The Freeholder Board has announced that all branches of the Camden County Library System will be closed from Monday, March 16 to Monday, April 13, in an effort to limit large gatherings and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
A variety of streaming services will be available for residents and can be at utilized virtually through the library system’s website and social media channels.
“During this time, all county residents, even those without a library card, will have access to the library system’s online resources and streaming services,” Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr said. “The Freeholder Board is committed to providing critical information resources, but we also understand the importance of increasing social distancing efforts at this pivotal moment for the country. Our focus is on protecting our vulnerable citizens and contributing, however we can, to flattening the curve and slowing the rate of this virus’ spread in the United States.”
For more information on library services during this unprecedented period of time can be found at https://www.camdencountylibrary.org/. In addition, residents and cardholders can keep an eye the library’s social media pages for Facebook live events, including story time, and other virtual services to residents can employ while working remotely.
Both Camden County Technical School campuses in Pennsauken and Gloucester Township will be implementing remote learning plans and shutting down their facilities today. Like other school districts throughout the county, Superintendent, Pat Fitzgerald, will be consulting public health officials for guidance in regard to reopening buildings at the end of the month.
“We are living in historic times and bold action is needed to stop the spread of this virus. This is the right decision to make in light of the information we already know about the spread of COVID-19,” Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Health Department said. “In this current climate, the health and welfare of our children and families is paramount and takes precedent over all other concerns.”
For more information about the campus closings please go to the technical schools website here: https://www.ccts.org or reference its social media channels found on the website.
Also beginning today, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) will begin a two-week closure, according to an announcement made on March 15, by MVC Chief Administrator Sue Fulton. All MVC agency and road testing facilities will be closed effective immediately and are anticipated to reopen on Monday, March 30.
All driver licenses, non-driver IDs, vehicle registrations, and inspection stickers expiring before May 31 have been extended by two months.
For more information regarding preparations and response related to coronavirus throughout Camden County, please visit camdencounty.com. Residents should frequently check the county webpage and social media for up-to-date information.