Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The League is here to help local governments managing public health crises. 

The Governor declared a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency initially on March 9, 2020, and has since issued a number of Executive Orders to flatten the curve of coronavirus. As the state's residents get their vaccinations, the Governor is cautiously rolling back restrictions to indoor and outdoor dining, events, and gatherings.

The State of New Jersey's COVID-19 information hub includes a wide variety of information on pandemic topics ranging from social gatherings to business reopening.

Vaccine Information

The website to pre-register for the vaccine is: https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/  

This will allow the general public to pre-register for eligibility, and allow them to input their personal, contact, health insurance, and demographic information. It will also allow for individuals to schedule an appointment for those who are immediately eligible based on screening questions.

For more information on vaccines in the Garden State, the Department of Health's COVID-19 page features a Vaccine page.

For test site information, visit this rundown of COVID-19 testing centers

Resources & Information

Local and state officials, in consultation with federal officials as appropriate, and based on the scope of the COVID-19 outbreak and the severity of illness, have to make decisions on the implementation of interventions. Communities can take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, coronavirus, including school dismissals, event cancellations, social distancing, and creating employee plans to work remotely. 

  1. League & Municipal Response
  2. New Jersey State Resources
  3. Federal Resources

Guidance for Local Officials:

PPE Wholesale Supplier Registry. Information about the vendors and products from the State assisting private businesses and organizations in New Jersey access potential suppliers for PPE and other COVID-related goods and services.  

NLC has published a blog post titled “Hazard Pay Decisions Challenge City Leaders

NLC Survey Results on how residents are feeling about local, state, and federal response to COVID-19.

Response Resources for Local Leaders from the National League of Cities

Essential Workers Memorandum on identification of essential critical infrastructure workers during COVID-19 response from Christopher C. Krebs, Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Department of Homeland Security.

Polling Locations Recommended Precautions for Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in Election Polling Locations, including Cleaning and Disinfection

Sustainable Jersey 2020 Certification cycle changes

EMS & 911 Interim Guidance for EMS Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points for COVID-19 in the United States

Risk Assessment Assessing & Managing Risk Based on Different Exposures to COVID-19

State Quarantine & Isolation Statutes from National Conference of State Legislatures 

OSHA & COVID-19 OSHA issues pertaining to coronavirus from Genova Burns

Small Business Administration Guidance & Loan Resources

Community Transportation Association of America COVID-19 Resource Center