What’s open, what’s closing, and the latest information on response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our area. Plus: our full archive of COVID-19 reporting in one spot.
By Matt Skoufalos | March 15, 2020
As most things grind to a halt over the coming weeks, we’ll try to keep up with the changes here.
- Audubon will close all borough facilities from March 16 to 29, scaling back to first responders and public works personnel only. The governing body will still hold its March 17 commissioners meeting, and offered a video link for those who wish to attend virtually. The virtual meeting will still offer an opportunity for public comment, commissioners said.
- Cherry Hill is closing its township municipal building, public works administrative offices, and library from March 16 until March 29. Essential operations—police, fire, public works—will continue. Township government will review scheduled public meetings “to determine whether they are necessary for the continuation of governmental operations.” Already canceled are its March 16 planning board and March 19 zoning board meetings. The township has also posted links to its various departments for resident services.
- Collingswood closed all public offices as of March 17, and discontinued community events through April 30; the local government had already closed its public library and community center a day earlier. The borough is offering free three-hour parking until further notice to reduce COVID-19 transmission via parking meters and kiosks. The Collingswood library is adding more ebooks to its collection and suspending return deadlines during the outbreak. A list of local businesses that are offering curbside service during the quarantine is available here.
- Haddonfield declared a local state of emergency March 16. In a letter to the public, commissioners reinforced the same directives largely in force statewide, and canceled meetings through the end of April. Until April 30, parking kiosks will not be enforced and overnight parking restrictions will be relaxed as well.
- On March 15, Haddon Township canceled all public events and government meetings through the end of the month. Its municipal building “will be open by appointment only for essential matters.”
- Haddon Heights will close its borough offices to the public and to non-essential employees from March 16 through 22, and will review the necessity of holding regularly scheduled meetings. Essential services will continue to be provided.
- Merchantville has switched all its meetings to telephone or video conference only until further notice with the exception of borough council, which will continue to operate normally as well as over streaming services. The borough is encouraging residents to conduct all business with local government offices over the phone, and has cancelled all public events through April 12.
- Oaklyn borough offices, municipal court and public library will be closed from March 16 through 27. Essential services will continue to be provided.
- Pennsauken has closed its municipal building, library, court, and country club until further notice. The public works and water commission will operate on modified schedules and are closed to the public.
Camden County Government. All non-essential county personnel will begin working from home March 17 through 27 and will remain on-call as needed as part of an emergency declaration. That order was extended indefinitely on March 28. Permitting for events at Camden County parks has also been discontinued.
County-operated and congregate senior centers will close at 5 p.m. March 16. All senior citizens enrolled in the Camden County Nutrition Program automatically will receive home delivery of meals beginning March 17.
The Camden County Board of Social Services will transition most of its operations to telephone interviews. New benefit applicants may apply here. Paperwork can still be dropped off at the building via its mailbox.
All state and county parks. On April 7, Governor Murphy ordered the closure of all state and county parks to limit the spread of COVID-19. Municipal parks will open or close as determined by local officials.
Gyms, Casinos, Movie Theaters, Bars, Restaurants. In a joint statement with the governors of Connecticut and New York, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that all non-essential businesses will shut down at 8 p.m. March 16. This includes gyms, casinos, racetracks, bars, and movie theaters.
Restaurants will still be allowed to provide take-out, and businesses may remain open during daytime hours starting March 17 if they limit their occupancy to no more than 50 people. The governor is also recommending a limit on non-essential travel between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Indoor Portions of Retail Shopping Malls, Amusement Parks & Bowling Alleys. New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania jointly announced the temporary closure of more gathering spaces March 18. Shopping malls, amusement parks, and bowling alleys will all close March 19 at 8 p.m. until further notice. Murphy had announced their closure in New Jersey the day before. Public open recreation areas are not covered by this order.
Convenience and grocery store self-serve food and drink. Self-serve food and drinks, “including coffee and cappuccino bars, fountain drinks and soda, roller grills, bakery cases, soup and salad bars, nacho/chili cheese machines, and condiment bars,” can only be sold in Camden County if employees dispense them along with condiments, the county government announced March 18.
Personal-care businesses and social clubs. On March 19, Governor Murphy ordered all personal care businesses “that cannot comply with social distancing,” including barber shops, hair salons, spas, nail and eyelash salons, and tattoo parlors, to close by 8 p.m. The same closures affect social clubs as well.
Non-Essential Businesses. All nonessential businesses in the county are asked “to consider voluntarily closing or modifying operations to comply with CDC social distancing recommendations,” Freeholders said in a statement March 16.
In a new order issued March 24, Murphy also added the following businesses to the list of essential service providers that are allowed to remain open:
- Mobile phone retail and repair shops;
- Bicycle shops, but only to provide service and repair;
- Livestock feed stores;
- Nurseries and garden centers;
- Farming equipment stores.
