NJ COVID-19 Updates and Getting Back to School Safely

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Updated COVID-19 Information

State of New Jersey

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.

It’s Time to Get Back to School — Children 12+ Should Get Vaccinated

School Children

To be protected for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year, parents should get their children vaccinated as soon as possible. There is a 21-day gap between the first and second Pfizer doses.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and highly effective at preventing you from getting sick. They are the most important tool for ending the COVID-19 pandemic and getting back to what you love. The highly transmissible Delta variant poses an increased risk to children and there is an urgent need for everyone to get vaccinated.

12-to-17-year-olds must have the consent of a parent or legal guardian to be vaccinated.

Learn more about how to get vaccinated, mask requirements for the 2021-2022 school year, and back-to-school vaccination events in Trenton on the COVID-19 Info Hub.

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September 7th: New Vaccine and Testing Requirement for Certain Settings

Student in mask

By September 7th, 2021, all workers in certain state and private health care facilities and high-risk congregate facilities will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to ongoing COVID-19 testing.

Workers are considered "fully vaccinated" for COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine.

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New Protections Against Eviction


As New Jersey winds down the COVID-19 eviction moratorium, Governor Murphy signed legislation introducing critical protections to renter households who experienced economic hardships during the pandemic. In addition, the CDC has issued a temporary eviction moratorium. To take advantage of state and federal protections, you should complete both the State's self-certification form and the CDC declaration.

Read more at covid19.nj.gov/renter about the new protections and how to qualify.


Download Docket to Access Vaccination Records on Your Phone

Vax Appointment

Docket is an 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 have lost it, you can easily access your record through the app to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as needed.

The Docket app is now available in the App store or on Google Play.

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How to Get Vaccinated


Everyone 12 or older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine for free. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and highly effective at preventing you from getting sick.


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