Code Blue Alert Information

Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management will declare a Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert during periods of extremely cold weather. Code Blue is a multi-agency effort to reduce hypothermia deaths during the winter months by protecting the vulnerable homeless population. A code Blue Alert enables Monmouth County authorities to make sheltering arrangements for homeless.

A Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert may be declared based on the following criteria:

  • Temperatures will reach 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower with or without precipitation 

Need help, or know someone that needs help? 

During regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to pm):

  • Call the Monmouth County Division of Social Services (MCDSS) 732-431-6000 extension 4613.

On weekends and after hours:

  • Call 211 to request Code Blue placement.
  • If 211 cannot help, contact Asbury Park Police Department at 732-774-1300 to assist with CODE Blue placement.  

Residents can also call 211 or APPD at 732-774-1300 to report specific concerns about vulnerable neighbors during Code Blue Extreme Cold Alerts. Residents should call 911 if you are having a cold-related emergency.

For more information: 

  • Click here for New Jersey Code Blue information
  • Click here for information from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department