BACK TO SCHOOL RESOURCES
- Internet Access
Comcast is providing affordable internet access $9.95 a month, new customers 2 months of FREE access in response to COVID
- You qualify if someone in the household is in school & they are low income/receives gov. assistance/receive free lunch.
- Access this resource here
- Comcast is providing affordable internet access $9.95 a month, new customers 2 months of FREE access in response to COVID
- Mental Health
- Digital Mental Health Resources here
- These apps can be downloaded onto your phone
- New Jersey Health Cares
8 A.M. to 8 P.M. 7 days a week
- 1-866-202-HELP (4357)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris County
- Digital Mental Health Resources here
Family Partners of Morris County
- Provides support, education and advocacy to families with children who have special mental, emotional, behavioral health challenges and developmental or intellectual disabilities.
- Family Partners of Morris County
- Learning Resources
- Building Positive Conditions for Learning at Home: Strategies and Resource for Families and Caregivers here
NJ STATE COVID-19 HOTLINE & ONLINE RESOURCES:
- 1-800-222-1222 (Wait time is hours long)
- For general questions about COVID-19:
- Call 2-1-1
- Call 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
- Text “NJCOVID” to 898-211
- State Attorney General Price Gouging Hotline: (973) 504-6240
- Residential Mortgage Relief Hotline: (609) 292-7272 or 1-800-446-7467 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST Monday through Friday)
- Morris County Hotline: 973-829-8250 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday)
- New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub
- COVID-19 Self-Assessment
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has issued a series of steps that you can take to protect yourself. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
To protect yourself:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
For latest information, please visit the CDC.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE FEELS SICK
Source: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
- Call your doctor. If you don’t have a doctor and you are insured, call your insurance company to link to a doctor.
- If you are uninsured, call the Atlantic Health COVID19 Hotline at (862) 260-3199 from 7AM - 7PM, & days a week
- Take your temperature and communicate the temperature to the doctor over the phone. Tell the doctor about travel history and symptoms. Answer the doctor’s questions and follow the doctor’s advice. Do not visit a hospital, health care center, or private doctor’s office unless instructed to do so by the doctor.
- If the doctor will prescribe medication over the phone, ask the doctor to send the prescription to a local pharmacy that delivers.
Caring For Yourself And Your Loved Ones
- Rest. Stay Hydrated. Wear a face mask, cover coughs and sneezes, wash hands often, avoid sharing personal household items, disinfect surfaces often.
- If you need delivery of food and supplies, see our list of resources below.
Monitor your symptoms
- Keep an hourly log of fever/symptoms, time medication was taken, food eaten. This will help you answer the doctor’s questions if you feel worse and need to call again or visit a hospital.
- Pack an overnight bag in case you need to go to the hospital and keep it by the door. Remember to pack a toothbrush, phone charger, pajamas, change of clothes. Remember that no visitors will be allowed at the hospital.
- If your symptoms get worse, call your doctor, use your symptoms log to answer the doctor’s questions, and follow the doctor’s instructions. For medical emergencies, call 911. Tell the person that answers the 911 call if you have symptoms of COVID-19. You may expect to go to the hospital in an ambulance.
MORRIS COUNTY DRIVE THRU TESTING CENTER
- Morris County will open a COVID-19 drive-thru testing center for Morris County residents only, located at the County College of Morris (CCM) in Randolph starting Monday, March 30. Registration begins on Sunday at 10 a.m.
- The Morris County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site will be located at CCM, Dover Chester Road, Randolph, NJ 07869. Residents will need to use the Dover Chester Road entrance in order to access the site
- There is no fee for the test
- Residents must show up in a vehicle and must have an appointment in order to access the testing site – you cannot walk through the testing center. Residents will need to display identification and will need to have a printed copy of a COVID-19 medical prescription from a Physician
- Residents can find more information and make an appointment (starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday) here.
- If you have questions, you can call the County Hotline at 973-829-8250, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, and then from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
- Crisis Text Line: text “NJ” to 741741
- 💕Family Helpline: 1-800-843-5437
- 💕Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-572-7233
- 💕Mental Health Hotline: 866-202-4357
Communities around Morris County are in desperate need of the following. Please help where you can.