Update 12-9: City of Burlington Office of Emergency Management COVID 19 Situation Report #69
City of Burlington Office of Emergency Management
COVID 19 Situation Report #69 for December 9, 2020
Current number of Coronavirus cases in the City of Burlington: 355 as of 12/9 (up from 285 on 12/1; up from 262 on 11/24; up from 234 on Nov. 16; up from 201 on Nov. 11; up from 184 on Nov. 4; up from 171 on Oct. 28)
Current number of Coronavirus deaths in the City of Burlington: 5 (no change from Oct. 28; up from 4 on Sept. 3)
Number of deaths in Burlington County: 529 as of 12/9 (up from 518 on 12/1; up from 511 on 11/24; up from 500 on Nov. 16; up from 497 on Nov. 11; up from 494 on Nov. 4; up from 489 on Oct. 28)
Date of Emergency Declarations:
City of Burlington – Declared 18 MAR 2020 remains in effect.
New Jersey State of Emergency – Declared 09 MAR 2020 remains in effect.
New Jersey Public Health Emergency – Extended on 25 OCT 2020.
NJDOH COVID-19 Dashboard: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml
With the Increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations throughout the state we ask every individual to commit to staying extra vigilant and to wear masks, practice social distancing, and wash your hands often.
New Indoor/Outdoor Gathering Limits: To preserve and protect public health and to slow the spread of this virus, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 196 limiting gathering limits. For more please see the attached Executive Order at this link: EO196 Updated 11-16-20.
Face Masks: It is still highly recommended to wear face masks or some type of covering over your mouth and nose if you venture outside. It is mandatory to wear a face mask if you enter a retail establishment, ride public transit, visit a restaurant or attend events in public space where social distancing is difficult.
Travel Advisory: to save lives and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Governor has issued an incoming travel advisory that all individuals entering New Jersey from states with a significant spread of COVID-19 should quarantine for 14-days after leaving that state. This includes travel by train, bus, car, plane and any other method of transportation. For a current list of the 43 states in the advisory: https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/general-public/which-states-are-on-the-travel-advisory-list-are-there-travel-restrictions-to-or-from-new-jersey .
To save lives and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Governor has issued an incoming travel advisory that all individuals entering New Jersey from states with a significant spread of COVID-19 should quarantine for 14-days after leaving that state. This includes travel by train, bus, car, plane and any other method of transportation. New Jersey strongly discourages all non-essential interstate travel at this time. Travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) should self-quarantine at their home, hotel, or other temporary lodging for 14 days.
The self-quarantine is voluntary, but compliance is expected. We ask that you complete a voluntary online survey (https://covid19.nj.gov/forms/njtravel) to provide information about where you are traveling from and your destination if you have traveled to, or are returning from, states beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware). If you choose to provide this information, it will be shared with local New Jersey Public Health authorities and other third parties when required by law. Local health departments will contact you to remind you to self-quarantine and offer assistance including information about testing locations.
At-Home COVID Test Kits: DUE TO ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES THE BURLINGTON COUNTY HOME TEST PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. FOR INFORMATION ON IN-PERSON COVID19 TESTING VISIT WWW.CO.BURLINGTON.NJ.US OR DOWNLOAD THE BURLINGTON COUNTY HEALTH APP.
Testing Site: Free COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing is available at the South Jersey Family Medical Center every Tuesday from 11AM to 2PM beginning 02 June 2020. Antibody Testing is also available. You must make an appointment for either test. You may call (609) 415-9374 on Monday thru Friday from 8:00AM till 4:30PM. To locate a testing site within Burlington County please refer to the attached flyer or to find another testing site near you please click: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/testing#test-site.
Frank S. Caruso
Emergency Management Coordinator