In a new order issued April 27, Murphy added car dealerships; pet grooming, daycare, and boarding businesses; and stores that sell items for religious observation to the list of essential businesses that may operate under social distancing guidances. That order also allows personal care servicepersons to operate under extremely limited conditions for family members, romantic partners, and people for whom they provide care.
Schools. Murphy ordered all public schools, colleges, and universities in New Jersey to shut down March 18. On March 24, the governor also put the kibosh on all standardized testing for New Jersey students for the 2019-2020 school year, saying, “The number-one priority must be for our students to work on the lessons before them and to use the time as best as possible to keep up with their current studies.”
On April 16, Murphy announced schools would remain closed through May 15, saying, “If we all continue to stay the course, in four weeks, we may have a different message at that point.”
That list includes the children of:
- Healthcare workers
- law enforcement personnel
- first responders
- childcare center employees
- staff who provide essential services
- essential government employees
- retail workers
Libraries. All branches of the Camden County library system will be closed until April 13, the County government announced March 16. The system will continue to offer streaming services and Facebook Live events for residents to enjoy remotely.
On March 20, Governor Murphy ordered an indefinite closure of all municipal, county, and state public libraries in addition to all libraries and computer labs at public and private colleges and universities.
Hospitals. The New Jersey Hospital Association announced a no-visitor policy until further notice. Although voluntary at this time, the guidance is being widely adopted throughout the state, with a handful of exceptions for patients in hospice or end-of-life care. It also provides for a single visitor or support person for maternity, pediatric, and same-day surgery patients, but in each case, those visitors must be screened for symptoms before being allowed to visit.
Elective surgeries and invasive procedures. In efforts to limit further spread of the virus and conserve healthcare resources, Governor Murphy announced the suspension of all elective surgeries and invasive procedures as of 5 p.m. March 27.
Municipal Courts and Jury Trials. Through March 27, anyone with a scheduled municipal court appearance should wait for a new court date, according to the state judiciary. Municipal courts will continue to handle applications for temporary restraining orders, detention hearings, and matters of public safety. Anyone scheduled to appear between March 16 and March 27 will be notified by the state. Filings and payments still will be accepted, except in municipalities where the local court has been shut down. NJMCDirect.com will still accept payments for traffic violations.
Prisons and Halfway Houses. With the exception of legal visits, the state Department of Corrections is suspending visitation to state correctional facilities and halfway houses for a period of 30 days. In exchange, access is being granted for additional, free phone calls, additional JPay kiosk usage, and free postage for people in the inmate and Residential Community Release Program.
Secure Care Facilities and Residential Community Homes. Similarly, the state Juvenile Justice Commission is enacting a 30-day ban on visits to juvenile justice facilities. To offer some relief, the body is increasing free access to phone calls and video visits.
Motor Vehicle Commission. All New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agencies, road testing, and inspection facilities were ordered closed until March 30. On March 27, that order was extended through April 12.
County Events. In addition to all programs for seniors, who are presumed especially susceptible to COVID-19, the Camden County government has cancelled a number of concerts, sporting events, and public gatherings. See the full list here.
Adventure Aquarium. The Camden waterfront attraction was planning to reopen Saturday, March 28, but will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Refunds are being offered, and visits are being rescheduled as needed.
PATCO Hi-Speedline. On March 26, the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) announced the temporary closure of its Ashland, Westmont, Camden City Hall, and 12/13th & Locust St. PATCO Speedline stations during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Monday through Friday, trains at all other stations will run every hour from midnight to 4 a.m., every half-hour from 4 to 5:00 a.m., and every 20 minutes between 5 a.m. and 12 noon.
On Saturday, trains will run every hour from midnight to 5 a.m., and every half-hour from 5 a.m. to noon. On Sunday, trains will run every hour.
The DRPA is also closing cash lanes on all bridges and billing non-EZ-pass-holding customers for their tolls by mail, and with no additional fees.
