Morris County COVID-19 Information Hub

How to Get COVID-19 Vaccinated

The Morris County Regional Vaccination Center closed on July 16, 2021.

Vaccination appointments are available at other sites. Learn more and make your appointment today!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19. Note: minors who under 18 years old will need a parent/guardian to schedule and attend their vaccine appointment.

Booster Shots

The CDC recommends everyone aged 6 months and older get a COVID-19 booster shot.

A booster shot is a vaccine dose provided to someone who is already fully vaccinated, either through a two-dose vaccine process using Moderna or Pfizer or a single-dose vaccine using Johnson & Johnson.

Second Booster Recommended for Immunocompromised and 50 People

As of right now, CDC has approved additional booster doses of mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) for certain populations. Currently, the recommendation is to provide additional boosters to individuals who fall into the following categories:

  • People who received Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine for their initial and booster doses
  • Adults ages 50 years and older
  • People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised

These additional doses only pertain to mRNA vaccines, and the current information states that individuals who fall into the above categories can be given the additional booster dose at least 4 months after their most recent dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Please visit CDC's booster page for additional information.

Talk to your health care provider about your medical condition and if getting an additional dose is right for you.

Boosters and Vaccine Brands

The booster dose may be of a different vaccine brand than the original vaccine administered.

For example, if an individual was fully vaccinated using the Moderna vaccine, the booster shot may be Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson.

When to Get Your Booster

  • Individuals who received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible for a booster dose at least two months after the initial dose was administered.
  • Individuals who received a Moderna vaccine are eligible for a booster dose at least six months after the second dose was administered.
  • Individuals who received a Pfizer vaccine are eligible for a booster dose at least five months after the second dose was administered.
  • Individuals who are immunocompromised also are eligible for a booster shot.
  • Individuals aged 5-17 are only eligible for the Pfizer shot, and booster, at this time.
   

Get more details on New Jersey's How many doses of a COVID-19 vaccine should I get? page, or the Vaccines & Immunizations page of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Get COVID-19 Testing and Treatment

Get Tested

Get an appointment at an in-person testing site. At-home tests are also available. Learn more and sign up for a COVID-19 test.

Reporting At-Home Test Results

If you test positive on a COVID-19 at-home test, it is highly encouraged that you report your results to your local health department. Case reporting is important as it allows public health agencies to take action (such as contact tracing) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Get Treatment

COVID-19 treatments are available, but must be started early in order to work.

Some testing sites have COVID-19 treatments available. These “One-Stop Test to Treat” sites handle testing and treatment in one visit!

Learn more about the Test-to-Treat program, and find a Test to Treat site near you:

 

Morris County COVID-19 Cases and Vaccination Data

For statewide numbers and county-by-county vaccination data, visit the State of NJ COVID-19 Dashboard.

Morris County case numbers are updated on this website in the afternoons on Monday-Friday. 

Reductions in numbers from previous dates may be due to cases being transferred out of jurisdiction and/or further investigation revealing that the case was incorrectly reported to the NJDOH/local health department as confirmed.

Note: On mobile devices, click the green "plus" icon next to a town's name to view previous days' case totals. You can also rotate your phone to view more columns at once.

