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A ShopRite employee restocks ground beef on the shelves March 17. Due to increased consumer demand, some stores are limiting how many of some products consumers can buy, such as meats and cleaning wipes.

‘I’ve never seen anything like this’ Local grocery stores keep up with demand from shoppers The Sun Snowstorms, hurricanes, massive thunderstorms. The threat of these annual weather events typically brings shoppers to their local grocery stores to stock up in the event of a catastrophe. Until recently, those possible disasters hadn’t included a

pandemic. But the frenzy in recent weeks to stock up in the face of coronavirus has put an unprecedented strain on grocery stores. “Never in my life have I seen it like this,” said ShopRite Vice-President of Retail Operations Jason Ravitz. “I’ve been out of college for 26 years and I started right when I graduated; I’ve never seen anything

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like this sustained for this amount of time, ever in my career.” The Ravitz family owns ShopRite stores in Cherry Hill, Marlton and Mount Laurel as well as a Price Rite in Camden. They are among chains across the country trying to keep up with demand. please see GROCERY, page 7

The Eastern Camden County Regional School District board of education held its monthly meeting March 18 with only the superintendent, business administrator and board solicitor present, while elected board members representing sending districts were connected via webcams. At the top of the meeting, Superintendent Robert Cloutier discussed the start of the district’s remote learning procedure – a result of the COVID19 pandemic that has closed schools across the state and country -– saying its implementation has gone as well as could be expected in the beginning. “Everyone is cooperating and collaborating and overall, relatively, it’s been a good start,” Cloutier said. “We’re trying to make adjustments as we go and

received feedback. But again, relatively, it’s been a good start.” Board President Bob DeCicco also spoke about the work of administrators, teachers and others to get the remote learning plan up and running for the foreseeable future. “On behalf of the board of education and the residents of our three districts I would like to publicly congratulate Mr. Cloutier, Dr. (Kristin) Borda, all the administration, teachers, aides and support staff for the incredible job in preparing and implementing the remote school day education plan that we are now operating under,” DeCicco said in a written statement. “I understand the plan is operating very well and the speed and expertise in getting this working is a true measure of their professionalism.” During the meeting, the board

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communicable, flu-like disease that affects the respiratory system and is at the center of the current pandemic. Efforts to slow the spread of the virus have non-essential employees from all industries and public, private and parochial school students gearing up to work and learn from home for an indefinite but long-term period. But with the spike in telecommuting and at-home virtual classrooms comes the reality that some households and low-income areas are without either internet access or the tools to get online — especially in the face of widespread library closures that further restrict affordable access for many. Even more aren’t sufficiently equipped to handle the digital demands of their jobs or education with at-home internet limitations. “During this difficult time, when schools and workplaces are closed due to the coronavirus, access to the internet has never been

more important,” said Alexandra Wachman, Public Relations Manager at Comcast. “With this in mind, we are going to offer 60 days of free internet service through our Internet Essentials program ... for low-income Americans. Additionally, we’re increasing speeds of the service for all new and existing customers.” Internet Essentials has helped more than eight million customers since 2011 by providing lowcost, high-speed internet to eligible households. Effective March 16, Comcast rolled out “two substantial program enhancements” for Internet Essentials and those families most technologically compromised by the new normal of working and learning from home, both Wachman and a press release further explained. “A hallmark of this program has been our flexibility in adjusting Internet Essentials to meet

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the needs of low-income residents in our footprint,” Wachman explained of the two-pronged approach. Eligible, low-income new customers in a Comcast service area can get 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service by signing up for the program, typically available to eligible households for $9.95 a month. It must be applied for by April 30. Additionally, Internet Essentials will permanently and automatically increase its speeds from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps for new and existing customers alike. All new services and initiatives are available to both New Jersey and Pennsylvania Comcast customers, according to Wachman. “In this way, we will ensure that Internet Essentials customers will be able to use their internet service for all their increased needs as a result of this health crisis,” she noted. Five additional steps have also been announced offering increased affordability, connectivity or access to information. Xfinity WiFi hotspots will be available free to anyone who needs them (a hotspot map can be accessed at xfinity.com/wifi), while a pause in all data plans will offer unlimited data at no additional charge for 60 days. Disconnects and late fees will also be suspended temporarily, as long as customers communicate with Comcast about the need for a moratorium in payment. Schoolage children can now access a variety of educational content by saying “education” into an X1 or Flex voice remote. Those same remotes can tap into the most up-todate COVID-19 information when a user says “coronavirus” into them. And to accommodate the sudden and long-term shift in internet usage, all systems and networks will be monitored, tested and enhanced to support spikes in user patterns. Numerous school districts throughout both states have already taken advantage of the proplease see COMCAST, page 4