In acknowledgment of the hardships presented by COVID-19, the state of New Jersey is:
- automatically extending for two months driver licenses or vehicle inspections that would be due at the end of March 2020;
- seeking an additional half-month of federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to allow needy families to stock up on essentials;
- asking public utility companies to “voluntarily and universally” suspending shutoff orders for customers who are behind on their bills;
- requesting a special enrollment period for uninsured New Jerseyans to enroll in health insurance;
- opening a resources portal for small businesses affected by COVID-19;
- investigating concerns around COVID-19-related price gouging;
- providing an extra $100 per child per month to child care providers to cover children in the state child care subsidy program, offering grant funding to cover child care center cleaning supplies or services, and removing the parent copay for children in the state child care subsidy program;
- extending 60 days of WorkFirst New Jersey cash assistance to individuals whose cases are up for renewal in March or April; extending all Emergency Assistance cases through April 30; and exempting WorkFirst New Jersey and SNAP participants from “all adverse actions for non-compliance” with the programs’ work requirements;
- covering COVID-19 testing, visits for testing, and testing-related serviced for Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) participants and waiving the costs for those services; covering 90-day supplies of maintenance medications and early prescription refills for Medicaid and CHIP patients; directing hospitals to waive cost-sharing for uninsured, charity-care-eligible individuals for medically necessary testing and testing-related services associated with COVID-19;
- making it illegal to fire or refuse to reinstate a worker “who has, or is likely to have, an infectious disease which requires the employee to miss time at work.”;
- authorizing the state Economic Development Authority (EDA) to provide grants “during periods of emergency and for the duration of economic disruptions due to an emergency,” and to extend deadlines to submit required paperwork for projects. These funds can be used for “the planning, designing, acquiring, constructing, reconstructing, improving, equipping, and furnishing of a project, including grants for working capital and meeting payroll requirements.”
- encouraging healthcare providers to use telehealth services, including tele-mental health, for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, and expanding access to those services;
- ordering all labs processing COVID-19 tests to report their findings directly to the state Department of Health to inform policy actions;
- asking public and private water systems, including municipal systems, to suspend any shut-offs for non-payment of bills during the COVID-19 outbreak;
- freezing nearly $1B in discretionary spending in the state budget to keep money available for COVID-19 response efforts;
- securing support from mortgage lenders for a 90-day grace period for those affected economically by the pandemic;
- extending the state tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15;
- expanding access to emergency childcare funding for essential employees throughout the state;
- moving the 2020 primary elections to July 7;
- extending grace periods for residents who can’t pay their insurance premiums during the pandemic: 60 extra days for health and dental premiums; 90 days for home, auto, renters, life, and premium-financing arrangements. Insurers can’t demand lump sum repayments, but rather must spread out back payments over the remainder of the insurance term;
- ordering telephone and Internet providers not to disconnect anyone’s service for nonpayment before 30 days from the end of the pandemic
- allowing renters to use their security deposits to pay rent
- pushing the May 1 due date of property tax payments to June 1.
Camden County Freeholder efforts include:
- suspending sheriff’s sales and evictions until further notice;
- offering meals to any senior in need in Camden County through the Division of Senior and Disabled Services: (856) 374-MEAL or (856) 858-3220;
- waiving face-to-face requirements for all required interviews with the Board of Social Services Clients will be diverted to phone interviews;
- waiving all work activity requirements for (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) TANF, General Assistance (GA), and SNAP benefit recipients. If sites are being closed due to coronavirus concerns, clients can reach out to their case managers to let them know;
- extending benefits for 60 days to TANF and GA recipients who were due for recertification in March and April;
- offering free digital access to all Camden County library resources during county and local physical library closures;
- announcing a suspension of all rent increases in 36,000 properties backed by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Financing Authority;
- rental assistance for tenants whose income has been adversely affected by the pandemic;
- small business grants for commercial entities that have taken a hit during the pandemic.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has established a disaster relief portal for businesses that have been affected by a COVID-19-related closure. See here for details.
Comcast has opened up its Xfinity Wi-Fi hotpots for free usage to non-customers, and is offering its Internet Essentials plan to new users free for two months (applicants must sign up by June 30). It’s also pausing disconnects and uncapping data limits for current customers.
Non-Essential Travel Limit Extended Statewide
On March 15, the Centers for Disease Control advised Americans to limit gatherings to no more than 50 people for the next eight weeks, the better to limit the spread of COVID-19:
Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing. When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.
This recommendation does not apply to the day-to-day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses.
This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus.
The agency noted that its recommendation is not intended to supersede the guidance of local officials, but Camden County officials followed suit Monday morning, asking all nonessential businesses “to consider voluntarily closing or modifying operations to comply with CDC social distancing recommendations.”
By March 15, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Ohio had shut down dine-in restaurants, allowing take-out only, USA Today reported. On March 16, the governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut did the same.
On March 21, Governor Murphy signed an executive order “directing all NJ residents to stay at home until further notice,” and shutting all non-essential businesses. The order has a specific list of exceptions, makes provisions for businesses to allow employees to work from home, and supersedes all prior county and local actions.
For New Jersey’s dedicated COVID-19 site, click here.
For state updates on infection counts, check the New Jersey COVID-19 dashboard here.
For an international perspective on the spread of COVID-19, the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center tracks global incidences of the disease, including recovery rates.
Want to know the best ways to keep your home clean? Here’s the CDC guidelines for environmental cleaning and disinfection procedures in households suspected of coronavirus.
