COVID-19

New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Resource Guide for the Coronavirus Emergency

Office of Strategic Planning & Outreach

Last updated 4/21/20

  1. MY CORONAVIRUS SITUATION is XYZ, what benefit do I qualify for –
    1. Scenarios Resource: https://www.nj.gov/labor/assets/PDFs/COVID-19%20SCENARIOS.pdf
  1. Read client this short URL: nj.gov/labor/scenarios
  2. This document is also available in Spanish on our general COVID webpage.
    1. Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covidFAQ.shtml
  1. Read client this short URL: nj.gov/labor/covidFAQ
  2. PDF version: https://www.nj.gov/labor/assets/PDFs/NJWorkersFAQs.pdf
    1. Read client this short URL: gov/labor/NJWorkers

 

  1. MY SITUATION involves both Unemployment AND Temporary Disability/Family Leave Benefits
    1. Resource: https://www.nj.gov/labor/assets/PDFs/COVID-19%20SCENARIOS.pdf
  1. Read client this short URL: nj.gov/labor/scenarios
    1. Resource: See “Pregnancy, Caregiving, UI” tab in https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covidFAQ.shtm

 

  1. What time should I be certifying for benefits?
    1. Resource: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/schedule.shtml
  1. Read client this short URL: nj.gov/labor/schedule

 

  1. I don’t understand how to answer the questions on the unemployment application. They don’t make any sense during coronavirus. HELP!
    1. Resource: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/covidinstructions.shtml
  1. Read client this short URL: nj.gov/labor/certify

 

  1. What about my federal leave rights? Don’t I get more sick days or time to care for a child out of school?
    1. Resource: https://www.nj.gov/labor/assets/PDFs/FamiliesFirstCoronaResAct.pdf
  1. Read client this short URL: nj.gov/labor/COVIDpaidleave
    1. Resource: https://www.nj.gov/labor/assets/PDFs/COVID-19%20SCENARIOS.pdf
  1. Read client this short URL: nj.gov/labor/scenarios
    1. Resource: https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covidFAQ.shtml
  1. Read client this short URL: nj.gov/labor/covidFAQ

 

  1. I am self-employed. What am I eligible for?
    1. Visit https://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/independentcontractors.shtml
    2. Two guides for self-employed on: Benefits Available and How to File for Unemployment Assistance

 

  1. What are my job protection/non-discrimination rights when I am on leave?
    1. NJ Family Leave Act:
      1. https://www.nj.gov/oag/dcr/downloads/NJ_DCRFAQs_on_COVID-19_Final_20200318_ENG.pdf
      2. https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200414d.shtml
    2. US Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA): https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla

 

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Sequence for Putting on Personal Protective Equipment

Low-cost and free internet access.

 

  • Spectrum is offering free wifi to students for 60 days call 1-844-488-8395
  • Comcast is also offering free wifi for 60 days to new low-income families as well as opening their Xfinity WiFi hotspots to everyone for free.  Click here for a map of Xfinity hotspots
  • Altice through Optimum and Suddenlink is offering free internet connectivity for 60 days.  Optimum is also offering access though their special WiFi hotspots SSID:  optimumwifiemergency.   Call the numbers below for further information on getting internet at your home   
    • 866-200-9522 to enroll in Optimum region
    • 888-633-0030 to enroll in Suddenlink region
  • AT&T is also offering public access to their Wi-Fi Hotspots for free.  There are also offering internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through our Access from AT&T program

 

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Passaic County COVID-19 testing site opens Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 9am at 

William Paterson University. Please read the following:

 

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/coronavirus/2020/03/23/nj-coronavirus-passaic-county-test-site-william-paterson-university-open-wednesday/2903376001/

 

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19: Information for Communities and the General Public:

 https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_community.shtml

 

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