South Jersey Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

South Jersey Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

“At this time, there is no vaccine to protect against COVID-19, and there are no medications approved to treat it. That means the best strategies to prevent the spread of the disease are common-sense actions everyone can take.”
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“The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, but it may be possible that a person can contract the illness by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes.”
Read More Information from Camden County Board of Freeholders

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“Disinfecting should be part of your usual cleaning routine, whether or not anyone at home is sick. Check the label to make sure the disinfectant works against the viruses you're targeting, such as cold and flu viruses. Disinfecting can be accomplished with a standard house hold bleach solution.”
Read More Information from Gloucester County Department of Health


“Our clinical teams have implemented screening procedures and are actively examining this continuously changing situation. Additionally, we are closely collaborating with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the New Jersey Department of Health to help ensure the well-being of our patients, colleagues, clinicians, and visitors.”
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“If you develop symptoms such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19, stay home and call your health care provider.”
Read More Information from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


“National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.”


People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus. Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus. We advise people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus, for example by following good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene.”
Read More Information from World Health Organization


Stay home when you are sick. Earned Sick Leave is the law in New Jersey. As of October 2018, employers of all sizes must provide full-time, part-time, and temporary employees with up to 40 hours of earned sick leave per year so they can care for themselves or a loved one.”
Read More Information from the State of New Jersey Department of Health


“Healthcare providers were instructed to alert us if a person with recent travel to an affected geographic area begins to exhibit respiratory symptoms.”
Read More Information from Salem County Department of Health & Human Services


“Cancer care teams are going to do to the best they can to deliver care to those most in need. However, even in those circumstances, it won’t be life as usual.
Read More Information from American Cancer Society


“It is also important to keep this new infectious threat in proper perspective. Although this is potentially a serious public health threat that we are watching very closely, we would like to remind everyone about the very active flu season we are currently experiencing in New Jersey and across the region and of the dangers the flu poses to our communities. Indeed, the flu has already killed far more people in the United States just this season than this novel COVID-19 has killed worldwide. “
Read More Information from Cooper University Health Center


Here is a map, which combines data from the World Health Organization, U.S. and European Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Health Commission of China, of confirmed cases, recoveries and deaths.


Take steps to protect yourself:
Clean your hands often
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
Distance yourself from other people
Stay at home if you are sick
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow
Throw used tissues in the trash
Only wear a facemask if you are sick
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily


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