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Updated COVID-19 Information

State of New Jersey

This Week's NJ COVID-19 Updates

Do you have questions about getting tested for COVID-19, contact tracing, traveling to or from the State of New Jersey, or even finding a new job? The State of New Jersey offers up-to-date information, resources, and guidance at our COVID-19 Information Hub.

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The enrollment window for GetCoveredNJ, our state-based health insurance marketplace, is extended through May 15, 2021 for uninsured residents through a COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period. However, to have coverage in effect on February 1st, all New Jerseyans seeking health insurance are encouraged to sign up by this Sunday, January 31st.

Visit getcovered.nj.gov today to find the right plan for you and your family. You can also visit the GetCoveredNJ Find Local Assistance page to find free and certified Assisters in your area who can help you enroll.

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Vaccine Scheduling Support Available

Support Available

New Jersey has opened a new vaccination appointment hotline to assist residents with getting vaccinated. 

  • If you experience an error or need support with the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System, you can complete an online form or call the toll-free hotline from 8 am to 8 pm for help in more than 240 languages. 
  • The vaccination hotline is available to help callers identify if they are currently eligible for a vaccination, pre-register for the vaccine, and find vaccination locations nearest to them.

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Scheduling Second Dose Appointments

Scheduling Second Dose

Everyone should receive two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to have maximum protection against the virus. 

  • It is recommended that individuals get their second dose as close to the recommended date as possible (for Pfizer, 21 days after first dose; for Moderna, 28 days after first dose). 
  • There is no known loss of efficacy of the second dose as long as someone receives the second dose within six weeks of receiving their first dose. 
  • If you made your first dose appointment through the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System, you will receive an automatically scheduled second dose appointment by the end of the day on Saturday, January 30th.
  • If you received your first dose by booking directly with a vaccine clinic and do not yet have a second dose appointment, you need to contact the site where you received your first vaccine dose to schedule the second dose.

Learn More About Second Doses 

What to Know About Quarantining


You should quarantine and stay at home and away from others if you were in close contact with someone who had COVID-19 or if you participated in a high-risk activity such as attending large gatherings with people who do not live with you. The safest option is to stay home for 14 days but if you cannot stay home for 14 days due to economic or other hardship, there are two options:

  1. No Test Option: Stay home for 10 days. If you stay symptom-free for 10 days, quarantine ends. Monitor symptoms, wear a mask, and social distance through Day 14.
  2. Test Option: Stay home for 7 days. Get tested on Day 5, 6, or 7. Stay home while awaiting test results. If the test is negative and you stay symptom-free, you can end your quarantine. Monitor your symptoms, wear a mask, and social distance through Day 14.

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Vax Matters Newsletter

Vax Matters

Each week, the Department of Health is releasing a vaccination newsletter, Vax Matters. Last week’s issue included information on scheduling appointments, as well as an interview about overcoming vaccine hesitancy with the Department’s Dr. Meg Fisher. The newsletter will be updated weekly and a pdf of the latest issue is available below.

View Vax Matters Newsletter

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