Visit this page regularly for current information, tools, and resources to help LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware members plan for and respond to COVID-19. We are working to monitor the situation closely.
In collaboration with peer organizations and federal agencies, we will ensure that the health of the older adult population is a top priority during this time.
New Jersey Update:
For a detailed list of all New Jersey Executive Orders, please click here.
Governor Murphy signed several bills and resolutions into law. Please see the enclosed media release for details.
Phil Murphy signed A-3852/S-2296 into law, allowing conduct of State business and legislative sessions at locations other than Trenton during periods of emergency or other exigency. A3852/S2296 also allows conduct of legislative business using electronic means. In addition, two other bills, A3860 and A3862 which would allow professional and occupational licensing boards to expedite licensing of out-of-state professionals were also signed by the Governor. Both bills were part of a coronavirus-related legislative package that originated in the Assembly earlier this week and were sent to Murphy’s desk Thursday afternoon after the Senate gave its approval. See the press release for more information.
New Jersey’s law against price gouging is now in effect. See details.
NJ Media Advisories & Memos:
- FDA Approves First At-Home Saliva Collection Test for Coronavirus
- Governor Murphy Announces Team of Experts with National Experience to Conduct Review of New Jersey’s Long-Term Care Facilities
- Governor Murphy Announces Expanded Access to Testing at New Jersey’s Community Based Testing Sites
- Governor Murphy Names Restart and Recovery Advisory Council
- Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce Clarifications on Recreational and Entertainment Activity at Essential Retail Businesses and Schools
- Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey
- Governor Murphy Announces Two New American Red Cross Convalescent Plasma Collection Sites in Northern New Jersey
- Governor Murphy and Attorney General Grewal Announce Recent Graduates of Health Care Programs Can Now Join the Fight Against COVID-19 While Waiting to Take Licensing Exams
- NJOHSP Leads New Jersey’s Efforts to Combat Spread of COVID-19 Disinformation
- Governor Murphy Announces Actions to Require Reporting of COVID-19 Demographic Data from Hospitals
- AG Grewal Announces New Rules to Protect Elderly and Disabled New Jerseyans During COVID-19 Pandemic (See also Temporary rule waiver)
- To Prevent Drug Shortages, AG Grewal Imposes Emergency Statewide Restrictions on Certain Prescription Medications
- Governor Murphy announces $70 Million in Food Assistance for Vulnerable Families
- Federal Legislation Requires Paid Sick Leave, Expands Family & Medical Leave for Employers with fewer than 500 employees
- Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Modify Family Leave and Disability Benefits In Response to COVID-19
- Governor Murphy Announced New Funding Sources to Assist Health Care Providers with COVID-19-Related Expenses
- Governor Murphy Announces Actions to Expand Access to Telehealth and Tele-Mental Health Services
- Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has waived regulatory requirements for health care providers licensed in other states so that they can practice in New Jersey.
- Temporary Social Security Service Changes in New Jersey
A portal has been established for daily reporting of data.
It is imperative that your facility report in the NJ GOV portal daily and that case counts and information about recovery are accurate and complete. This is the anticipated solution to all the issues providers have identified with the public reporting of data, but it is dependent on your participation. It has come to our attention that several of our members have not been reporting daily. In order to convince DOH to switch the data source, everyone needs to report on the portal accurately every day. email@example.com is the email to contact to get credentialed for the reporting portal through NJHA if you haven’t already done so.
Coronavirus Waiver Tracker
We’ve been working with our partners at the NJHA and HCANJ on waivers. Please refer to the NJHA Waiver Tracker for the most up to date information on all waivers submissions and status.
LNHA license renewal
Please see DOH memo regarding the waiver of Renewal Deadlines and the waiver of Credentialing Standards. Pursuant to this waiver, all nursing home administrator licenses and their continuing education requirements will be extended until July 31, 2020.
Governor Carney declared a State of Emergency starting on March 13, 2020 at 8 a.m.
Governor Carney Issues Stay-at-Home Order for Delawareans. Non-essential businesses to close at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 24.
- The Governor’s office released an FAQ document on non-essential businesses closures
- The Governor limited gatherings and required new restrictions at businesses.
- The Governor made a modification which allows child care programs in Delaware to be designated as emergency child care sites.
- DRAFT Strategies for State Policies and Spending released for public review
- Governor Carney Orders Out-of-State Travelers to Immediately Self-Quarantine for 14 Days
- Governor Carney Expands Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (H.E.L.P.)
- Please see the State of Emergency Level 2 Driving Restriction waiver and exemption application
- Visit this site for Delaware Health Alert Notifications
- The Legislature is closed until further notice.
The Insurance Commissioner has released several Domestic & Foreign Insurers Bulletins on COVID-19:
- March 9, 2020 Bulletin No. 115: Coverage for COVID-19
- March 20, 2020 Bulletin No. 116: Additional Guidance relating to COVID-19
We are at a critical time in which community containment measures may be increasingly difficult to implement and enforce. Now is the time to prepare your employees, operations and family.