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Coronavirus, COVID-19 Information

 

 


 

New Jersey COVID-19 Website:

covid19.nj.gov

New Jersey COVID-19 Dashboard:

Where is COVID-19?  Find out here.

 

Cumberland County Government is working hard to provide our County residents with information to assist in understanding the risks associated with Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19.

All questions related to coronavirus are being handled by health experts at the New Jersey Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.

The Cumberland County Department of Health and the City of Vineland Health Department have opened hotlines to answer your questions about COVID-19.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: (856) 327-7090
CITY OF VINELAND HEALTH DEPARTMENT: (856) 405-4603

The Cumberland County Department of Health hotline is staffed Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Calls outside of normal business hours will be returned the next business day.
In the event of a life-threatening emergency, please contact 911.

Inspira Health Hotlines:
For Community: (800) 772-2848
Hours are 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday-Friday
To speak to a medical professional: (800) 962-1253

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
New Jersey Department of Health: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml
Cumberland County Department of Health: www.ccdoh.org
City of Vineland Health Department: www.vldhealth.org
Stay up to date by following the Cumberland County Department of Health on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CCDOH and the New Jersey Department of Health on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NJDeptofHealth

 

NJ Dept. of Health, CDS Release Information for Individuals Who Have Tested for COVID-19:

Instructions for Persons Who Tested Negative for COVID-19
Instructions for Persons Who Tested Positive for COVID-19

 

Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 public access to County buildings will be closed where applicable.  County employees are still required to report to work on a regular schedule to service our residents and businesses.  Please utilize the Cumberland County website to obtain phone numbers for the County Departments.  Our staff will continue to provide service over the phone and use alternative ways to accommodate our residents.

 

Coronavirus: What to Know (Video)

Coronavirus, COVID-19 Fact Sheet 

Share Facts about COVID-19        

Stop the Spread of Germs        

COVID-19 Risk Level for the Public - Date: 3/2020        

Click here to view COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Information for New Jersey Businesses

En Español:

Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 Hoja de Informacion

Nuevo coronavirus 2019

¿Cuál es la diferencia entre el aislamiento y la cuarentena?

Alerta de Viaje: COVID-19

Asistencia Alimentaria de SNAP Durante el Coronavirus

 

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act:

President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, 2020. Please see below for an outline of information regarding the CARES Act.

United States Senate CARES Act Summary

United States Senator FAQ on CARES Act

Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide & Checklist

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez COVID-19 Small Business Guide

CARES Act Questions & Answers Concerning Paid Sick and Family Leave

 

Important Announcements:

Joint Statement by Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Coughlin Regarding NJ Tax Deadline Extension

Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce Updates and Clarifications to List of Businesses Permitted to Operate

NJOEM Administrative Order 2020-6: Essential Businesses

Cumberland County Announces Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site - Date: 3/28/2020

SNAP Assistance During Coronavirus

Executive Order No. 111

Governor Murphy Announces Mortgage Payment Relief, Financial Protections for New Jerseyans Facing Economic Hardship as a Result of COVID-19

NJEDA Announces New Initiatives to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

NJ Human Services Announces $70 Million in Food Assistance for Vulnerable Families in New Jersey

Congressman Van Drew Requests Drive Thru Testing for COVID-19 in South Jersey

COVID-19 Update as of March 25, 2020

CY 2020/SFY 2021 State Aid Certification: Additional Guidance from the Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) Concerning State Aid Certification for Municipalities

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring Child Care Centers Close on April 1 Unless Serving Children of Essential Workers

Executive Order No. 110

Menendez Lauds Win for NJ Workers, Hospitals, Small Businesses in Bipartisan COVID-19 Response Package

Cumberland County Announces Coronavirus Death - Date: 3/25/2020

Governor Murphy Announces Additions to Essential Retail Businesses Permitted to Operate

New Jersey Launches Job Portal to Connect Out-of-Work Residents to Opportunities in Critical Industries

NJOEM Administrative Order 2020-6: Order Regarding Essential Retail Businesses, Beaches and Boardwalks

Executive Order No. 109

Governor Murphy Announces Departmental Actions to Expand Access to Telehealth and Tele-Mental Health Services in Response to COVID-19 - Date: 3/22/2020

Governor Murphy Announces Opening of COVID-19 Testing Site for New Jerseyans at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel - Date: 3/22/2020

New Jersey Launches New COVID-19 Website - Date: 3/21/2020

NJOEM Administrative Order 2020-3: Mandatory Facility Closures 

Memorandum: Summary of Executive Orders No. 107 & 108

Executive Order No. 108

Executive Order No. 107

Governor Murphy Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order, Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses - Date: 3/21/2020

Executive Order No. 106

NJOEM Administrative Order 2020-2: Order Announcing Additional Closures of Hair Salons, Tattoo Parlors, Spas, etc.

