 1 to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Find N-95, KN-95 and three-layer masks in bulk online

Here are N95, KN95 and three-layer disposable face masks currently available online.

Find Your Place on The Vaccine Line

The New York Times worked with the Surgo Foundation and Ariadne Labs using their vaccine tool to calculate the number of people who will need a vaccine in each state and county — and where you might fit in that line.

Get Covered New Jersey

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information: If you have lost employer coverage or income, you may be able to enroll in coverage now through a Special Enrollment Period. Make sure you check with your employer or current health plan first about any options they are providing related to COVID-19 before you sign up for new coverage. Free or low-cost coverage is also available through NJ FamilyCare for those who qualify.

The Health Resources and Services Administration Is Providing Free Face Masks to Faith & Community Based Organizations

This opportunity for free face coverings is being offered to faith and community-based partners by the HHS Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA) office in collaboration with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR), and in partnership with USPS and the National Council of Textile Organizations. If your organization would like to participate, please click the face mask order form link below, complete and submit to [email protected]  https://bit.ly/3koNYiC

How to Prepare for a Video Appointment with Your Mental Health Clinician

Many mental health clinicians now offer appointments via video. A video session allows you to access care even if you cannot visit your provider in person.

Instructive Directive (Living Will)

An instruction directive is a document you use to tell your physician and family about the kinds of situations you would want or not want to have life-sustaining treatment in the event you are unable to make your own healthcare decisions.  You can also include a description of your beliefs, values, and general care and treatment preferences.

Linguabee Free VRI (Video Remote Interpreting) at Test Sites for Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Linguabee is offering free VRI services to Deaf people at remote test sites where an interpreter would otherwise be unavailable.

New Jersey Centro de información de COVID-19

Llamada (Preguntas generales COVID-19) : 2-1-1 (7a-11p)
Call (Medical COVID-19 Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
Envía un mensaje de texto con NJCOVID al 898-211 para recibir alertas

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7a-11p)
Call (Medical COVID-19 Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts

New Jersey Reentry Corporation Services for Pandemic Clients English and Spanish

New Jersey Reentry Corporation Services for Pandemic Clients

NJRC Locations and Telephone Numbers

NJRC 24/7 Hotline

Registration Form for Pandemic Relief

Addiction Treatment

Telemedicine

NIH-funded COVID-19 home test is first to receive over-the-counter authorization from FDA

Ellume USA's rapid at-home test was developed through the NIH RADx Initiative.

NJ DOH COVID-19 Vaccination Page

In anticipation of the approval of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, the Department of Health is working with many other state, federal, and local agencies to plan for the fast and equitable distribution of a vaccine to all New Jersey communities.

NJ Health Supplemental COVID-19 Healthcare Facilities

Three field medical stations (FMS), regionally located in the northern, central and southern parts of the state, provide up to 1,000 beds to increase capacity and assist hospitals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The FMS have been set up by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Jersey National Guard, New Jersey State Police and the Office of Emergency Management and will be staffed by medical professionals contracted and hired by the State and supplemented by the federal Medical Task Force. 

Plan Your Vaccine

Everything you need to know about getting a Covid-19 vaccination as the rollout extends across the U.S. 

Pre-vaccination Checklist for COVID-19 Vaccines for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

This card is a checklist for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.  It is available in English and Spanish 

The Delta variant symptoms to look out for if you are fully vaccinated

Typically, fully vaccinated people against COVID-19 are either asymptomatic or contract mild symptoms when they contract the Delta variant. Here are some of the following symptoms that can show up in a "breakthrough case" of the Delta variant

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus & COVID-19 and Common Myths about COVID-19 Explained

Flyers with information about Coronavirus from the CDC. Information about COVID-19 is rapidly changing. To get the most up-to-date information about testing, visitor restrictions and all things related to the virus, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/COVID19.

With COVID-19 Numbers Trending Decisively in the Right Direction, Governor Murphy Announces Additional Easing of Restrictions

Some changes will take effect on Friday, May 7, with others taking effect on Wednesday, May 19, in coordination with both New York and Connecticut.

Your Guide to Masks

CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings, at events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people. Effective February 2, 2021, masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.