State & Federal Updates

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General Information

  • The CDC releases Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People: Summary of Recent Changes
  • Governor Murphy has signed legislation and an executive order ending COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Press Release 
  • The State of NJ launched a COVID vaccine finder platform as part of its COVID 19 dashboard. Use it here:
  • The CDC announced new quarantine recommendations for fully vaccinated persons. See the full recommendations here: Public health recommendations for vaccinated persons
  • Governor's Office reminds New Jerseyans of Coverage Benefits for COVID-19 Vaccine: Press Release
  • The NJDOH released a guidance sheet for college and university students traveling home for winter break. Access the document by clicking here: Guidance for College and University Students Traveling Home for Winter Break (PDF)
  • The State has launched COVID Alert NJ, a free and secure mobile app that anonymously alerts users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The app also provides users with up-to-date information on New Jersey reopening news, key COVID-19 metrics, and a user-friendly symptom tracking tool. For more information and to download the app, visit COVID Alert NJ App.
  • The Governors of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut announced that individuals traveling to or returning to New Jersey from states with increasing rates of COVID-19 are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. This includes travel by train, bus, car, plane and any other method of transportation. See the latest list of states and territories that meet the criteria at the NJ COVID-19 Information Hub.
  • Information from the NJ Department of Health and NJ Communicable Disease Service on COVID-19 Antibody testing (PDF).
  • Governor Murphy unveiled a multi-stage approach to executing a responsible and strategic restart of New Jersey’s economy. Read the press release on the plan here: Strategic Restart of the NJ Economy (PDF).
  • Senators Menendez and Cassidy introduced a bipartisan legislation to deliver critical, federal resources to states and communities on the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight. This legislation, the State and Municipal Assistance for Recovery and Transition (SMART) Act, targets $500 billion in emergency funding to every state, county and community in the country. Read more information on the bill here: Menendez, Cassidy Introduce Bipartisan SMART Fund to help Frontline States, Communities in COVID-19 Fight (PDF).
  • The New Jersey Poison Information & Education System  published a story on the safe use of COVID prevention products. Read the information here: Safety, Sanitizing and Social Distancing (PDF)
  • The State of New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness maintains a webpage dedicated to rumor control and disinformation surrounding COVID-19 to help the public distinguish between facts and rumors regarding the pandemic. This page will be updated as more information becomes available. See it here: COVID-19 Rumor Control and Disinformation.
  • The Office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker has complied and shared a specialized resource guide for New Jerseyans, featuring important information for Frontline Workers, Homeowners and Renters, Veterans, New Jerseyans Abroad, and more. See the full list of resources here: A Coronavirus Pandemic Resource Guide for New Jerseyans.
  • On March 20, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Department of Environmental Protection and Board of Public Utilities asked that every water provider, private or public, including those operated by municipal governments, suspend any water shut offs for reasons of non-payment, safe reconnection of anyone previously shut off, and a suspension of the use of liens as a collection practice until the outbreak of COVID-19 has subsided. Read the notice here: All Water Providers Asked to Suspend Shut Offs During COVID-19 Outbreak.

Press Releases from Governor Murphy's Office:

  1. June 2021
  2. May 2021
  3. April 2021
  4. March 2021
  5. February 2021
  6. January 2021
  7. December 2020
  8. November 2020
  9. October 2020
  10. September 2020
  11. August 2020
  12. July 2020
  13. June 2020
  14. May 2020
  15. April 2020
  16. March 2020

Executive Orders Related to COVID-19