Attorney General Directive 2020-1: Directive Instructing All Law Enforcement Agencies and Officers on the Appropriate Use of COVID-19 Information from Public Health Officers

Cumberland County Coronavirus Statement - One Confirmed Case - Date: 3/19/2020

Cumberland County Coronavirus Statement - Date: 3/19/2020

NJ Human Services Works to Protect & Help Maintain Continued Benefits for Residents Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Governor Murphy, Commissioner Johnson Announce New Amendments to Child Care Subsidy Program in Response to Spread of COVID-19

Governor Murphy Announces Mandatory Closure of All Indoor Portions of Retail Shopping Malls, Places of Public Amusement

Governor Murphy Announces Aggressive Social Distancing Measures to Mitigate Further Spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey

Executive Order No. 104

Cumberland County Takes Action to Manage Coronavirus Spread

Cumberland County Surrogate's Court Press Release

Cumberland County Government Coronavirus Statement

New Jersey Expands COVID-19 Call Center Options

NJ's Major Power Companies Won't Shut Off Service for Non-Payment During Coronavirus Outbreak

NJ Department of Corrections Suspends Visitations to State Prison & Halfway Houses Statewide

Motor Vehicle Commission Announces Closure for Two Weeks Due to COVID-19

NJ Labor Department Suspends In-Person Unemployment Insurance Services at One-Stop Career Centers Due to COVID-19

 

Public Health & Food Protection:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hosted a briefing for the food industry with speakers Frank Yiannas, deputy commissioner of the Office of Food Policy and Response, Michael Rogers, assistant commissioner for human and animal food operations in the Office of Regulatory Affairs: and Dr. Susan Mayne, director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Many questions that members of the food industry have can be answered in the FAQs at FDA.gov/food.

A few important points were made:

  • There is no evidence of transmission of COVID-19 via food or food packaging, as this is a respiratory illness not gastrointestinal.
  • There are no anticipated recalls if a person in a food facility is diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • FDA is trying to reassure the public that everyone can have confidence in the safety of the food supply.
  • Domestic inspections will be focused on mission-critical and for-cause inspections. Examples include the support of a foodborne illness outbreak investigation or a Class 1 recall or outbreak related to COVID-19.
  • Routine surveillance inspections will be postponed. Inspections must also take into effect local geographical limitations (ie. curfews, shelter in place) and the firm's operations. The majority of inspections will now be pre-announced as opposed to unannounced.
  • For areas in which restaurants are still open, it is recommended that no self-service buffets or salad bars remain in operation.
  • If a worker is diagnosed with COVID-19, they should consult with their local health department, follow U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, and perform deep cleaning/sanitizing. However, no food is required to be recalled or put on hold in such instances. The main focus is to prevent person-to-person spread within the plant, store, etc.
  • Food suppliers are considered a critical infrastructure sector and should not be shut down. Reach out to the Federal Emergency Management Agency if you have any issues.
  • With regard to screening employees with thermometers: FDA knows that there are shortages in touchless thermometers. Local health departments can also assist with this.

 

School Closures & Other Related Information:

Click here for updated guidelines from the New Jersey Department of Education for schools.

School Closure Information:

Bishop Schad Regional School           Greenwich Stow Creek Partnership Schools
Bridgeton Public Schools            Hopewell Crest School
Bridgeton Christian School           Myron L. Powell School
Commercial Township School District
          Maurice River Township School District
Cumberland Christian School
          Millville Public Charter School
Cumberland County TEC
          Millville Public Schools
Cumberland Regional High School
          Upper Deerfield School District
Deerfield Township School District
          Vineland Public Charter School
Downe Township Elementary School
          Vineland Public Schools
Fairfield Township School District
          Woodland Country Day School


COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to School Emergency Preparedness Plans - Date: 3/17/2020

