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Camden County COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Underway; To Expand in Coming Weeks

(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Board of Commissioners has opened a COVID-19 vaccination site at Camden County College. 

The site will be supported by volunteers from Cooper University Health Care, Jefferson Health – New Jersey, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, and Rutgers College of Nursing and operate six days a week, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will administer 500 vaccinations a day.

To register for a vaccination by the state mandated phase individuals can go to www.CamdenCountyVaccine.com.

County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr., talked about the importance of getting this vaccine into the hands of the public as quickly as possible.

“We all want to see an end to this pandemic and the more people who are vaccinated, the quicker we will see a return to the lives we use to know. For the first time since March there is light on the horizon,” Cappelli said. “This is an unprecedented vaccination effort that takes significant logistics and coordination to get the vaccine to everyone who wants it. The State of New Jersey ultimately determines the number of doses available and the timing about who is eligible to receive them. Nevertheless, getting this vaccine out to the public is one of the most important duties we have to protect the health and welfare of our residents and we are going to do everything possible to achieve that objective at Camden County College and hopefully other locations soon.”

Cooper University Health Care has been a vital medical partner to the county throughout the pandemic and will now take on the critical process of vaccine distribution.

Both CEOs of the organization talked about the dedication they have to the region and its residents.

“Cooper is committed to working with state and local officials to ensure everyone who wants a vaccine will be able to get one in the Southern New Jersey region as we enter a new phase of vaccine distribution and battling this pandemic,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper.

“Just as we have been committed to providing testing and caring for those afflicted with COVID-19, Cooper is focused on protecting the community by educating and encouraging people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and ensuring an effective vaccination program,” said Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, co-CEO of Cooper.

Jefferson Health – New Jersey has also provided support and logistics to the vaccination site and has been a valued partner in this mission to provide access to the vaccine. The healthcare system has also played a key role in providing testing and medical professionals to the county over the course of the pandemic.

“Jefferson Health is pleased to be able partner with Camden County in this important vaccination program,” said President Brian Sweeney. “Since the start of the pandemic, we have worked closely with Camden County through the establishment and staffing of various testing sites. Now, we are excited to provide staffing and support for this new vaccination program. Vaccination is our best protection against COVID-19 and we are honored to do all we can to help frontline healthcare workers – and eventually, members of the public – receive this vaccine.”

The four-lane vaccination site will be staffed by public health employees, staff from both healthcare institutions and medical students from Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) and the Rutgers-Camden School of Nursing. Both organizations will have a key role in administering the vaccine and performing other functions in support of the clinic at the college campus.

The Cooper Medical School and Rutgers Nursing students were vaccinated by Cooper to build the volunteer workforce for the vaccination site.

“This is the largest public health mass mobilization event in our lifetimes, and our medical student volunteers are ready and willing to do their part,” explains Annette C. Reboli, MD, dean of CMSRU. “Nearly 200 students have already received training in all aspects of operating a clinic, from registration, to administering vaccines, to post-vaccination monitoring. Their engagement is remarkable.”

The Rutgers-Camden Nursing School has been a vital piece to the foundation of the vaccine site.

“Nurses have always been at the front lines of every crisis, and never have we needed a dedicated and knowledgeable corps of nurses more than we do today,” says Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden Dean Donna Nickitas, PhD. “The Rutgers–Camden nursing school is proud that more than 350 of our students will join Rutgers faculty and alumni to be trained in – and then actually implement – the delivery of vaccinations to our South Jersey families and neighbors.”

Across the state, vaccinations are currently being administered to groups within the Phase 1A population, including healthcare personnel and individuals working and living in long-term care facilities (LTCs). Initial vaccinations were provided to qualifying individuals working within hospital settings last month. As the rollout continues, non-hospital based healthcare personnel will also become eligible as part of Phase 1A.

