(Camden, NJ) – On Friday, the Camden County Department of Health announced the second presumptive positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Camden County. At this time, there is no evidence of sustained community spread of the disease in our community. Like with all disasters, the best way to protect yourself and your family is to plan ahead, take any necessary precautions, and prepare early for the event that the impact on our community grows more severe.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released a detailed guide on “How to Prepare” for COVID-19 in your community. The guide focuses on actions you can take today to protect your family in the event of a broader outbreak in Camden County or our region.
“The last thing we want anyone to do is panic; the risk to our community remains low and only two cases of coronavirus have been identified in Camden County,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Now is not the time to stockpile supplies or horde food and water. The best action you can take right now to protect yourself and your family is to familiarize yourself with the CDC’s guidelines and best practices, to develop a plan for how your family will respond if the virus spreads in our community, and to react appropriately. With the right preparations, we can all help to slow the spread of this virus and minimize its impact on our region.”
Read the full “How to Prepare” guide by visiting: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/index.html.