COVID-19 Information

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With the end of the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration on May 11, 2023, there have been policy changes regarding COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccinations

COVID-19 At Home Tests

The Rockaway Township Division of Health has FREE Covid-19 At Home Testing Kits for Township residents. Please call         (973) 983-2848 to obtain a Covid-19 testing kit.
Rockaway Township is continually monitoring the Covid-19 situation in the United States. We’ve created this page to share with residents resources concerning the Covid-19 pandemic. Residents with health concerns should contact their healthcare provider.

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases in Rockaway Township & other Information (Updated Regularly)

While New Jersey's eviction moratorium has sunset, the State has introduced critical protections to renter households who experienced economic hardships during the pandemic. Please see link below for more information. (December 3, 2021)

New Jersey Eviction Prevention Information (

New Jersey Eviction Prevention Information for Landlords and Tenants  (August 30,2021)

For additional information visit: or call 609-490-4550.

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation and Executive Order Ending COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (June 4,2021)

Governor Murphy Announces Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions (April 26, 2021)

On Monday, Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey will be easing restrictions on outdoor gatherings and indoor catered events. Outdoor gatherings will increase from the current limit of 200 people to 500. Along with outdoor venues, the capacity limit will increase from 30% for venues with 2,500 fixed seats or more or 50% with outdoor venues with 1,000 fixed seats. Indoor gathering events will have the capacity expanded to a 50% maximum capacity limit or 250 people, whichever is less. Governor Murphy is expected to relax more restrictions as the number of fully vaccinated residents grows. Currently, more than 6.7 million vaccinations have been administered statewide with more being given every day. The Governor indicated that the Executive Order easing the current restrictions will be issued next week, but will be effective as of May 10.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) Phase II

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Increasing Capacity Limits for Indoor Businesses & Indoor & Outdoor Gatherings (March 11, 2021)

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Water, Gas and Electric Utility Shutoffs (March 4, 2021)

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Clarifying Weddings Receptions Can Operate at Increased Capacity (March 3, 2021)

Governor Murphy Announces Expansion of Eligibility for New Jersey's COVIS-19 Vaccination Program (March 1, 2021)

Governor Murphy Announces Increased Capacity Limits for Religious Services and Large Sports and Entertainment Venues, and Spectators for Collegiate Sporting Events (February 22, 2021)

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey (February 17, 2021)

Governor Murphy Announces Executive Order Allowing Limited Spectators at Youth Sporting Events (February 12, 2021)

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order #219 Raising Indoor Capacity Limits from 25 Percent to 35 Percent for Certain Businesses  (February 3, 2021)

 PPP/Shutter Venue Grant/1099 Deadline/New Northwest Regional Director

NAMI NJ Online Support Groups continue this week - Announcement: Siblings Group on January 28!

Governor Murphy Announces All New Jersey Residents Ages 65 and Older Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning on January 14, 2021

Rockaway Township Selected for State COVID-19 Vaccination Mega Site

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order #204 Pausing Indoor Practices and Competitions for Youth and Adult Sports and Lowering Limits on Outdoor Gatherings (December 1, 2020)

Press Release (November 19, 2020)

COVID-19: Mayor's Update (November 17, 2020)

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing the Resumption of Contact Practices and Competitions for Certain Organized Sports in Indoor Settings

Governor Murphy Announces $60 Million in Coronavirus Emergency Relief Funds

Local Government Emergency Fund (CRF)

NJHMFA Expands Its Small Landlord Emergency Grant Program to Assist More New Jersey Families Struggling to Pay Rent Due to COVID-19

Child Care Tuition Assistance Information

Free Fall Program for Job Seekers at County College of Morris (CCM)

ANNOUNCING: NJ Parent Link, NJ's Road to Recovery Resource for Schools, Communities and Professionals

Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver Announce Emergency Grant Funding Program to Assist Small Landlords and Tenants

COVID Research Volunteers Needed

DCA is pleased to announce the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

