COVID-19

Coronavirus Messages from Mayor Brennan

April 7, 2020 - The pandemic of coronavirus is causing disruption to the lives of people throughout the world and Merchantville is no different. I want to assure the residents of Merchantville that throughout this pandemic, the Borough is committed to and has put into place certain contingencies to ensure the continued provision of essential services to the community including police, fire and other first responders, along with public works and other essential services. We are working with our partners at the County, State and Federal levels on contingency planning to obtain resources and to implement effective planning. Residents should rest assured that those services will continue, and residents can expect the same exceptional service and response from those essential services during this unprecedented time. Residents are also reminded that our community is built upon our relationships and now is a time to show courage and calm, avoid panic and care for ourselves and our neighbors by taking measured actions such as social distancing. 

Coronavirus Message from Mayor Brennan - March 13, 2020

Closure of Borough Facilities to the Public - March 15, 2020

Additional Closures and Actions - March 19, 2020

Letter to the Business Community - March 21, 2020

Small Business Resources - March 21, 2020

Help Our Business Community - March 21, 2020

A Message to the Community - March 30, 2020

Mayor's Covid-19 Message - April 6, 2020

Borough Park Closures and Additional Actions - April 7, 2020

County Covid Reports

The Camden County Office of Emergency Management will no longer be providing a Situation Report daily via email to municipalities. The Camden County Website can be monitored for any COVID-19 updates. The most recent Weekly Situation Reports on Merchantville Borough announced 7 new cases between April 06, 2021 – April 12, 2021; 6 new cases between April 13, 2021 – April 19, 2021; and, 8 new cases between April 20, 2021 – April 26, 2021.…
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$200M School Relief

New Jersey's Department of Education will receive $2.765 billion to allocate to school districts and Camden County public schools can expect more than $200 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to get students back in buildings and on track academically after more than a year of learning disruptions. Merchantville School District is slated to receive $779,000. Disbursements to districts vary and are based on a funding formula accounting for the number of students enrolled in…
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Back in Session

Merchantville School re-opened after Spring Break on Monday, April 12th and starting today, Friday, April 16th, in-person students from Kindergarten to 8th Grade will attend 5 days a week from 8:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. or 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Their Re-Opening plans are published in English and Spanish…
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March 2021 COVID Update

In the month of March, there were a total of 30 new COVID-19 cases reported in Merchantville by the county, three more cases than in February. On March 1, 2021 there were 289 cases and on March 31, 2021, 319 cases. Nearly 2 million people in New Jersey have been fully vaccinated with more on track to get the shot soon, as Gov. Phil Murphy announced earlier this week that all New Jersey residents ages…
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No-Shows Complicate Vaccine Roll-Out

Officials at the Camden County Vaccination Center are urging residents to cancel their upcoming appointments if they receive their vaccination at another site. Failing to arrive at your scheduled appointment slows the rollout process and deprives someone else the opportunity to get their shot sooner than expected. In recent weeks, a growing number of patients have managed to secure earlier appointments at other sites in South Jersey thanks to an increase in vaccine providers but…
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Vaccination Where? When?

Currently in New Jersey, vaccines are available to paid and unpaid healthcare workers, residents and staff of long-term and congregate care facilities, first responders including sworn law enforcement and fire professionals, individuals over 65, and individuals 16-64 with certain medical conditions that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus, as defined by the CDC. If you are eligible to receive a vaccine, there are multiple ways to get vaccinated: pre-register and make an…
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Vaccines for Vets

The Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs and the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia are teaming up to create a pop-up vaccination site for 588 South Jersey veterans on Saturday, January 30th. Vaccinations will be provided at the Harry Williams Community Center located at the intersection…
Published in Camden County, COVID-19

Infections After Vaccination

In case you're wondering how someone can become infected with COVID-19 after vaccination the answer is simple - immunity doesn't kick in right away. It takes time for vaccines to build up immunity, and the two authorized coronavirus vaccines both require two doses, given several weeks apart, to train the body's immune system. People can be exposed to coronavirus right before being vaccinated, or right after, and there won't be time for the body to…
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December COVID Numbers Climb

Merchantville added 59 resident cases of COVID-19 in December and a total of 203 cases since March. Most recent cases include young adults under 40 and teens. Please protect yourself and others - wear a mask, stay physically distant from those you don't live with and not gathering in social groups. Camden County provided a breakdown of cases through December 31st. The aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to date is 28,768 in Camden County…
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County Vaccine Roll Out

The following information contains the the updated vaccine roll out plan for Camden County and the State of New Jersey. Please note timelines and dates may change. Click here to download the updated vaccination plan for Camden County. Category 1A (Limited Vaccines) Persons in Health Care Settings; Category 1B Essential WorkersVaccination will begin 1/20/21; and Category 1C Vaccination will begin 2/20/21. Health Care Workers who currently fall into Category 1A in the Camden County vaccine…
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Download the COVID Alert NJ App

COVID Alert NJ is New Jersey's free and secure mobile app that anonymously alerts users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The app also provides users with up-to-date information on New Jersey reopening news, key COVID-19 metrics, and a user-friendly symptom tracking tool. COVID Alert NJ uses Bluetooth proximity technology. The app will never record any identifying data. All users will remain anonymous. When your app…
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Remote Learning Continues

In-person learning is increasingly being put on hold at school districts throughout the state because staff and students are testing positive for coronavirus or coming into close contact with people who have. Here’s the most comprehensive list yet of N.J. schools teaching remotely because of COVID-19. On September 30th NJ launched a dashboard that identifies counties, number of schools and cases that were transmitted in school buildings or through school activities. Currently, 88 schools have…
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Boro Covid Cases Rise

Merchantville COVID-19 case total since March 2020 is 178. We have seen a marked increase of confirmed cases during the first two weeks of December, growing from 148 to 178 cases. This past weekend, the Borough added 10 cases: four on Saturday, 12/12 - a male in his 50s, a male in his 40s, a male in his 80s and a male in his 20s; five on Sunday, 12/13 - a male in his 30s,…
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Cases Surging

Like most of New Jersey COVID-19 cases are climbing in Merchantville. Last weekend our numbers rose to 104 cases of Coronavirus and another six (6) this week. This represents an increase of fifteen (21) resident COVID-19 cases in less than two weeks. These new Borough cases includes every age group, especially teens and young adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s. The virus is beginning to spread again at an alarming rate and can only…
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