(Camden, NJ) – The COVID-19 testing site located at Camden County College’s Campus in Gloucester Township will be temporarily closed today, Tuesday, April 21, due to a string of strong to severe storms forecasted to hit the area this afternoon. Patients are asked to return when the site reopens for its normal operating hours on Wednesday or look to get tested at the two other Jefferson Health facilities in Cherry Hill or Washington Township.
“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. “The decision to lose a day of testing is not easy to make, but after carefully reviewing today’s forecast, it was determined that the combination of heavy rain, lightning, and winds up to 40 mph poses too great of a risk. We know that testing is critical in our fight against this virus, but our foremost concern is the safety of our residents and the medical providers who are already putting their health in jeopardy to administer testing. Testing will resume during normal operating hours on Wednesday.”
The testing site is set up at Camden County College’s Gloucester Township campus directly adjacent to Peter Cheeseman Road, and is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prospective patients must have an appointment which can be made at (844) 542-2273, an appointment must be made even if a resident has already obtained a script.
The testing site is open to county residents, by appointment only, who have symptoms and meet other criteria, and who have received a referral for testing from a medical provider or primary care physician (at Jefferson, CAMcare Health Corporation or another provider).
Jefferson Health New Jersey currently has two drive-through testing sites, in Washington Township and in Cherry Hill. For more information, visit: https://newjersey.jeffersonhealth.org.