The New Jersey Department of Health currently defines “healthcare personnel” as all paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct and indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Licensed healthcare professionals like doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists
  • Staff like receptionists, janitors, mortuary services, laboratory technicians
  • Consultants, per diem, and contractors who are not directly employed by the facility
  • Unpaid workers like health professional students, trainees, volunteers, and essential caregivers
  • Community health workers, doulas, and public health professionals like Medical Reserve Corps
  • Personnel with variable venues like EMS, paramedics, and autopsy workers
  • Other paid or unpaid people who work in a healthcare setting, who may have direct or indirect contact with infectious persons or materials, and who cannot work from home

Starting today, vaccinations will be available, by appointment only, to members of Phase 1A population and exceptions in the 1B population concerning firefighters and law enforcement.

“It’s important to emphasize why an approach that prioritizes certain groups is not only appropriate but critical,” Cappelli said. “By vaccinating healthcare personnel, first responders and long-term care residents and employees we can reduce staffing issues that interrupt care to those who contract the virus. This, combined with prioritized vaccinations for groups that face higher mortality rates due to COVID-19, will dramatically reduce the number of deaths caused by this pandemic, and allow our community to safely return to a normal course of business faster than if we distributed the vaccine to all residents, regardless of age, risk, or place of employment, from the onset.”

Once vaccine availability expands, vaccination will advance to Phase 1B (essential frontline workers).

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • First Responders (Already being seen)
  • Energy
  • Education /Childcare
  • Government
  • Transportation
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Water Sanitation
  • Adults over 75 years of age

Then Phase 1C (adults over 65 or with underlying medical conditions), and eventually Phase 2 (general public).

The definitions of these groups remain subject to change, but will be made explicit as the rollout progresses.

Individuals with questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine can call the vaccination information hotline at 1-800-999-9045.

A hotline to assist individuals with scheduling their vaccination appointment will be available in the coming weeks.

More information regarding vaccine distribution in Camden County is being continuously updated on the county’s webpage, available here.

Additional information can be found on the NJDOH webpage, here.

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Covid-19 Recent News

COVID-19 Update: Cases, Trends; Hospital Census & Cases by County

COVID-19 updates and data.

This post is updated every day as updated information becomes available. Scroll through as post is organized:

  1. Camden County
  2. Gloucester County
  3. Statewide Data

Editor’s Note: Camden County recently announced that new cases and deaths in the County will no longer be announced on weekends or holidays. All weekend cases and deaths will be announced on the next business day and will be properly attributed to the day they were received.

Camden County

On January 13, 2021, the Camden County Department of Health (DOH) is announced 18 new deaths caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County, as well as 182 additional cases of the disease.

This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 32,360 in Camden County today and 833 total fatalities.

The following information is currently available regarding these most recent deaths in Camden County:

New Case 1: FEMALE, 90s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Case 2: FEMALE, 40s, CAMDEN CITY
New Case 3: FEMALE, 60s, CAMDEN CITY
New Case 4: MALE, 70s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Case 5: MALE, 80s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Case 6: FEMALE, 90s, HADDON TOWNSHIP
New Case 7: FEMALE, 80s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP
New Case 8: FEMALE, 80s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP
New Case 9: FEMALE, 100s, HADDON TOWNSHIP
New Case 10: FEMALE, 60s, CAMDEN CITY
New Case 11: MALE, 90s, COLLINGSWOOD BOROUGH
New Case 12: MALE, 50s, BERLIN TOWNSHIP
New Case 13: FEMALE, 80s, MOUNT EPHRAIM BOROUGH
New Case 14: FEMALE, 90s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP
New Case 15: FEMALE, 60s, CAMDEN CITY
New Case 16: FEMALE, 60s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP
New Case 17: MALE, 70s, GLOUCESTER CITY
New Case 18: FEMALE, 80s, CAMDEN CITY

“Our thoughts and prayers are again with the victims and their families tonight as we mourn the loss of 18 additional members of our community,” said County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Today we officially opened our first vaccination site in partnership with Cooper University Health Care and Jefferson Health New Jersey. With vaccines now being administered at Camden County College six days a week, the end of this pandemic has never been closer. Let’s continue to fight and do everything we can to protect our friends, family, and neighbors until this crisis is over.”

