COVID-19 Vaccinations Are Underway Across New Jersey
January 8, 2021
New Jersey will roll out COVID-19 vaccines in a phased approach to all adults who live, work, or are being educated in the State. Within six months, New Jersey aims to vaccinate 70 percent of the adult population. Read More
How will New Jersey distribute a COVID-19 vaccine? Is there a plan?
December 28, 2020
New Jersey will roll out COVID-19 vaccines step-by-step to serve all adults who live, work, or are being educated in the state. Read More
December 21, 2020
In anticipation of the approval of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, the Department of Health is working with many other state, federal, and local agencies to plan for the fast and equitable distribution of a vaccine to all New Jersey communities. Read More
Where can I find a list of public testing locations? How can I access free COVID-19 testing or treatment?
December 9, 2020
Free COVID-19 testing is available at many locations across the state. Read More
Can retail stores and malls reopen? What are the social distancing requirements at retail businesses for customers, employees, and business owners?
December 2, 2020
Retail stores may open so long as they follow mitigation requirements. Indoor portions of retail shopping malls may also reopen and businesses must adhere to the same requirements as other retail businesses. Read More
How can people safely get together? What are the limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings?
November 19, 2020
Attending a gathering, ceremony, or celebration is permitted as long as the event complies with the following limits on gatherings. Gatherings are allowed, but different limits apply depending on the type of gathering, and where it is happening. Read More
Governor Murphy Announces New COVID-19 Mitigation Measures
November 12, 2020
The measures include restrictions on seating and hours for restaurants, bars, clubs, and lounges, and prohibition of interstate indoor K-12 and youth sports. Read More
Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing the Resumption of Contact Practices and Competitions for Certain Organized Sports in Indoor Settings
October 15, 2020
Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 187, allowing the resumption of contact practices and competitions in indoor settings for organized sports defined as “medium risk” and “high risk” by the New Jersey Department of Health’s “Guidance for Sports Activities.” Read More
Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19?
October 8, 2020
Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community. Read More
Which states are on the travel advisory list? Are there travel restrictions to or from New Jersey?
October 1, 2020
New Jersey welcomes travel to and from our state. However, to save lives and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the State has issued an incoming travel advisory that all individuals entering New Jersey from states with a significant spread of COVID-19 should quarantine for 14-days after leaving that state. Read More
How can I vote this November? How have elections moved or changed in New Jersey because of COVID-19?
September 23, 2020
The November 3rd General Election will primarily be held through vote-by-mail. All active registered New Jersey voters will automatically receive a prepaid return-postage vote-by-mail ballot from their County Clerks. Read More
Are movie theaters, concert venues, and other entertainment venues open? Are museums, aquariums, and other cultural venues open? What safety guidance must they follow?
August 31, 2020
Entertainment businesses and cultural venues may reopen their entire premises, whether indoor or outdoor, with the exception of concert venues, movie theaters, and performing arts centers, which may only open outdoor areas. Read More
How Is My Data Being Used and How Is My Privacy Being Protected When Contact Tracing?
August 19, 2020
Your information is confidential. Your name will not be released to your contacts or your COVID-19 status – that information will only be known to public health officials and our local health department partners, if needed. Read More
How can I protect myself and others from COVID-19?
July 28, 2020
Our first responders and health care workers are saving lives every day — so can you. Your family, your friends, your neighbors — their lives are literally in your hands. Read More
COVID-19 Test Site Finder: Get Information on Coronavirus Testing Near You
July 22, 2020
Testing sites have various operating hours and requirements. Most require an appointment in advance. Some require proof of residency in New Jersey or a specific county or municipality. Please verify hours and requirements with a test site before visiting. Read More
Are New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agencies open? What new protocols or practices are in place?
July 13, 2020
Motor Vehicle Commission agencies are open to the public. Starting the week of July 13, agencies will open six days a week, Mondays through Saturdays. Read More
What businesses are open? What rules or safety guidelines must they follow?
June 24, 2020
To slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, indoor recreational and entertainment businesses are closed and all other businesses must follow appropriate mitigation requirements. Read More
What Is Contact Tracing? How Does It Stop The Spread of COVID-19?
June 9, 2020
As part of the State’s plan to safely restart the economy, we are implementing a comprehensive contact tracing program. Read More
How does New Jersey plan to lift restrictions? What does a responsible and strategic restart of New Jersey’s economy look like?
June 3, 2020
On March 9, Governor Murphy declared both a state of emergency and a public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to save lives, Governor Murphy issued New Jersey’s stay-at-home Executive Order, which has been in effect since March 21. Read More
Where and How Do I Get Tested for COVID-19 in New Jersey? Who Should Get Testing?
May 27, 2020
Testing is prioritized for health care workers and first responders, personnel in congregate living settings, those who have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, and individuals who are experiencing CDC-recognized symptoms of COVID-19. Read More
CDC: People Who Are at Higher Risk
May 18, 2020
Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Read More
Avoiding Common COVID-19 Scams
May 6, 2020
The New Jersey COVID-19 Fraud Task Force, a joint federal-state effort to investigate and prosecute unlawful and misleading activities related to COVID-19, has provided the following recommendations to avoid common COVID-19 related scams. Read More
Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
April 22, 2020
The IRS is offering tax help for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others – including health plans – affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More
Thinking Creatively In a Crisis
April 6, 2020
The safety of our people is extremely important, and we urge all necessary precautions be taken to protect against the threat of the coronavirus. The difficulties from the pandemic goes across all creeds and wealth levels. It has shown us some of the best of humanity through the extraordinary efforts of first responders and charities. Read More
An Important Update About COVID-19
March 25, 2020
We want to extend our thoughts and best wishes to all of you to remain healthy and safe during this pandemic. To those who have been affected either by the health or financial effects of the crisis, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We look forward to better days as this crisis will pass as others have because Americans are courageous and resilient. Read More
An Important Message From Garden State Trust Company About COVID-19
March 20, 2020
Garden State Trust Company is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, taking into account guidance issued by the CDC and World Health Organization, national and local health authorities.
Garden State Trust Company maintains and regularly tests our Business Continuity Plans (BCP). Precautionary measures are in place to care for those team members whose job functions require them to report to the office. We are constantly evaluating the plan to include extended periods of team members working remotely. Read More