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COVID-19 Resources

Rutgers University leaders are mobilized and involved in all aspects of university operations to keep our community informed to address the evolving challenges presented by COVID-19. Visit the university's COVID-19 information website for the most up-to-date information.

Below we've supplemented the university's information with resources specifically suited to assist our social work community of students, faculty, staff, field partners, and alumni serving on the front lines of this pandemic. From faculty and staff news highlights and academic publications, to community support and well-being resources. If you would like to recommend a resource for inclusion on this page, please contact For official operating updates from the School of Social Work, check our news page.

New Jersey Vaccine Distribution for Social Workers & Students

According to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA), social workers and social work students/interns who are not licensed but work in a health care setting, long-term care facility, and other locations where they are at high-risk to exposure to the virus are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through Phase 1A of the state's COVID-19 vaccination rollout. For more information, please view this update from NASW-New Jersey

School of Social Work Resources by Audience

Rutgers School of Social Work students, faculty, PTLs, staff, and field instructors should continue to watch for future communications from the university and School of Social Work. 

Or view an additional University task force resource list compiled for faculty and students here.


#HowRUSSW is our way to understand and check in on how our new reality is changing the front lines of social work and lives of our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to let us know how you're doing. If you would like to share your story, or make a recommendation for the content you would like to see, please contact our communications team at

News Updates & Faculty News Highlights

SSW Updates

Faculty & Staff in the News

Social Work Practice & Employment

Health & Therapeutic Support

Prevention & Care

Mental Health

Physical Health

Academic & Media Publications

Funding, Donations & Volunteer Opportunities

Funding & Donations

  • Rutgers School of Social Work Academic Excellence Fund | Gifts made to this fund through the end of the semester will provide emergency funds for School of Social Work students in this time of need and uncertainty.
  • Email | Donate needed available personal protective equipment (PPE) to Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences to support its hospitals and students.
  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Donors may now deduct cash charitable contributions up to 100 percent of adjusted gross income. Find out about this change and other ways the CARES Act affects your charitable giving this year.

Volunteer Opportunities

Below are opportunities to get involved in New Jersey and beyond. For a full list, visit's website

Social, Political, and Economic Dynamics

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