COVID-19 Information & Updates
- This site has a wealth of information about COVID-19 and the ongoing situation in New Jersey. Case number statistics and testing site locations can also be found there. It should be your primary source for accurate, up-to-date facts.
You can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information related to the virus and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, you can text your zip code to 898-211.
There are more than 1,000 testing sites open across the state.
It's especially important to get tested if you are feeling sick or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
To get tested:
- Find testing sites near you, including their hours and testing requirements.
- Order a free at-home saliva test, shipped to your home at no cost.
- Order free rapid antigen tests, shipped to your home at no cost.
- Visit a free public testing site near you.
Vaccine & Booster Shot Information
- COVID-19 vaccines are working well to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death. However, studies show that vaccination may become less effective over time, especially in preventing infection or milder illness. Booster doses provide necessary protection against waning immunity.
- 12- through 15-year-olds are now eligible for a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot. In addition, the Center for Disease Control now recommends that everyone ages 12 and older get a booster shot at five months after their two-dose series instead of after six months.
- Studies show that after getting vaccinated against COVID-19, protection against the virus and the ability to prevent infection with variants may decrease over time. Booster doses provide necessary protection against waning immunity.
The recent emergence of the Omicron variant further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters, and prevention efforts needed to protect against COVID-19.
Booster shots are available to everyone 12 and older:
- Two months after their one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot, or
- Five months after their last Pfizer shot or Moderna shot.
- And — everyone 5 and older should complete their initial vaccination!
- Atlantic Health System is scheduling appointments in Morris County.
- Ride United Transportation Access - Free or discounted rides to vaccination sites (PDF)
- Concerns on the J&J Vaccine
- 5 Reasons to Get Vaccinated (PDF) + 5 Motivos Para Vacunarse (PDF)
- When You've Been Fully Vaccinated (PDF) + Cuando Esté Completemente Vacunando (PDF)
- Morris County - Your Health Matters (Biannual Newsletter - March 2021) - Covid-19 Vaccines (PDF)
- Obtain up-to-date information on vaccinations at the State's COVID-19 Vaccination website:
- Why Get Vaccinated? (PDF)
- Getting 'Back to Normal' is Going to Take All of Our Tools (PDF)
- Please refer to Morris County’s website for the most up-to-date number of cases in Hanover Township and the rest of Morris County. The tally will be updated daily (except on weekends) by 5 p.m.
- NJ Department of Health 2019 Novel Coronavirus Website
Helpful information related to the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Hospitalizations of Children Aged 5–11 Years with COVID-19: CDC released an MMWR on hospitalizations of children aged 5–11 years with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in 14 states from March 2020 to February 2022. COVID-19 can cause severe illness in children. Children aged 5–11 years became eligible for COVID-19 vaccination on November 2, 2021. During the period of Omicron predominance (December 19, 2021–February 28, 2022), COVID-19–associated hospitalization rates in children aged 5–11 years were approximately twice as high among unvaccinated as among vaccinated children. Non-Hispanic Black children represented the largest group of unvaccinated children. Thirty percent of hospitalized children had no underlying medical conditions, and 19% were admitted to an intensive care unit. Children with diabetes and obesity were more likely to experience severe COVID-19. Increasing COVID-19 vaccination coverage among children aged 5–11 years, particularly among racial and ethnic minority groups disproportionately affected by COVID-19, can prevent COVID-19–associated hospitalization and severe outcomes.
- Cleaning and Disinfecting Fact Sheet (PDF)
- What is Social Distancing? (PDF)
- Social Distancing: What Does It Mean? (PDF)
- COVID-19 Informational Flyer (PDF)
- NJ Department of Health COVID-19 FAQ PDF (PDF)