If your employer is not letting you work remotely, or is trying to violate terms of protective orders for workers during COVID-19, you can call 609-963-6817 or click this link and report them to the state.
If there’s any questions that you haven’t had answered here, call the COVID-19 Hotline at 1-800-962-1253, 1-800-222-1222, or e-mail nj.gov/health.
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Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Camden County
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- Camden County: Four More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 5,541 Total Cases (May 16, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 146,334 Cases, 10,356 Related Deaths; 103 New Cases in Camden County (May 17, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 148,039 Cases, 10,435 Related Deaths; Murphy Intros ‘Road Back’ Stages (May 18, 2020)
- Camden County: 10 More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 5,719 Total Cases (May 18, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 149,013 Cases, 10,586 Related Deaths; Revised Reporting of Long-Term Care Deaths (May 19, 2020)
- Camden County: Eight More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 5,819 Cases (May 19, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: More Than 150K New Jerseyans Infected, 10,747 Related Deaths; Plans for Widespread Testing (May 20, 2020)
- Camden County: Seven More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 5,903 Total Cases (May 20, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 151,472 Cases, 10,843 Related Deaths; Historic Unemployment and Federal Aid (May 21, 2020)
- Camden County: Seven More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 6,007 Cases (May 21, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 152,729 Cases, 10,985 Related Deaths; NJ Faces $10B Revenue Shortfall (May 22, 2020)
- Camden County: 46 More COVID-19 Cases, 6,053 Infected, 294 Related Deaths (May 22, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 155,764 Infected, 11,191 Related Deaths; Outdoor Graduations Can Start July 6 (May 26, 2020)
- Camden County: 322 More COVID-19 Cases, 10 More Related Deaths Over Memorial Day Weekend (May 26, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 156,628 Infected, 11,339 Related Deaths; Testing Strategies Outlined (May 27, 2020)
- Camden County: Nine More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 54 More Infections (May 27, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 157,815 Infected, 11,401 Related Deaths; ‘We are still digging out of this,’ Murphy Says (May 28, 2020)
- Camden County: Seven More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 100 More Infected (May 28, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 158,844 Infected, 11,531 Related Deaths; $100M for Pandemic Rental Assistance; Camps, Daycares to Resume (May 29, 2020)
- Preliminary Research Shows Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Infections and Deaths (May 31, 2020)
- Holding Pattern: Waiting for Word on State Aid, Local Leaders Hold the Line, Hope for the Best on Budgets (June 1, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 160,918 Infected, 11,721 Related Deaths; NJ Heads to Stage 2 of Reopening June 15 (June 1, 2020)
- Camden County: 12 More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 213 Infected Since Saturday (June 1, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 161,545 Infected, 11,770 Related Deaths; Viral Transmission Rate Down, OAG to Pursue Policing Reforms (June 2, 2020)
- Camden County: Seven More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 52 New Infections (June 2, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 162,068 Infected, 11,880 Related Deaths; Guidance for Nursing Homes and Restaurant Reopenings (June 3, 2020)
- Camden County: Four More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 59 New Infections (June 3, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 162,530 Infections, 11,970 Related Deaths; Guidance for Retail and Dining, NJ Plans to Bond $5B (June 4, 2020)
- Camden County: Seven More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 52 New Infections (June 4, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 164,497 Infected, 12,214 Related Deaths; Pools to Reopen June 22 as Hospitalizations Fall(June 8, 2020)
- Camden County: Six More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 118 New Infections (June 8, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 164,796 Infected, 12,303 Related Deaths; Stay-at-Home Order Lifted, Gathering Limits Raised, Pool Guidance (June 9, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 165,346 Infected, 12,377 Related Deaths; State Boosts Contact Tracing Program as Deaths Exceed WWII Counts (June 10, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 165,816 Infected, 12,443 Related Deaths; NJ May Borrow to Replenish Unemployment (June 11, 2020)
- Camden County: 48 More COVID-19 Infections, 352 Total Related Deaths (June 11, 2020)
- Public Pools in a Pandemic: Challenges of Reopening (June 12, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 166,164 Infected, 12,489 Related Deaths; Personal Care Svcs. Resume June 22, Outdoor Sports & Summer School July 6 (June 12, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 167,103 Infected, 12,676 Related Deaths; Guidance for Youth Sports as NJ Begins Stage 2 Reopening (June 15, 2020)
