Coronavirus Resources: General Health Resources
Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC)
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, everyday preventive actions can help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases:
- Wash your hands often
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html
- How it spreads: The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Read more.
- Symptoms: For confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Read more.
- Prevention & treatment: There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases. Read more.
- Testing: CDC has developed a new laboratory test kit for use in testing patient specimens for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19. Read more.
- CDC also offers free resources including video, fact sheets, and posters. Click here to view them.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- What to Do If You Are Sick With Coronavirus Disease 2019
- Resources for Travelers
- Guidance for all Persons with HIV
You can access NJ's COVID-19 Information Hub at https://covid19.nj.gov. The New Jersey Department of Health opened a 24-hour hotline (1-800-222-1222) for the public to ask questions about the novel coronavirus. This hotline provides factual information to alleviate fear and dispel rumors. New Jersey is continuing to work closely with the CDC and local health partners to monitor the situation and will provide updates accordingly.
All residents with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and resources available to them can call 2-1-1. NJ 211 is New Jersey's statewide, comprehensive, information and referral service operated by United Ways of New Jersey. Residents call also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211.
- COVID-19 Symptom Checker
- COVID-19 Fact Sheet: English | Spanish | Simplified Chinese
- COVID-19 Travel Alert: English | Spanish | Simplified Chinese
- Volunteer to help fight COVID-19 in NJ
- More resources and fact sheets