Between April 26th and May 4th there have been nine (9) new cases in Merchantville bringing the Borough total to 25 residents. Most recent Covid-19 cases include resident males in their 50's, 60's and 70's and females in their 60s. The Camden County Department of Health has announced 3,542 cases in Camden County today and 186 total fatalities. Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. stated, “We have reached a difficult stage in this pandemic, one where the mixture of positive and negative developments can make it difficult to tell just how much progress we are making. Rest assured, we are better off today than we were two months ago when this pandemic began. Testing is more accessible than it has been at any other point, our hospitals are not overwhelmed with patients, and we have been able to reopen our parks that sat closed for nearly a month. Our means for fighting this virus have not changed, and the importance of exercising them has only been heightened. Stay home unless you must go out, do not attend or organize social gatherings of any kind, and wear a mask or face cover when you cannot maintain proper social distancing. Together, we will get through this and we will be stronger for having done so.”
We know you have questions about coronavirus (COVID-19), how your government is responding to the needs of the community, and what is being done to mitigate the spread of the disease in Camden County. On Thursday, March 26th, at 3:00 p.m. Freeholder Lou Cappelli, Congressman Donald Norcross and Health & Human Services Director Anne E. Walters hosted a virtual town hall on Facebook Live. Residents were invited and encouraged to join in and have their questions answered via live chat and email. The video stream is available here.