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6 CVS Pharmacies to Offer Drive-Thru Coronavirus Tests in Camden County

May 28, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — Half a dozen CVS Pharmacy locations in Camden County will begin providing drive-thru tests for COVID-19, following the company’s announcement of 45 new screening locations across New Jersey. 

CVS began to offer the tests in April at 11 locations, before Thursday’s expansion.

As far as how the tests are conducted, drivers must administer the self-swabs ...

Cappelli Pays Tribute to 100K Lost to Coronavirus in US, 320 Belong to Camden County

CAMDEN, NJ — Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli on Thursday recognized the hefty loss of life felt across the United States as the country surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 deaths Wednesday. 

"Today, our thoughts and prayers are not only with those in our community, but with the families and friends of victims across the United States," Cappelli said. "As a nation, ...

NJ Medical Director On ‘Mask Droop Syndrome,’ COVID-19 Hospitalizations Slightly Up for 2nd Day

TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director on Thursday set the record straight on the newly-arrived trend of donning a face mask as means of COVID-19 protection but not including one’s nose — known as “mask droop syndrome.”

“We understand that it’s uncomfortable, that people have problems with glasses fogging up [and] that it is difficult ...

Camden County's Long-Term Care Facilities Alone Close in on 1,500 Coronavirus Cases 

CAMDEN, NJ — Long-term care facilities (LCF) in Camden County confirmed their 1,450th positive coronavirus result on Wednesday — as the totals jumped to 6,429 countywide (54 additional in the past 24 hours).

Of the 1,450 confirmed cases in the county's 56 LCF, 1,092 belong to residents while 358 to staff.

Health officials on Tuesday said trends were leaning in ...

Frontline Workers Are Spreading Coronavirus to their Families, Says Camden Disease Expert 

CAMDEN, NJ — A third of known coronavirus cases in Camden County — which stands at 6,375 as of Tuesday — belong to first responders including healthcare workers, employees of “essential” businesses and frontline emergency personnel. 

Caryelle Lasher, Communicable Disease Unit Supervisor, on Tuesday stressed the importance of these ...

NJ Schools Allowed to Have In-Person Graduations Ceremonies Starting July 6

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be permitted to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

The graduation ceremonies, Murphy said in the announcement posted to social media, will be permitted to begin July 6 as long as they comply with social ...

All Camden County Residents Urged to Get Tested for Coronavirus

CAMDEN, NJ — Outside of three area hospitals, residents of Camden County can take advantage of two testing sites in East Camden and another at Camden County College.

Testing for the asymptomatic is also available at five CAMcare sites and a Barrington Borough Rite Aid.  

As Camden County reported at least 46 additional cases Friday — bringing the county total to ...

New Hours Means More First Responders Can Get Tested for Coronavirus in Blackwood

CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County College's coronavirus test site, which has worked to prioritize first responders and first opened in mid-April, will increase its hours of operations starting Tuesday. 

Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli said nearly 30% of the more than 6,000 county cases are currently known to stem from healthcare workers, other first responders, as well ...

COVID-19 in Camden County Encounters 'Plateau' After Surpassing 6K Cases

CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County arrived at what Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli called an "unpleasant milestone" on Thursday, in reporting over 6,000 cases of the novel coronavirus. 

Meantime, as far as the daily COVID-19 increase, he emphasized that the county, "has seemingly reached a plateau."

"While this is progress, it signals just how ...

You get a mask! You get a mask!...Plan To Outfit South Jersey With Face Masks Starts in Camden

CAMDEN, NJ — Slowing the spread of COVID-19 one mask at a time. 

A campaign to distribute over 175,000 reusable and washable fabric face masks to South Jersey took its first step Wednesday.

The Camden County Health Department and Camden County Police Department received a donation of roughly 60,000 masks from the Cooper Foundation and Norcross Foundation to begin the ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

Southern New Jersey Needs Infrastructure Upgrades to Support Post-COVID Economy

May 21, 2020

Before the coronavirus pandemic struck our nation, South Jersey was getting back on its feet economically. Unfortunately, not all parts of New Jersey bounced back so quickly from the recession of years past and the closing of several casinos in Atlantic City made the road back that much longer. Now, in our post-COVID-19 future, South Jersey is going to have to work twice as hard to become the ...

NJ Human Services Announces $37 Million in Additional Food Assistance

May 28, 2020

Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits;

June Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to $143M Since March

(TRENTON) – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in June to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 29, 2020

STAFFORD – Hard to imagine that anything you read on social media is untrue, but beware! The Stafford cops are trying to correct the raging rumor that they are banning a Beach Haven West resident from blasting “God Bless America” at 7:30 p.m. every night. No, the cops are saying, we are not against America. No, the cops are saying, we are ...