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Covid-19 | Coronavirus Disease

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Courtesy: New Jersey Department of Health   

Confirmed Cases By Municipality:

04_07_2020 _ 4_27PM

Testing Site

Passaic County COVID-19 Testing Site Spanish COVID-19 Screening Site Opening

The County of Passaic is offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing services for Passaic County residents at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, New Jersey 07470, in Lot 6. The entrance is on Hamburg Turnpike and University Boulevard. View map

Prescriptions are required for testing. Open to Passaic County residents.

The testing site will operate daily from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or until test kits run out. The screening site is open to Passaic County residents only. Screenings will not be performed on patients without a prescription.

Need a prescription for Passaic County's VOID-19 drive-thru screening? Residents can now utilize telehealth services through St. Joseph's Hospital. To utilize this service, please visit www.stjosephshealth.org/telehealth. The fee for this service is $59 - some insurances may cover this fee. Please note receiving a referral for testing is left up to the discretion of the doctor.

County Notices:

Passaic County Administrator's Office

Passaic County Freeholder's Office

Passaic County Department of Health Services

Passaic County Clerk

Preakness Healthcare Center

Passaic County Park System

Preakness Valley Golf Course

Passaic County Department of Human Services

Passaic County Division of Weatherization and Home Energy

Passaic County Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs

Passaic County Planning Board

City of Paterson

State Notices:

Office of the Governor

Department of Health

Department of Human Services

Department of Corrections

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act 

Federal Notices

U.S. Department of Labor


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About COVID-19

COVID-19 Fact SheetCounty of Passaic Fact Sheet

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus
What You Need to Know
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Corornavirus Fact (CDC)CDC Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Quick Facts
COVID-19 Quick Facts 

COVID19 Symptoms
COVID-19 Symptoms

What to do if You are SickWhat to do if you are sick How To Take Your Temperature
How to Take Your Temperature

What is My COVID-19 Risk LevelWhat is my Risk Level?


Staying Healthy

Hand Washing
Hand Washing

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How to Properly Wash Your Hands 
How to Properly Wash Hands
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Stop the Spread of Germs
Stop the Spread of Germs

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When to Wear a Mask
When to Wear a Mask
10 Things You Can Do to Manage Your HealthManage Your Health

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Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health_Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak_SAMHSATaking Care of Behavioral Health

Social Distancing, Isolation and Quarantine

 What is Social Distancing
What is Social Distancing?
What is the Difference Between Isolation and Quarantine
Isolation versus Quarantine
How Can I Prepare for Self-Isolation-1Preparing for Self-Isolation


General Information:  

What is the difference between seasonal and novel coronavirus? 
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses and there are different types of coronavirus within that family, much like there are different types of influenza viruses. Coronaviruses in general are not new,  are quite common and are a frequent cause of respiratory illnesses such as the common cold. Coronaviruses tend to circulate in the fall and winter months, similar to influenza. Most people get infected with these viruses at some point in their lives.  

The type of coronavirus that has recently emerged in Wuhan, China is a new type of coronavirus and is infecting people for the first time (which means that people do not have any immunity to it). 

What are common symptoms of 2019-nCoV? 
Information to date suggests this virus is causing symptoms consistent with a respiratory illness such as cough, fever, and shortness of breath. 

How is 2019-nCoV spread?  
At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people. Typically, with most respiratory viruses, people are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest). Chinese officials report that sustained person-to-person spread in the community is occurring in China. Person-to-person spread in the United States has been detected in a close, household contact to an individual confirmed to have 2019-nCoV, but the risk to the general public remains low. Cases in healthcare settings, like hospitals, may also occur. 

What measures can be taken to prevent 2019-nCoV? 
There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. 

Am I at higher risk of getting very sick from 2019-nCoV? 
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html

How is 2019-nCoV treated? 
Currently, there is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for the coronavirus. There is no vaccine to prevent this virus, and the CDC advises that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. These include washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available and avoiding others who are sick.

If I am scheduled to go a trip, can I still go? 
Any person or group planning a trip should consult the CDC website for current travel advisories regarding any restrictions on travel. The situation is evolving. Stay up to date with CDC’s travel health notices related to this outbreak. These notices will be updated as more information becomes available.  


Additional Hotlines and Contacts:

  • NJDOH Toll-Free Hotline: 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if using out-of-state phone line
  • The New Jersey Department of Human Services a toll free warm line is activated during events that impact the mental health of New Jersey residents: 877-294-HELP (4357)
  • Email questions to NJ Department of Health at NCOV@doh.gov


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