(Gloucester Township, NJ) – All county-operated pop-up testing sites in Camden City will be operating out of new locations beginning on March 22. Camden City Public Schools are planning to restart in-school instruction making the gymnasium space no longer viable for testing operations. The new locations will remain in the city and will be located at the KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy in the Lanning Square neighborhood and at Malandra Hall in the Fairview neighborhood.
The reengineering of sites also comes at a time when testing has been expanded by pharmacies, outpatient facilities and other entities throughout the county. In addition, appointments at the sites have continued to decrease as the spread of COVID-19 in Camden County and throughout New Jersey has slowed. The average number of new cases per day in the county has dropped precipitously over this span since its height in November.
“We believe maintaining a testing infrastructure in the city is important for residents in Camden and throughout the county,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “Considering the spread of the virus in the city we felt that, even though testing demand has significantly been reduced since January, it was critical to continue to keep our operation going while this pandemic continues to evolve.”
The pop-up testing sites in Camden City will now operate at other public locations into April. No appointment is required for testing at any of the pop-up sites.
The schedule for the new locations is as follows:
- Mondays- Kipp Cooper Norcross Academy will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The school is in the Lanning Square neighborhood and located at 525 Clinton St, Camden, 08103.
· Thursdays– Malandra Hall will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The community center is in the Fairview neighborhood located at 1200 S Merrimac Rd, Camden, 08104.
The Camden County Commissioners will continue to keep the testing site at the Department of Public Works Complex operating on Tuesdays.
- Tuesdays- Charles Deplama Public Works Complex will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This testing site is located at 2311 Egg Harbor Road, Lindenwold, 08021.
The testing site located at the Camden County College-Cherry Hill campus and the Camden City testing site adjacent to Cooper University Health Care’s main campus at the intersection of Broadway and Martin Luther King Boulevard will also continue to operate during regularly scheduled hours at this time.
The pop-up testing sites in Camden City do not require an appointment. The mobile testing sites are open to county residents, by appointment, who meet other criteria (exposure, pending surgery/procedure, travel, school, work, or daycare requirements). For more information or to schedule an appointment go to:https://www.camdencounty.
com/service/covid-19-updates- and-preparations/testing-site- locations/