Commissioners to hold COVID-19 townhall today

The event will begin at 1 p.m. and will be streaming live at camdencounty.com/live as well as on the county’s Facebook page,

  The Board of Commissioners and the Camden County Health Department will host a virtual town hall to address resident questions and concerns regarding a variety of ongoing concerns with the Covid-19 pandemic. The panel will be addressing the recent decrease in cases, adjusted testing hours and vaccines.

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 The event will begin at 1 p.m. and will be streaming live at camdencounty.com/live as well as on the county’s Facebook page. Questions from the public are already being collected on www.CamdenCounty.com, and residents will have the opportunity to submit questions during the town hall on Facebook.

 “We’ve seen a decrease in daily cases as well as a few other metrics after the Omicron surge that occurred in December and January,” said Commissioner Jeff Nash. “During Wednesday’s townhall we’ll be answering any questions that residents may have as it pertains to cases, testing, vaccines and general inquiries about the pandemic in Camden County.”

Dr. Samuel Weiner will be joining the panel for the first time since the county commissioners started airing the updates in 2020.

Weiner is the vice president of Clinical Operations of ambulatory services at Virtua Medical. In this role, Dr. Weiner oversees Virtua’s primary care network of 135 primary care clinicians located throughout four counties in Southern New Jersey, along with our sports medicine, rheumatology, and pain management practices. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Muhlenberg College, then attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, graduating with honors in 2001. He completed a family medicine residency at Christiana Hospital in Delaware, then went into private family medicine practice in Voorhees, NJ in 2004 and joined Virtua Medical Group in 2008.

As part of Virtua, Dr. Weiner served as the lead physician for his practice and also sat on the Physician Action Committee, a physician leadership committee that develops and oversees clinical policies and protocols.   He was voted as one of South Jersey’s “Top Docs of 2014” and “Top Docs for Kids 2016” by his peers as published in South Jersey (SJ) Magazine.  He earned his Master of Medical Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2020.

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