COVID-19 resource hub

Welcome to the Camden Coalition’s COVID-19 resource hub! Here you will find the latest local information and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Local vaccination sites and pop-up events

Please visit camdencounty.com for the latest information on where to get a COVID-19 test, pop-up vaccination events in the area, and more.

For more information about other services in South Jersey, visit our My Resource Pal website.

Additional COVID-19 Resources

Camden Coalition Medical Director Jubril Oyeyemi addresses common concerns about the vaccines in the videos below.

COVID-19 FAQs

How is COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 spreads when an infected person breathes out droplets and very small particles that contain the virus. These droplets and particles can be breathed in by other people or land on their eyes, noses, or mouth. In some circumstances, they may contaminate surfaces they touch. People who are closer than 6 feet from the infected person are most likely to get infected.

Types of Spread

COVID-19 is spread in three main ways

  • Breathing in the air when close to an infected person who is exhaling small droplets and particles that contain the virus.
  • Having these small droplets and particles that contain viruses land on the eyes, nose, or mouth, especially through splashes and sprays like a cough or sneeze.
  • Touching eyes, nose, or mouth with hands that have the virus on them.

 What can I do to slow the spread of COVID-19?

Who should get tested for COVID-19?

The following people should get tested for COVID-19:

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Most people who have had close contact(within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
  • Fully vaccinated people should be tested 3-5 days following a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
  • People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered do not need to get tested following an exposure as long as they do not develop new symptoms.
  • Unvaccinated people who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 because they cannot physically distance as needed to avoid exposure, such as travel, attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded or poorly-ventilated indoor settings.

How do I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Find a COVID-19 Vaccine: Search vaccines.gov, text your zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.

There are several ways you can look for vaccination providers near you.

  • Visit gov to find vaccination providers near you. Learn more about COVID-19 Vaccination locations.
  • Text your zip code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find vaccine locations near you.
  • Check your local pharmacy’s website to see if vaccination appointments are available. Find out which pharmacies are participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.
  • Contact your state health department to find additional vaccination locations in the area.
  • Check your local news outlets. They may have information on how to get a vaccination appointment.
  • People who have been asked or referred to get tested by their healthcare provider, or statetribal, or territorial health department.

CDC recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. If you get tested because you have symptoms or were potentially exposed to the virus, you should stay away from others pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

Additional Resources

Featured resources

Below are helpful guides for providers on talking to patients about getting vaccinated and connecting with patients during a pandemic.

Stay in the know

Follow us on Twitter for real-time updates! @camdenhealth

 

Happening soon — This single-session, virtual training is for anyone working in healthcare & social services who may be in a position to address #VaccineConfidence in the course of their work. Limited space! Register now: http://ow.ly/ptRR50HAf5C

Do you encounter patients/clients who express vaccine hesitancy? Motivational interviewing is 1 of many tools used to engage this hesitancy. Join us today 9/28 in our next #VaccineConfidence training. Space is limited! http://ow.ly/ptRR50HAf5C

Really codesigning an initiative means asking questions. Are these the right goals? Are we even speaking the same language? @allday_fo @camdenhealth #CenteringCare22

Patients impacted by carceral systems need care teams who provide strong advocacy at both the patient and systems level. Loved sharing some of the work we do @The_BMC to complex care teams from across the country at #CenteringCare22 @camdenhealth https://twitter.com/Hassanah2017/status/1573019817010876417

“We see things that might be failures as opportunities for quality improvement.” @allday_fo @camdenhealth #CenteringCare22

"Even if #CalAIM ends up being cost-neutral, it will be worth it," says CA Medicaid Director @jaycoop0427 @DHCS_CA #CenteringCare22

At #CenteringCare22 @dmgorenstein asks, If CalAIM improves health, but doesn't save money, is it a success?

@jaycoop0427 says yes.

At #CenteringCare22 @jaycoop0427 characterizes the progress of the CalAIM initiative,

"When you are training for a marathon week 1 feels different than week 10 ... blisters hurt!"

Learn more about CalAIM: https://tradeoffs.org/2022/09/22/calaim-california-medicaid-housing-sdoh/

The next challenge in #CalAIM is expanding connections to permanent housing. 95 Illumination Foundation clients have housing vouchers in hand that are about to expire. #CenteringCare22

“We were seeing reduced utilization, but it wasn’t just due to care coordination… it was wrap services — housing, food, community supports — that really made an impact on people’s health & lives.” - Jacey Cooper, CA Medicaid Director on #CalAIM #CenteringCare2 @jaycoop0427

Dale went to the hospital in February 2022 — if he had gone in in November 2021, before the implementation of #CalAIM, it would have been much harder for him to get the medical respite care he needed, says Dr. Pooja Bhalla of the Illumination Foundation #CenteringCare22

We now hear from Dale Stout at #CenteringCare22, one of the first people to get support through the CalAIM initiative.

"I'm 50 years old and I've never experienced this much love and care."

Learn more about Dale's story: https://tradeoffs.org/2022/09/22/calaim-california-medicaid-housing-sdoh/

@jaycoop0427, California Medicaid Director, describes the map she used to visualize the relationships between one person and their 13 Medi-Cal case managers.

The main point: people needed more help navigating this crazy, complex system.

#CenteringCare22

We're honored to be hearing from State Medicaid Director and the architect of #CalAIM @jaycoop0427 @DHCS_CA at #CenteringCare22, in conversation with @dmgorenstein @tradeoffspod

@jaycoop0427 explains how some simple federal regulation language ‘in Lieu of services’ was key to making CalAIM possible #CenteringCare22

Learn more about origins and challenges of CalAIM: https://tradeoffs.org/2022/09/22/calaim-california-medicaid-housing-sdoh/

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