COVID-19 Response and Resources

NEW! COVID-19 Vaccine info 

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Printable list of vaccine distribution locations Download

Local health care providers strongly recommend you avoid any indoor gatherings and urge everyone to wear a mask, wash your hands and stay 6 ft away from others.

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.



Download COVID-19 Vaccine Info in English and en español

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, Trenton Health Team is working with community partners to share reliable information and distribution plans.



**Availability of tests may be affected by rising infection rates in Trenton. 

Mercer County offers free at-home COVID-19 testing using a saliva collection test.  The test is designed to determine if you currently are infected with COVID-19 and have the potential to infect others. Learn more here

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


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.


Back to School in a Pandemic (August 4)


View THT Community Health Video Library 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.


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.



Trenton Public Schools Parent Connect website
Find what you need to help keep students on track and in school. Parent Connect helps moms, dads, and guardians be full partners in their children’s education. Parent Connect also is a way for families to find school and community resources. It’s a source of useful tips and guides.

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)


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. View the latest update chart at »

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 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) < 1.0 COVID 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 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.”