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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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Inspira Launches Massive COVID-19 Vaccination Effort

On December 18, 2020, Inspira Health began administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to staff and physicians.

It’s the start of a massive effort to vaccinate thousands of health care workers in just 21 days, and then repeat the process to administer the required second dose 21 days later. 

“Today is a turning point, a day filled with promise and hope,” said Amy Mansue, president and CEO of Inspira Health. “If you look in our archives, you will find articles about the first patient who received penicillin, and black and white photos of children getting the polio vaccine. Without a doubt, today’s events will have their own place in our Inspira archives.”

The massive undertaking to vaccinate employees and physicians has been in the planning stages for several months. The 21-day time frame is aggressive, but realistic.

By way of comparison, the relatively straight forward annual flu vaccination process for employees generally takes about two months and doesn’t require ultra-cold handling of the vaccine or a second dose.

“The planning and logistics would be staggering, even if we were not in the middle of a COVID-19 surge,” said Mansue. “I am incredibly grateful to everyone who has been a part of the process. Your unwavering dedication to this effort will save lives and reduce suffering in our communities and beyond.”

Cathy Vasquez, R.N., B.S.N., a research nurse at Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Petra Smith, a respiratory therapist at Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill, were the first to receive the vaccine. Inspira has set up vaccination tents at its Mullica Hill and Vineland hospitals, which have the ultra-cold (minus 112 F) freezers needed to store the vaccine.

By noon, a total of 142 employees had been vaccinated.

“As a research nurse, I appreciate the thorough testing and approval process for new drugs, including this vaccine,” said Vasquez. “I am proud to be the first employee on the Vineland campus to be vaccinated. I want to encourage every member of the Inspira family and our community to not be afraid and to get vaccinated as soon as they can.”

“I was apprehensive initially,” said Smith. “As I learned more about the vaccine, it became very clear how important getting vaccinated is for keeping my family and my patients’ safe. And if I can be one of the first to get vaccinated and show others that it’s fine, I’m happy to lead by example.”

Photo of Petra Smith courtesy: Inspira

Vaccine updates are available on the Inspira Health Website. Visit Inspira’s website here.

Members of the community can sign up to be notified when they are eligible to receive the vaccine, which will be provided at no cost.

About Inspira Health

Inspira Health is a charitable nonprofit health care organization and a regional leader in physician training, with approximately 160 medical residents and fellows in 10 nationally accredited specialty programs.

The system, which traces its roots to 1899, comprises three hospitals, two comprehensive cancer centers, several multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 150 access points.

These include urgent care; outpatient imaging and rehabilitation; sleep medicine labs; cardiac testing facilities; digestive health and wound care centers; home care and hospice; and more than 35 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, Camden and Atlantic counties.

Together with its medical staff of more than 1,300 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 6,200 employees, Inspira Health provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome.

Accredited by DNV Healthcare, the system’s clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment.

For more information about Inspira Health, visit here. visit or call 1-800-INSPIRA.

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AtlantiCare Begins Vaccinating Staff for COVID-19

AtlantiCare was among the first hospitals in New Jersey to begin distributing COVID-19 vaccines to physicians and staff today. A link to video and interviews from the first clinic is here.

Fifty-five AtlantiCare healthcare heroes received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine during the clinic at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) Atlantic City Campus today.

They included individuals who work in the Emergency Department, Critical Care, Pharmacy, Environmental Services, Psychiatry, Trauma, and many other areas of the hospital.

Those who work at ARMC’s Mainland (Pomona) and Atlantic City campuses, its Satellite Emergency Department in Hamonton, and AtlantiCare’s 12 Urgent Care sites in southern New Jersey will be among the first to get the shot as AtlantiCare continues its vaccine clinics.

About AtlantiCare:

AtlantiCare is an integrated healthcare system based in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, whose more than 6,000 staff, providers and volunteers serve the community in more than 100 locations in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May and Ocean counties of southern New Jersey.

Its vision of building healthy communities together drives its mission of making a difference in health and healing, one person at a time, through caring and trusting relationships.

A Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center was the 105th hospital in the nation to attain the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet™ designation in 2004 and earned redesignation in 2008, 2013, in 2018.

Learn more at atlanticare.org or 1-888-569-1000.

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Norcross, Menendez, Booker Announce $1.4M to Support Camden County’s COVID-19 Response

CHERRY HILL, N.J. – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross, along with U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker recently announced $1,395,002.66 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) grants to the Camden County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to aid the county’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The lawmakers have now secured over $160 million in PA grants to help the state’s pandemic response. The $2 trillion federal emergency stimulus package, known as the CARES Act, included $45 billion for the FEMA Disaster Relief Fund to help states, like New Jersey, which is included in the President’s Major Disaster Declaration, provide for immediate needs and essential services to protect citizens and recover from the outbreak.

“We are still in the midst of a grave health emergency, and our local governments urgently need relief,” said Congressman Norcross. “This critical federal funding will help Camden County cover the unexpected costs of the coronavirus pandemic, including testing and keeping our first responders and other essential workers safe and on the job. I will continue to fight for South Jersey in Congress to ensure our communities get the tools and supplies we need to combat this outbreak and keep residents healthy and secure.”

“Camden County’s first responders, health care workers and other essential workers need the resources to continue protecting their residents and businesses,” said Sen. Menendez“This funding will ensure frontline workers have the personal protective equipment they need to keep themselves and others safe and out of harm’s way. I’ll continue fighting for the federal funds our state needs to beat the pandemic and recover.”

“Communities across New Jersey and our nation continue to work tirelessly in battling this public health crisis, so we have an obligation to ensure they have adequate resources to keep our residents safe,” said Sen. Booker. “The health of our families, frontlines workers, and our economy is dependent on a strong federal response, and I’ll continue to fight for federal funding like this to protect the health and safety of Camden County residents and all New Jerseyans.”