The Department of Health is announcing 182 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.

In addition, the county Department of Health is also announcing 2,090 confirmed resident cases and 1,140 staff cases have occurred out of the aggregate case load of 32,360 in our 56 long-term care facilities. At this time, 415 resident deaths have been reported from these facilities, as well as three staff deaths, out of our 833 total fatalities countywide.

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

The following information is currently available regarding new patients:

New Patient 1: MALE, 40s, AUDUBON BOROUGH 
New Patient 2: FEMALE, 60s, AUDUBON BOROUGH 
New Patient 3: FEMALE, 10s, BARRINGTON BOROUGH 
New Patient 4: MALE, 10s, BARRINGTON BOROUGH 
New Patient 5: MALE, 80s, BARRINGTON BOROUGH 
New Patient 6: FEMALE, 20s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH 
New Patient 7: MALE, JUVENILE, BELLMAWR BOROUGH 
New Patient 8: MALE, 10s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH 
New Patient 9: MALE, 50s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH 
New Patient 10: MALE, 10s, BELLMAWR BOROUGH 
New Patient 11: FEMALE, 40s, BERLIN BOROUGH 
New Patient 12: MALE, 50s, BERLIN BOROUGH 
New Patient 13: FEMALE, 40s, BERLIN BOROUGH 
New Patient 14: FEMALE, 10s, BERLIN BOROUGH 
New Patient 15: FEMALE, 20s, BERLIN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 16: FEMALE, 50s, BERLIN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 17: FEMALE, 10s, BROOKLAWN BOROUGH 
New Patient 18: FEMALE, 40s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 19: FEMALE, 60s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 20: FEMALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 21: FEMALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 22: FEMALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 23: MALE, 10s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 24: MALE, JUVENILE, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 25: FEMALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 26: FEMALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 27: MALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 28: FEMALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 29: MALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 30: FEMALE, 20s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 31: FEMALE, 30s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 32: FEMALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 33: MALE, 70s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 34: FEMALE, 40s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 35: MALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 36: FEMALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 37: FEMALE, 80s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 38: FEMALE, 50s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 39: MALE, 40s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 40: MALE, 70s, CAMDEN CITY 
New Patient 41: FEMALE, 50s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 42: MALE, 40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 43: FEMALE, 30s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 44: FEMALE, 30s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 45: MALE, 50s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 46: FEMALE, 50s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 47: MALE, 50s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 48: MALE, 80s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 49: MALE, 20s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 50: MALE, 60s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 51: FEMALE, 60s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 52: MALE, 80s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 53: FEMALE, 80s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 54: MALE, 90s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 55: MALE, 60s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 56: FEMALE, 40s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 57: FEMALE, JUVENILE, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 58: MALE, 30s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 59: FEMALE, 10s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 60: MALE, 70s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 61: FEMALE, 60s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 62: FEMALE, 30s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 63: MALE, JUVENILE, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 64: FEMALE, 70s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 65: MALE, 30s, CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 66: FEMALE, 30s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH 
New Patient 67: MALE, 70s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH 
New Patient 68: FEMALE, 10s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH 
New Patient 69: MALE, 10s, CLEMENTON BOROUGH 
New Patient 70: FEMALE, 70s, GIBBSBORO BOROUGH 
New Patient 71: MALE, 10s, GIBBSBORO BOROUGH 
New Patient 72: FEMALE, 60s, GLOUCESTER CITY 
New Patient 73: FEMALE, 60s, GLOUCESTER CITY 
New Patient 74: MALE, 50s, GLOUCESTER CITY 
New Patient 75: FEMALE, 40s, GLOUCESTER CITY 
New Patient 76: MALE, 10s, GLOUCESTER CITY 
New Patient 77: MALE, 50s, GLOUCESTER CITY 
New Patient 78: MALE, 60s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 79: FEMALE, 50s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 80: FEMALE, 50s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 81: FEMALE, 60s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 82: MALE, JUVENILE, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 83: MALE, 20s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 84: FEMALE, 20s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 85: MALE, 30s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 86: MALE, 30s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 87: FEMALE, 40s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 88: MALE, 10s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 89: FEMALE, 50s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 90: MALE, 60s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 91: FEMALE, JUVENILE, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 92: MALE, 70s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 93: FEMALE, 20s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 94: FEMALE, 50s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 95: MALE, 30s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 96: FEMALE, 20s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 97: MALE, 10s, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 98: MALE, JUVENILE, HADDON HEIGHTS BOROUGH 