Case Counts Are Cumulative From March 1, 2020

Municipality 9/28 9/27 9/26 9/23 9/22 9/21
Boonton 2192 2190 2189 2184 2184 2183
Boonton Township 1130 1127 1127 1126 1126 1122
Butler 1855 1854 1854 1847 1847 1846
Chatham Borough 1771 1771 1771 1770 1770 1769
Chatham Township 2331 2328  2328  2325 2325 2325 
Chester Borough 372 371 371 371 371 371
Chester Township 1448 1446 1445 1443 1443 1443
Denville 4027 4024 4022 4016 4012 4007
Dover 5585 5582 5582 5561 5558 5556
East Hanover 2626 2626 2642 2618 2616 2615
Florham Park 2635 2633 2631 2626 2626 2624
Hanover 3084 3081 3081 3079 3078 3077
Harding 752 752 752 751 750 749
Jefferson 4954 4948 4945 4936 4933 4923
Kinnelon 2283 2282 2281 2279 2278 2278
Lincoln Park 3266 3265 3265 3263 3263 3259
Long Hill 1843 1841 1840 1839 1837 1837
Madison 3005 3003 3002 2998 2998 2996
Mendham Borough 1047 1047 1047 1047 1046 1045
Mendham Township 1073  1072 1069 1066 1064 1063
Mine Hill 1121 1120 1116 1116 1115 1110
Montville 5133 5130 5130 5125 5125 5125
Morris Plains 1590 1589 1588 1588 1588 1586
Morris Township 4818 4816 4812 4807 4805 4804
Morristown 5202 5199 5191  5185 5181 5176
Mount Arlington 1327 1325 1325 1323 1322 1321
Mount Olive 7632 7628 7621 7606 7604 7593
Mountain Lakes 923 923 922 920 918 917
Netcong 903 902 902 899 897 896
Parsippany 12208 12199 12192 12174 12161 12148
Pequannock 4072 4068 4065 4060 4058 4057
Randolph 5876 5872 5869 5861 5855 5848
Riverdale 1087 1085 1083 1082 1081 1081
Rockaway Borough 1686 1685 1681 1676 1674 1672
Rockaway Township 6394 6386 6381 6367 6359 6351
Roxbury 5766 5765 5763 5756 5751 5745
Victory Gardens 445 445 445 444 444 444
Washington Township 3679 3678 3674 3666 3662 3658
Wharton 2174 2172 2170 2168 2163 2161
TOTALS 119315 119230 119156 118968 118888 118781

 

The figures reflect COVID-19 positive cases as of the date and time indicated, some cases which may be pending, or have yet to be entered into the system.

Please note the following limitations and provisos related to the data above:

  • COVID-19-related deaths are not included in this data. Visit the State of NJ COVID-19 Dashboard for a summary of death totals.
  • Pursuant to HIPAA, specific identifying health information of persons testing positive or who have passed due to the virus will not be released.
  • Data reflects COVID-19 positive cases on dates and times indicated; some cases may be pending and are not yet entered.
  • Data may or may not include cases with incomplete or incorrect street addresses or PO boxes. Further investigation by local health officials may result in changes (increases or reductions) in the daily tallies for a municipality.
  • Figures do not include persons under quarantine/isolation due to exposure and who have not tested positive.
  • The numbers, especially higher numbers, do not necessarily reflect community spread in a specific town. Various factors may be related to high numbers, such as increased testing and facilities with high-risk populations.
  • This data should not be used to gauge if heightened precautions are needed in specific towns. Social distancing, hand hygiene, and preventive steps must be followed at all times regardless of the number of cases in a municipality.

Announcements

Read Your Health Matters(PDF, 630KB), the Morris County Division of Public Health Newsletter. Learn about how the different COVID-19 vaccines work, where vaccinations are available, the difference between quarantine and isolation, and more COVID topics.

Cancellations and Service Updates

In consultation with Public Health, it has been determined that mask wearing is once again optional and no longer required within county facilities for both employees and visitors beginning Wednesday, February 9, 2022.  This decision is based upon high immunization rates in the County, current epidemiological models/forecasts, and a decreasing number of cases. 

Excluded from this change is the Correctional Facility and residential congregate living settings, which would include the Youth Shelter and the Juvenile Detention Center.  There are other situations, often based upon the vulnerability of the clientele served and location constraints, where masking should remain a practice. 

Anyone who chooses to wear a mask is welcome to do so and will not be discriminated against.

Courts & Legal

Library

  • Both floors of the Morris County Library are open.
    • Hours: Monday through Thursday - 9 AM to 9 PM; Friday and Saturday - 9 AM to 5 PM.

