Code Blue continues in Camden County for remainder of the weekend

The Code Blue advisory will be in effect overnight on Saturday and Sunday.

Camden County will again be under a Code Blue advisory for the remainder of the weekend as cold temperatures continue to chill the area.

The Camden County Health Officer has declared a Code Blue advisory from 6 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday and again from 6 p.m. Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday.

“Throughout the weekend, the temperature will be well below the freezing point each night,” said Camden County Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez. “In these extreme weather conditions, we need everyone to be sheltered and out of the elements. If you must leave the house, please dress yourself and your children in warm clothing, hats and gloves. Also, please remember to check on elderly relatives and neighbors, and bring your pets indoors.”

When the Camden County Health Officer declares a Code Blue weather advisory, municipalities with homeless populations, situational homeless or transient populations are expected to activate their Code Blue response plan to accommodate their immediate needs.

The Camden County Health Department and the Office of Emergency Management have worked with each municipality to ensure they have the proper resources to respond to these severe weather situations as part of their individual Code Blue plans. Each municipality has identified its own location to accommodate those in their community seeking shelter from the severe weather.

Persons seeking shelter in a warming center should contact their local municipality. Additional resources are available by calling the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services at (800) 999–9045, or by visiting www.camdencounty.com.