New Patient 99: MALE, 40s, HADDON HEIGHTS BOROUGH 
New Patient 100: FEMALE, 70s, HADDON TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 101: FEMALE, 10s, HADDON TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 102: FEMALE, 40s, HADDON TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 103: FEMALE, 20s, HADDON TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 104: FEMALE, 60s, HADDON TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 105: MALE, JUVENILE, HADDON TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 106: MALE, JUVENILE, HADDON TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 107: MALE, 60s, HADDON TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 108: MALE, 50s, HADDON TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 109: FEMALE, JUVENILE, HADDON TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 110: MALE, JUVENILE, HADDON TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 111: FEMALE, 10s, HADDON TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 112: MALE, 50s, HADDON TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 113: MALE, 50s, HADDON TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 114: MALE, 90s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH 
New Patient 115: FEMALE, 30s, HADDONFIELD BOROUGH 
New Patient 116: MALE, 20s, HI-NELLA BOROUGH 
New Patient 117: FEMALE, 60s, HI-NELLA BOROUGH 
New Patient 118: MALE, 20s, LAUREL SPRINGS BOROUGH 
New Patient 119: FEMALE, 20s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH 
New Patient 120: FEMALE, 20s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH 
New Patient 121: MALE, 70s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH 
New Patient 122: MALE, 20s, LINDENWOLD BOROUGH 
New Patient 123: FEMALE, 20s, MAGNOLIA BOROUGH 
New Patient 124: MALE, JUVENILE, MOUNT EPHRAIM BOROUGH 
New Patient 125: FEMALE, 30s, OAKLYN BOROUGH 
New Patient 126: MALE, 20s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 127: FEMALE, 20s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 128: FEMALE, 20s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 129: FEMALE, 20s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 130: FEMALE, 40s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 131: MALE, 40s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 132: FEMALE, 50s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 133: MALE, 50s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 134: FEMALE, 50s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 135: MALE, 20s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 136: FEMALE, 10s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 137: MALE, 40s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 138: MALE, 30s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 139: MALE, 30s, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 140: MALE, JUVENILE, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 141: FEMALE, 30s, PINE HILL BOROUGH 
New Patient 142: FEMALE, 10s, PINE HILL BOROUGH 
New Patient 143: MALE, 20s, PINE HILL BOROUGH 
New Patient 144: FEMALE, 20s, PINE HILL BOROUGH 
New Patient 145: FEMALE, 30s, RUNNEMEDE BOROUGH 
New Patient 146: FEMALE, 20s, RUNNEMEDE BOROUGH 
New Patient 147: MALE, 60s, STRATFORD BOROUGH 
New Patient 148: FEMALE, 20s, STRATFORD BOROUGH 
New Patient 149: FEMALE, 50s, STRATFORD BOROUGH 
New Patient 150: MALE, 30s, STRATFORD BOROUGH 
New Patient 151: FEMALE, JUVENILE, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 152: FEMALE, 40s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 153: FEMALE, JUVENILE, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 154: FEMALE, 10s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 155: FEMALE, 60s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 156: MALE, 70s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 157: MALE, 10s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 158: MALE, 20s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 159: MALE, 40s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 160: FEMALE, 20s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 161: MALE, 50s, VOORHEES TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 162: MALE, 30s, WATERFORD TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 163: FEMALE, 40s, WATERFORD TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 164: FEMALE, 50s, WATERFORD TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 165: FEMALE, 50s, WATERFORD TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 166: MALE, 80s, WATERFORD TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 167: FEMALE, 40s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 168: MALE, 10s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 169: MALE, 40s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 170: MALE, 20s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 171: MALE, 60s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 172: FEMALE, 60s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 173: MALE, 30s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 174: FEMALE, 50s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 175: FEMALE, 20s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 176: FEMALE, 60s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 177: FEMALE, 20s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 178: MALE, JUVENILE, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 179: FEMALE, 20s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 180: MALE, 10s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 181: FEMALE, 10s, WINSLOW TOWNSHIP 
New Patient 182: MALE, 20s, WOODLYNNE BOROUGH 

