|Posted on April 7, 2020 at 1:40 AM||comments (1)|
State Approves Atlantic County's COVID-19 Test Site Plan
County Executive Dennis Levinson has announced that Atlantic County’s plan for a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site has been approved by the state. The site will be located in the parking lot of the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing and will provide testing by appointment for county residents who are symptomatic for COVID-19 and have a doctor’s script.
Individuals who are not experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness will not be able to be tested. Testing the worried well diverts limited resources from those who need them most and inundates the laboratory with specimens unlikely to test positive, according to state officials.
“We recognize that there are many people who would like to be tested to help allay their fears and concerns, but unfortunately we only have so many test kits available and the state has restricted testing to symptomatic residents only,” stated Levinson. “But the reality is, whether you test positive or not, we must all do our part by adhering to the social distancing requirements to protect ourselves and our communities. That truly is our best defense to reduce the spread.”
The county will perform its first testing on Thursday, April 9 for symptomatic healthcare workers and first responders by appointment through the Office of Emergency Preparedness.
Public testing for symptomatic county residents with a doctor’s script will begin the week of April 13 and instructions for making appointments will be forthcoming.
The county has obtained 600 test kits and the necessary personal protective equipment for the drive-thru facility.
Results will be reported to the Division of Public Health. Its staff will contact residents who test positive upon confirmation.
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Atlantic County COVID-19
Cases Rise to 140 with 13 New Positives
On Monday morning, April 6, the Atlantic County Division of Public Health confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county total to 140. Of these new cases, five were confirmed in men, ages 48-64, and eight were confirmed in women, ages 29-61.
Public health officials also confirmed another eight residents have been cleared as recovered for a total of 19 countywide.
The CDC has issued new guidance regarding face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Simple cloth coverings including scarves and bandanas worn in public settings where other social distancing measures may be difficult to maintain may help prevent the release of any virus-laden particles into the air. But health officials also caution that such coverings should not provide a false sense of security. Keeping a safe distance from others is still the best defense.
There is currently no vaccine or treatment for this virus. Those who experience mild or moderate symptoms such as fever, cough, aches and pains, are advised to stay at home, self-isolate and monitor their symptoms. Most recover within two or more weeks.
Individuals with more severe symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath, and who may have underlying health conditions including heart or lung disease, diabetes or a compromised immune system, should contact their medical provider.
Those who are concerned they may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 may use the Symptom Checker available on COVID19.nj.gov to help make decisions about appropriate medical care.
|Posted on March 28, 2020 at 3:35 PM||comments (11)|
U.S. indicts Venezuela Maduro on narcoterrorism charges
The Justice Department on Thursday charged Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro and his inner circle of several indictments. One indictment by prosecutors in New York accused Maduro and socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello of conspiring with Colombian rebels and members of the Venezuelan military “to flood the United States with cocaine” and use the drug trade as a “weapon against America.”
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|Posted on January 26, 2020 at 2:30 AM||comments (36)|
Atlantic City, NJ Saturday January 25, 2020
-El Artista Puerto Riqueno Marc Anthony Se presento en el Hard Rock Casino en Atlantic City, con el tour Opus.
-Podemos decir que mas de 5000 personas Vinieron a ver el Artista este sabado.
-El Publico Bailo, canto y gozaron un show espetacular.
-El Artista Interpreto la mayorias de sus exitos, que lo llevaron a la fama Internacional.
-El Album Amor Sin Mentiras que lo grabo 2004, fue como empezo el concierto en Atlantic City,
este album tiene Temas Como: Valio La pena, Tu Amor Me hace Bien, y Ahora Quien. Canto muchos mas exitos y tambien
Les hizo recordar a todo el publico presentes exitos que no pasan de moda.
-Pero antes de la presentacion.
Joe Lupo, Sorpredio el Artista Marc Anthony dandole una famosa guitara.
-el Artista Marc Anthony quedo sin palabras.
-Joe Lupo es el presidente del Hard Rock de Atlantic City.
NOTA: todas las fotos estan en el facebook page
-The Society Page en Espanol.
|Posted on December 31, 2019 at 10:25 PM||comments (5)|
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
"January 1st is the first page of your
365 pages of your book of life.
Write something Good"
- Jorge Restrepo
"Building Our Future Together" www.RestrepoPublications.com