COVID-19 Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit Process

Mayor Puzio’s COVID-19 Press Releases and Announcements:

New Jersey to Launch Online Grocery Shopping for SNAP Recipients

Virtual Marriage

Mask up!" A New DEP Toolkit for NJ Municipalities to encourage the public to wear face coverings when visiting NJ’s open spaces 

New and Updated Guidance Documents May 2020 & July 2020

Expanded Testing Contact Tracing

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

Emergency Financial Assistance available from United Way of  Northern New Jersey’s ALICE Recovery Fund

New EDA Grant Funding - CARES Act

New Hope- If you are experiencing substance use related matters.

Businesses Permitted to Operate

List of Open Restaurants 

NJ Labor Department to Begin Making Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Payments This Week

SBA Paycheck Protection Program Information  (April 27th 2020) 

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Providing Critical Short-Term Support for Renters

NJNG on Energy Assistance

FEMA Public Notice

“Navigate Parenthood, Navigate New Jersey”
NJ Parent Link 

  • COVID-19 Resources for NJ Parents, Families, Communities & Professionals 

Division of Health

Division of Health to Religious Leaders (April 3, 2020)

Social Security offices in Rockaway closed

 Murphy Announces Postponement of June 2nd Primary Elections until July 7th

Jobs & Hiring Links

Resources for seniors

New Jersey Resources

Federal Resources

Non-Governmental Resources

Federal Government Resources:

The CDC  has regularly updated information on COVID-19 on their website. 

CDC Cloth Face Covering Instructions


State Government Resources:

The NJ Department of Health has regularly updated information on COVID-19 on their website.

The State also is providing a dashboard with information.

Residents with general questions about COVID-19 – the NJ State COVID-19 Information Hotline is available 24/7 in multiple languages for residents with general questions about COVID-19. Please call 1-800-222-1222, or if in NJ but using a non-NJ cell phone number 1-800-962-1253.

New Jersey League of Municipality - COVID-19 Information.

Residents are reminded to take simple steps to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water, rubbing with soap for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a commercially-prepared alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, and then wash your hands as soon as possible afterwards.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cough/sneeze into your elbow instead of into hands or a tissue.
  • If you cough/sneeze into a tissue, discard it immediately afterwards in the trash and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

For more information, residents can also contact the Rockaway Township Health Department at 973-983-2848.

Local Government Programming Alerts:

Rockaway Township Library’s Latest Information about operations during COVID-19.

Additionally we’ll be postponing the Spring Festival to a yet to be determined date.

Please contact the Library’s Director, Scott Davan, at 973-627-2344 with any questions.

Additional Important Information 

COVID Research Volunteers Needed

FREE fall program for job seekers, offered on Tuesday evenings at CCM

FREE fall program for job seekers, offered on Tuesday evenings at CCM

our FREE fall program for job seekers, offered on Tuesday evenings at CCM

In addition, here is the link to our Fall 2020 schedule of online classes

as well as information about our virtual Open House coming up on Sept. 1, 2, and 3:

In addition, here is the link to our Fall 2020 schedule of online classes:

as well as information about our virtual Open House coming up on Sept. 1, 2, and 3:

In addition, here is the link to our Fall 2020 schedule of online classes:

Greetings from the Center for Workforce Development at the County College of Morris (CCM).

We’d like to make you aware of our FREE fall program for job seekers, offered on Tuesday evenings at CCM. We ask that you let your library patrons know about this helpful program by posting the attached flyer on your community bulletin board and/or electronic notice board, and by including it in your electronic newsletter that is sent out to subscribers.


In addition, here is the link to our Fall 2020 schedule of online classes:

as well as information about our virtual Open House coming up on Sept. 1, 2, and 3:


Please help us inform Morris County residents about these opportunities for professional development in these challenging times.

We truly appreciate your assistance with spreading the word. Thank you!


Best wishes,

Julie Gause

Center for Workforce Development

County College of Morris