COVID-19 EMERGENCY INFORMATION

Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7:00am-11:00pm)

Call the State of NJ’s toll free hotline (Clinical Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)

Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts from the State of New Jersey

For more information, visit the State of New Jersey’s online COVID-19 Information Hub at www.covid19.nj.gov or www.covid19.nj.gov/es for information in Spanish.

COVID-19 Self Assessment/Symptom Checker

Go to: https://self.covid19.nj.gov/

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus (also known as Covid-19 or SARS-CoV-2).

Use this self-assessment tool to determine what actions you can take to protect you and your loved ones’ health and help determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19.

Testing is limited to individuals who have developed symptoms of COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself or on behalf of someone else, if they are not able. Your answers will also enable us to protect your community.

Please answer all questions as accurately as possible. For more information, visit www.covid19.nj.gov 

Mental Health Services

NJMentalHealthCares: If you are concerned about your mental health or the mental health of someone you love, NJMentalHealthCares can help. This free helpline offers telephone counseling, emotional support, information and assistance. Call (866) 202-HELP (4357), 7 days per week from 8am to 8pm.

Crisis Text Line: text “NJ” to 741741
💕Family Helpline: 1-800-843-5437
💕Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-572-7233
💕Mental Health Hotline: 866-202-4357

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance for issues of domestic violence, please click here for available resources.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • shortness of breath

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

How can I help protect myself?

Source: https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/general-public/how-can-i-protect-myself-from-covid-19/novel-coronavirus#direct-link

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has issued a series of steps that you can take to protect yourself. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Take steps to protect yourself:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you’re sick, except to get medical care and follow guidelines.
  • 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.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

Visit the CDC site to learn more on how to protect yourself.

It’s important to remember that older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

Greetings,

New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund is monitoring the Coronavirus situation and following the guidance set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and various US state and local government entities. Our first priority is the health and well-being of those individuals with whom we work and serve. Therefore, effective immediately our staff will be working remotely and will provide services over the phone. To find a complete list of our staff, programs and services, click here.

For loan counseling and financial coaching clients your application process will remain the same. One-on-one sessions will be provided via telephone and video conferencing. For questions about healthcare enrollment or the Census, call (973) 643-8800, extension 210. For any other information please visit our website at www.njcaef.org for updates or leave a message in the general mailbox and it will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member. Thank you and stay well!

New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (NJCAEF)

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Saludos,

New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund está monitoreando la situación del Coronavirus y siguiendo la guía establecida por los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades, la Organización Mundial de la Salud y varias entidades gubernamentales estatales y locales de los Estados Unidos. Nuestra prioridad es la salud y el bienestar de las personas con quienes trabajamos y servimos. Por lo tanto, con efectividad inmediata, nuestro personal trabajará de manera remota y brindará servicios por teléfono. Para encontrar una lista completa de nuestro personal, programas y servicios, haga clic acquí.  

Para los clientes de asesoría de préstamos y asesoramiento financiero, su proceso de solicitud seguirá siendo el mismo. Se proporcionarán sesiones individuales por teléfono y videoconferencia. Para preguntas sobre la inscripción de atención médica o el Censo, llame al (973) 643-8800, y marque la extensión 210. Para cualquier otra información, visite nuestro sitio web en www.njcaef.org para actualizaciones o para dejar un mensaje en el buzón general y será enviado al personal correspondiente.

Gracias y manténgase seguro!

New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (NJCAEF)