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New Jersey

All information updated weekly and based on official information made available to the public from state and federal government agencies.

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Worker Protections and Safety

Unemployment:

 

FAQ on Time Off Benefits:

  • An explanation of time off benefits during the Coronavirus pandemic for NJ members here

 

Worker Safety:

  • Flexible requirements for nurses, telemedicine, and home care workers
  • Requirement that all nursing homes test or make arrangements for the testing of all personnel, including all employees for COVID-19, twice per week, pursuant to a plan developed by the facility administrator and filed with the Department of Health no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. More Information here

Member Resources

Childcare:

 

Transportation: 

  • All driver licenses, non-driver id’s, vehicle registrations, and inspection stickers expiring before May 31st will be extended by two months. More information here
  • Changes to NJ Transit Policies including option to limit occupancy here

 

Resources about food assistance:

  • Distribution of meals by school districts to students eligible for reduced lunch. More information here
  • Invisible Hands is providing free grocery delivery to communities affected by COVID-19
  • Emergency food supplies available including (1) emergency food bags and boxes to families, (2) Five days’ worth of meals: breakfasts, lunches, and snacks, (3) Fresh meals and shelf-stable food items to children (4) Two weeks’ worth of food supplies to seniors. More information here
  • 211 services offers information on COVID-19 and food access
  • New online grocery shopping now available for SNAP Recipients

 

Health and counseling: 

  • Insurance shall not cancel policies as a result of non payment. More information here
  • Hospitals shall not discharge a patient to a nursing home, unless the nursing home operator or administrator has first certified that it is able to properly care for such patient. Provided further, that any article 28 general hospital shall not discharge a patient to a nursing home, without first performing a diagnostic test for COVID-19 and obtaining a negative result. Information here
  • Launch of PPE Supplier Registry to Facilitate Access to Covid-19 Gear.

Public Health

Update on stay-at-home order:

  • Text alerts NJCOVID to 898-211. You can receive live text assistance by texting your zip code 898-211. Call Center Options
  • State Parks and Golf Courses are Reopened. More information here
  • Public Health Emergency Extended. More information here
  • Resumption of non-essential construction, curbside Pickup at non-essential retail businesses, and gatherings in cars. More information here
  • Governor Murphy signs executive order allowing elective surgeries and Invasive procedures to resume on May 26.
  • Mailing voter ballot
  • Multi-stage approach to New Jersey’s reopening
  • Public Health Emergency extended through June 15th. More information here
  • New Jersey’s state-at-home order has been lifted. Continue to practice social distancing.
  • New Jersey entered Stage Two on June 15th. Outdoor Dining and Indoor, Non-Essential Retail allowed as of June 15th. Hair Salons and Barber Shops may reopen on June 22nd. More information here

 

COVID-19 Testing

  • List of full COVID-19 testing sites here
  • Opened FEMA drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in Bergen County at Bergen Community College (400 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ every day from 8am-4pm). More information here
  • Requirement that all nursing homes test or make arrangements for the testing of all personnel, including all employees for COVID-19, twice per week, pursuant to a plan developed by the facility administrator and filed with the Department of Health no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. More Information here
  • Waived cost-sharing for all medically necessary COVID-19 tests. Includes emergency room, urgent care, and office visits related to COVID-19 testing for the state’s individual, small and large group markets; the State Health Benefits and School Employee Health Benefits Plans. More information here