CAMDEN, NJ — The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center became the latest in Camden to announce closures on Saturday, with increasing COVID-19 cases in New Jersey. 

Kroc Center spokesman, Benjamin Ovadia, told TAPinto Camden the center, "always keeps the welfare of our members, guests and staff in mind and, in an abundance of caution given the current health crisis, we will close this evening and remain closed for two weeks."

The move impacts the center's approximate 400 visits per day. 

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There have been at least two presumed positive cases of coronavirus confirmed in Camden County as of Saturday afternoon.

Earlier in the day, state health officials announced an additional 19 cases bringing the state total to 69 thus far. One death in the Garden State has also been linked to the pandemic, which was declared a national emergency Friday.

Ovadia said the closure impacts all member activities, rentals, field use, programs and events.  

"Food pantry service will still be available by appointment and Sunday worship services will continue at the normal time," he said.  

No word on exactly how many events are impacted by the temporary closure but Kroc Center staff said they will be in touch with those affected over scheduled programs, events, rehearsals and performances.

"We have been in contact with the Camden County Health Department, as well as state and federal officials. We will provide any updates on our website," Ovadia added.

For updates visit www.camdenkroccenter.org.

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