COVID-19 Vaccine Registration
The Morris County Regional Vaccination Center is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments ONLY for:
- Paid or unpaid persons working or volunteering in a healthcare setting
- Residents of long-term care facilities and other congregate settings
- Frontline first responders
- Persons aged 65 and older
- Persons aged 16 to 64 years old who have at least one chronic medical condition that poses high-risk for severe COVID-19
PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT. You will not be permitted into the facility.
Get COVID-19 Testing
Free At-Home Testing
Morris County is offering FREE at-home COVID-19 nasal testing for homebound residents ONLY.
Homebound individuals who are symptomatic and unable to leave their home can order no-cost, at-home tests.
- Only Morris County residents and people who work in Morris County are eligible.
- Do not enter your credit card information when applying for the test.
- If you work in Morris County, but do not live here, you must submit proof of employment in the county such as an employee identification card or your employer’s contact information. Once that information is confirmed by our staff, you will receive an email with further instructions.
- You will be asked to provide your health insurance information, but you will not be billed. If you are not insured, your test will still be completed with no cost to you.
- Due to limited supplies, individuals will be limited to two tests per month.
No-Cost In-Person Testing at CCM
Morris County is now offering no-cost, in-person saliva COVID testing at County College of Morris.
Testing is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
- You must present proof during the appointment that you live or work in Morris County.
- You must schedule an appointment to get your test. No walk-ins.
- You can get a test whether or not you’re experiencing symptoms.
- Don’t eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to your COVID test.
- You must wear a mask during your appointment.
Directions and Precautions
Parking at CCM for people with appointments will be reserved in Lot 6, where individuals using public transportation to and from CCM also may board or disembark from a bus. To find directions to CCM and learn more about public transportation options to and from the campus, please go to the CCM website.
Other Testing Sites
- List of known Morris County testing sites
- Zufall Health Center
- State of NJ test site locator
- COVID-19 self-assessment tool
If you have any questions, call our COVID Hotline at 973-829-8250.
Morris County COVID-19 Cases
Note: Case numbers are updated in the afternoons on Monday-Friday. For statewide numbers, visit the State of NJ COVID-19 Dashboard.
Reductions in numbers from previous dates may be due to cases being transferred out of jurisdiction and/or further investigation revealing that the case was incorrectly reported to the NJDOH/local health department as confirmed.
The figures reflect COVID-19 positive cases as of the date and time indicated, some cases which may be pending, or have yet to be entered into the system.
Please note the following limitations and provisos related to the data above:
- COVID-19-related deaths are not included in this data. Visit the State of NJ COVID-19 Dashboard for a summary of death totals.
- Pursuant to HIPAA, specific identifying health information of persons testing positive or who have passed due to the virus will not be released.
- Data reflects COVID-19 positive cases on dates and times indicated; some cases may be pending and are not yet entered.
- Data may or may not include cases with incomplete or incorrect street addresses or PO boxes. Further investigation by local health officials may result in changes (increases or reductions) in the daily tallies for a municipality.
- Figures do not include persons under quarantine/isolation due to exposure and who have not tested positive.
- The numbers, especially higher numbers, do not necessarily reflect community spread in a specific town. Various factors may be related to high numbers, such as increased testing and facilities with high-risk populations.
- This data should not be used to gauge if heightened precautions are needed in specific towns. Social distancing, hand hygiene, and preventive steps must be followed at all times regardless of the number of cases in a municipality.
Updates from Morris County
- February 1: Morris County COVID-19 Vaccination Center and Morris County Testing Center Will Be Closed Tuesday, Feb. 2
- January 31: Morris County COVID-19 Vaccination Center and Testing Center Will Be Closed Monday
- January 28: Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center Closed Saturday & Sunday
- January 27: Morris County Ranks in Top Tier for Issuing COVID-19 Inoculations
- January 8: Morris County, Atlantic Health System and State of New Jersey Open Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center
- January 6: Morris County Expands No-Cost COVID-19 Testing at County College of Morris
- December 31: Morris County Modifying COVID-19 Testing Plan to Focus on CCM Center
- December 30: UPDATE: How New Jersey Is Distributing the COVID-19 Vaccines
For older announcements, visit the COVID-19 Announcements page.
Cancellations and Service Updates
Courts & Legal
- For information about the court system, visit https://njcourts.gov/.
- The Morris County Surrogate’s Office will resume in-person probate appointments on October 5.
- Appointments must be scheduled in advanced by calling 973-285-6500.
- Only two people can come to an appointment (including your attorney).
- Masks are required at all times.
- For more information, visit the Surrogate’s website.
- The Morris County Library is partially reopened as of September 29. 30 patrons are allowed to enter the building at a time. Limited services are available in Circulation, Readers Services, Computers, Children’s Department, and Reference Material (with 24-hours notice).
- All scheduled in-Library programming is cancelled and usage of the conference and public meeting rooms is prohibited.
- Drop-off service has resumed via the library book drops.
- Pickup of new material is available via curbside service (contactless delivery) for books, music, and other library material. Call 973-285-6930 for more information.
- Visit the Library website for the latest updates.
- The Office of Temporary Assistance asks residents to apply online or by phone for enrollment to programs. Due to COVID-19 and a rise in applications, you may experience longer wait times. Read more at the OTA website.
- Extended Hours service at OTA is temporarily suspended.
- OTA Dover office is closed.
- OTA main office on West Hanover Avenue in Morris Township is open but public access is limited. Staff will be at the front door to answer questions.
- All applications will be taken by phone, mail or online. A drop box will be placed at the OTA main building for completed applications and mail.
- Information regarding applications, re-certification and more can be found at https://hs.morriscountynj.gov/ota/
- Main Office Phone: 973-326-7800
- Dover Office Phone: 973-682-4990
- Senior Home Delivered Meals are still in operation. The Congregate Meals have been converted to home delivery or takeout.
- Morris Area Paratransit System: MAPS continues to operate by providing rides to persons with ongoing life-sustaining needs, medical appointments, and employment. We encourage persons with active symptoms of coughing, fever, or shortness of breath not to utilize these vehicles, as we want to continue to provide support to those with ongoing needs.
- The Morris County Veterans Services Office is continuing operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the office is closed to the public, we are assisting veterans and their families with claims to the VA, via phone, email, fax, and mail, and are still providing flags for veterans’ graves. If you wish to contact the office, call 973-285-6866 or email [email protected].
- Veterans Affairs Medical Clinic: The Morristown VA clinic re-opened effective September 8, 2020 by appointment only. Entry to the clinic is through the front entrance of the Morris View Healthcare Center.
- One Stop Career Centers: Both the One-Stop Career Center at 1 Medical Drive in Morris Plains and the One-Stop Career Center in Randolph, at 13 Emery Avenue, are closed to customer walk-ins until further notice. For individuals seeking career counseling (resume, interviewing, job search assistance and/or labor market support), please call 862-397-5600 for a consultation with a One-Stop Employment Counselor. For a list of available job openings, please visit the State of New Jersey Hiring Portal at https://covid19.nj.gov or the Department of Labor site at https://usnlx.com/.
- Employment and Training Services: Grant funded career training is available for unemployed and underemployed individuals. Grants up to $4,000 are available for those interested and eligible. Please call (973) 285-6880 to schedule a consultation with a Training Counselor.
- SNAP recipients: If your case is due to be recertified in January, and you were unable to get your paperwork to us or complete your interview, your case will not be closed. You will receive your benefits on the usual day. Your case will be recertified in the future, once this public health crisis has settled. In the meantime, you will continue to receive SNAP benefits. Visit the State of NJ site for more details.
- Navigating Hope has resumed operations. Navigating Hope staff will have information on how to apply for benefits and services such as SNAP, TANF, General Assistance, Medicaid, etc. Paper applications will be available along with instructions for completing the application process online. (Applications will not be taken on the van.)
Law & Public Safety
- The Morris County Sheriff’s Office foreclosure sales on October 22 are cancelled. Please check the Sheriff’s website for updates.
- Due to the COVID-19 outbreak across the nation and state, changes have been made to visits to the Morris County Correctional Facility:
- Inmate visits with family are temporarily suspended until further notice.
- Non-contact visits between attorneys and inmates can occur through glass partitions on an emergency basis only. Attorneys and inmates will otherwise communicate via video-conferencing.
- Professional visits to inmates are limited to emergencies only, and must be approved by a Facility Security Captain.
- Hope One has resumed bi-weekly deployments in the community. Visit the Hope One schedule for more information.
- The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is suspending all reception desk services and in-person contact to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. If you have questions, contact the Prosecutor’s office at 973-285-6200 or [email protected].
- Morris County Public Safety Training Academy: only Basic Police and Fire Courses (such as Fire Fighter 1) are running. All in-service courses are suspended until further notice. For updates, visit the Academy website.
