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

Additional Boro Closures and Actions Responding to COVID-19

Effective immediately, and consistent with the directives contained in Camden County, Proclamation of Local Emergency and guidance from both the CDC and State of N.I officials, all Borough of Merchantville playgrounds, public bathrooms and water fountains located within any and all parks in the Borough arc hereby closed to the public. Park locations will remain open as outdoor only facilities during regular operating hours. Additionally. the Borough is instituting the following additional measures to continue…
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NJ Covid-19 Dashboard

COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus. Most cases of COVID-19 are mild to moderate, like the common cold. But it can be more severe in older adults and people with chronic health conditions.The virus is most likely to be spread from person to person by droplets when coughing and from contact with surfaces where those droplets have landed. Since this virus is new, health authorities continue to carefully watch how…
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Kinsa vs. CDC

A company that uses internet-connected thermometers to predict the spread of the flu is tracking the coronavirus in real time — something that had been impossible, given the lack of testing for the disease. Kinsa Health has sold or given away more than a million smart thermometers to households in which two million people reside, and can record fevers almost as soon as consumers experience them. For the last few years, Kinsa’s interactive maps have …
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Avoid Cabin Fever

Cabin fever is driving out the masses. Yes, it's still perfectly safe to step outside and get moving in most places, provided that you're healthy and aren't part of a high-risk population. But remember, going outside isn't a free-for-all. The CDC warns that you should maintain at least six feet of distance between you and others, so if you go outside, keeping your distance is a great first line of defense. Skip the mask -…
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County Covid-19 Updates

The Camden County Department of Health is announcing additional 4 positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County between their 40's and 60's - 3 in Cherry Hill and 1 in Pine Hill. “As testing volume increases, we are going to see the number of cases in our community continue to increase,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “It is critical at this moment that everyone takes this threat extremely seriously. Social distancing,…
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Borough Offices Closed to the Public

Effective immediately, all Borough of Merchantville government facilities are closed to the public. Specifically, both Merchantville Borough Hall and the Merchantville Community Center are closed to all members of the public until further notice. These measures are necessary to do our part in the Borough to reduce the spread and transmission of Covid-19, the novel coronavirus, which has reached pandemic level.should you need to conduct business with the Borough for any reason, go to our…
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Flatten the Curve

The ideal goal in fighting an epidemic or pandemic is to completely halt the spread. But merely slowing it — mitigation — is critical. This reduces the number of cases that are active at any given time, which in turn gives doctors, hospitals, police, schools and vaccine-manufacturers time to prepare and respond, without becoming overwhelmed. Lisa McHugh, the program coordinator of infectious disease epidemiology at the state Department of Health, said with social distancing and…
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NJ State of Emergency

Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 104, implementing aggressive social distancing measures to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. Among the directives, Governor Murphy’s Executive Order indefinitely closes all public and private preschool, elementary and secondary schools, and institutions of higher education, as well as closes all casinos, racetracks, gyms, movie theaters, and performing arts centers. The order also mandates that all non-essential retail, recreational, and entertainment businesses must cease daily…
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Cleaning & Disinfecting

These guidelines from the CDC are focused on household settings and are meant for the general public. Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. Cleaning does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection. Disinfecting refers to using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a…
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Coronavirus Message

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…
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Coronavirus Message from Mayor Brennan

March 13, 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…
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Coronavirus Links and Trackers

COVID-2019 is a respiratory infection caused by a novel (new) virus that arose from the area of Wuhan, China in December, 2019. Most of the early cases of this illness were linked to a large seafood and animal market suggesting possible animal-to-person spread of the virus. NJ Department of Health is providing information on this page COVID-19: Information for Communities and the General Public and has a FREE 24 Hour Hotline 1-800-222-1222 manned by trained…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as novel coronavirus (Covid-19) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread…
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