CAMDEN, NJ — After more than two months in operation, Camden County College's (CCC) COVID-19 test site in Blackwood will shutter Friday at 4 p.m.
“We have observed a concurrent reduction in testing appointments at the site, as cases throughout Camden County and the region have continued to fall," said Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli. "At this time, we feel confident that the site at Camden County College has served its purpose and can cease operations without impacting the availability of resources in the community."
The CCC site in Gloucester Township was possible through a collaboration between the Camden County Freeholder Board, Department of Health, and Jefferson Health New Jersey — working to prioritize first responders, healthcare workers and anyone else on the frontline of the pandemic.
Officials said that since the county worked to expand testing availability in late May, the number of new cases has fallen by 60 percent.
In addition to CAMcare providing testing services, the county continues to run a site in East Camden — with larger companies offering screenings as well.
“Testing capacity among healthcare providers and businesses like Rite Aid and CVS has increased significantly since the beginning of this pandemic. With our cases showing serious decline, there is no longer a significant need for a site at this location," said Cappelli. "Rest assured, the Freeholder Board will be standing by and will be prepared to respond if these factors change.”
The Camden City testing site is located at 3101 Federal St.