The county Health Department is currently working to trace close contacts of these newest cases.

The investigations are still ongoing, and we will update the public with new developments as the information is gathered by investigators.

For those residents who are having difficulty coping with the COVID-19 crisis, please call the Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Inc. at (877) 294- HELP (4357) between the hours of 8AM to 8PM for emotional support, guidance and mental health referrals as needed.

For additional information and services, call Camden County’s Office of Mental Health & Addiction at (856) 374-6361.

Residents should call 9-1-1 during emergencies only, for those with questions or concerns related to the coronavirus, call the free, 24-hour public hotline at 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253, or text NJCOVID to 898-211.

Camden County COVID-19 Cases by Town 

Audubon Boro
Cases: 407

Audubon Park Boro
Cases: 39

Barrington
Cases: 300

Bellmawr
Cases: 708

Berlin Boro
Cases: 390

Berlin Twp.
Cases: 248

Brooklawn
Cases: 104

Camden City
Cases: 7,257

Cherry Hill
Cases: 3,918

Chesilhurst
Cases: 101

Clementon
Cases: 304

Collingswood
Cases: 598

Gibbsboro
Cases: 81

Gloucester City
Cases: 623

Gloucester Twp.
Cases: 3,721

Haddonfield
Cases: 395

Haddon Heights
Cases: 230

Haddon Township
Cases: 576

Hi-Nella
Cases: 38

Laurel Springs
Cases: 107

Lawnside:
Cases: 252

Lindenwold
Cases: 1,456

Magnolia
Cases: 178

Merchantville
Cases: 226

Mt. Ephraim
Cases: 187

Oaklyn
Cases: 157

Pennsauken
Cases: 3,227

Pine Hill Boro
Cases: 598

Pine Valley
Cases: 0

Runnemede
Cases: 413

Somerdale
Cases: 302

Stratford
Cases: 328

Tavistock
Cases: 0

Voorhees
Cases: 1,746

Waterford Twp.
Cases: 498

Winslow Twp.
Cases: 2,382

Woodlynne
Cases: 252

Unknown:
Cases: 13

Camden County COVID-19 Vaccine

The Camden County Board of Commissioners has opened a COVID-19 vaccination site at Camden County College. 

Click here to read more.

Gloucester County:

On January 13, 2021, Gloucester County announced an additional 196 cases of COVID-19.

As of January 13, 2021 Gloucester County has conducted 124,903 total tests.

Of these cases, 109,376 have come back negative.

Today, Gloucester County has an additional 196 cases to report.

Gloucester County’s total positive COVID-19 case count is now 15,527.

