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            COMMUNITY UPDATE                                       Continued from page 1   CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

     operations. Employers bringing employ-  impacted by the pandemic and related
     ees back to the physical worksite must   economic downturn.                Cumberland County                  similar assistance.
     continue to follow all applicable portions   “This pandemic has created chal-                                   Call 856-453-2220 for the Office on
     of Executive Order No. 192, including   lenges for families across South Jersey,   Seniors: Get Vaccinated   Aging.
     notifying employees of on-site exposure   including food insecurity, housing insta-  Cumberland County seniors have   Call 856-691-7799 for the bus trans-
     and performing health screenings of   bility, and a lack of childcare. These   multiple ways to get a COVID vac-  portation system.
     employees entering the worksite.     grants build on the Foundation’s efforts   cination, according to Commissioner   Call 856-405-4603 between 10 a.m
        The Order further permits employers   to help those on the front line provide   Director Joseph Derella.   and 1 p.m. for the Vineland Health
     in indoor worksites that are closed to the   access to these essential services and   While the online registration pro-  Department.
     public to allow employees who can verify   more,” said CFSJ Executive Director   cess is the preferred method to sched-  Also the State of New Jersey has a
     that they are vaccinated the ability to   Andy Fraizer. “We applaud the efforts of   ule a vaccination, seniors who lack the   vaccine hotline to schedule an appoint-
     forego wearing a mask and social distanc-  those who are working tirelessly to serve   ability to use it still have alternatives.  ment with Inspira health or a local
     ing.  Employers retain the ability to issue   individuals and families.”      Eligible Cumberland County indi-  CVS, Rite Aid, or ShopRite pharmacy.
     more restrictive policies on masking and   “This critical funding through five   viduals over 60 without internet access   Call 855-568-0545.
     social distancing. Employers shall not   rounds of grant awards would not be   can call the office on aging for help and   Derella stressed that no senior should
     restrict individuals from wearing masks   possible without the continued support   the Cumberland Area Transportation   go unvaccinated because they are unable
     and shall not penalize or retaliate against   from our philanthropic supporters,”   System for a ride.        to register online. If able to do so, visit
     individuals who choose to wear a mask.  said Wanda Hardy, Chairperson of the   In addition, Vineland seniors can
        Executive Order No. 243 takes effect   Foundation’s Community Leadership   call the City Health Department for   index.php/vaccine/vaccine_availability
     on Friday, June 4.                   and Engagement Committee. “While
                                          the long-term impact of the coronavirus
     Menantico Ponds, Three               and the volatility it has created remains   CANJ, AtlantiCare Bring         CANJ President Terry Glebocki said
                                          unclear, we are committed to working
     Other South Jersey Parks             closely with partners to support recov-  Vaccination Sites into          the effort is another way the industry is
                                                                                                                   prioritizing health and wellness.
     Closed This Summer                   ery.”                                 Casinos for Workers,                  “The Atlantic City casino industry
        Portions of four South Jersey state   Since March of 2020, South Jersey                                    remains focused on the health and safety
     parks will be closed locally due to what   residents, businesses, and philanthro-  General Public             of its employees, guests and fellow resi-
     the New Jersey Division of Fish and   pists across the state have contributed   By ROI-NJ Staff (Atlantic City,   dents,” she said. “These pop-up vaccina-
     Wildlife has called “unprecedented   more than $1,310,000 to the South Jersey   May 26, 2021                  tion clinics provide our employees and
     unauthorized use.” Menantico Ponds in   COVID-19 Response Fund for the critical   This story is being republished under a   their families another opportunity to get
     Millville, Cumberland County; two areas   needs served by local nonprofit orga-  special NJ News Commons content-sharing   vaccinated on-site at our casino proper-
     of Greenwood Forest in Ocean County;   nizations. Even as vaccine availability   agreement related to COVID-19 coverage.   ties.”
     the Winslow Wildlife Management Area;   expands and the economy slowly begins   Link to story:  Margaret Belfield, the chief operating
     and Cedar Lake in Monroe Township,   to reopen, ongoing investment is neces-  healthcare/canj-atlanticare-bring-vac-  officer at AtlantiCare, said making vacci-
     Gloucester County and are being closed   sary.                                                                nations easier will help the community.
     to the public through September 15, the   “The past year has been quite a jour-  general-public/                 “By expanding our vaccination on-site
                                                                                   The Casino Association of New
     division announced in a statement on   ney and the road ahead remains long and                                clinics into the casinos, we are making
     social media.                        uncharted. Many in South Jersey still   Jersey, in partnership with regional   getting a vaccine even more convenient
        The closure includes all Division of   have a long way to go to recover from the   health care provider AtlantiCare, is host-  as we all work to protect our community
     Fish and Wildlife property identified   impact of this pandemic. We are grateful   ing COVID-19 vaccination events at casi-  and those who visit Atlantic City and the
     as the Menantico Ponds WMA and the   to have so many by our side. Thank you   nos across Atlantic City.       surrounding region,” she said.
                                                                                   The pop-up vaccination clinics
     access road into the area from Route 49.  for your continued support, generosity,                                Glebocki agreed.
                                          and resilience. Big or small, every contri-  opened this past weekend at several   “This has been a challenging year for
                                                                                Atlantic City casino properties, includ-
     South Jersey COVID                   bution makes a difference and will help   ing: Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino,   all of us, but we are ready to move for-
                                          to make a positive impact on someone’s
                                                                                                                   ward and rebuild and recover from this
     Response Fund: Fifth                 life,” Fraizer concluded.             Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino,   unprecedented pandemic,” she said. “We
                                            For more information on how indi-
     Round of Grants                      viduals or organizations can make a   Ocean Casino Resort and Tropicana   are truly grateful for the ongoing support
                                                                                Atlantic City.
        Community Foundation of South     donation, funding priorities, and how to   There will be additional vaccina-  of the (Gov. Phil) Murphy administra-
                                                                                                                   tion, AtlantiCare, UNITE HERE Local
     Jersey (CFSJ), has awarded a fifth round   apply for a grant, visit southjerseyrespon-  tion events held over the next several   54, our frontline team members and first
     of grants from its COVID-19 Response                         weeks at Atlantic City casinos, including:   responders who have worked together
     Fund. Sixteen grants totaling $155,000   Round five grant award recipients   Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City and Resorts
     were awarded to South Jersey nonprof-  include these local organizations:  Casino Hotel on June 5 and at Golden   with us every step of the way to help vac-
                                                                                                                   cinate our team members, guests and fel-
     its meeting the needs of communities in   • Gateway Community Action       Nugget Atlantic City and Hard Rock   low residents.
     Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May,   Partnership – Bridgeton, NJ: The $6,000   Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on June 6.  “As we look to turn the page on this
     Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and   grant will be used by the Gateway        Vaccinations are available to those 12   difficult chapter, we will always remem-
     Salem counties. Over the past year, CFSJ   Wellness Center to provide community-  and older. No appointments are neces-
     has distributed more than $848,000 to                                      sary.                              ber how everyone came together in the
                                                                                                                   best interest of Atlantic City.”
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