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Courtesy: New Jersey Department of Health   


Mobile Testing

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The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering FREE COVID-19 testing throughout the County. A pop-up mobile testing site will stop in each municipality for a full day of on-site testing. Beginning in November, mobile test sites are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

These sites will test patients using the saliva test. No eating, drinking, smoking, or chewing gum at least 30 minutes prior to testing. Results are available 48 to 72 hours after the test. 

Please bring a smartphone or tablet for registration. 

 Date   Location 
 October 30
 William Paterson University
1800 Valley Road, Wayne
 9 AM to 3 PM (first hour dedicated to first responders and
 healthcare workers)
 November 5  Lambert Castle
3 Valley Road, Paterson
 November 7  Passaic County Community College
500 Union Ave, Wanaque
 November 10  Planning/Senior Services Offices
930 Riverview Drive, Totowa
 November 12  Camp Hope
1792 Union Valley Road, West Milford
 November 14  Sacred Heart Church Parking Lot
 145 Randolph Ave, Clifton
 November 17  Passaic County Community College
500 Union Ave, Wanaque
 November 19  Planning/Senior Services Offices
 930 Riverview Drive, Totowa
 November 21  Camp Hope
1792 Union Valley Road, West Milford
 November 24  Lambert Castle
3 Valley Road, Paterson
 November 28  Planning/Senior Services Offices
 930 Riverview Drive, Totowa


At-Home Testing

Home Testing

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Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders has partnered with Vault Health to offer FREE Covid-19 testing at home for all of our residents.

The saliva collection test for COVID-19 has the same effectiveness as the swab test. This test is performed under the supervision of a Vault healthcare provider through a video telehealth visit eliminating the risk of person-to-person exposure to the virus. 

For more information on testing at home, please visit passaiccountynj.org/covid19hometest.

COVID-19 Relief Programs

Food Distribution Drive-Thru

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The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced emergency food distribution events will take place across Passaic County. All Passaic County families are eligible to receive one box with non-perishable food items, upon showing proof of residency at specified dates and locations below. More dates will be announced.

The Board is distributing up to five hundred (500) boxes of food on a first come, first served basis. Residents are to stay in their vehicles, with windows shut, and will be instructed to open their trunks to receive a box of food.



Copy of NonProfit Covid Survey

Passaic County non-profit organizations are invited to apply for funding toward community projects that respond to the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic. This program is authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In order to be considered for funding, eligible organizations must submit completed applications to the Passaic County Department of Planning & Economic Development via email to passaiccountyCARES@passaiccounynj.org by 4:00 p.m. on June 23, 2020.

Participating municipalities include: Bloomingdale, Haledon, Hawthorne, Little Falls, North Haledon, Pompton Lakes, Prospect Park, Ringwood, Totowa, Wanaque, West Milford, and Woodland Park.

Learn more about eligibility in the Passaic County CDBG-CV Application below, and review other supporting documents.


Passaic County Open for Business Map

                    Copy of PASSAIC COUNTY OPEN FOR BUSINESS MAP

The County of Passaic has created the Open For Business Map as a way to share information on operational status and service offerings of Passaic County businesses as we recover from COVID-19. The map provides an easy way to find information on local business such as operating hours, pickup and delivery options, and even where to access PPE supplies and installation services.

The tool includes a brief questionnaire for businesses to provide information such as current hours of operation, type of business, customer services and contact information In addition to providing information to the public through the online map, businesses who respond will receive promotional support through a Passaic County tourism representative and See Passaic County social media posts.

You can click here to access the map and the questionnaire. Simply select the tab at the top that reads Business Reopening Questionnaire and get your business on the map. We encourage you to share the map with your friends, family, neighbors, and favorite businesses, and as always, support local businesses for your daily needs.

Passaic County COVID-19 Business Relief Survey

The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Department of Planning & Economic Development are conducting a survey to better understand the needs of Passaic County businesses after the New Jersey stay-at-home Executive Order was signed in response to heightened COVID-19 concerns.

We will be better positioned to develop new strategies to promote and foster economic development in our community with your input. Our team strongly believes that working together as partners will allow us to organize and implement more successful business programs, especially during challenging economic and public health crises. We're here to support you. This information will be collected and analyzed for the development of a grant program to provide funding to Passaic County businesses. 

Please email us at ecodev@passaiccountynj.org with any questions you may have, and thank you for your participation!

This survey is currently closed. Please check back for information on when this survey will reopen.

Business Survey Website Link - Covid 19 Relief

County Notices:

Go to: 
  State of New Jersey Notices  
Administrator's Office Preakness Healthcare Center Home Energy and Weatherization
Board of Chosen Freeholders Passaic County Park System Cultural and Historic Affairs
Department of Health Services Preakness Valley Golf Course Planning Board
County Clerk Human Services Housing Authority


Passaic County Administrator's Office

Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Passaic County Department of Health Services

Passaic County Clerk

Preakness Healthcare Center

Quick Reference: ED No. 20-026 Resumption of Services Guidance in all Long-Term Care Facilities:
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Passaic County Park System
Preakness Valley Golf Course

Passaic County Department of Human Services

Passaic County Division of Home Energy and Weatherization

Passaic County Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs

Passaic County Planning Board

Passaic County Housing Authority

State Notices:

  Go to:  
 Office of the Governor  NJ Department of Human Services CARES Act FAQs
 NJ Department of Health NJ Department of Corrections  


Office of the Governor For more press releases, please visit the Governor's website

NJ Department of Health
For more press releases, please visit the NJDOH website

Department of Human Services
For more press releases, please visit the NJ Department of Human Services website

NJ Department of Corrections

For more press releases, please visit the NJ Department of Corrections website

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act 


Helpful Graphics:

About COVID-19

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Staying Healthy

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

COVID Alert NJ App
Download New Jersey's FREE
COVID Alert NJ exposure notification app. Help protect yourself and your family while ensuring your privacy. 

Add Your Phone to the COVID Fight. Download COVID Alert NJ.

COVID Alert NJ is New Jersey's free and secure mobile app that anonymously alerts users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

The app also provides users with up-to-date information on New Jersey reopening news, key COVID-19 metrics, and a user-friendly symptom tracking tool. COVID Alert NJ uses Bluetooth proximity technology. The app will never record any identifying data. All users will remain anonymous.

How it Works:

  1. Download COVID Alert NJ on the App Store or Google Play Store. Opt-in to receive "Exposure Notifications"
  2. As you go about your day, the app will use Bluetooth to sense any "close contacts"—other app users who are within 6 feet of you for more than 10 minutes
  3. When your app senses a close contact, your phone will exchange a secure random code with the close contact's phone. It's important to note that your location and name are never disclosed
  4. If you test positive for COVID-19, a public health representative will call you and ask if you're willing to anonymously notify your "close contacts" by uploading your app's close contact codes
  5. Each day, the app will compare your list of close contact codes to the list of codes associated with positive COVID-19 app users. If there's a match you will get an Exposure Alert, along with appropriate next steps


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