- Camden County: 58 More COVID-19-Related Deaths as Data Reconciliation Takes Local Total to 410 (June 16, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 167,426 Infections, 12,727 Related Deaths; NJEDA Announces Salem County Wind Port (June 16, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 167,103 Infected, 12,676 Related Deaths; Guidance for Youth Sports as NJ Begins Stage 2 Reopening (June 17, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 168,107 Infected, 12,800 Related Deaths; Malls to Reopen June 29 (June 18, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 168,496 Infected, 12,835 Related Deaths; State to Update Fatality Counts with COVID-Probable Deaths Next Week (June 19, 2020)
- Camden County: 430 COVID-19-Related Deaths, 7,441 Infected (June 19, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 169,415 Infected, 12,895 Related Deaths; Gathering Limits up, Indoor Dining Coming July 2 (June 22, 2020)
- Camden County: 80 More COVID-19 Infections, 7,557 in Total (June 22, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 169,734 Infected, 12,949 Related Deaths; Playgrounds, Water Parks Open July 2; More Young People Testing Positive (June 23, 2020)
- Camden County: COVID-19 Cases Declining Since May, but Officials Brace for Reopening Spike (June 23, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 169,892 Infected, 12,995 Related Deaths; NJ-NY-CT to Quarantine Hotspot Visitors, Indoor Rec. Opens July 2 (June 24, 2020)
- Camden County: Seven More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 19 More Infections (June 24, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 170,196 Infected; 13,018 COVID-19-Related Deaths, 1,854 COVID-19 ‘Probable’ Deaths, Travel Advisory Update (June 25, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 170,584 Infected, 13,060 Related Deaths; NJDOE Releases Guidance for Schools (June 26, 2020)
- Camden County: 42 More COVID-19 Cases, 7,666 in Total (June 26, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 171,272 Infections, 13,138 Related Deaths, NJ ‘Presses Pause’ on Indoor Dining Restart (June 29, 2020)
- Camden County: 71 More COVID-19 Cases, 7,737 in Total After Weekend Updates (June 29, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 171,667 Infected, 13,181 Related Deaths; ‘Cuts and Uncertainty’ in State Budget Revisions (June 30, 2020)
- Camden County: 13 More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 458 in Total (June 30, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 171,928 Infected, 13,224 Related Deaths; NJ Extends Unemployment Benefits for 20 More Weeks (July 1, 2020)
- Camden County: Six More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 39 New Infections (July 1, 2020)
- Immobilized: Food Truck Owners Weighing Options as COVID-19 Cripples Business (July 2, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 172,356 Infections, 13,251 Related Deaths; Outdoor Gatherings up to 500, Contact Tracing Program Continues to Build (July 2, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 173,611 Infections, 13,373 Related Deaths; Rate of Transmission Increased Over Holiday Weekend (July 6, 2020)
- Camden County: 15 More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 114 New Cases (July 6, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 174,039 Infected, 13,476 Related Deaths, Masks Mandatory in Close Quarters Outdoors (July 8, 2020)
- For Local Artists, Mask Mandates Interweave Public Health, Fashion, and Financial Stopgaps (July 9, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 174,628 Infections, 13,532 Related Deaths; NJ Could Bond $10B to Cover Pandemic Shortfall (July 10, 2020)
- Camden County Sets “Grim Milestones” in COVID-19 Pandemic: 500-Plus Related Deaths, 8,000-Plus Infections (July 10, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 175,522 Infections, 13,613 Related Deaths; Cases Growing Fastest Among 18-29 Year-Olds (July 13, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 176,278 Infections, 13,660 Related Deaths; State Developing App to Collect Travelers’ Health Data (July 15, 2020)
- Camden County: 13 More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 8,311 Infected (July 16, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 176,551 Infections, 13,710 Related Deaths; Officials Blame Parties, Travel, Long-Term Care for Recent Flare-Ups(July 17, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 176,963 Infected, 13,741 Related Deaths; NJ Schoolchildren May Go Fully Remote in Fall (July 20, 2020)
- Camden County: 14 More COVID-19 Related Deaths, 528 Total (July 20, 2020)
- Coronavirus Upate: 177,645 Infections, 13,787 Related Deaths; Murphy Calls for More Flexible Federal Aid with $10B Shortfall Looming (July 22, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 178,345 Infections, 13,845 Related Deaths; NJDOE Issues Remote Schooling Guidance, LTC Cases Under Control (July 24, 2020)
- Camden County: Two More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 530 in Total, as Infections Hit 8,523 (July 24, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 179,812 Infected, 13,884 Related Deaths; Officials Tracing Community Spread to Large Gatherings (July 27, 2020)
- Camden County: Eight More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 175 New Infections (July 27, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 180,766 Infections, 13,923 Related Deaths; New Cases Return to Month-Ago Levels Amid Community Spread (July 29, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 181,660 Infections, 13,944 Related Deaths; Murphy Warns Uptick in New Cases Could Lead to Restrictions (July 31, 2020)
