With COVID-19 cases once again on the rise all over the country, officials in Camden County are taking action with the introduction of a new coronavirus testing center.

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COVID-19 tests can now be administered on the Cherry Hill campus of Camden County Community College on Marlton Pike East (at corner of Springdale Rd. and Route 70), according to 6abc.com. The testing site will be open Mon-Fri from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., according to Courier Post.

Governor Phil Murphy
"These numbers speak for themselves. Wear a mask. Social distance. Stay safe." 

Camden County has been no stranger to that spike. Camden County Freeholder Lou Cappelli tells 6abc.com, "We have more and more people looking to get tested and we are encouraging them to get tested".

In early October, New Jersey was averaging 590 new COVID-19 cases a day. The first seven days of November saw that number rise to 2,135, according to 6abc. The state's death toll as a result of the virus is now at a devastating 14,721.

In an attempt to flatten the curve in the Garden State, Murphy put new restrictions in place this week requiring restaurants to stop indoor dining at 10 p.m., and bars to stop serving alcohol after 10 p.m.

School sports have also been rolled back a bit, and several school districts have returned to an all-virtual learning scenario. The governor is also urging families to shrink the number of guests at Thanksgiving dinner, or skip it altogether.

SOURCES: Courier Post6abc.com, Governor Phil Murphy/Facebook; Governor Phil Murphy/Twitter

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