Human Services

  • The Office of Temporary Assistance asks residents to apply online or by phone for enrollment to programs. Due to COVID-19 and a rise in applications, you may experience longer wait times. Read more at the OTA webpage.
    • Extended Hours service at OTA is temporarily suspended.
    • OTA Dover office is closed.
    • OTA main office on West Hanover Avenue in Morris Township is open but public access is limited. Staff will be at the front door to answer questions.
    • All applications will be taken by phone, mail or online. A drop box will be placed at the OTA main building for completed applications and mail.
    • Information regarding applications, re-certification and more can be found at on the OTA webpage
    • Main Office Phone: 973-326-7800
    • Dover Office Phone: 973-682-4990
  • Senior Home Delivered Meals are still in operation. Most congregate meal sites have reopened - get the most up-to-date list of open sites.
  • Morris Area Paratransit SystemMAPS continues to operate. We encourage persons with active symptoms of coughing, fever, or shortness of breath not to utilize these vehicles, as we want to continue to provide support to those with ongoing needs.
  • The Morris County Veterans Services Office is continuing operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the office is open to the public, we continue to offer assistance to veterans and their families with claims to the VA, via phone, email, fax, and mail. If you wish to contact the office, call 973-285-6866 or email [email protected].
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Clinic: The Morristown VA clinic re-opened effective September 8, 2020 by appointment only. Entry to the clinic is through the front entrance of the Morris View Healthcare Center.
  • One Stop Career Centers: Both the One-Stop Career Center at 1 Medical Drive in Morris Plains and the One-Stop Career Center in Randolph at 13 Emery Avenue, are closed to customer walk-ins until further notice. For individuals seeking career services and counseling (resume, interviewing, job search assistance and/or labor market support), please call 862-397-5600 or email [email protected] for a virtual consultation with a One-Stop Employment Counselor.  For a list of available job openings, please visit the State of New Jersey Hiring Portal at https://covid19.nj.gov, the National Labor Exchange website at https://usnlx.com/, or speak with one of the Center’s Employment Counselors.
  • Employment and Training Services:
    • Grant funded career training is available for unemployed and underemployed individuals. Training grants up to $5,000 are available for those interested and eligible.  Please call (973) 285-6880 or email [email protected] to schedule a consultation with a Training Counselor.
    • We've also launched a free mobile Employment Resources platform for job seekers! Text “MSW” to 973-834-6955 to get text updates about job leads, hiring events, training program information, and more! If you prefer using a computer, check out the Employment Resources portal on the web.
  • SNAP recipients: If your case is due to be recertified in July, August, September, October, or November, and you were unable to get your paperwork to us or complete your interview, your case will not be closed. You will receive your benefits on the usual day. Your case will be recertified in the future, once this public health crisis has settled. In the meantime, you will continue to receive SNAP benefits. Visit the State of NJ site for more details.
  • Navigating Hope has resumed operations. Navigating Hope staff help clients fill out applications for benefits and services such as SNAP, TANF, General Assistance, Medicaid, and more on the van.

Law & Public Safety

  • The Morris County Correctional Facility has resumed inmate, attorney, and professional visits.     
  • Hope One has resumed bi-weekly deployments in the community. Visit the Hope One page for more information.
  • The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has returned to normal operations.
  • Morris County Public Safety Training Academy: visit the Academy webpage for course updates.

Morris County Clerk

  • The Morris County Clerk recommends that all documents for Registry be filed and recorded by mail or using e-filing. A drop-off box is available in the Administration & Records Building (10 Court St, Morristown).  

Elections

  • The Morris County Board of Elections is now open to the public.

Schools

  • The Morris County School of Technology is closed for in-person instruction until further notice. A distance learning plan has been created.  View their COVID-19 page for more information.
  • County College of Morris has returned its campus to full operations and is now mask optional. Classes are being offered in both on-campus and online formats. For the most up-to-date information, visit the college’s COVID Information and Resource Center on the CCM website.

Chamber of Commerce

  • The Morris County Chamber of Commerce has gone virtual! Our physical offices may be closed, but the chamber staff is ready to help you. Call 973-539-3882 or visit https://www.morrischamber.org/chamber-team.html to contact us.  If you need a Certificate of Origin, please contact Dina O’Keefe at [email protected]. Our in-person meetings are postponed until further notice, but we have a full schedule of virtual meetings and events. Learn more at https://www.morrischamber.org/.

Parks & Culture

  • The Morris County Heritage Commission is open by appointment only to in-person research appointments, vendor visits, or anyone needing assistance. Staff will continue to be available by telephone and email to assist constituents. 
  • Many Morris County Park Commission parks, trails, campsites, historic sites, and facilities have reopened, with social distancing measures in place, as allowed by Executive Order 133(PDF, 120KB), signed on April 29. Keep up with the latest on morrisparks.net.
  • Morristown National Historical Park's indoor facilities will begin a limited reopening on July 2. Learn more.

