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.
This morning, two decades after the site was originally cleared of shuttered and seedy businesses, the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority (CCMUA) will open the 25-acre, half-mile Gateway Park to the public. The park is situated between Cooper River and Admiral Wilson Boulevard, and runs from The Pub in Pennsauken to approximately where the Boulevard meets 19th Street.
The statement below is by Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. in regard to issues occurring at Crestbury Apartments.
“The owners and managers of Crestbury apartments failed their residents, the city and the county in making basic necessities available for elementary living conditions in their 392-unit complex. Having seen the disgraceful state of the complex yesterday, it is clear that no one should have to live in these unacceptable conditions. Throughout this sprawling 18-acre area, a subsidiary of Lincoln Capital Investment LLC, the Camden County Health Department already has seven active court cases that are based on complaints from residents. Today, inspectors went through apartments, spoke with residents and issued seven more summons for substandard conditions.
Urban Grown is a community-based organization whose goal is to eradicate hunger in urban communities locally, regionally, and nationally by providing residents with healthy affordable food as well as educating residents on self-sustainability. The organization is comprised of Camden, NJ natives Charles Curtis, III (President) , Quinzelle Bethea (Vice President) and Ebony Sellers (Treasurer).