April 14, 2020
A new COVID-19 drive-up testing site will open on Wednesday at Camden County College’s Blackwood campus in Gloucester Township for first responders, health care workers and others working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Additionally, the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association has opened a drive-thru testing site in Deptford, Gloucester County for first responders, including volunteers, and health care workers. Testing is available by appointment only.
The Camden County site is open to county residents who make an appointment. They must be displaying COVID-19 symptoms and have received a referral from a medical provider. The site, open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is being run by the Camden County Health Department and Jefferson Health New Jersey.
“As the entire country and state continues to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, it is important that those on the front lines and county residents have access and opportunity to testing," Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said. "This initiative combined with social distancing and other mitigation factors will help us break the back of this virus.”
Jefferson Health has established three South Jersey testing sites, including drive-thru sites in Washington Township and Cherry Hill.
“By partnering with the Camden County Freeholders to open and provide clinical support for this new drive-through COVID-19 testing site, we can make a direct impact in the lives of front-line workers in this battle against coronavirus," Jefferson Health New Jersey interim President Brian Sweeney said. "By taking care of those who are taking care of others, our health care organization will help ‘flatten the curve’ of infection.”
Additional COVID-19 testing sites in South Jersey are located at Cooper’s Poynt Park in Camden and Cooper University Health Care in Cherry Hill.
New Jersey reported 4,059 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 68,824. There have been 2,805 deaths due, the second-most of any state.
While the vast majority of confirmed cases are concentrated in North Jersey, South Jersey has reported 3,806 cases and 92 deaths.