Other County Services

  • The Board of County Commissioners will hold their meetings in person, at the Administration and Records Building, Morristown. The public is welcome to attend in person or via WebEx. View upcoming meeting dates and agendas.
  • Other board and commission meetings are generally being held remotely via WebEx. Please check the county calendar for updates.
  • All Morris County Soil Conservation District staff are working hybrid schedules due to COVID-19 staffing protocol. Public access to the office is restricted. The Soil Conservation Plan Review will continue to process applications and issue reports within the 30-day statutory period. No in-person delivery will be accepted.
  • All Planning & Preservation staff are working hybrid schedules due to COVID-19 staffing protocol. Public access to the office is restricted. The Land Development Review Section will continue to process applications and issue reports within the 30-day statutory period. No in-person delivery will be accepted.
  • Open Public Records Requests may be delayed. Governor has modified the deadline for responses to requests for government records during the emergency period. Go to our OPRA page for more information.
  • The Housing Authority continues to operate but is closed to the public. Anyone wishing to apply for public housing can do so on the website. Public housing tenants, Section 8 participants and landlords, should email assigned caseworkers. If unsure, call 973 540-0389 or email [email protected].
  • If you wish to place a public bid on county contracts, you are encouraged to not attend bid openings in person – use the mail or a dropbox at the Administration Building. Read more about bid openings.
  • The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has now resumed most services suspended during the pandemic. Phone service is limited, so please contact the MCMUA by emailing [email protected]. Visit the MCMUA homepage for information about Household Hazardous Waste Disposal days and other status updates.
  • Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County is open to the public. Visit the Rutgers Coop website or call 973-285-8300 for information on specific programs and services in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Rutgers Master Gardeners and 4-H.

Executive Orders and Emergency Declarations

New Jersey Governor's Executive Orders

Keep up to date with executive orders from the Office of the Governor regarding pandemic restrictions and the lifting of those restrictions.

Morris County Emergency Declarations

FAQ

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html.

When should I seek immediate medical attention?

If you have any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Should I wear a mask?

YES. The CDC recommends wearing a face covering to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Follow these instructions in order to put on, wear, and take off your mask properly. Learn about different types of masks.

Masks should not be worn by:

  • Children under 2 years
  • A person with a disability who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, for reasons related to the disability
  • A person for whom wearing a mask would create a risk to workplace health, safety, or job duty as determined by the workplace risk assessment

Most people with underlying medical conditions can and should wear masks.

  • If you have respiratory conditions and are concerned about wearing a mask safely, discuss with your healthcare provider the benefits and potential risks of wearing a mask.
  • If you have asthma, you can wear a mask. Discuss with your healthcare provider if you have any concerns about wearing a mask.

If you interact with people who rely on reading lips, you may have difficulty communicating while wearing a mask.

  • Consider wearing a clear mask or a cloth mask with a clear panel.
    • Generally, vinyl and non-breathable materials are not recommended for masks. However, for ease of lip-reading, this is an exception to that general guidance.
  • If you are not able to get a clear mask, consider using written communication, closed captioning, or decreasing background noise to make communication possible while wearing a mask that blocks lips.
 

Can I wear gloves instead of handwashing?

Gloves are NOT a substitute for proper handwashing and sanitation. While gloves can be a preventative measure, you can still touch your face wearing gloves, and if you don’t take them off properly you can spread the virus. For more information on hand hygiene, visit https://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/.

How many cases are there in Morris County?

View our estimate of the cumulative cases by town in Morris County. However, due to how cases are reported, from medical practitioners to local health departments, then to the state, we do not have a fully accurate count of the number of cases. The New Jersey Department of Health has an interactive dashboard that gives a rough estimate of the number.

I’m having trouble coping, what can I do?

This is an unprecedented time, and taking care of our mental health is important. You can call the NJ Mental Health Cares hotline at 866-202-HELP (4357) for immediate support, and follow our list of ways to cope for suggestions: keeping a schedule, limiting news consumption, connecting with family and friends online, and more.

I have questions about caring for my pet – are animal hospitals open? How does pet licensing work?

