COVID-19 site closed due to weather

The COVID-19 testing site located at Cooper’s Poynt Waterfront Park in Camden will be temporarily closed today, Monday, April 13, due to a severe storm with high winds reaching 50 to 60 miles per hour. Patients are asked to visit one of the other clinic sites operated by Cooper University Health Care or Virtua Health until the site reopens for its normal operating hours on Tuesday.

Virtua performs COVID-19 testing at its five hospitals and operates a by-appointment drive-thru clinic prioritized for symptomatic healthcare workers and first responders. Cooper also operates a community based COVID-19 testing collection site in Cherry Hill, performing tests for hospitalized patients and Cooper staff through its own medical laboratory.

“For the safety of our healthcare personnel and residents seeking testing, it has been determined that testing should not be administered at the site this afternoon,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Limited personnel will remain on site to direct residents to the an appropriate alternative operated by one of our partner institutions. The Freeholder Board remains committed to expanding testing access throughout our community so that we may better understand the spread of coronavirus in Camden County. Testing will resume at noon on Monday.”

The site, operated jointly by Cooper University Health Care, Virtua Health, the Camden County Freeholder Board and Camden County Health Department, will continue offering testing indefinitely based on need and available resources. The site serves county residents, by appointment, who have symptoms and meet other criteria, and who have received a referral for testing from a medical provider (at Cooper, Virtua, CamCare, or other provider).

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