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By KRYSTAL NURSE The Sun Constant changes in how the nation is fighting the coronavirus have caused hospitals and medical offices to alter visitation policies and push for patients to follow their advice. Dr. Charles Scott, chair of Advocare Doctors’ Coronavirus Task Force — who practices general pediatric care at Advocare Medford and Mansfield Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine — explained that COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, has symptoms similar to the flu and pneumonia, both of which are common this time of year. “Respiratory difficulties, fevers and dry coughs,” he said, “those are similar to the flu, pneumonia and others. Oftentimes, you can’t tell the difference.” Pneumonia, typically a bacterial infection, can be detected by a doctor listening to a patient’s chest and hearing a “crackling sound with the lungs,” as doctors have described it. They say it is similar to the sound of Velcro opening. The pandemic has forced systems like Jefferson Health and Virtua Health to forbid visitors in the main hospitals and units, unless an exception is made. Jefferson Health started curtailing its elective surgeries on March 13. Virtua’s visitation guidelines can be viewed by visiting Virtua. org “There are innumerable circumstances where exceptions may be appropriate, so surgeon discretion is advised,” Nicole Pensiero, corporate director of communications at Jefferson, said in an email. “We are also recommending transitioning procedures to ambulatory centers if appropriate and feasible.”

Scott emphasized social distancing, since the virus can be spread by a cough or sneeze from a person in close contact. Distancing is one of the ways to “flatten the curve,” doctors say, meaning to restrict the virus’ spread. Helping the elderly and immuno-compromised population stay protected has been the priority of health officials, since the probability of fatal complications is higher in that demographic, Scott said. “If you’re not essential to be at work, stay home,” he added. “Limit the amounts of needing to go out; go get your groceries, but know what you need. Social distancing is important, hand washing for 20 seconds and mind your coughs and sneezes.” In the event of COVID-19 symptoms or the flu, Scott urges patients to call their primary care offices to alert nurse practitioners, secretaries and doctors. “If we have a suspected patient, don’t be surprised if a doctor comes with a gown, masks and gloves,” Scott explained. “Are we treating our patients? Yes we are. Are we staying safe and healthy? Yes we are.” Doctors on the front lines of the pandemic are adhering to health protocols while maintaining contact with regular patients for wellness checks and immunizations. As for treatment of the virus, fluids are highly suggested. As of deadline, there is neither a vaccine nor definitive treatment. Scott said severely ill patients should get treatments specific to their complications. Scott urged that over-the-counter medicines be taken when appropriate and as labeled. “Ibuprofen is not a friend to kidneys and acetaminophen isn’t please see PANDEMIC, page 5

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Comcast: Offers internet County library branches closed until April to aid remote schooling The following is a release by Camden County:

continued from page 2 grams and services currently available, with many directly helping low-income households in their areas receive free internet to aid in their children’s continued education. MaST Community Charter School, which has three Philadelphia locations, is one of those schools, according to CEO John F. Swoyer III. “We have families using the Comcast Essentials package with their pricing discount to access internet throughout our schools,” he said. “We see the impact of access and learning to be key at a time like this for all students.” In New Jersey’s Burlington County, Evesham Township School District Director of Curriculum and Instruction Danielle Magulick has seen house-

holds in need also benefit from accessible internet providing their children’s remote classroom. “Comcast’s Internet Essentials is one program that we typically talk to families about,” she said. “We do have families who are using the 60 days of free internet.” Both Swoyer and Magulick said their districts are using Comcast in conjunction with other available technologies, from devices to programs, in order to ensure as seamless a transition as possible from inperson classrooms to at-home screens. “We are trying to ensure children are engaged while at home and our teachers are using our virtual portal ... to make this happen,” Swoyer said. “They are doing an excellent job.”

