Mayor’s Column

Mayor’s Column

New information is continually becoming available regarding the status/spread of the coronavirus and what actions we should be taking. Our best defense to stop the spread of the virus is social distancing, stay at least 6 feet away from others not in your household. Hand washing needs to be practiced by all of us.

In recent days, the Centers for Disease Control has issued new guidance regarding cloth face covers for general use to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The CDC now recommends that all Americans wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain such as grocery stores and pharmacies and especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

This recommendation asks that surgical masks and N95 respirators not be used by the general public as they are still in critically short supply and needed by our medical professionals and first responders.  The face cover helps stop the spread of the virus to others but remember you should still maintain six feet of separation even if everyone is wearing a mask. The CDC advises that cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under the age of two or anyone who has trouble breathing.

There is a lot of misinformation on the internet about the COVID 19 pandemic, below are Federal, State and Municipal phone numbers and websites that you can use to find out the most current information.

Town Hall (856) 429-7757

New Jersey Department of Health Hotline (800) 222-1222

Voorhees Township Emergency Medical Service (856) 783-6630

Voorhees Township Fire Department (856) 783-6630

Voorhees Township Police (856) 428-5400

Camden County Office of Emergency Management (856) 309-2106


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It is important to still support our local businesses during the COVID-19 crises. The Voorhees businesses listed below are open in some form. Ways to help are take-out orders, drive-thru service, on-line shopping and the purchase of a gift card.

Applebee’s, Angelo’s Pizza, Black Olive Restaurant, Cap’n Cat Clam Bar, Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, Coriander Indian Bistro, Dominic’s Pizza & Restaurant, Dunkin Donuts, Elena Wu Restaurant, El Mariachi San Lucas Restaurant, Franky D’s Pizza, Healthy Garden & Gourmet Pizza, Iron Hill Brewery, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Lai Thai Cuisine, Mirabella Italian Restaurant, Mount Masala Himalayan Cuisine, Mulan Chinese Restaurant, Munsal Pakistan and Indian Restaurant, Olive Garden Restaurant, Oki Maki Restaurant, Panera Bread, Primo Hoagies, Radicchio Restaurant, Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse, Sal Vito’s Pizza, Subway, Sushi To Go, Tandoori Kabab, TJ’s Pizza, Wayback Burger, Wendy’s Old Fashion Hamburger.

Acme, Royal Farms, Voorhees Hardware, Wawa, Wine Warehouse, Target.

We will engage in this fight together. Stay home. Wash your hands. Continue social distancing. Please continue to check on your neighbors. We’re six feet apart, but closer than ever.