(Gloucester Township, NJ) – In light of the aggressive operation to vaccinate residents and decreased demand for testing, the hours of operation for the county’s testing site in Lindenwold will change beginning March 7.
The COVID-19 testing site located at the Camden County Public Works complex in Lindenwold will remain open on Tuesdays, but will no longer be operational on Saturdays. All other county-affiliated sites will continue to operate as scheduled at this time.
The restructuring comes at a time when testing has been expanded by pharmacies, outpatient facilities and other entities throughout the county. In addition, appointments at the site 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 by roughly 60 percent over this span since its height in November.
“We have observed a concurrent reduction in testing appointments at our sites, as cases throughout Camden County and the region have continued to fall. At this time, there is still a need for testing in our community, but the demand has diminished,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “Testing capacity among healthcare providers and businesses like Rite Aid and CVS has increased significantly since the beginning of this pandemic. With our cases showing a decline, a reduction in hours is necessary. Rest assured, the commissioners will be standing by and will be prepared to respond if these factors change.”
The pop-up testing sites in Camden City will continue to operate at a different school each day of the week with no change in operational hours or days. No appointment is required for testing and the sites.
The schedule for the sites is as follows:
- Mondays- Veterans Memorial School will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The school is in the Cramer Hill neighborhood located at 800 N 26th St, Camden, 08105.
- Wednesdays– Cooper Poynt School will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The school is in the North Camden neighborhood and located at 201 State St, Camden, 08102.
- Thursdays– Dr. Charles Brimm Medical Arts High School will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The school is in the Whitman Park neighborhood located at 1626 Copewood St, Camden, 08103.
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 at 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 have symptoms and 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/