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This Week's NJ COVID-19 Updates

Do you have questions about when and where you can receive the COVID-19 vaccine, 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.

Vaccine Eligibility Update

Vaccination Eligibility

Vaccine eligibility expanded on Monday, March 29th to include:

  • Clergy
  • Eldercare and support workers
  • Elections personnel
  • Food production, agriculture, and food distribution workers
  • Hospitality workers
  • Judicial system workers
  • Medical supply chain workers
  • Postal and shipping service workers
  • Social service workers and support staff
  • Warehousing and logistics workers

On Monday, April 5th, eligibility will expand to include:

  • Individuals aged 55-64
  • Individuals 16 and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Additional essential workers

Eligibility Information

Outdoor Gatherings Limit Increases


As of Friday, April 2nd, New Jersey’s general outdoor gathering limit increased from 50 people to 200 people. Outdoor gatherings that are religious services or ceremonies, political events, weddings, funerals, or memorial services continue to not have any limit. In addition, venues with a seating capacity of 2,500 or more are permitted to host events at 20 percent capacity indoors and 30 percent capacity outdoors.

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How To Get Vaccinated


As of this week, more than 4.3 million vaccine doses have been administered in New Jersey and more than 2.8 million people have received at least one dose.

To get vaccinated you can:

  • Register in the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System to be contacted when you become eligible and to be notified when an appointment is available to you through the Vaccine Scheduling System.
  • If you are eligible, schedule an appointment directly with vaccination sites, many of which do not make appointments through the Vaccine Scheduling System. View locations here or try the new Vaccine Appointment Finder (in beta).
  • If you are 65 or older, you can call a special senior hotline at 856-249-7007 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for vaccination scheduling support. Dedicated appointment slots are reserved for those aged 65 and older. Appointment availability and scheduling varies by location.

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Stay Safe This Spring!


Rising COVID-19 hospitalizations and positive case counts demonstrate that New Jersey is facing another wave of this virus. We must push through our fatigue and refocus. Get vaccinated as soon as you can when you become eligible, mask up, social distance, stay home when you are sick, get tested, and remember to celebrate holidays safely.

Holiday Guidance

Get Your Child Tested for Lead


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of New Jersey children tested for lead exposure declined 20 percent last year. It is critical that families reschedule any previously canceled pediatric visits so young children can be tested for lead exposure. Children should be screened for lead at ages 1 and 2 years of age - or if not previously screened at these ages - at least once before their 6th birthday.

Informational Resources

Travel Advisory Information


New Jersey strongly discourages all non-essential interstate travel. At this time, individuals who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 should continue to follow the State’s travel advisory. Travelers and residents returning from beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) should self-quarantine for 7 days if they test negative 3-5 days after the trip or for 10 days if testing is not available.

Travel Restrictions

NJDOH’s Vax Matters


Each week, the NJ Department of Health issues a new edition of Vax Matters, a newsletter with information on vaccination in New Jersey. Last Friday’s newsletter shared information about a new community vaccination center in Newark, eligibility expansion, and the second phase of a federal partnership with long-term care residents. The pdf of the most recent version of Vax Matters is available at the link below.

Read Vax Matters

Visit the Info Hub


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