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The Atlantic City Free Public Library

COVID- 19 Information & Resources: Home

To help keep patrons and residents informed of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Atlantic City Free Public Library has compiled the following guide with all of the most current information and news regarding the spread of this disease and its impact. Included are a wealth of resources for the general public, parents home-schooling their children, college students, and small businesses. This guide will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.

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NY Times - The Coronavirus Outbreak

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VAXRIDE

NJ Transit is offering free rides to and from vaccination sites. 

Through VAXRIDE initiative, NJ TRANSIT supports New Jerseyans in their efforts to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Below you will find a map which can be used to find vaccination sites that are conveniently served by NJ TRANSIT bus, train and light rail routes. They will be adding additional information and features to this tool and encourage you to check back frequently for updates.

For the latest State of New Jersey vaccine information, please visit https://covid19.nj.gov/vaccine. You can search for available vaccine appointments across New Jersey by visiting https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/finder.

With the generous contributions of our partner organizations, including Novartis and Catalent, NJ TRANSIT is pleased to offer free* tickets for rides to and from vaccine appointments.

For directions to receive free VAXRIDE tickets to and from your vaccine appointments please use the links below.

Directions in English click here.

Direcciones en Español haz clic aqui. 

For additional assistance with finding NJ TRANSIT service to a vaccination site, please contact our Customer Service hotline at (973) 275-5555. Operator assistance is available 8:30AM - 5PM daily, and automated information is available 24/7.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Mega Sites are now closed!

Register for the COVID-19 Vaccine Online

COVID-19 vaccines are on the way to hospitals and clinics across New Jersey. You can reserve your spot to get a vaccine now by pre-registering here. We’ll ask some questions to determine when you are eligible to receive a vaccination.

Filling out this form should take about 15 minutes, and the information you enter will be kept private with the State of New Jersey. Click below to reserve your spot.

You can pre-register for the vaccine at https://covidvaccine.nj.gov.

Call the Toll-Free State Hotline for Vaccine Information

The State of New Jersey has established a new, toll-free vaccination hotline to assist residents with general questions about vaccines, identifying whether or not they’re currently eligible for a vaccination, and to help identify vaccination locations.  

Call 855-568-0545 for vaccine information in New Jersey.

Vaccine Appointment Assistance for Residents 65 and Older

New Jersey residents 65 and older who have been unable to get a COVID-19 vaccine should have an easier time now that appointments are being reserved for them at designated Walmarts and Sam’s Clubs.

In Atlantic County, this includes three Walmart locations in Egg Harbor Township, Hammonton and Mays Landing as well as the Sam’s Club in Pleasantville. Eligible residents may call the stores directly to make their appointments or call the state’s 65 and older hotline at 856-249-7007, available 8 AM – 8 PM daily.

 

City of Pleasantville “Pop-up” Vaccination Site

MODERNA Covid-19 Vaccine

Inoculation Begins March 29th

No Documentation or Insurance Required

Local News and Information

New Jersey Information

Vaccine Transportation

NJ Medicaid has announced that free transportation is available to Medicaid beneficiaries who have an appointment for the COVID vaccine. The information is as follows: 

  • ModivCare is the new name for the company that provides non-emergency medical transportation for NJ Medicaid beneficiaries to health care appointments. The previous name for the company was LogistiCare. 
  • In addition to transporting Medicaid beneficiaries to health care appointments, ModivCare also provides transportation for the COVID vaccine.  There is no mileage limitation for individuals who have a COVID vaccine appointment that is outside of their county. This is important because some people may have to travel a distance to the site of their vaccination appointment.
  • Medicaid beneficiaries who require assistance, including persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), are allowed to have one family member or aide with them in the car.
  • The ModivCare driver will drop off the individual at the vaccination site. The person scheduling the appointment will need to also arrange for a separate pick up time 45 minutes to an hour later.
  • This is the link for the ModivCare website:  https://modivcare.com/  To arrange for an appointment for transportation for the COVID vaccine or other health care appointments, please call ModivCare at 1-866-527-9945 Appointments can also be made online from the above website.

NJ Hotlines & Helplines

AtlantiCare COVID-19 Hotline: 1-888-AtlantiCare (285-2684)

The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the Public on COVID-19:

Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7a-11p)

Call (Clinical Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)

Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts

NJ 24-Hour Public Hotline: 1-800-962-1253 or 1-800-222-1222

Mental Health Hotline: 866-202-4357 [7 days a week 8AM to 8PM]
NJ Hopeline: 1-855-654-6735
Child Abuse Hotline: 1-877-NJ-ABUSE
Crisis Text Line: text “NJ” to 741741
Family Helpline: 1-800-843-5437
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-572-7233
ReachNJ hotline: 1-844-ReachNJ [24-hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week addictions] 
@NJVET2VET: 1-866-838-7654

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