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COVID-19: Information for Communities and the General Public

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals.

COVID-19 ("coronavirus disease 2019") is the disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.


Steps you can take to prevent spread of flu and the common cold will also help prevent coronavirus:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid contact with others.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Get flu and COVID-19 vaccines.


General COVID-19 Information
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Special Populations

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  • COVID-19: Who Should Get Tested? currently being revised
  • How Soon after COVID-19 Exposure Should I Get Tested? currently being revised 



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Sick Leave Information

Stay home when you are sick. Earned Sick Leave is the law in New Jersey.

As of October 2018, employers of all sizes must provide full-time, part-time, and temporary employees with up to 40 hours of earned sick leave per year so they can care for themselves or a loved one.



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Last Reviewed: 5/28/2024