Masks: Masks are optional in all municipal buildings and facilities, but as per the CDC and NJDOH, we encourage residents to get fully vaccinated for COVID, get the booster vaccination for those who are eligible, and stay up to date on all vaccinations. 

A state hotline regarding COVID-19 is available. Speak to a healthcare professional at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253. For general information, testing, & basic needs, dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211. For alerts/updates, text NJCOVID to 898-211

If you are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, New Jersey has a Mental Health Helpline. Please call 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit their website for emotional support, guidance and mental health referrals as needed. 

For updates on Seton Hall University's response, protocols and updates please visit their website


  • NJDOH COVID Dashboard
  • For county services link to
  • For vaccination and testing sites through Essex County:
  • Keep the vaccine and testing finder pages from :
  • Additional resources:
    - In an emergency, please dial 911
    - The NJ Poison Control Center and 211:
          Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253
          Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
          Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance
    - New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Hotline: 1-800-687-9512
    - New Jersey Department of Health 24-hour hotline: 1-800-222-1222National - Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
    - Crisis Text Line: Text TALK to 741741
    - NJ Hope Line (suicide prevention): 1-855-654-6735
    - NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault: 1-800-601-7200
    - ReachNJ: 1-844-732-2465
    - Senator Cory Booker’s Office: (973) 639-8700
    - IME Addictions Access Center: 1-844-276-2777
    - NJ Connect for Recovery: 1-855-652-3737
    - The Peer Recovery Warmline: 1-877-292-5588
    - National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
    - NJ Mental Health Cares: 1-866-202-4357
    - TTY: 1-877-294-4356 E-mail:
    - Veterans Counseling Hotline: 1-866-(838-7654)
    - Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ: 1-800-(426-2537)
    - Family Helpline: 1-800-843-5437