Gloucester County has reported 418 deaths. A full list including age, sex and municipality is available here:

https://nj-gloucestercounty.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/4403/COVID-LATEST-UPDATE-11321?bidId&fbclid=IwAR3–pD5U2tj1Eky67hx2xCL7_2EQrvBrkbRmtD_tJuUO6M0b6eScXd8CP0

Gloucester County COVID-19 Cases by Town

Clayton Borough
Cases: 432
Deaths: 2

Deptford Township
Cases: 1,958
Deaths: 114

East Greenwich Township
Cases: 544
Deaths: 19

Elk Township
Cases: 208
Deaths: 6

Franklin Township
Cases: 761
Deaths: 10

Glassboro Borough
Cases: 1,393
Deaths: 20

Greenwich Township
Cases: 233
Deaths: 6

Harrison Township
Cases: 632
Deaths: 5

Logan Township
Cases: 226
Deaths: 2

Mantua Township
Cases: 802
Deaths: 9

Monroe Township
Cases: 1,720
Deaths: 37

National Park Borough
Cases: 147
Deaths: 4

Newfield Borough
Cases: 66
Deaths: 2

Paulsboro Borough
Cases: 302
Deaths: 6

Pitman Borough
Cases: 384
Deaths: 7

South Harrison Township
Cases: 217
Deaths: 0

Swedesboro Borough
Cases: 146
Deaths: 2

Washington Township
Cases: 2,481
Deaths: 94

Wenonah Borough
Cases: 90
Deaths: 3

West Deptford Township
Cases: 1,045
Deaths: 30

Westville Borough
Cases: 238
Deaths: 6

Woodbury City
Cases: 490
Deaths: 27

Woodbury Heights Borough
Cases: 177
Deaths: 1

Woolwich Township
Cases: 635
Deaths: 5

Unknown
Cases: 4
Deaths:

Gloucester County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site

Gloucester County will be conducting their COVID-19 testing site two days a week — on Tuesdays and Fridays only.

An appointment is required.

The sites will open daily at 9 a.m. at the following locations:

Tuesday
Clayton County Complex
(Public Works Bays)
1200 North Delsea Drive
Clayton, NJ 08312

Friday
Gloucester County Fleet Management
(Public Works Bays)
45 Lenape Avenue
Mantua, NJ 08051

You must call (856) 218-0300 to be pre-screened by Rowan Medicine.

When calling, choose option #1 for Family Medicine then press #1 again to make an appointment.

Call takers will be available:

  • Monday & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Please have your insurance information available at this time. You do not need to be symptomatic to receive testing.

Once pre-screened, please arrive at the appropriate testing site at 9 a.m.

The site is a partnership between the County of Gloucester, Rowan University & Rowan Medicine, the Gloucester County Department of Health and the Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management.

For more information on Gloucester County’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.gloucestercountynj.gov/alerts or call (856) 218-4101.

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**This post is regularly updated as new data becomes available.**

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Assistance Available to Aid Those Who Are Behind on Their Energy Bills

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Jan. 12, 2021) – Atlantic City Electric is reminding customers who may be financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, to contact the company now to establish payment arrangements and get connected to customer assistance programs that can help get their accounts up to date.

Atlantic City Electric recognizes the ongoing financial challenges some customers are facing as a result of the pandemic and is committed to working with customers individually to help with the continuation of their electric service.

The most important step that customers who are past due on their Atlantic City Electric bill can take is to call 800-642-3780 or visit atlanticcityelectric.com/help as soon as possible.

Customers should never wait until they are in crisis to contact Atlantic City Electric. Customers must contact the company now!

Atlantic City Electric Customer Care will work with customers having difficulty paying their energy bill by helping enroll customers into available payment options, including:

  • Flexible payment arrangements that offer tailored payment plans
  • Eliminating down payment/security deposit requirements
  • Extending payment periods for balances
  • Connecting customers with energy assistance funds

Millions of dollars in energy assistance remains available for customers. Atlantic City Electric works closely with its community partners to connect customers with grants and programs like LIHEAP, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

LIHEAP provides grants in varying amounts based on a household’s income size, type of fuel, and type of dwelling, with no pay back required.

