COVID-19 Information Hub

Last Updated: 4/6/2021 12:48 PM

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Updated on March 25, 2021

Overview
This COVID-19 information hub is created to keep employees informed. If you have any concerns, please contact your supervisor. If you are seeking COVID-19 information that is not found on this page, please email Lori Perlow, Communications Manager at LPerlow@CamdenESC.org.

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The county and state dashboards provide daily updates on new cases, deaths, and related trends.

 

New Jersey is rolling out COVID-19 vaccines in a phased approach to all adults who live, work, or are being educated in the State. Information about New Jersey's vaccine distribution plan is available here.

The Camden County Board of Commissioners, in a joint public health effort with Cooper University Health Care and Jefferson Health – New Jersey, have begun vaccinating individuals at the Camden County Vaccination Center located at Camden County College – Blackwood Campus. Online scheduling is available now.

  • Click here for information about the Camden County Vaccination Center.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE. REVIEW ALL INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE YOU SCHEDULE.

The New Jersey Department of Health, following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, has established a phased priority group process for administering the vaccine.

Currently, vaccines are available to the following groups:

  • Paid and unpaid healthcare workers
  • Residents and workers of long-term care and high-risk congregate care facilities
  • First responders including sworn law enforcement and fire professionals
  • Individuals aged over 65
  • Individuals aged 16-64 that have certain medical conditions that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus
  • Pre-K to 12 educators and staff
  • Childcare workers in licensed and registered settings
  • Transportation workers
  • Additional public safety workers
  • Additional high-risk individuals

For a full list of open vaccination sites throughout New Jersey, click here.  

As cases continue to rise in the county and state, Cooper University Health Care in conjunction with the Camden County Freeholder Board and Camden County Department of Health are opening new testing sites throughout the county to allow more people to get tested for COVID-19.

  • Click here for a list of Camden County testing sites
  • Click here to search other areas for testing sites

Click here to view the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Local Health Departments for K-12 Schools - Updated November 19, 2020

Understanding that COVID-19 may impact certain areas of the state differently, the New Jersey Department of Health provides information on COVID-19 transmission at the regional level, characterizing risk as low (green), moderate (yellow), high (orange), and very high (red). Camden County is in the Southwest region which also includes Burlington, Gloucester and Salem counties. Regional risk levels are posted online every Thursday on the NJDOH CDS COVID-19 website.

The COVID-19 Weekly Activity Report provides data on COVID-19 transmission risk by six regions. This report is posted on Thursdays and uses Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) dates, which are from Sunday to Saturday. MMWR dates are commonly used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to standardize weekly reporting across years. Click here to view the reports.

Individuals should not go to school/work when sick. School staff should have plans to isolate students with overt symptoms of any infectious disease that develops during the school day. For school settings, NJDOH recommends that individuals with the following symptoms be promptly isolated from others and excluded from school:

  • At least two of the following symptoms: fever (measure or subjective), chills, rigors (shivers), myalgia (muscle aches), headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose;

OR

  • At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, new taste disorder.

 

Additional Resources
Teachers: Encourage your students to care for themselves one small way each day
COVID-19 Published Science and Research
Operating schools during COVID-19: CDC's Considerations
FAQs for Administrators, Teachers, and Parents

More information
If you are seeking COVID-19 information that is not found on this page, please email Lori Perlow, Communications Manager at LPerlow@CamdenESC.org.