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March 20 Update:  Useful Information and Links on COVID19

Detail News:

Please see useful links and phone numbers for residents from U.S, New Jersey, County, and local resources, including medical safety, local financial, business, and personal resources.  Also, free lunch deliveries for kids will commence on Monday, March 21 (see below for details).  We will continue to add to this list as new information becomes available.


One of the most important things residents can do to protect themselves against all risks is to keep up to date on information.

Twenty-four Hour Phone Hotline

If any non-clinical person has questions, a multi-language 24/7 public call center has been opened at the NJ Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES) and can be reached at 1-800-222-1222.

On-Line Information Resources for Residents and Businesses

The two best places for information are:

The New Jersey Department of Health website: and 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website:

Specifically, they have guidance 

For communities: 

For businesses:


Useful Federal /State / County Information

  • On March  16,  2020  the  White  House  announced  a  program  called  “15  Days  to  Stop  the                             Spread,”  which  is  a nationwide  effort  to  slow  the  spread  of COVID-19  through  the  implementation  of social  distancing  at  all levels  of  society.  This  is  a  massive  preventive response  to  slow   the  spread  and  reduce  the  impact  of  the disease  in  our communities.  People  are  being  asked  to  stay  home  as  much  as  possible  and  practice  social distancing.  This includes  canceling  or postponing  gatherings  and  closing  schools.
  • Visit the  Centers  for  Disease Control  and  Prevention  website at
  • State of New Jersey  posts  updates  on  their  website:
  • NJ  211 has  been  activated  to  assist  with  handling     COVID-19  calls  from  NJ  residents. Residents can also text NJCOVID  to  898-211 to  receive  text information  and  to  stay  informed.  To receive live text assistance, residents  can  text  their  zip  code  to  898-211.     
  • For an update of  cases  by  county,  the  New  Jersey  Dept  of  Health  (NJDOH)  has  set  up  a  dashboard with  information:
  • If the  NJ public  has  questions,  they  should  contact  the  call  center:  1-800-962-1253.  Call center  is  open 24/7  and  has  multi-language  capacity.  The  call  center is  not  able   to  diagnose  individuals,  provide testing  appointments  or  results,  or give  specific  medical  recommendations.  Callers  who  need medical  advice  should  contact  their  healthcare  provider.  
  • The  NJ  Department  of Human  Services  operates  a  toll  free  “warm  line”  which  is  a resource  for  people seeking  mental  health  service.  The  warm  line  is  activated  during  events that impact the  mental  health  of New Jersey  residents.  The  warm  line  is  available  24  hours  and  has  language   access;  (877)  294-HELP  (4357). NOTE:  The  “warm  line”  does  not replace  911  and  is  not used  to  report  emergencies.  

Is Municipal Water Safe to Drink During COVID19 Outbreak?
“The US Centers for Disease Control has stated that the virus has not been detected in drinking water. "Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, shouldremove or inactivate the virus that causes Covid-19." Please see below link for additional information about this and other related topics from the CDC.

Other Useful links during COVID19 Outbreak

Unemployment Insurance


Web, Phone, Virtual NA Meetings


Web, Phone, Virtual AA Meetings


Free Meal Packages for Kids at Clarkson and Barclay Tot Lots on Mondays and Wednesday at 3 pm at Clarkson Tot Lot and at 3:45 at Barclay Tot Lot

On Monday, March 23, 2020, Food Bank South Jersey will begin delivering free meals to Burlington children. The program will continue for as long as schools are closed.

They will distribute pre-packaged Grab'n'Go meals on Monday (x2 days) and Wednesday (x3 days). These healthy, high-quality fresh meals will arrive cold.

Meals will be packaged together, so we can hand children one package with all breakfast (can be a pm snack) and lunch (same as our supper menu) components included for a few days' consumption. 

Packages do not have to be handed to a child specifically; a parent can pick them up.

Stop 1: York and Clarkson Tot Lot Playground

Address: Corner of York St. and Clarkson St., Burlington City NJ 08016

Parking lot next to park; Time: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm


Stop 2:  Barclay Street Playground

Address: Barclay & Stacy Street, Burlington City NJ 08016

On Street next to park; Time: 3:45 -4:15

Be well! 

Elena Pendino| Food Bank of South Jersey | Nutrition Programs Manager 
1501 John Tipton Blvd., Pennsauken, NJ 08110 |
P: 609.472.1400 | F: 856.662.4489 

Celebrating 35 Years as South Jersey’s leading hunger relief organization, providing food, nutrition and hope. DONATE TODAY! at  #EndHungerinSJ

COVID-19 Update for Utility Assistance as well as Housing Assistance from BCAP

Burlington Community Action Program (BCAP) Inc. has decided to close their offices to the public for walk-ins and on-site services, effective March 17, 2020 until further notice.


Although the Board of Public Utilities has issued a 60-day suspension of all utility shut offs as of 3/13/20, during this time, BCAP will continue to accept applications for Utility Assistance and emergency assistance with appropriate verifying documents during our normal business hours of Monday-Friday 9a-5p. They also will accept applications for Housing Assistance (targeting Rapid Rehousing for those currently displaced or homeless or assistance with security deposit and 1st month’s rent.  Please use the following methods:

-Drop off documents to a secure box outside of the facility that will be checked and gathered daily

-Fax 609-835-9607

-Email or email

Questions or follow up with your applications continued to be welcomed during our offices hours by calling 609-747-4743 or 609-747-4741


OTHER Burlington County Housing News and Resource Updates:

-As of 3/16/2020 all Sheriff's sales have been postponed

-Scheduled Evictions are currently postponed until further notice

-Burlington County's Housing Hub is closed to the public however residents may still contact the hub for resources via phone 609-265-5185 or email during their business hours Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


-NJ211 continues to be a resource outside of BCAP’s regular office business hours

   (Call NJ211, Text NJCOVID  to 898-211, Email -

-Burlington County Board of Social Services is closed to the public but accepting applications:

Online at  or call 609-518-4839 or Toll Free 1-800-342-0047 ext 4836, 


Janessa Rivera, Chief Program Officer, BCAP

Burlington Community Action Partnerships, Inc.

718 Route 130 S., Burlington, NJ

Ph: 609-239-4008.  Fax:6097477863.   Email:  

Official Agency Website:

Local COVID19 Testing Centers

Please call  before  going  to  any  of  these  locations,  as  they  may  be  by  appointment only. The  locations  that were  publicized  in  the  media  as  offering drive-thru  testing include:   

-       Holy Name Medical Center:  201-833-3000,  must  have  primary  doctor  approve  patient  for testing and  then  doctor  must  call  HNMC  Emergency  Dept.  for appointment  for  patient. 

-       Hudson Regional  Hospital:  201-388-1097  

-       Riverside  Medical Froup  (for current  patients  of Riverside  Medical  only)  201-865-2050 

-       Immediate Care  of  Marlboro:  855-925-5467,  must  make  appointment 

-       InFocus Urgent Care:  609-799-7009,  must  make  appointment, 64 Princeton  Hightstown  Rd,  Princeton  Junction and 100 Campus Town Circle,  Suite  100,  Ewing