COVID COMMUNITY IMPACT – If you would like additional information on COVID-19, including county-wide totals for daily new cases from the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), please visit https://covid19.nj.gov/ . On behalf of BCHD, thank you for your continuous support, feedback, and commitment to public health.
TESTING: COVID-19 Testing to include PCR & Rapid Testing: The only Burlington County COVID-19 testing site still open is in Willingboro. Visit the Burlington County Health Department website for dates and times: co.burlington.nj.us/1927/COVID-19-Testing to order a Federal test kit visit www.covidtests.gov or state’s saliva test: learn.vaulthealth.com.
VACCINATION: For those who are homebound, vaccinations can be scheduled by calling the Burlington County Health Dept at 609-265-5548.
The CDC is updating its recommendations to allow certain immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose at least 4 months ago to be eligible for another mRNA booster to increase their protection against severe disease from COVID-19. Individuals can book their appointments on the NJVSS website or use the NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Finder to get an appointment at locations throughout New Jersey at https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/finder.
Effective 5/19/22 the CDC approved booster vaccinations for 5 to 11-year-olds.
The Burlington County Megasite Schedule hours for the month of August are:
Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Fridays 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
The Burlington County Health Dept. will be offering Covid Vaccinations for those Burlington County residents ages 6 months to 5 years. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are approved under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for this age group and will be available at each listed clinic. Vaccinations will be by appointment only. Appointments can be made at www.signupgenius.com/go/peeweeclinics.
MASK RECOMMENDATIONS: KN95 or N95 or double layered well-fitting surgical and cloth are still recommended by the CDC in certain situations (immunocompromised, etc.). CDC page link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html.
Websites for looking up approved KN95 and N95 masks are:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html and www.ProjectN95.org .