This page was last updated on January 5, 2021.
The CDC’s factsheet provides an overview of coronavirus disease 2019, its symptoms, tips for prevention, and travel information. In light of new data about how COVID-19 spreads, the CDC now recommends that people wear a cloth face covering to cover their nose and mouth in a community setting. See the CDC’s FAQ for more guidelines.
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, you should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your primary medical provider for medical advice. The CDC offers guidance on additional steps to take if you are sick, you are caring for someone who is sick, or disinfecting your home if someone is sick.
If you are a resident student and feel unwell, remain in your room and contact the Health Center at 732-987-2756. If you are a commuter student, you should stay home and call your primary medical provider and the Health Center at 732-987-2756. If you are an employee, you should stay at home and call your primary medical provider or urgent care facility first to discuss your symptoms.
The New Jersey Department of Health maintains a dashboard of COVID-19 cases and their distribution by county.
Stress and anxiety are normal reactions when there is an infectious disease outbreak. It’s important to monitor your own physical and mental health. Know the signs of stress, how to relieve stress, and when to seek help. The Counseling Center offers these helpful tips and resources. If you need additional assistance, contact the Counseling Center at ude.naigroeg@gnilesnuoc or 732-987-2680.
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. More information about the vaccine and New Jersey’s evolving plan for phased distribution can be found on the state’s website. Consider pre-registering for the vaccine on New Jersey’s vaccination registration portal. Remember to consult your primary care physician before receiving any vaccinations.