Customers can apply for LIHEAP energy assistance through the Department of Community Affairs website, by contacting their local LIHEAP Agency, or by calling 800-510-3102.

Residents also can access the Department of Community Affairs self-screening tool to help determine what energy assistance benefits they may qualify for.

Other programs supporting Atlantic City Electric customers include:

  • The Universal Service Fund (USF) helps ensure energy bills are more affordable for eligible customers. Call 1-800-510-3102 or visit energyassistance.nj.gov for information.
  • New Jersey SHARES is a nonprofit corporation that provides assistance to income eligible customers. Visit njsharesgreen.org or call 1-866-657-4273.
  • The Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE) program provides relief on natural gas and electric bills for low-to moderate income customers experiencing a temporary financial crisis. Customers can call 732-982-8710 or visit njpoweron.org.
  • Lifeline is a utility assistance program that offers $225 to persons who meet certain income guidelines. Utility customers as well as tenants whose utility bills are included in their rent can call 1-800-792-9745 for details.

Customers who have the financial ability, can help support those in need by contributing to the New Jersey SHARES Good Neighbor Energy Fund or the Gift of Energy program. 

Learn how at atlanticcityelectric.com/help.

To further support customers and communities across South Jersey, Atlantic City Electric has contributed more than $1.2 million to support local communities, including support for southern New Jersey pandemic relief efforts with donations to local foodbanks, grants to small businesses and scholarships to local students impacted by COVID-19.

In December, the company continued its support for customers affected by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing $100,000 to NJ SHARES to help support customers who are struggling to meet their energy needs.

The donation will fund grants up to $700 for Atlantic City Electric customers who meet the agency’s income criteria. 

In addition to payment arrangements and energy assistance support, Atlantic City Electric has many programs that can help customers manage their monthly energy bill, including Budget Billing, which averages payments over a 12-month period.

The company also offers energy efficiency programs and energy saving information to help customers reduce their energy usage.

Information regarding these programs can be found at atlanticcityelectric.com/save.

Readers are encouraged to visit The Source, Atlantic City Electric’s online news room. 

For more information about Atlantic City Electric, visit atlanticcityelectric.com.

Follow the company on Facebook at facebook.com/atlanticcityelectric and on Twitter at twitter.com/acelecconnect.

Our mobile app is available at atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp.

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Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation Distributes Critical PPE to Northeasterners on Frontlines of COVID-19

North Kingstown, RI – January 12, 2021 – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has leveraged its global supply chain to provide hundreds of thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare organizations and municipalities.

In continuation of that effort, the Foundation is currently distributing more than $1.7 million worth of additional PPE to police and fire departments in the 142 communities where Ocean State Job Lot stores are located across the Northeast.

The donations include pallets of PPE including face shields, KN95 masks, antibacterial and disinfecting hand wipes, and hand sanitizer, for a total retail value of $12,000 to each community.

“As this global health crisis continues to take a toll on our healthcare and public safety systems, it’s imperative to provide any support and relief to our frontline workers that we can,” said David Sarlitto, Executive Director of the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation. “At OSJL, we’re deeply invested in philanthropy and community reinvestment, and these donations are just another example of our commitment to that as well as the incredible generosity of our customers. While we can’t ever repay our frontline workers for the lifesaving work that they do, we’ll continue to partner with our customers to do what we can to provide the tools necessary to make their jobs easier and keep them safe.”

Since late March 2020, OSJL has acquired and distributed more than $15 million worth of critical supplies needed in the fight against COVID-19, such as gloves, masks, disinfectants, sanitizers, eye protection, and more.

Prior to this new round of donations, the Foundation had already handed out more than 1.2 million surgical masks to those on the frontlines, including 4,800 to each police and fire department in the communities in which its stores are located.

