COVID-19 Coronavirus Resource Portal

Live assistance for medical information regarding COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health 24-hour hotline (1-800-222-1222) or (1-800-962-1253) . The NJ 2-1-1 hotline is available for general public information and basic needs. For alerts/ updates: text NJCOVID to 898-211. 

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:  You can also call The Bridge Access Center number has counselors available: (973) 228-3000. 

COVID-19 Testing Site Information

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 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;, 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.  


COVID-19 update

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:

COVID-19 Coronavirus Resource Portal: 

New Jersey COVID-19 Statistics: 

Click “daily case summary updates” under Epi Data Summaries in the lower right corner.

Quarantine Timeframes guidance: 

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. 

Maplewood testing

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. 

Vaccination opportunities

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! 

Past communications can be found here