Camden County Opens Fifth COVID-19 Testing Site

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

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CAMDEN, N.J. — As COVID-19 cases continue to spike in the State of New Jersey, Camden County now has another drive-up testing site open up to allow more people to get tested.

Cooper University Health Care in conjunction with the Camden County Freeholder Board and Camden County Department of Health have opened a testing site on the Cherry Hill Campus of Camden County College.

The testing site is located in the parking lot of Camden County College located at 1889 Marlton Pike East in Cherry Hill (the corner of Springdale Road and Route 70) and will be open Monday through Friday, 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., and Saturdays and Sundays, 8:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M

“Throughout the pandemic, we have worked closely with Cooper to provide numerous community-based COVID-19 testing sites to serve the needs of the residents of Camden County,” Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.said. “As the entire country and state continue to respond to the newest COVID-19 surge, it remains imperative that county residents have access and opportunity to testing. This initiative combined with social distancing and other mitigation factors will help us break the back of this virus.”

The site represents the fifth COVID-19 testing site opened in Camden County over the course of the pandemic via partnerships between the Freeholder Board and the community’s health care systems. Previous sites have been located in multiple Camden City locations, and at the Blackwood campus of Camden County College.

“We are grateful  for Camden County’s continued partnership in setting up this convenient new COVID-19 testing site and we encourage everyone to remain vigilant by wearing masks around others and physically distancing as the virus continues to spread,” Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper University Health Care, said.

 Anthony Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, co-CEO of Cooper University Health Care, said while testing is important, standard preventative practices need to still be in place.

“As we’ve seen, COVID-19 continues to be a major challenge,” Mazzarelli said. “We are fortunate to be able to provide another testing site for everyone who needs it, but the best way to protect yourself and those around you is to wear masks in public, avoid places where you cannot physically distance from others, and wash your hands often so you won’t need a test.”

The testing site is open to county residents, by appointment, and residents must meet other criteria (exposure, pending surgery/procedure, travel, school, work, or daycare requirements).  For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 856-968-7100 or email covid19swabsite@cooperhealth.edu


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