- Camden County: 8,861 COVID-19 Infections, 538 Related Deaths (July 31, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 182,614 Infections, 13,971 Related Deaths; Murphy Rolls Back Indoor Gathering Limits Amid Increasing Caseload (August 3, 2020)
- Eight More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 103 New Infections as Camden County Approaches 9,000 Local Cases (August 3, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 183,327 Infections, 13,989 Related Deaths; Seven-Month-Old Youngest to Test Positive for COVID-19 After Dying (August 5, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 184,061 Infections, 14,007 Related Deaths; $25M in Grants for Small Landlords (August 9, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 185,031 Infections, 14,025 Related Deaths; NJ Dedicates $155M for Long-Term Care Sites, ‘Can’t Afford’ Payroll Tax Holiday (August 10, 2020)
- Camden County: 9,181 COVID-19 Infections, 550 Related Deaths (August 10, 2020)
- Back to School, or Something Like It: Local District Plans in a Pandemic (August 12, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 185,938 Infected, 14,046 Related Deaths; NJ Schools Get Fully Remote Opening Option (August 12, 2020)
- Camden County: Average Age of COVID-19 Patients Falls to 31, Infections Circulating Within Families (August 13, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 187,164 Infected, 14,064 Related Deaths; General Election ‘Overwhelmingly’ Mail-In, Options Available (August 14, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 187,767 Infections, 14,077 Related Deaths; ‘Trying to Get to Yes’ on Gyms, Indoor Dining (August 17, 2020)
- Camden County: 552 COVID-19-Related Deaths, 9,488 Infections; Contact Tracers Need More Info (August 19, 2020)
- Audubon, Collingswood, Haddon Heights, Oaklyn to Start School Year Remotely—More to Follow? (August 20, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 188,817 Infected, 14,112 Related Deaths; Murphy on Contact Tracers: “Please Folks, Take the Damn Call” (August 21, 2020)
- Camden County: Two More COVID-19-Related Deaths; 27 More Infections (August 21, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 189,719 Infections, 14,120 Related Deaths; Schools May Reopen ‘with Precautions,’ Not Colleges, Restaurants, Gyms (August 24, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 190,306 Infections, 14,134 Related Deaths; Gyms to Reopen Sept. 1, NJ Applies for FEMA Unemployment Aid (August 26, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 190,971 Infections, 14,150 Related Deaths; NJ Dedicates $250M in CARES Act Funds for Child Care (August 28, 2020)
- Camden County: Eight More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 172 More Infections This Week (August 28, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 191,960 Infections, 14,165 Related Deaths; Indoor Dining, Movie Theaters, Breweries, Wineries to Resume Friday (August 31, 2020)
- Camden County: Two More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 99 More Infections Since Weekend (September 2, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 192,595 Infections, 14,181 Related Deaths; Fall Resurgence Could Cost NJ $1B (September 2, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 193,422 Infections, 14,195 Related Deaths; Contact Tracing Struggles, School Plans, Casino Smoking Banned (September 4, 2020)
- Camden County: Two More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 108 New Infections This Week (September 4, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 194,667 Infected, 14,213 Related Deaths; Murphy Says ‘Without Question’ School Openings Will Lead to More Outbreaks (September 8, 2020)
- Camden County Crosses 10,000-Case Mark, with Two More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 95 New Infections Since Weekend (September 8, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 195,888 Infections, 14,234 Related Deaths; 14-to-24-Year-Olds Account for Most New Cases (September 11, 2020)
- Camden County: 91 More COVID-19 Infections Since Tuesday, New Patient Average Age 20 to 30 (September 14, 2020)
- Camden County: Another COVID-19-Related Death, 96 More Infections (September 14, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 196,968 Infected, 14,245 Related Deaths; NJ Braces for Potential ‘Twindemic,’ as Flu Season Approaches (September 14, 2020)
- Battered by COVID-19, Mann Center Relies on Audubon’s Megan O’Shea to Right Its Ship for 2021 (September 15, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 197,792 Infections, 14,263 Related Deaths; Young People Testing Positive at 3X Statewide Average (September 16, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 198,848 Infected, 14,270 Related Deaths; as Cases Trend Younger, Officials Key on Risks to Vulnerable Populations (September 18, 2020)
- Camden County: Five More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 143 More Infected This Week (September 18, 2020)
- Lost Loved Ones to COVID-19? Help Us Tell Their Stories (September 21, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: As NJ Logs 200,000-Plus Infections, Officials Warn of ‘Pandemic Fatigue’ Wearing Down Resolve (September 21, 2020)
- Camden County: Five More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 125 More Infections Since Weekend (September 22, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 200,988 Infections, 14,291 Related Deaths; Murphy Promises School Reporting as First Related Infections Recorded (September 23, 2020)
- Five Takeaways from Gov. Murphy’s Chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci (September 24, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 202,100 Infections, 14,306 Related Deaths; Pandemic “Exacerbated Inequities” in NJ, Persichilli Says (September 25, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 204,107 Infections, 14,316 Related Deaths; NJ to Get 2.6M Rapid Antigen Tests (September 29, 2020)
- Camden County Launches $4M Rental Assistance Program with CARES Act Funds (September 29, 2020)
- Camden County: 168 More COVID-19 Infections Since Last Week, 10,636 in Total (September 29, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 205,275 Infections, 14,335 Related Deaths; 11 Outbreaks in NJ Schools Since Reopening (September 30, 2020)
- Camden County: Five More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 125 More Infections Since Weekend (September 22, 2020)
- Camden County: Six More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 128 More Infections Since Tuesday (October 3, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 208,713 Infections, 14,351 Related Deaths; Murphy Hammers Trump for Hosting NJ Fundraiser After Testing Positive (October 5, 2020)
- Camden County: 137 More COVID-19 Infections; 10,901 in Total (October 5, 2020)
- Camden County: Another COVID-19-Related Death, 15 New Infections (October 6, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 211,148 Infections, 14,373 Related Deaths; Officials ‘Anticipate a Second Wave’ That Could Become a Surge (October 8, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: Camden County Hits 11,091 Total Infections, Highest 7-Day Case Avg. Since July (October 9, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: Camden County Hits 11,359 Total Infections, ‘a Surge Unseen Since Spring’ (October 14, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 216,994 Infections, 14,408 Related Deaths; Indoor, Family Gatherings Blamed for New Outbreaks (October 15, 2020)
- Camden County: Three More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 54 New Infections (October 16, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 221,205 Infections, 14,425 Related Deaths; New Case Rates Have Doubled Since Sept. (October 19, 2020)
- Camden County: 278 More COVID-19 Infections Since Thursday, 11,691 in Total (October 19, 2020)
- NJ COVID-19 Travel Advisory Hits 39 States, Including CT, PA, DE, as Infections Surge (October 20, 2020)
- NJ Puts $14M CARES Act Funds into Jobs Programs, Murphy Learns of COVID-19 Exposure During Announcement (October 21, 2020)
- Camden County: Four More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 86 New Infections (October 21, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 229,684 Infections, 14,496 Related Deaths; Surge Blamed on ‘Pandemic Fatigue’ (October 26, 2020)
- Camden County: 12 More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 448 New Infections Since Last Week (October 28, 2020)
- NJ Enacts Universal COVID Workplace Safety Measures: Masks, Sanitizing, Symptom Checks Mandatory Starting Nov. 5 (October 28, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 234,547 Infections, 14,539 Related Deaths; ‘The Second Wave is Coming Now,’ Murphy Says (October 29, 2020)
- Camden County: 5 COVID-19-Related Deaths, 295 Infections Since Tues.; Virtua Doc Says Patients Have Tripled (November 1, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 240,997 Infections, 14,564 Related Deaths; 35-55-Year-Olds Driving New Cases, Next Peak Expected Q1 2021 (November 2, 2020)
- Camden County: One More COVID-19-Related Death, 572 New Infections as County Exceeds 13,000 Cases (November 4, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 247,219 Infections, 14,603 Related Deaths; Murphy Says Officials ‘Will Clearly Be Taking Action’ (November 5, 2020)
- Camden County Logs Single-Day Record COVID-19 Infections, Highest 7-Day Average of the Pandemic (November 6, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 256,653 Infections, 14,640 Related Deaths; Indoor Dining Service Prohibited from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. as Cases Surge (November 9, 2020)
- Camden County Records 14,000th COVID-19 Infection, 668 New Cases in Five Days (November 9, 2020)
- Camden County: 7 More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 400 New Cases in Two Days, as County Sets Single-Day Infection High (November 11, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 266,986 Infections, 14,694 Related Deaths; Local, County Gov’ts May Close Nonessential Biz at 8 p.m. (November 12, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 281,493 Infections, 14,779 Related Deaths; NJ Rolls Back Gathering Limits Amid New Single-Day Case Records (November 16, 2020)
- Camden County: 1,382 New COVID-19 Cases Since Nov. 11, Avg. Age Now 37 (November 17, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 289,562 Infections, 14,843 Related Deaths; Officials Urge Caution, Quarantining Around Thanksgiving (November 18, 2020)
- NJEDA ‘Sustain and Serve’ Program Puts COVID-Battered Restaurants to Work Cooking for the Hungry (November 19, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 297,370 Infections, 14,900 Related Deaths; NJ Could Get First Vaccine Shipments by Dec. (November 20, 2020)
- UPDATE: Audubon Superintendent of Schools Hospitalized with COVID-19, In-School Cases Force Shift to Remote Learning for Two Schools (November 22, 2020)
- Camden County: Eight More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 404 New Infections Since Wednesday (November 22, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 309,588 Infections, 14,960 Related Deaths; Officials Bracing for New Cases After Thanksgiving (November 23, 2020)
- Camden County Approaches 18,000 COVID-19 Cases with 1,151 New Infections Since Friday (November 24, 2020)
- Camden County: 11 COVID-Related Deaths, 1,047 New Infections This Week (November 28, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 337,304 Infections, 15,164 Related Deaths; Outdoor Gatherings Capped at 25, Indoor Sports Off Until Jan. 2 (November 30, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 346,206 Infections, 15,309 Related Deaths; Murphy Extends Travel Ban Nationwide (December 2, 2020)
- Camden County COVID-19 Update: 1,374 New Infections, Eight Related Deaths Since Friday (December 2, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 356,662 Infections, 15,419 Related Deaths; New Unemployment Benefits Coming, NJIIS to Manage COVID Vaccines (December 4, 2020)
- Camden County: 21 More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 654 New Infections in Two Days (December 4, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 371,579 Infections, 15,419 Related Deaths; Thanksgiving Holiday Likely Culprit in Single-Day Record Cases, Contact Tracing Woes (December 7, 2020)
- Camden County: 13 More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 1,588 New Infections Since Friday (December 9, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 381,486 Infections, 15,674 Related Deaths; Models Predict 2nd-Wave Peak as Early as Jan. 13-14 (December 9, 2020)
- Camden County: 22 More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 831 New Infections Since Tuesday; Transmission Among Close Contacts, Small Gatherings (December 13, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 405,448 Infections, 15,907 Related Deaths; Healthcare Workers to be Vaccinated This Week (December 14, 2020)
- Camden County: Six More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 1,005 Infections Over the Weekend (December 15, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 415,075 Infections, 16,095 Related Deaths; 1 in 200 NJ Residents Has Been Hospitalized with COVID-19 (December 16, 2020)
- Camden County: 17 More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 660 New Infections as County Approaches 25K Cases, 700 Deaths (December 18, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 423,226 Infections, 16,216 Related Deaths; NJ to Open Vaccine Mega-Sites, but Dose Shipments Shorted (December 18, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 435,763 Infections, 16,315 Related Deaths; NJDOH Outlines Vaccination Plan for Vulnerable Populations (December 21, 2020)
- Camden County: 11 More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 1,529 New Infections in a Week (December 23, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 445,138 Infections, 16,521 Related Deaths; Mitigation Efforts Working, Murphy Cautions ‘Don’t Go Big on Christmas’ (December 24, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 463,965 Infections, 16,706 Related Deaths; Long-Term Care Vaccinations Begin (December 28, 2020)
- Camden County: 1,527 COVID-19 Infections Since Christmas Eve, Vaccines to be Generally Available by Spring, Officials Say (December 29, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 472,264 Infections, 16,931 Related Deaths; Logistics Holding up LTC Vaccine Distribution (December 30, 2020)
- Camden County: 44 COVID-Related Deaths, 781 New Infections Since Monday, as State Clears 17,000 Fatalities (December 31, 2020)
- Coronavirus Update: 494,317 Infected, 17,223 Related Deaths in 10 Months; Vaccination Updates, LTC Concerns (January 4, 2021)
- Camden County: 989 New Infections Since New Year’s Day, Nearly 30,000 in Total (January 5, 2021)
- Coronavirus Update: 504,647 Infections, 17,464 Related Deaths; 450K Residents Pre-Register for Vaccine (January 6, 2021)
- Camden County: 1,294 COVID-19 Infections, 34 Related Deaths Last Week (January 11, 2021)
- Coronavirus Update: 532,959 Infections, 17,873 Related Deaths; 1M Pre-Registered for Vaccine (January 11, 2021)
- Camden County: 34 More COVID-19-Related Deaths, 940 New Infections (January 12, 2021)
- Coronavirus Update: 543,974 Infections, 18,070 Related Deaths; NJ Expands Vaccine Access to Residents 65-Plus, Those with Chronic Health Issues (January 13, 2021)
- CamCo COVID-19 Vaccination Center Live at Camden County College (January 14, 2021)
- Camden County: 18 More COVID-Related Deaths, 753 New Infections This Week (January 15, 2021)
- Coronavirus Update: 555,299 Infections, 18,229 Related Deaths; Vaccine Demand Exceeds Available Supply by Factor of Five (January 15, 2021)
- Coronavirus Update: 572,306 Infections, 18,421 Related Deaths; NJ Continues to Wait for Vaccine Doses (January 19, 2021)
- Coronavirus Update: 584,291 Infections, 18,754 Related Deaths; B.1.1.7 COVID Variant Cases ID’d in NJ (January 22, 2021)
- Camden County: 63 COVID-19-Related Deaths, 1,862 New Infections in the Past Week (January 22, 2021)
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