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Karen B. DeMarco
Department Head/County Health Officer
Hunterdon County Department of Health


Route 12 County Complex
314 State Route 12
Building #1, 2nd Floor
PO Box 2900
Flemington, NJ 08822-2900




Hunterdon County Health Department Novel Coronovirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources


Hunterdon County Community Alerts and Public Safety

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Get Alerted on current events and Hunterdon County's activities related to COVID-19 Sign up on our website at: www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/communityalerts.html

Register Ready allows New Jersey residents with disabilities or access and functional needs and their families, friends, caregivers and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.  To register visit NJ REGISTER READY

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Calling and Texting 9-1-1: We remind the public that emergencies should be phoned into 9-1-1 whenever possible.  However, if calling will place the caller in further danger then they can send a text message to 9-1-1.  Remember, “call when you can, text when you can’t”. 

For more information about New Jersey’s text to 9-1-1 program visit https://www.nj.gov/911/home/textto911v2.html



Hunterdon Food Assistance

Hunterdon County Area Food Pantries

Hunterdon County Food Pantry List and Interactive Map Download a list of County Area Food Pantries and their hours of operation, provided by the Hunterdon County Partnership for Health or visit our Interactive Map of Area Food Pantries

Meals on Wheels. Those interested in volunteering or able to donate to support their mission should contact 908-284-0735.  For more information visit http://www.mowih.org/  



Public Assistance Information and Resources

Hunterdon Helpline Hunterdon County residents experiencing difficulties accessing food are urged to contact Hunterdon Helpline for assistance.  Hunterdon Helpline can be reached by calling 908-782-4357 or visit www.helplinehc.org/

NJ211 is connecting individuals with needed resources.  Those with COVID-19 questions are urged to call 2-1-1 or to text NJCOVID to 898-211 to register for NJ COVID alerts.  For more information visit www.nj211.org/

Hunterdon County Division of Social Services The Hunterdon County Division of Social Services administers mandated Federal and State public assistance programs and social services programs as well as other family counseling programs. For more information visit: www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/social/socserv.htm or call Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Red Cross Virtual Family Assistance Center On behalf of the Red Cross team, we extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one to the Coronavirus. Grieving is always difficult, and we recognize the COVID-19 pandemic creates additional challenges and needs. This Virtual Family Assistance Center offers information and resources that we hope will help you during this time. If you lost a loved one to #COVID19, our volunteers are here for you.  We’ve created a Virtual Family Assistance Center to help, and we urge anyone who needs support to visit RedCross.org/VFAC


Mental Health Resources

NJ Department of Human Services: www.nj.gov/humanservices/index.shtml

Feeling stressed about the novel coronavirus and would like to talk with a mental health professional?

The NJ Department of Human Services operates a toll free “warm line” which is a resource for people seeking mental health service. The warm line is activated during events that impact the mental health of New Jersey residents. The warm line is available 24 hours and has language access; (877) 294-HELP (4357).

NAMI Hunterdon. If you or anyone you know is struggling with their mental health, especially during these difficult times, help is available:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (TALK), 24/7

  • National Crisis Text Line: 741-741, 24/7

  • NJ Mental Health Cares: 866-202-4357,  8 am - 8 pm M-F

  • NAMI Hunterdon: 908-284-0500, for NON-CRISIS calls ONLY.  Someone WILL return your call.

Other Local Mental Health Resources:

  • Catholic Charities 908-782-7905

  • Hunterdon Behavioral Health 908-788-6401

  • High Point 908-788-5979



COVID Information Hubs

NJ COVID Information Hub https://covid19.nj.gov/

Hunterdon County COVID Information Hub http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/coronavirus.html



Safe at Home Challenge

Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael Williams and Hunterdon County Chief of Detectives Frank Crisologo announce participation in the Safe at Home Challenge, in partnership with Prevention Resources and the Safe Communities Coalition of Hunterdon & Somerset during the COVID-19 crisis.

Acting Prosecutor Williams announced that law enforcement agencies and the Prosecutor’s Office are committed to preserving the quality of life in Hunterdon County by encouraging Hunterdon County residents to exercise drug safety within the home, to continue to maintain social distancing requirements, and to avoid unnecessary travel.

“A Safe Community starts in your own home.” read more here...


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COUNTY OF HUNTERDON               (908) 788-1102
   71 Main Street, PO Box 2900           commissioners@co.hunterdon.nj.us
   Flemington, New Jersey 08822