COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person-to-person via close contact (within 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Patients with COVID-19 have had mild-to-severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Some patients have pneumonia in both lungs, multi-organ failure, and in some cases death.

There is no specific antiviral treatment and no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. The best prevention is to take everyday preventive actions, like avoiding close contact with people who are sick and washing your hands often. People with COVID-19 can seek medical care to help relieve symptoms.

The State of New Jersey has established a New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub for general information on the COVID-19 emergency. For the latest non-business news, guidance, resources, and support, visit

Updated: March 25, 2020

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