- New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 website
- New Jersey Department of Health, COVID-19 website
- New Jersey Department of Health, COVID-19 Dashboard
Mental Health Resources: Mental Health Hotline: 866-202-4357, NJ Hopeline (peer support and suicide prevention hotline): 855-654-6735 For mental health counseling during the pandemic crisis, The Family Service Bureau of Newark is offering a Crisis Counseling Program, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Phone Number: 973-272-7488 Email Address: FSBNJHH@newcommunity.org You can also call The Bridge Access Center number has counselors available: (973) 228-3000.
Essex County, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced Coronavirus testing sites sponsored by Essex County. The tests are are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or call 973-877-8456.
COVID-19 Testing Locations (PDF) and COVID-19 Test Finder
If you do not have health insurance: Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are federally funded health clinics and see families who do not have insurance. Payment is determined by income/ sliding fee scale, however COVID-19 testing is free of charge, regardless if you have insurance or not. Refer to the township website for a list of FQHCs and their phone numbers.
COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Refer to the links for the Township Communications regarding the COVID-19 vaccine (see red highlighted bars at the top of the page). Also included is the the NJDOH webpage on the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ (NJ DOH)
COVID Vaccinations Available for U.S. Military Veterans Veterans can contact the VA New Jersey Health Care System for COVID19 vaccines; newjersey.va.gov, 973-676-1000, East Orange campus, and the Lyons campus 201-936-7729. Vaccines are by appointment only and depend on availability.
Mayor's Update- March 26, 2021
Good Afternoon Maplewood
I want to thank our community for their continued efforts to fight against COVID-19. We're getting close to the other side of this pandemic but we all must continue to do our part and be vigilant, to get vaccinated as appointments become available and get tested often. Yesterday we reached our 1,300th confirmed case.
The next couple of weeks will be critical to the health of our community as this afternoon starts our school district’s scheduled spring break which means many people will be going away and returning to our community from all over our country and the world. While away please do everything in your power to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wash your hands frequently.
To assist with your return to the community, we will commence testing opportunities the week of April 5th. See below.
Confirmed Cases Update
Maplewood cumulative numbers through 3/25:
Total Cases: 1,300
Total Deaths: 33
March new cases: 196 (ages: 10 months-75 with 39% of new cases being minors.)
Avg Daily Total: 7.8
Total recovered cases: 532
State aggregate data and resources:
Total Cases: 777,521
Total Deaths: 21,795
If you receive a positive test result and have not heard from the Maplewood Public Health Division, please contact us at (973) 762-8120 so that we can advise you on isolation, quarantine and contact tracing.
Updated COVID Communication Document: https://www.twp.maplewood.nj.us/sites/g/files/vyhlif3396/f/uploads/covid...
COVID-19 Coronavirus Resource Portal: https://www.twp.maplewood.nj.us/covid19.
New Jersey COVID-19 Statistics: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml
Click “daily case summary updates” under Epi Data Summaries in the lower right corner.
Quarantine Timeframes guidance: https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/topics/covid2019_professionals.shtml
Keep getting Tested!
This morning I read in the New York Times that COVID-19 testing is on the decline. Unless you’ve been fully vaccinated please continue to get tested on a frequent basis. We encourage residents to get tested with or without symptoms every 15 days.
Below are a handful of opportunities to get tested. In addition, businesses like CVS are also conducting testing as well.
Essex County testing - Up to 800 Tests will be administered
Tuesday, March 30th, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Essex County Hall of Records Complex, Employee Parking Deck, 50 West Market Street, Newark
Saturday, April 3rd , 8 a.m. to 12 noon, Essex County Department of Public Works, 99 West Bradford Avenue, Cedar Grove
Residents age 8 and older are welcome
Free of charge to Essex County residents / No insurance is required.
Starting April 5 until April 30, we will be offering Covid and Antibody Testing at Yale Corner on Springfield Ave. from 9AM to 4PM, Monday - Friday.
PCR (both Nasal and Saliva) as well as ANTIBODY testing will be offered
Please register at NJCOVIDTEAM.COM and be sure to bring ID, Insurance card or Social Security Card if Uninsured.
Please continue to wear your mask
Wearing a mask is not only courteous to your fellow neighbors and citizens, but can be life saving, as it protects them from whatever you may have been exposed to even if you are asymptomatic.
As of March 20, 171,540 shots have been offered by the county and 62,221 people are now fully vaccinated. Vaccine opportunities are currently available at multiple locations. Please find below a list of sites:
Sign up today!