For information about pets and COVID-19, read the pets Q&A list(PDF, 249KB) from the Department of Health.

Where can I get vaccinated?

Go to our Morris County Regional Vaccination Center page to sign up for the Rockaway Mall-based megasite, or visit the state's list of vaccine providers.

What can I do once I've been vaccinated?

Two weeks after receiving your last vaccination dose, you can:

  • gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without a mask
  • gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household, unless anyone in that household is at risk of severe illness

You should still wear a mask and social distance in public spaces, and avoid crowds and medium and large gatherings. 

Read the CDC guidelines for more information.

I lost my COVID-19 vaccination card. How can I get a copy to show proof I received the vaccine? 

The NJ Department of Health cannot provide a new CDC COVID-19 vaccination card. However, they can provide you with a copy of your immunization record.

If you lost your COVID-19 vaccination card, you will need to request your immunization record by visiting the New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS) at https://njiis.nj.gov/core/web/index.html#/home or simply type njiis.nj.gov in your browser. Once on this page, complete the following actions:

  1. Click on “Submit a Request” from the top blue ribbon
  2. Select the topic question “I want to request a copy of my immunization record from NJIIS.”
  3. This will open the help center request form (ticket). Click on link “Request a copy of NJIIS Immunization Record”. This will open the IMM-46 form which you need to complete. You can attach the form directly to this ticket. Per the instructions on this form, you will need to attach a copy of your photo ID. The following are examples of acceptable forms of identification: a state-issued photo driver’s license with address; a state-issued photo non-driver’s identification card with address; a similar form of identification issued by this State, another state, or the Federal government; or a photo identification card issued by a New Jersey County Clerk.
  4. If you wish to have a copy of the COVID-19 vaccine lot number, please write this in the description section of the ticket.
  5. Click “Send” to submit your request. Your request will be processed within 24-48 business hours. Please note all immunization records will be mailed they cannot be emailed.

Where should I go for information about coronavirus?

Visit the CDC or New Jersey Department of Health websites for the most accurate, up-to-date information. For more local information, contact your health department.

What You Can Do

Steps you can take to prevent spread of flu and the common cold will also help prevent coronavirus:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid contact with others
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing

Morris County residents should contact their local health departments with their questions and concerns.

For more information, visit the following:

Novel Coronavirus Public Call Center (NJPIES): 1-800-222-1222

Get Help

Mental Health and Substance Use Issues

Are you struggling with mental health or substance use issues during the pandemic? You don't have to do this alone. Visit our COVID-19 Mental Health Resources page to access the COVID-19 helpline, support groups, free online Naloxone training, and more.

Get Employment Help

Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community: visit the State of NJ COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal.

Read the Department of Labor’s Coronavirus FAQ(PDF, 343KB) for information about unemployment insurance, eligibility, paid leave, and more.

For unemployment information, visit myunemployment.nj.gov.

Find a Service Provider

Read the 2020 Morris County Resource List(PDF, 748KB) for information about services providers in Morris County, including childcare, healthcare, transportation and more. Service may be halted by individual providers due to COVID-19, so call to confirm what services are available.

Get Food Assistance

If you are in need of food during difficult times, visit our Public Assistance page to get the resources you need.

Get Rental Assistance

Renters and landlords: Are you behind on rent and/or utilities due to COVID-19? Help is here! Apply for the State of New Jersey's Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Learn more about the program: renterslandlords.

Information for Businesses

Read the following from the State of New Jersey:

For information about business operations and economic assistance, please visit the State of New Jersey’s website for businesses and COVID-19 or call 1-800-JERSEY-7. To apply directly to the Small Business Administration, visit their COVID-19 relief options page.

Read The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020.

PPE Public Listing

Looking to purchase PPE and other COVID-related goods? Visit the State of NJ’s PPE Wholesale Supplier Registry Public Listing.

Printouts

Business owners are encouraged to print and hang these flyers for the safety of their staff and the public:

Chamber of Commerce Events

The Morris County Chamber of Commerce regularly holds events online. View the Chamber’s calendar for more information.

Chamber of Commerce Facebook Groups

Join these Facebook groups to share resources and hear directly from the Chamber of Commerce: