Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak

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Press Release

For Immediate Release: March 18, 2020

Support Available During COVID-19 Outbreak

Union County, NJ – Additional support services are available in Union County for residents who are experiencing anxiety or stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“If you need help, please do not hesitate to reach out to these community resources,” said Union County Freeholder Alexander Mirabella. “There are people ready to assist you with experienced, reliable guidance.”

“Union County has taken extraordinary measures to protect our residents and employees, and our first responders and other essential staff are working around-the-clock to fight against the spread of the virus,” added Mirabella. “Everyone in Union County can join the battle and help ‘flatten the curve’ by working together to shield each other from exposure.”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has advised that effective protective measures include maintaining social distance, washing hands frequently, covering coughs with a tissue or elbow, keeping hands away from face, staying away from sick people, and staying home when sick.

The following local, state, and national support services are available by telephone: 

24/7 Emergency Psychiatric Crisis Intervention Services

  • Mobile Community Outreach for Adults: 908-994-7131
  • Union County Mobile Response and Stabilization for Children: 1-877-652-7624
  • RWJ University Hospital: 732-381-4200
  • Overlook Hospital: 908-522-2000

Other 24/7 Crisis Services

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255
  • NJ HOPELINE (for emotional distress):1-855-654-6735
  • Vet 2 Vet (for any New Jersey veteran): 1-866-838-7654
  • Vets 4 Warriors (national — for any veteran who has served in war): 1-855-838-8255
  • Substance Abuse (ReachNJ): 1-844-732-2465
  • Cop 2 Cop (law enforcement officers) 1-866-267-2267

Assistance with Emotional Distress

  • NJ Mental Health Cares: 1-866-202-4357 (8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
  • The Peer Recovery WarmLine 1-877-292-5588 (8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
  • Mom2Mom, for mothers with special needs children: 1-877-914-6662 (8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; or leave a message after hours for a call-back)
  • Care2Caregiver, for family members caring for family member with memory loss, Alzheimer’s, dementia or a related disorder: 1-800-424-2494 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • Worker2Worker, for New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency employees: 1-855-327-7482 (8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
  • NJ Peer Recovery: 1-833-422-2765 or TTY 711 (currently 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; will expand to 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. as of March 26)

Support for School Staff and Their Families

  • Aid NJEA: 1-866-243-6532 (Monday-Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Friday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

General Information about COVID-19

  • New Jersey Department of Health: 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253.
  • New Jersey Poison Control Center in partnership with 211: 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253.
  • Members of the public can also text questions to NJCOVID to 898-211, or receive live text assistance by texting their zip code to NJCOVID to 898-211.

Comprehensive information and guidance about COVID-19 is available online at nj.gov/health.

For updates on Union County cancellations and services that have been modified due to the outbreak, visit the County website at ucnj.org/coronavirus-update.

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For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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