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UNIVERSITYWIDE COVID-19 INFORMATION

RU-N COVID 19 Operating Status

Employee Shared Work Furlough Program

A state approved temporary reduction of employees’ scheduled work hours in an effort to mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19 crisis and minimize layoff.  Employees affected by the furlough remain employed and are eligible to apply for New Jersey State Unemployment benefits regardless of residence.

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COVID-19 Support

Psychological Services Network

If you need to speak someone about how COVID 19 crisis impact on you or your family, reach out to receive phone consultation, supportive short-term tele-psychology or be referred to a network of psychologist.

SUBMIT REQUEST (Faculty/Staff)

These services are provided with by Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. For more information, visit GSAPP Guidelines for COVID 19.

Family Support Line

Rutgers Health offers confidential staff, faculty and family support line.

Rutgers4U (1-855-652-6819)
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
After Hours Voicemail: Leave your contact information and  one of the licensed clinician will follow up the next morning.

During this first encounter the clinician will determine if additional individual or family therapy tele-mental health sessions would be beneficial, with a transfer to the UBHC Access Center for appointment scheduling.

Wellness and Safety

Your safety and wellness matters. Visit the wellness page to view resources available to all Rutgers University employees.

Wellness Resources

Your safety and wellness matters. Visit the wellness page to view resources available to all Rutgers University employees.

Wellness and Safety

 

Meditation Programs

Resources available for mental wellness, to calm the mind, manage anxiety, or release stress.

  • Calm – Handpicked collections of meditations, sleep stories, movement exercises, journals and music
  • Headspace – Explore Guided Exercises and Videos to learn mindful approach for your everyday life
  • Anxiety and Stress (Webinar) – Coping with stress can help make you, your family, and your community stronger.
  • Oprah and Depak’s 21 Day Meditation Experience  – Join Deepak Chopra, Oprah Winfrey, and millions of meditators around the world to find peace of mind during turmoil and do your part to help our global community find hope and optimism.
  • Podcast: Coping During Covid 19 – Tips on how to keep calm and happier during difficult times
  • Mindful Minute: Episode 1 | Episode 2
  • Mindfulness Practice for Stress Reduction Webinars: intended to provide tools and resources to support and promote employee wellness while also building communities centered around topics relevant to employees’ needs and interest

JOYABLE

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey offers a new program for SHBP members. A new digital tool to help you manage stress, anxiety or depression anytime, anywhere, from your mobile device or computer.

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Recreation Programs

Join Rutgers Recreation and practice body movements to stay physically healthy from the comfort of your home. Stay connected by inviting the team participation or bring your family along.

Virtual Fitness Programs 

Want to step away from your computer? Keep your body moving with these 10 Exercises you can do at home courtesy of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

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Family Matters

Your family’s health is just as important in keeping yours. Here are some resources to help maintain the balance of life after work.

Connecting while maintaining Social Distance. Tips you can use to keep the balance at home.

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Since going somewhere is not an option, take the opportunity to catch up around the house.

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COVID 19 Child Care Assistance Programs

EXTEDNED THROUGH END OF SCHOOL YEAR 20/21

Learn more about programs that help families during remote schooling & support the sustainability of child care providers.

The COVID-related child care initiatives offers the following until June 2021

  • State Child Subsidy during School Day: Extending state child care subsidies for child care during the school day for school age children 5 to 13 years old. Under this initiative currently enrolled and newly enrolled school age children are eligible for state subsidy funding for child care throughout the school day at licensed child care centers or registered family care providers
  • Child Care Tuition Assistance for Children in families earning less tan $150, 000 and in remote learning: Extending child care tuition assistance for families currently enrolled in this program. Tuition assistance has been made available to families with incomes up to $150,000 not eligible for state Child Care Subsidy Program but in need of either full or part time child care due to their child’s school’s remote learning schedule. For families who have been approved for this assistance, Human Services will continue to pay their selected providers for their school age children 5 to 13 years old in child care due to remote learning.
  • Support for Child Care Centers
    • Supplemental payments of $300.00 per subsidy-eligible child, including infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children
    • Payment to child care providers based on the number of enrolled children who receive state assistance in their programs, rather than attendance.

Human Services also continues to waive parent copays in the child care subsidy program for parents who request it due to impacts from COVID-19. Click the link below for more information on the state’s child care program.

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