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COVID-19 Response and Resources

Trenton Health Team is helping local healthcare providers and community organizations respond to COVID-19. As the situation unfolds, THT and our community partners are sharing information regarding public health efforts and available social services.

See the COVID-19 in our Community table below for information on our community’s response to the pandemic.

Click on the headings below for detailed information.

COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS TESTING

Henry J. Austin Health Center provides COVID-19 testing by appointment only for walk or drive-up at 321 N. Warren St. To make an appointment, call 609-278-5900.
HJAHC Telehealth Info en español

  • To get a test at HJAHC, you must be a current patient, have been seen by a Henry J. Austin Health Center provider within the past year or set up a telemedicine appointment.
  • All patient information is kept confidential. NO INFO IS SHARED.
  • Patients DO NOT need ID or health insurance for a COVID-19 test.
  • Help available for patients who are uninsured, self-pay or need transportation.

For additional testing options, click here NOTE: These locations may require identification, health insurance and/or direct payment.

Información sobre las pruebas de detección del virus COVID-19 en Trenton

EMERGENCY/FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Use the  Trenton Area Free Food Resource online interactive directory/map to find summer meals sites, food pantries, and meal distribution sites. Directory and map provide address, phone number, distribution times and requirements. List compiled and updated by THT.

Summer Meals/Free Food Resource online directory and interactive map

 Printable Summer Meals/Free Food Resources List

A partir del lunes 6 de Julio, 2020 El Programa de Comidas de Verano está repartiendo comidas gratis a cualquier joven de Trenton menor de 18 años en diferentes lugares:  Para encontrar dónde, haga click aquí. 

Check eligibility for food assistance, cash assistance, and health insurance at NJHelps

THT hosts weekly LIVE discussions on Facebook with health experts and healthcare providers addressing community questions regarding COVID-19 and the pandemic’s effect on mental health, food insecurity, education and more.

August

Back to School in a Pandemic (August 4)

CORONAVIRUS/COMMUNITY HEALTH VIDEOS

View THT Facebook videos in English and en español regarding COVID-19 and other community health topics, including housing insecurity, back-to-school, COVID-19 testing, mental/behavioral health and contact tracing.

MASKS

In New Jersey, individuals must use a face covering when shopping at essential retail businesses, entering a restaurant or bar to pick up takeout orders, and when traveling on trains, buses, light rail, or paratransit vehicles.

HELPFUL WEBSITES

EN ESPAÑOL

CDC Video on Preventing Respiratory Diseases such as COVID-19  en Español

FEMA en español   Control de rumores del coronavirus

Spanish-language video covering COVID-19 symptom information and self-care recommendations

Nemours’ Spanish-language video on hand-washing

COVID-19 INFO BY PHONE

Call: 2-1-1 information or 1-800-962-1253

Text: NJCOVID to 898-211 for updates

Text: Your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

Mental Health Telephone Support During COVID-19 1-866-202-HELP (4357)

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COVID-19 in Our Community

The table below reflects common questions about COVID-19 and provides resources for finding answers. While state and county health information is readily available, assessing the impact of COVID-19 on Trenton–or any specific community–remains challenging due to the lack of timely reported local data.

In determining the best source for each question, THT considered three criteria: Is data for Trenton and Mercer County available? How well does each source document where they get the data for the measure? How well does each source clearly document their methodology for calculating the measure? THT then selected the source best addressing all three criteria to provide the most reliable answer.

QuestionTarget OutcomeBest Source: Mercer CountyBest Source: Trenton
What is the recent trend of new COVID-19 cases?Declining or stable 7-day rolling averageOutbreak.info: 7-day average trends for Mercer County, benchmarked side-by-side against New Jersey [1]Mercer County COVID Dashboard: daily counts of new infections, but no 7-day average or graphical display
How rapidly is the virus spreading?Rate of Transmission (Rt) < 1.0COVID Act Now: Can also be benchmarked against New Jersey resultsNot available
7-day average of new cases per 100K people < 10 (ideally, < 1)COVID Act Now: Can also be benchmarked against New Jersey resultsNot available
Is testing adequate?% of tests positive over last 7 days < 3%NJ COVID-19 Dashboard: Daily Percent Positivity Reported by All Laboratories; only Central Jersey 6-county region data availableNot available
What is the recent trend of hospitalizations?Declining or stable trendNJ COVID-19 Dashboard, Hospital Census tabtab; only Central Jersey six county region data availableNot available
Do we have enough ICU capacity in the event of a surge?% ICU utilizationCOVID Act Now: Can also be benchmarked against New Jersey results [2]Not available
Key: ✅ = Fully available, = Partially available, ❌ = Not available at this time
[1] Data listed for Trenton on the outbreak.info is actually for the Trenton-Princeton Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is actually Mercer County
[2] Note from Covid Act Now site: “County data is currently in beta. Because counties don’t report hospitalizations, our forecasts may not be as accurate.”

Covid Dashboard graphic

View the latest update to this chart at outbreak.info »