NJ Updates: Application for Mortgage Assistance is Now Open

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Updated COVID-19 Information

State of New Jersey

NJ COVID-19 Updates and More

Do you have questions about when and where you can receive the COVID-19 vaccine, mask requirements, or how to get a COVID-19 test? The State of New Jersey offers up-to-date information, resources, and guidance at our COVID-19 Information Hub.

Get Your Booster Shot for Valentine's Day!

Vaccine syringe

Love is in the air! Show love and stay healthy this Valentine's Day by getting your COVID-19 booster.

A booster is recommended for everyone 12 years and older. The recommended timing for a booster dose is as follows:

  • Pfizer (Age 12+) or Moderna (Age 18+) — at least 5 months after receiving the initial vaccine series
  • J&J (Age 18+) — at least 2 months after receiving your J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

Everyone 5 and older should complete their primary vaccine series.

Visit covid19.nj.gov/finder for vaccine appointments.

For assistance, call 855-568-0545.

Vaccine Appointments

Universal School Mask Mandate Will Be Lifted on March 7th

School building

During this week's COVID-19 briefing, Governor Murphy announced that masks and facial coverings will no longer be mandated for students, staff, or visitors in schools and childcare centers, effective March 7th, 2022.

School districts and childcare facilities can continue to implement universal masking policies after the mandate is lifted in March. Schools that do not impose universal masking should revise their COVID policies to utilize masking among other prevention strategies under certain circumstances. Schools will not be permitted to bar the use of facial coverings by individuals and will be expected to take disciplinary action in instances of bullying, should they arise due to an individual’s choice to continue wearing a mask.

School Guidelines

Financial Assistance for Homeowners Now Available!

Mortgage assistance

This week, the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) opened the application portal for the Emergency Rescue Mortgage Assistance program (ERMA).

To help protect homeowners from foreclosure, this program will provide assistance to cover mortgage arrearages, delinquent property taxes, and other housing costs for eligible homeowners negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If eligible, you could receive up to $35,000 in the form of a three-year forgivable loan, with no interest or payments due.

NJHMFA will also provide free housing counseling services to help New Jersey homeowners apply for this program, guide them through all available options, and even work with their loan servicers to achieve the best outcome available for their families. These counselors will also ensure that the process is accessible to those without access to internet or anyone needing assistance with the application.

Visit NJHMFA to learn more and access the application.

Apply Here

Download Docket for Mobile Vaccine Records

Smartphone with vaccine record

Docket is a mobile app 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.

Docket App

COVID-19 Testing is Available

COVID testing

There are more than 1,000 testing sites open across the state, and New Jersey is continuously working with partners at the local, county, and federal levels to expand accessibility.

It's especially important to get tested if you are feeling sick or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

To get tested:

COVID-19 Testing

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