State of New Jersey
       
Department of Corrections
"Protecting Public Safety by Changing Offender Behavior"
Acting Commissioner
                         Victoria L. Kuhn, Esq.
NJDOC

COVID-19

From the onset of the pandemic, the Department took immediate action to mitigate the spread of the virus. A number of these measures are noted in the following video. Although most restrictions have since resumed, activities such as regular testing and vaccinations remain ongoing, as do our COVID-19 visitation guidelines. If you plan on visiting our facilities or would like to learn more about our COVID-19 visitation guidelines, please visit https://njdoc.gov/pdf/OffenderPublications/210423_OutdoorVisitBinder.pdf


The following information tracks the COVID-19 pandemic across our facilities, utilizing data from the Department's universal testing initiative and voluntary vaccination program. NJDOC’s universal testing initiative is the largest testing initiative in the state and among the first in a correctional setting. The data does not reflect staff tests and vaccines acquired outside of the Department’s facilities, within the community. Data is updated biweekly.
Incarcerated Population
Test Completed
486,957
Cumulative Positives
4,685
Vaccine Doses Distributed
13,858
*Deaths
52
*NJDOC does not make any representations as to the cause of death for any individual, regardless of COVID-19 positive status. Questions about cause of death should be directed to the county medical examiner.
Staff Population
Test Completed
346,990
Cumulative Positives
3,458
Vaccine Doses Distributed
5,469