NJ COVID-19 Updates and Thanksgiving Gathering Guidance

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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.

Limits Lowered on Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

Indoor Dining

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, New Jersey has lowered the limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings:

  • General indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people max (effective November 17th)
  • General outdoor gatherings are limited to 150 people max (effective November 23rd)
  • Exceptions: Weddings, funerals, memorial services, religious and political activities, performances, legislative and judicial proceedings
  • More information about limits and how to gather safely

This Thanksgiving, Stay Safe

  • Celebrate Thanksgiving with members of your own household only
  • If you do gather with other households, keep plans as small as possible
  • College students returning home should quarantine for 14 days before interacting with family members and should consider getting tested before leaving campus
  • Families are discouraged from taking residents out of long-term care facilities for holiday celebrations
  • More tips for staying safe during the holidays

Get Tested!


Visit the COVID-19 Testing Page to:

  • Learn how to get tested
  • Find a testing site near you
  • Find important information about key resources in New Jersey

Do your part to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community by getting tested for COVID-19.

Download COVID Alert NJ


Add your phone to the COVID fight with New Jersey's New App COVID Alert NJ:

  • Anonymously alerts users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Uses Bluetooth proximity technology and never records any identifying data
  • Provides information on key COVID-19 metrics
  • Includes a user-friendly symptom tracking tool

Download for iPhone or Android.

Travel Advisory Updated

Travel Advisory
  • New Jersey is highly discouraging all non-essential interstate travel given the increased spread of the virus nationwide.
  • Vermont was added to New Jersey’s travel advisory this week, bringing the total to 46 states and territories.
  • Travelers from impacted states should quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
  • View the updated list and learn more here.

For more updates and resources, visit our COVID-19 Information Hub.

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