In September, the Foundation distributed premium massage chairs, valued at nearly $7,000 each, to hospitals throughout the Northeast to provide healthcare workers with an opportunity to relieve stress.

These efforts are in addition to its many ongoing charitable activities, including OSJL’s ‘Mask Fabric for Free’ campaign, which supplied customers with the fabric necessary to create an estimated 1.8 million homemade cloth face masks.

About Ocean State Job Lot

Founded in 1977, Ocean State Job Lot is a growing, privately held discount retail chain with 142 stores in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, approximately 5,600 employees, and annual sales of approximately $800 million.

Ocean State Job Lot sells brand name, first quality merchandise at closeout prices.

Shoppers find an ever-changing array of household goods, apparel, pet supplies, seasonal products (holiday, gardening, patio, pool and beach supplies), and kitchen pantry staples at a fraction of their typical price.

The company was named a “Best Midsize Employer” by Forbes Magazine three of the last four years.

The Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has a long history of philanthropic leadership, supporting numerous causes, including feeding the hungry, helping the homeless, assisting veterans and military families, aiding animal rescue, caring for children, advancing healthcare, supporting the arts and promoting learning.

Ocean State Job Lot is headquartered at 375 Commerce Park Road in the Quonset Point Business Park, North Kingstown, RI 02852. Phone: (401) 295-2672; Web: OceanStateJobLot.com.

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Jewish Family Service to Host ‘Soup’er Bowl Fundraiser

Margate, NJ (January 11, 2021) – While millions of sports enthusiasts will watch the 55th annual ‘big game’ on television, Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) is hosting their own ‘Soup’er Bowl.

To combat hunger in our community, JFS is hosting a drive to collect 550 cans of hearty soups (including meats and vegetables) to assure community members have a hot and filling meal during the cold winter months.    

“Soup is a great meal because it is easy to prepare and also filled with protein and vegetables,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer. “Game day is synonymous with food which is why we wanted to bring awareness about the 1 in 11 people who are experiencing food insecurity in our community,” she added.

Since mid-March, the JFS Food Pantry has experienced an 80% increase in usage from individuals and families who have been affected by the economic environment.

The collection goal is to provide hearty soups, along with food pantry staples of tuna, pasta, cereal and mac-n-cheese, to the approximately 183 people who utilize the pantry in a given month.

The ‘Soup’er Bowl collection encourages donors to drop-off canned soup to stock the pantry’s shelves. Hearty soups with chicken and meat provide essential nutrition. 

Cans with pop-tops are extremely appreciated and make for easy opening, especially for homeless individuals with limited access to can openers. 

Donations for the ‘Soup’er Bowl will be accepted January 21 through February 7 at JFS, located at 607 North Jerome Avenue in Margate.

The agency is open from 8am to 8pm Monday through Thursday, and 8am to 5pm on Friday. Or, donations may be dropped-off at the Pleasantville Police Department, Galloway Police Department, Linwood City Hall and Ventnor City Hall.

Financial contributions are greatly appreciated. Contact Susan Kotzen at 609.822.1108 x218 or skotzen@jfsatlantic.org to make a donation. For those in need of emergency food, the JFS Food Pantry is open to Atlantic County residents Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm daily. Drive-through or walk-up options are available for the health and safety of recipients, staff and volunteers.

For information about JFS programs and services, contact 609.822.1108 or visit jfsatlantic.org.

About Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) encourages strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energized seniors and vital communities. With dozens of program areas, JFS specializes in counseling, mental health services, homeless programs, vocational services, adult and older adult services and also hosts an on-site food pantry. The agency impacts 8,000 lives throughout Atlantic and Cape May Counties each year.

JFS’ mission is to motivate and empower people to realize their potential and enhance their quality of life. In keeping with Jewish values and the spirit of tikkun olam (healing the world), JFS provides services with integrity, compassion, respect and professionalism regardless of their religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age or background.

For more information or to keep up-to-date with JFS events and programs, visit www.jfsatlantic.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.