COVID-19 Updates for Hazlet Residents
County Vaccinations & Boosters
Monmouth County has COVID-19 vaccines available at the Montessori Children’s Learning Center, located at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, with no appointment necessary on Tuesdays from 2 to 6 p.m.
Vaccines are available for residents who are at least 12 years old and live, work or attend school in Monmouth County. The County-operated sites administer the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. Anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, go to www.visitmonmouth.com.
A third dose of the vaccine for those eligible can be administered at the Brookdale vaccination site. Individuals should bring their vaccine cards with them. For more information, please refer to the Center for Disease Control guidelines.
Monmouth County will offer free COVID-19 testing on Tuesday, Oct. 19 in Freehold Borough from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Freehold Borough Fire Department located at 49 W. Main St. Visitors should note the clinic has 200 tests and once those are administered, the clinic will close for the day. There will also be a limited number of vaccines available for those who wish to receive it.
NJ Rideshare Program
United Way Worldwide, Lyft, Uber, the State of New Jersey and NJ 211 are partnering to provide rides to individuals who have been impacted by COVID and recently experienced a personal vehicle loss or severe damage to personal vehicles as a result of Tropical Storm Ida. The NJ Rideshare Program for COVID and Ida Victims addresses a short-term, immediate need for individuals who require assistance with accessing rides for essential services including employment, food, prescriptions, medical appointments, car replacement, and financial assistance.https://www.nj211.org/njidaride
Behind on rent, or fear you can't make future payments? Families making under 120% of their county's median income are eligible for state help. Apply at http://njdca.onlinepha.com.
Apply for NJ SNAP, also known as food stamps, at https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/njsnap/apply/app/. For a list of local food pantries, call 211 or visit https://www.nj211.org/food-resources/.
Child care subsidy
Lower-income families may be eligible for a child care subsidy if they are working, in training or in school. Visit https://www.childcarenj.gov/Parents/How-To-Apply.aspx
Utility assistance program
You may be eligible for help with heating and cooling bills through the Home Energy Assistance Program. Visit https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/hea.html.
New Jersey residents who received at least one week of unemployment benefits in 2021 are eligible for nearly free health coverage at https://www.nj.gov/getcoverednj/.
State job board
New Jersey created a job board where more than 1,600 companies posted job openings at https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/. Visit https://njcareers.org/ for an interactive tool to help rethink a career change.
Free job training courses
Visit http://nj.metrixlearning.com/ for more than 5,000 free Skillsoft courses in information technology, business analysis, customer service, project management, digital literacy and more.
Eviction legal assistance
Facing eviction? Call Legal Services of New Jersey at 1-888-576-5529.
Call 211 or visit https://www.nj211.org/ to search for local resources near you to help with housing, food, child care, mental health, substance use, legal or health resources.
Renters, landlords and homeowners can visit https://www.housinghelpnj.org/ for the latest news on eviction and foreclosure moratoriums or legal assistance. There is also a "resource library" that organizes by county a list of food, health care, housing, legal, child care and senior resources.
Help in Hazlet
The RAINE Foundation – Reaching All In Need Everyday – focuses on children and families.. Contact the Hazlet-based group by visiting RAINEFoundation.com or the Facebook Page.
St. John's UMC Food PantryWeekly food distribution on Thursdays between 5:30 and 7 pm. The pantry is located in the rear of the church at 2000 Florence Ave., Hazlet and serves everyone. No questions asked. The pantry is supported by local stores and bakeries as well as Fulfill, which receives donations from Costco and Saker Shoprite.
If you would like to donate food, the church will gratefully accept donations on weekdays in the rear drop-off, between 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
COUNTY RESOURCE GUIDE
Find resources in Hazlet and neighboring towns through the Monmouth County Pandemic Resource Guide (PDF), a publication by Monmouth ACTS.
CORONAVIRUS INFO RESOURCES
Visit the state’s NJ COVID-19 Information Hub to find a comprehensive list of services and information, including live updates of COVID-19 cases by county. The latest news from the governor’s office is summarized on our website.
Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community. For more information, got to the NJ COVID-19 Job Portal.
Also visit these other sites to stay informed: