Mayor Frank Moran updated the city of Camden on several issues including Covid-19, Unemployment, Summer Recreation, Churches, and City Hall operations.
With the current curve of COVID-19 optimistically decreasing in the State of New Jersey. Governor Murphy has signed 2 executive orders lessening restrictions on nonessential retail business and nonessential construction.
Cooper University Health Care, Virtua Health, the Camden County Freeholder Board, and Camden County Health Department have collaborated to open a new drive-up coronavirus (COVID-19) testing site in the city of Camden beginning April 1, 2020.
“We are proud to work with two of our outstanding regional health systems, Cooper and Virtua, to open this new COVID-19 testing site to serve the needs of the citizens of Camden County,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “As the entire country and state continues to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, it is important county residents have access and opportunity to testing. This initiative combined with social distancing and other mitigation factors will help us break the back of this virus.”
In an effort to provide additional resources and personnel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, officers from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office have begun assisting Camden County Metro Officers on patrol in Camden City. The partnership creates a force multiplier for front line policing and helps address the challenges of social distancing measures put in place to reduce the effect of the coronavirus.
The Sheriff’s Office typically provides a variety of law enforcement services and support in the county in both civil and criminal areas such as court security, investigations, criminal identification, and criminal transportation.
The changes support slowing spread of COVID-19, protect PATCO riders & employees and are necessary to sustain the continuity of services.
As our community continues to battle the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, residents throughout Camden County have asked how they can support their friends and neighbors during this time of need. Today, the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services launched a new online volunteering portal to connect those residents with opportunities to support others in the coming weeks.
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Division of Unemployment Insurance has issued new guidance for filers affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including a new schedule for when individuals should claim their weekly benefit.
The Division has recently posted a step-by-step guide for residents to follow to ensure that their weekly unemployment benefits can be delivered without delay during this time of high claim volume. Residents planning to apply for unemployment benefits should review this guide before beginning their application. You can find the full guide by visiting myunemployment.nj.gov or following the link provided here: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/covidinstructions.shtml.
Governor Phil Murphy and his administration have taken a series of additional steps to protect residents during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in recent days. Today, March 23, Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, along with the commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection and president of the Board of Public Utilities asked water providers throughout the state to suspend all shut-offs during the outbreak.
The Camden County Department of Health announced the second presumptive positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. On Saturday, New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice, Stuart Rabner, announced that all municipal courts in the state will begin a two-week suspension starting Monday.
Anyone scheduled to appear in municipal court between Monday, March 16, and Friday, March 27, will receive notice of a new court date.
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