The Freeholder Board has announced that all branches of the Camden County Library System will be closed from Monday, March 16 to Monday, April 13, in an effort to limit large gatherings and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). A variety of streaming services will be available for residents and can be at utilized virtually through the library system’s website and social media channels. “During this time, all county residents, even those without a library card, will have access to the library system’s online resources and streaming services,” Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr said. “The Freeholder Board is committed to providing critical information resources, but we also understand the importance of increasing social distancing efforts at this pivotal moment for the country. Our focus is on protect-

ing our vulnerable citizens and contributing, however we can, to flattening the curve and slowing the rate of this virus’ spread in the United States.” For more information on library services during this unprecedented period of time can be found at https://www.camdencountylibrary.org/. In addition, residents and cardholders can keep an eye the library’s social media pages for Facebook live events, including story time, and other virtual services to residents can employ while working remotely. Both Camden County Technical School campuses in Pennsauken and Gloucester Township will be implementing remote learning plans and shutting down their facilities today. Like other school districts throughout the county, Superintendent, Pat Fitzgerald, will be consulting public health officials for guidance in regard to reopening buildings at the end of the month.

For more information about the campus closings please go to the technical schools website here: https://www.ccts.org or reference its social media channels found on the website. Also beginning today, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) will begin a two-week closure, according to an announcement made on March 15, by MVC Chief Administrator Sue Fulton. All MVC agency and road testing facilities will be closed effective immediately and are anticipated to reopen on Monday, March 30. All driver licenses, non-driver IDs, vehicle registrations, and inspection stickers expiring before May 31 have been extended by two months. For more information regarding preparations and response related to coronavirus throughout Camden County, please visit camdencounty.com. Residents should frequently check the county webpage and social media for up-todate information.


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BOE: Tentative 2020-21 budget passes

continued from page 1 passed its 2020-2021 tentative budget, which will now be submitted to the executive county superintendent of schools for approval. According to the board’s agenda, the tentative budget stands at $41,040,909, with a total tax levy -of $26,879,725. For the upcoming Cfiscal year, Eastern will receive $8,731,241 in state aid, a decrease of approximately 4.1 percent from the prior year. d For the average assessed home value of $259,460 in Voorhees Township, the estimated e

annual increase is $40. For the average assessed home value of $223,400, Gibbsboro residents should expect to see an estimated increase of $95, despite a decrease last year. Meanwhile, for the average assessed home value of $233,600 in Berlin Borough, there will be a decrease of approximately $80 from the prior year. According to Business Administrator Diana Schiraldi, the budget represents a 2-percent increase in the tax levy from the prior year. The board also approved capital projects that include

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the replacement of three HVAC rooftop units above the school’s gymnasium; resurfacing of the tennis court and a portion of the parking lot; renovations to the sound and lighting systems of the auditorium; and upgrades to the classroom HVAC system, for the amount of $2,432,575. The board will hold a public hearing regarding the budget on Wednesday, May 6, but its next meeting is Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m., at the board of education office.

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Where to find COVID19 information, help in Camden County By Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. The coronavirus pandemic has already impacted every facet of life in Camden County. To everyone one staying home, following social distancing guidelines, and taking every precaution to protect themselves and others, the Freeholder Board extends our sincerest gratitude to you. The only way that we can stop the spread of this disease and minimize its impact on our community is to make these difficult adjustments. To anyone who has failed to follow these recommendations to date, I urge you to reconsider immediately for the sake of yourself, your family, friends, and neighbors. This has been a sudden and dramatic change for all of us. Our country has not faced a test of this proportion since the attacks on September 11, and just as it did then, it will take each and every one of us doing our part to overcome the threat our country faces. I have faith that we will persevere, because the American spirit is strong and resilient. We will rise to this challenge as we have to every challenge throughout our nation’s history, and we will emerge from it stronger than we have ever been. The Freeholder Board is working day and night with our administration to ensure that no one is without help during this crisis. Below I have compiled a variety of informational and practical resources that may be useful during this unprecedented moment in history. Senior Meals The Camden County Division of Senior and Disabled Services is prepared to ensure that no senior goes hungry. All residents previously enrolled in the Camden County Nutrition Program should have automatically begun receiving home-delivery of meals

last week, and seniors in need of meals – for any reason – can call the Division at (856) 374-MEAL to make immediate arrangements. Clients will receive seven meals once per week. Drop-offs are performed one day per week and vary by town. Camden County CREW Hotline In addition to securing meals for seniors, the Freeholder Board is pooling the county’s resources to ensure any senior or disabled county resident in need is able to get assistance. Senior and disabled residents can also call the Camden County Citizen Relief Emergency Worker (CREW) hotline at (856) 858-3220 to receive assistance if they are struggling to acquire essential supplies, prescription medication, travel to or from a medical appointment, or other critically important assistance. Staff will be manning this line between 8:30 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week. Public Information If you have additional questions or concerns related to the coronavirus, you can call New Jersey’s free, 24-hour public hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800962-1253, or the statewide information and referral service at 2-1-1. New Jersey residents can now also text NJCOVID to 898211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, text your zip code to 898-211. More information regarding Camden County’s preparations, response, and more information is available by visiting our COVID-19 updates page on camdencounty.com. Residents should frequently check the county webpage and social media for up-todate information.