- The Morris County Board of Elections is closed to the public. Questions: call 973-285-6715 or email: [email protected].
- The Morris County Clerk recommends that all documents for Registry be filed and recorded by mail or using e-filing. A drop-off box is available in the Administration & Records Building (10 Court St, Morristown).
- The Morris County School of Technology is closed for in-person instruction until further notice. A distance learning plan has been created. View their COVID-19 page for more information.
- County College of Morris campus is open for the Fall Semester but most classes are taking place online and the majority of departments are operating in a virtual format with limited on-campus hours. Those wishing to come to campus, other than for a class, are asked to first make an appointment. A listing of departmental emails and phone numbers can be found on the college’s COVID Information and Resource Center on the CCM website.
Chamber of Commerce
- The Morris County Chamber of Commerce has gone virtual! Our physical offices may be closed, but the chamber staff is ready to help you. Call 973-539-3882 or visit https://www.morrischamber.org/chamber-team.html to contact us. If you need a Certificate of Origin, please contact Dina O’Keefe at [email protected]. Our in-person meetings are postponed until further notice, but we have a full schedule of virtual meetings and events. Learn more at https://www.morrischamber.org/.
Parks & Culture
- The Morris County Heritage Commission is open to staff only. In-person research appointments, vendor visits, or assistance will not be accessible until further notice. Staff will be available by telephone and email to assist constituents.
- Many Morris County Park Commission parks, trails, campsites, historic sites, and facilities have reopened, with social distancing measures in place, as allowed by Executive Order 133, signed on April 29. Some parks remain closed. All Park Commission Programs, Activities & Events have been cancelled for the remainder of the year. View the full list of park closings and openings and keep up with the latest on morrisparks.net.
- Sunrise Lake Beach Club at Lewis Morris County Park is closed for the 2020 season.
- Morristown National Historical Park has increased access to sites throughout the park as of July 24. Keep up with what’s open and closed in the park via the National Park Service.
Other County Services
- The Board of County Commissioners will meet via WebEx on February 24 for their Work Session and Public meetings.
- Board and commission meetings are canceled or being done remotely. Please check the county calendar for updates.
- The Morris County Soil Conservation District is closed.
- All Planning & Preservation staff are working hybrid schedules due to COVID-19 staffing protocol. Public access to the office is restricted. The Land Development Review Section will continue to process applications and issue reports within the 30-day statutory period. Please see the Planning & Preservation website for application submittal instructions. No in-person delivery will be accepted.
- Open Public Records Requests may be delayed. Governor has modified the deadline for responses to requests for government records during the emergency period. Go to our OPRA page for more information.
- The Housing Authority continues to operate but is closed to the public. Anyone wishing to apply for public housing can do so on the website. Public housing tenants, Section 8 participants and landlords, should email assigned caseworkers. If unsure, call 973 540-0389 or email [email protected].
- If you wish to place a public bid on county contracts, you are encouraged to not attend bid openings in person – use the mail or a dropbox at the Administration Building. Read more about bid openings.
- The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has now resumed most services suspended during the pandemic. Phone service is limited, so please contact the MCMUA by emailing [email protected]. Visit the MCMUA homepage for information about Household Hazardous Waste Disposal days and other status updates.
- Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County is open to the public on a limited basis. Visit the Rutgers Coop website or call 973-285-8300 for information on specific programs and services in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Rutgers Master Gardeners and 4-H.
Executive Orders and Reopening New Jersey
Gov. Phil Murphy has unveiled a multi-stage approach to execute a “responsible and strategic” economic restart for New Jersey. The process for lifting restrictions is guided by six principles and key metrics. New Jersey will enter new stages based on data that demonstrates improvements in public health and the capacity to safeguard the public. The restart will be phased-in within each stage, rather than opening all businesses and activities at once within a stage.
New Jersey entered Stage 2 on Monday, June 15. Read about the stages of reopening.
View all executive orders from the Governor’s office.
Morris County Emergency Declarations
- Emergency Declaration Number 1 (3/19/20)
- Emergency Declaration Number 2 (3/21/20)
- Emergency Declaration Number 3 (5/1/20): regarding state and county parks and golf courses
- Emergency Declaration Number 4 (6/15/20): supersedes all previous COVID-19 emergency declarations, and adheres to the directives detailed in Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders
- Emergency Declaration Number 5 (6/25/20): removes any specific restrictions related to outdoor activities as the Governor’s Executive Orders defines those prohibited activities
- Emergency Declaration Number 6 (7/6/20): conforms to the Governor’s Executive Orders 152, 156, and 161
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of these symptoms:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html.
