New Jersey Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from March 26, 2021

Number of Health Center respondents = 16 (67% of all Health Centers)

Data represents information provided by health centers from a single, specified reporting date. Summary information across report dates is not comparable due to differences in which health centers responded for a given report date.

Patients Tested

Metrics Value
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 2,340
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 80.97%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 303
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 79.91%

Patients by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patients Tested, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 Patients Tested Positive, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 15.26% 14.85%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 27.52% 28.05%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 23.46% 16.83%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 5.38% 5.94%
Asian Patients3 2.31% 2.31%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.38% 0.33%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.38% 0.33%
Patients with More than one race3 2.39% 1.32%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 3.08% 3.96%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 6.71% 8.25%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 13.12% 17.82%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 7,564
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 70.56%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 7,022
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 64.95%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 18.79% 17.17%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 20.02% 11.36%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 11.94% 8.62%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 2.01% 2.32%
Asian Patients3 6.16% 2.82%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.54% 2.78%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.58% 0.10%
Patients with More than one race3 1.75% 2.88%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.02% 0.95%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 27.66% 45.47%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 8.54% 5.53%

Testing Logistics

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 100.00%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 81.25%

Average Turnaround Time for COVID-19 Test Results, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 6.25%
12 Hours or Less 0.00%
24 Hours 50.00%
2-3 Days 37.50%
4-5 Days 6.25%
More Than 5 Days 0.00%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 31.25%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 68.75%
Vaccine confidence 12.50%
Vaccine storage capacity 0.00%
Vaccine supply 12.50%
Other 12.50%
None 25.00%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 74.38%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 14
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 3
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 26
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 55
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 2.50%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 28.75%

Health Centers with an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for:

Type of PPE 6 or Fewer Days 7-13 Days 14-20 Days 21-27 Days 28 or More Days No Supply Challenge at this time
Surgical Masks 0.00% 6.25% 6.25% 18.75% 25.00% 43.75%
N95/PPR Masks 6.25% 6.25% 12.50% 18.75% 18.75% 37.50%
Gowns 0.00% 6.25% 12.50% 12.50% 31.25% 37.50%
Gloves 0.00% 6.25% 12.50% 12.50% 31.25% 37.50%
Face Masks/Goggles 0.00% 6.25% 6.25% 18.75% 31.25% 37.50%

1 The reported number of patients tested do not represent the same patients included in the reported number of patients tested positive due to a lag between the date the specimen is collected and the availability of test results. Positivity rates cannot be inferred by dividing patients tested positive by patients tested for this reason.

2 Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding to the hundredths.

3 Includes Hispanic/Latino and Non-Hispanic/Latino.

4 Only health centers that responded having COVID-19 testing capacity are included, n=16. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundredths.

Date Last Reviewed:  April 2021