Listed below is useful information that we have received from the Westfield Board of Health and/or other official agencies regarding COVID-19. These resources will be continually updated. Always check the Special Notices on our Home page for the latest updates. Please also check the Westfield Board of Health website for any additional information and the New Providence School District website for school updates.
To report a Suspected COVID-19 Executive Order Violation: https://www.newprov.org/citizen-action-line/#form/19333
Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7a-11p) The hotline is open 24/7 and has multi-language capacity. Callers who need medical advice should contact their health care provider.
Call (Clinical Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to stay informed via text messaging
COVID-19 Mental Health Resources:COVID Connect Entity (CCE)
CCE is a new initiative to provide support to the community during this difficult time. They are a grant funded venture formed by Rutgers UBHC and the State of New Jersey. Rutgers UBHC will serve as a 3rd party to assist clients with getting connected with a mental health clinician and/or substance abuse clinician to assist with their short term needs. They have a toll-free phone number which is live Monday-Friday 8 AM-8 PM, serving as an initial point of entry for individuals seeking mental health and substance uses services as a result of COVID-19. Therapeutic services are provided through telehealth only.
COVID Recovery Support Groups
Atlantic Health System is offering a support series for those in COVID recovery.
COVID-19 is contributing to a national mental health crisis. For those who have been on the long road to recovery after contracting COVID-19, recovery can be slow, confusing, scary and frustrating. Some of the more challenging aftereffects of COVID-19 can be understanding and managing emotions and “Brain Fog.” These can present as anxiety, depression, frustration, sleep disturbance and feelings of confusion and memory loss and, because of that, Atlantic Behavioral Health is an integral partner with the Atlantic Health System COVID Recovery Center. Please join our four-part virtual support series where you will get:
› Validation and support to deal with the continuum of emotions COVID-19 evokes
› Self-compassion and calming techniques – deep relaxation/mindfulness
› Strength and hope to create a spiritual healing plan to help face post-COVID-19 challenges
› And more
Please see flyer for details.
The NJ Department of Human Services toll free “warm line”- a resource for people seeking mental health service. The warm line is available 24 hours and has operators in multiple languages. The number is (877) 294-HELP (4357).
Support Services are available in Union County for residents who are experiencing anxiety or stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic:
NJ’s Mobile Response services provide real-time emergency counseling 24/7: 1-877-652-7624
If your child is in crisis, please call to talk to a professional anytime.
NJDCA COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program: https://www.nj.gov/dca
NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development – Employment Scenarios and Benefits
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
NJ Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-572-SAFE (7233)
CSA New Providence (Community Service Association): csanewprovidence.org
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT THESE WEBSITES:
NJ COVID-19 Information Hub: https://covid19.nj.gov/index.html
New Jersey Department of Health: https://www.nj.gov/health/
NJ COVID-19 Business Information Hub: https://cv.business.nj.gov
NJ Chamber of Commerce: https://njchamber.com/covid19 for latest coronavirus news for New Jersey businesses
NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development: https://www.nj.gov/labor/
NJ Division of Unemployment Insurance: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/
Union County:for updates and information on Union County services