New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) Checklist for Emergency Preparedness Plans - Date: 3/13/2020

Supplemental Guidance Regarding Requirements for Public Health-Related School Closure - Date: 3/13/2020

 

For Seniors:

COVID-19: What Older Adults Need to Know (CDC Video) - Date: 3/10/2020

AARP: Why Coronaviruses Hit Older Adults Hardest - Date: 3/14/2020

For more information, please check the AARP website: www.aarp.org

 

For Deaf or Hard of Hearing:

Coronavirus Card - Deaf or Hard of Hearing

 

Social Services:

Ensuring you receive your benefits during this ongoing coronavirus concern is a top priority, so in an effort to make it easier for you to apply or receive your benefits, a number of temporary changes have been put in place regarding social services that are administered here at the Cumberland County Division of Social Services.

We are encouraging county residents who want to apply for SNAP food assistance, or cash assistance under the Work First New Jersey program to do so online at NJHelps.org. During this public health crisis, we can do interviews by phone, so you do not need to come into the office to apply for benefits.

Work First New Jersey cash assistance clients who are due for their case to be reviewed in March or April automatically will get a 60-day extension. You do not need to come into the office.

If you are a SNAP food assistance or a Work First New Jersey cash assistance client, you are not required to attend your work activity, unless you want to and the program is operating. This includes people who are applying for Work First New Jersey General Assistance and are in a work activity for 28 days while their application is being reviewed. No penalty will be assessed to you if you do not attend your work activity.

When you need to bring paperwork to the office, you can fax, mail or look for the drop box located at 275 N. Delsea Dr, Vineland, NJ.

For questions or additional assistance, please call: (856) 691-4600.

 

For Businesses:

Click here to visit the Cumberland County Government COVID-19 Business Resources & Information Page

Click here to view COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Information for New Jersey Businesses

The State of New Jersey has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a declared disaster state for COVID-19.  Small businesses can now start to apply for Disaster Loans on SBA's website.  Click here to start your application.

Please see the Small Business Fact Sheet by clicking here.

For business professionals who are seeking more information, please contact Carol Waties, Director of the NJ SBDC.
Email: carol.waties@stockton.edu
Phone: (609) 626-3889

Links to Documents that May be Useful to Businesses in Communicating with Employees

This information was provided by Cumberland County Public Information Officer. Please find below two links to documents that would be helpful for businesses (that are open) to communicate with employees when receiving questions. Although these are more for healthcare providers and Public health, they are public documents on NJDOH’s website. When in doubt, call Cumberland County Department of Health at 856-327-7090 or have the individual contact their health care provider.

Frequently Asked Questions: Close Contacts to Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Monitoring & Movement Guidance for Managing Returning Travelers and/or Contacts of Confirmed Cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

More Helpful Links for Businesses:

NJEDA Announces New Initiatives to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

How do Executive Orders No. 107 & 108 on closures and social distancing affect my business?

COVID-19 and Family and Medical Leave Act Questions & Answers

Cumberland Businesses & Employers COVID-19 Guidance

OSHA: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

EEOC Guidance on Specific Workplace Practices & Inquiries Related to COVID-19

Vineland Businesses & Employers COVID-19 Guidance

NJ Department of Labor and COVID-19: What Employees Should Know

 

Suspension of Courts:

Order - No New Grand Jury Selections or Sessions through March 27, 2020 - Date: 3/17/2020

NJ Court Operations - COVID-19 Coronavirus: Rescheduling of In-Court Proceedings Scheduled for the Week Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020; Continuation of All Critical Functions - Date: 3/15/2020

Municipal Courts - COVID-19 Coronavirus - Rescheduling of Court Sessions Scheduled March 16-March 27, 2020 - Date: 3/14/2020

Landlord/Tenant - COVID-19 Coronavirus - Suspension of Court Sessions Scheduled for March 16-March 27, 2020 - Date: 3/14/2020


Emergency Procurements:

Conoravirus Response: Emergency Procurement & Use of Storm Recovery Reserves

 

Other Important Information:

Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) Notice Regarding Options Available to Ensure Continued Regular Operation of Government (Open Public Meetings Act) - Date: 3/17/2020

Township of Deerfield: Save the Trip to Town Hall - Date: 3/16/2020

Temporary Operational Waivers during a State of Emergency - Date: 3/13/2020