Updated 3/17/20 – As has been widely reported, cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) have been found in the United States, including New Jersey and surrounding areas. Governor Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency for New Jersey State. We encourage visitors and residents to consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health authorities. Further, we recommend that all follow the CDC’s list of safety guidelines, including:
- Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60%-95% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid contact with sick people.
Below, find links to information and advice from official authorities, and note that these continue to be updated in real-time.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers this summary regarding Covid-19, including the CDC’s ongoing response, recommendations, and resources.
- Newark’s Department of Health & Wellness is monitoring the situation and providing daily updates & FAQs on the situation as it relates to our city.
- FOLLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND COMMUNITY WELLNESS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
- The World Health Organization (WHO) website features tips, advice, reports, research and more.
- The U.S. Travel Association has produced a comprehensive tool kit.