Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates
COVID-19 Resources for our New Jersey Community Colleges
Health Resources for New Jersey Community College Students and Community Members Affected by the Coronavirus
How to protect yourself
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has the most up-to-date information on protecting yourself from COVID-19:
If you think you are sick or if you need a COVID-19 test
The State of New Jersey has developed an online tool to check your symptoms, as well as a centralized resource with information on COVID-19 Testing Sites throughout the state. For more information, visit:
If you need your local health department
To find your local health department, visit:
If you need health insurance
NJ FamilyCare is New Jersey’s publicly funded health insurance program. It includes CHIP, Medicaid and Medicaid expansion populations. That means qualified NJ residents of any age may be eligible for free or low-cost health insurance that covers doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care, mental health and substance use services and even hospitalization.
If you are anxious or stressed
Coping with stress during infectious disease outbreaks can cause anxiety and stress. These guidelines can help:
If you need access to mental health professionals
NJ Mental Health Cares is New Jersey’s behavioral health information and referral service. If you are experiencing anxiety or worry related to the Coronavirus outbreak, help is available seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. To get help now, call 866-202-HELP (4357) or visit:
If you want updates on COVID-19 from the State of New Jersey
For updates on COVID-19 in New Jersey, text NJCOVID to 898-211. For live text assistance, text your zip code to 898-211. You can also visit:
To see the New Jersey Department of Health’s COVID-19 Online Dashboard, visit:
Employment and Assistance Resources for New Jersey Community College Students and Community Members Affected by the Coronavirus
Do you need a job?
Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community:
Have you lost your job or work hours been reduced?
If you have lost your job, your work hours have been reduced, or your place of work has closed you may qualify for unemployment insurance. Please see the COVID-19 Scenarios & Benefits Flier from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and visit the following website for more information:
Has your job been impacted?
New Jersey has among the most comprehensive Earned Sick Leave, Temporary Disability, and Family Leave Insurance laws in the country, which cover all employees – full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal. Please see the COVID-19 Scenarios & Benefits Flier from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and visit the following website for more information:
If you and/or your family own a business
The New Jersey Business Action Center has compiled information on guidance and economic assistance for businesses:
If you need food or financial assistance
If you and/or your family are in need of food or financial assistance, you may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), and/or General Assistance (GA):
If you need help paying home energy bills
The Home Energy Assistance Program helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance within the Home Energy Assistance Program:
If you need help paying the rent
The State Rental Assistance Program provides rental assistance grants. To get more information and determine your eligibility, visit:
If you are caring for family members with special needs
The New Jersey Department of Human Services has guidance for individuals and families caring for people with developmental disabilities:
More information on the Coronavirus can be found at: https://www.njccc.org/coronavirus
State and National COVID-19 Resources
In addition, we are providing the information below to help everyone keep apprised of the latest communications and developments at each of our colleges. Each college keeps its community updated electronically on individualized plans, timelines, and specific changes through the following links:
The New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) is closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019. We are working closely with college administrators, the Secretary of Higher Education, state and local public health officials, and are monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address infectious disease and other public health concerns.
NJCCC has shared the following guidance documents with all New Jersey community colleges to better prepare and mitigate risks.
List of New Jersey Community Colleges
Links for COVID-19 Updates
Union County College
Warren County Community College