Health & Wellness

September 11, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — Six Camden city pharmacies — and another 20 in Camden County — will provide free doses of opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone (Narcan) from Sept. 24 to Sept. 26.  “Camden County residents can anonymously obtain two doses of naloxone at no cost to them, without an appointment or a ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Nearly half a year has elapsed since Camden boxing Coach Chris Williams had to shutter his doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “If you know anything about boxing, you know how long that is in terms of staying in shape,” Williams, 58, told TAPinto on Thursday, while gearing up ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — On the brink of flu season, Camden County has released its seasonal schedule of locations where residents can access free flu shots starting Oct. 2. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendees will observe social distancing and visitors are required to wear face masks if they plan to ...

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NEW JERSEY — On Father’s Day, months of isolation will end for many of New Jersey’s 70,000 residents relegated indoors at long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Friday that such visits must be held outdoors and follow a set of ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Having roughly a year to establish a series of health services for the residents of two housing complexes proved to be the right kind of serendipity the Rutgers-Camden Nursing School needed with the oncoming storm of COVID-19.   First establishing a presence at Branches of ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A 12% fall in ambulance calls throughout Camden County in April has alarmed local officials, who correlate the dip in hospital visits to fears over contracting COVID-19. “Lots of folks with non-COVID-19 symptoms are not going to the hospital and are not going to the doctor,” ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — When she received a breast cancer diagnosis last October Diamonique Valentine said that she and her husband, Marcus, got into a routine — their very own stay-at-home rules that are not so different from the self-quarantine mandates currently in place across the entire state. “We’ve ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy's Executive Order that takes effect at 8p.m. tonight requires all shoppers to wear masks. In an effort to keep everyone safe, the New Jersey Food Council (NJFC) recommends these few tips to grocery store shoppers: reduce store crowding by shopping alone, practice safe social ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The total deaths in New Jersey from the coronavirus outbreak reached 537, Gov. Phil Murphy reported during his daily press conference this afternoon, in addition to highlighting some individuals who have succumbed to COVID-19. Murphy reported 182 newly confirmed COVID-19 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A new COVID-19 testing site residents will be able to drive or walk through will open in the city of Camden on Wednesday at Cooper’s Poynt Waterfront Park — the first available outside of area hospitals.  “This is great news for the residents of Camden. Testing locations, which ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker praised Cooper University Health Care workers in a video Thursday evening, calling its doctors, nurses, administrators and cleaning staff "light workers amongst the darkness." Booker's video thanking Cooper for its efforts came hours after New Jersey ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County has 14 more cases of COVID-19, and a total of 84, as of Thursday afternoon.  Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli said in a virtual town hall Thursday that while not ideal that the number is increasing at all, county health officials have noted cases numbers have either ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Eleven new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County were confirmed Wednesday, including five additional cases in Cherry Hill.  On Tuesday, 18 cases were reported and over the weekend the first death in the county was announced.  “Today we saw a small decline in ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Although Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced Monday that price gouging complaints funneled in for some 900 businesses in New Jersey, racking up price points to take advantage of anguished customers hasn’t presented as much of an issue in Camden County. As of Wednesday, the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Officials on Tuesday announced a second positive COVID-19 case in the City of Camden and 18 additional cases in Camden County. It represents a 43% increase of cases in the county — bringing the total to 59 cases and at least one death.  "[This] says two things to me: first, that ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Cooper Health Care, Virtua and Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital can now test their patients for COVID-19, however Camden County is still waiting for kits, Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli announced in a virtual press briefing Monday afternoon. Over the weekend, partly due to high ...

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BARRINGTON, NJ — A Barrington woman in her 80s became the first death linked to the novel coronavirus in Camden County, local and county officials confirmed Sunday night. “It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of one of our residents from COVID-19 on behalf of Mayor & ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The City of Camden confirmed its first case of COVID-19 Friday evening: a man in his 50s who is currently hospitalized and in serious condition.  Exactly two weeks ago, a Cherry Hill man tested as Camden County's first positive case. Additional details on the Camden city patient, ...

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CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ — A Winslow Township man in his 50s became the latest positive COVID-19 case in Camden County, officials announced Friday.  At least 13 cases have been confirmed in the county as of Friday afternoon. “This fight is a long way from over, but we want to thank the people of ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Cooper Health Care announced Friday it has opened an off-site COVID-19 testing site for patients who have symptoms and have received an order from a hospital provider. “Our patients are our number one priority. We have opened this collection center to facilitate testing, thereby ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — You must have a script from a doctor.  That was the point reiterated by county health officials during a town hall meeting streamed online Thursday — as officials begin to roll out a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Camden County. “Everyone needs a script...which means don’t ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Five additional Camden County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, state health officials announced Thursday afternoon. The development, which was not unexpected as testing becomes more widely available, brings the county total to 12. An additional patient, a man in his ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County announced it is working to offer additional services to seniors — the most vulnerable population to COVID-19 — including home-delivery meals.  The Camden County Nutrition Program guarantees seven meals sent once per week. Drop-offs depend on town. “If you are a ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — You can still grab a croissant and cappuccino to go in Camden County, but as of Wednesday evening self-serve is prohibited as part of efforts to mitigate the thread of COVID-19 locally.  In an amendment to its emergency declaration from Monday, employees must dispense all food and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Four additional cases of the novel coronavirus were announced in Camden County on Wednesday. New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli announced five cases during a press conference this afternoon, but county officials later told TAPinto Camden that the fifth was a female ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The 61-year-old Cherry Hill man who tested as the first positive case of the coronavirus in Camden County has fully recovered, county officials announced Tuesday evening.  Outside the three already publicized — two from Cherry Hill and one from Haddon Township — no additional cases ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy, acting on estimates provided by Rutgers-Camden, penned a letter to President Trump asking for help in responding to the state’s impending shortfall of medical resources.  Murphy sent the letter Tuesday calling on the US military and Army Corps for assistance in ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County confirmed the area’s third presumed positive case of COVID-19 on Monday: a woman in her 50s currently isolated at her Haddon Township home. While a trace investigation to determine the potential exposure to others is still underway, officials said they believe the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County and the City of Camden have both declared states of emergency Monday, following a third presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in the county.  “The declaration is being utilized to protect the public health and ensure personnel can be home to care for their families ...

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The list of closures available below will be updated. (Please check often) CAMDEN, NJ — Restaurants, small businesses, schools, state agencies and more have all significantly altered the availability of their services to promote social distancing and help minimize the potential spread of ...

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