When should I seek immediate medical attention?
If you have any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Should I wear a mask?
If you wear a disposable, surgical-type mask, it should be removed and discarded if soiled, damaged, or hard to breathe through. Care should be taken to minimize manual contact with new and used masks, particularly manual contact with the inside of the mask with unclean hands. Wash hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitizer before and after touching or adjusting masks. Masks that will be reused should be stored in a clean and breathable bag (e.g. paper) or container and not stored with masks used by other persons.
Can I wear gloves instead of handwashing?
Gloves are NOT a substitute for proper handwashing and sanitation. While gloves can be a preventative measure, you can still touch your face wearing gloves, and if you don’t take them off properly you can spread the virus. For more information on hand hygiene, visit https://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/.
How many cases are there in Morris County?
View our estimate of the cumulative cases by town in Morris County. However, due to how cases are reported, from medical practitioners to local health departments, then to the state, we do not have a fully accurate count of the number of cases. The New Jersey Department of Health has an interactive dashboard that gives a rough estimate of the number.
I’m having trouble coping, what can I do?
This is an unprecedented time, and taking care of our mental health is important. You can call the NJ Mental Health Cares hotline at 866-202-HELP (4357) for immediate support, and follow our list of ways to cope for suggestions: keeping a schedule, limiting news consumption, connecting with family and friends online, and more.
I have questions about caring for my pet – are animal hospitals open? How does pet licensing work?
For information about pets and COVID-19, read the pets Q&A list from the Department of Health.
Where should I go for information about coronavirus?
Where can I get information about the COVID-19 vaccine?
For the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccinations, visit the NJ Department of Health’s vaccination page.
What You Can Do
Steps you can take to prevent spread of flu and the common cold will also help prevent coronavirus:
- Wear a mask in public settings, like on public and mass transportation, at events and gatherings, and anywhere you will be around other people. Masks reduce the spray of droplets when worn over the face and mouth. Learn more about wearing masks and how they protect you and your community.
- Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Stay home while you are sick and avoid contact with others
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
Currently, there are no vaccines available to prevent novel coronavirus infections.
Morris County residents should contact their local health departments with their questions and concerns.
For more information, visit the following:
- State of New Jersey COVID-19 Website
- CDC’s Novel Coronavirus Website
- CDC: Share Facts About COVID-19, Stop the Spread of Rumors
Novel Coronavirus Public Call Center (NJPIES): 1-800-222-1222
Get Employment Help
Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community: visit the State of NJ COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal.
Read the Department of Labor’s Coronavirus FAQ for information about unemployment insurance, eligibility, paid leave, and more.
For unemployment information, visit myunemployment.nj.gov.
Find a Service Provider
Read the 2020 Morris County Resource List for information about services providers in Morris County, including childcare, healthcare, transportation and more. Service may be halted by individual providers due to COVID-19, so call to confirm what services are available.
Get Food Assistance
If you are in need of food during difficult times, use this list of available food services to get the resources you need. The list includes food pantries, volunteer shopper organizations, meal delivery services, and take-out meal services that serve Morris County residents. We will keep this list as up-to-date as possible.
Information for Businesses
Read the following from the State of New Jersey:
- What businesses are closed? What is considered essential?
- How does New Jersey plan to lift restrictions? What does a responsible and strategic restart of New Jersey’s economy look like?
For information regarding financial assistance, please visit the State of New Jersey’s website for businesses and COVID-19 or call 1-800-JERSEY-7. To apply directly to the Small Business Administration for a loan, visit the SBA online loan application.
Read The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020.
PPE Public Listing
Looking to purchase PPE and other COVID-related goods? Visit the State of NJ’s PPE Wholesale Supplier Registry Public Listing.
Business owners are encouraged to print and hang these flyers for the safety of their staff and the public:
Chamber of Commerce Events
The Morris County Chamber of Commerce regularly holds events online. View the Chamber’s calendar for more information.
Chamber of Commerce Facebook Groups
Join these Facebook groups to share resources and hear directly from the Chamber of Commerce:
Information from the CDC
- CDC COVID-19 Homepage
- Self-Checker guide
- How to protect yourself
- What to do if you are sick
- Caring for yourself at home
- Handwashing tips
- If someone in your household is sick
- People who need to take extra precautions
- Total number of cases in the US (updated Monday-Friday)
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Latest COVID-19 Updates from the CDC