NJ 2-1-1, the statewide information and referral service operated by United Ways of New Jersey, is now taking COVID-19 related telephone calls from New Jersey residents.
Residents with general questions or concerns about the COVID-19 virus can call 211 or 1-800-962-1253. Those wanting to receive updates on the virus via text message can text NJ COVID to 898-211. Residents can receive live assistance with their COVID-19 concerns via text by texting their zip code to 898-211.
The 211 call center will supplement the COVID-19 hotline operated by the New Jersey Poison Control Center. That hotline can be reached at 1-800-222-1222.
For CDC updates on the COVID-19 virus, visit the New Jersey Department of Health’s website at nj.gov/health/coronavirus.
Vote by Mail
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Mercer County Clerk is urging voters to cast their ballots for the upcoming primary election by mail.
According to Mercer County Clerk Paul Sollami Covello, in order to vote by mail, residents must apply for a “Vote by Mail” ballot. Residents can apply for that ballot by downloading an application at nj.gov/state/elections/vote-by-mail.shtml or by calling 609-989-6494.
Application requests must be received by May 26 for those wishing to vote in the June primary. In order for the mail-in votes to be counted, they must be postmarked by Election Day, June 2.