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Grocery: Stores see shopping frenzy continued from page 1 The CDC first began addressing the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in early January. Americans watched for weeks as the virus spread in China and other countries before reaching America. Once it did, grocery store lines and shortages became perhaps the most obvious sign of a national panic. In the face of a typical event, such as a hurricane, shoppers may flood stores for a few days. But according to Ravitz, the pandemic has caused a surge in demand for a longer period of time than anything he’s ever witnessed. “We saw it during the first week in March,” he said. “That’s when the panic started, so it was a while ago at this point.” Now nearly three weeks later, stores are trying to restock shelves with fruit, water and toilet paper, the shortage of which was one of the most visible signs of panic. ShopRite and other stores have also limited the quantity per customer of items like cleaning wipes and meat. “Right now, our meat department is what’s been hit the hardest,” Ravitz said. “People now are going to start cooking from home. It’s what we call ‘center of the plate,’ so red meat, chicken, Italian sausage, turkey, seafood … and then people can build around that, so fruit, rice and pasta and pasta sauce are going a lot too.” Manufacturers, too, have been hard hit by demand. “The toilet paper thing is an old myth that has gone a little off the rails,” Ravitz explained. “It used to be during snowstorms that was one of the items — milk, eggs, bread and toilet paper — because people were afraid they would get stuck and run out of toilet paper. “It got completely taken to the extreme and it caused a temporary manufacturing issue, which is being corrected right now for all of these items.”

According to Ravitz, ShopRite stores have gone to 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. schedule to allow ample time for restocking. “We’ll continue to react,” Ravitz said. “The system is definitely stressed, but it’s not broken or anything. Truck drivers are working a lot, warehouse workers are working a lot and retail workers are working a lot, so things are getting a little backed up because it’s difficult to deal with the demand. “For ShopRite, our warehouses are all in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, so we have a much quicker reaction time than any of our competition, and that’s why, I feel, that we’ve been in better shape.” In response to the high demand from shoppers, the Ravitz family has created a Facebook page called Ravitz ShopRite Corona Virus 2020 Update as a way to better connect with South Jersey residents and keep them aware of which locations are better stocked with certain AmishDepot.com (609) 265-0298

items. Since its creation March 14, the page has gained nearly 8,000 followers. “I started it Saturday night … I don’t want people wasting their time,” Ravitz noted. “I’d rather people make an efficient use of their time going to a place that they know has what they need. Honestly, some may just go to another store after that, whether it be mine or a competitor, but I’m trying to help people make an efficient use of their time. “Plus, we want to help keep emotions calmer or grounded in times like this.” The Facebook page has updated residents on precautions ShopRite is taking to protect and help a senior population that has the highest risk of infection. In all locations, Ravitz’s ShopRite group has provided Senior Citizen Exclusive Lanes so senior shoppers have a shorter wait time. The company is also donating gift cards to help provide seniors with needed items.

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& A&M MASONRY CONCRETE

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WE ARE HIRING DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS New starting rate $12.00 p/hr.

Assist people with daily living activities, including personal goals, recreation and daily household living. Facilitate proper medical care and meet the physical, emotional and personal needs of the people we serve. Position provides direct care and support in life skills, transportation and integration into the community for residents.

QMA is hiring in Burlington, Camden and Cumberland Counties

• Compensation structures that are based on a pay-for-performance philosophy • Vacation pay • A comprehensive benefit plans including medical, vision and prescription coverage with minimal employee contribution • A 401K savings program and life insurance • Performance based bonuses and an employee referral program

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• A minimum HS diploma or GED • 21 YRS of age or older • A valid driver’s license • The ability to communicate and provide physical care to the people we serve • A clear criminal history • A clean driving record Interested • Basic computer skills • A flexible work schedule in joining our team? Multiple Or know somebody who Work Locations Send your resume would be? Check out our Available jpera@qmainc.com current openings listed Employee Referral at qmainc.com. Program Contact Danielle Hollis 856-735-1015 700 Cinnaminson Avenue, Building B, Palmyra NJ 08065

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$

Starting At

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$

2

1199

$ 99

$

Starting At

Your lawn care solution for Early Spring, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Each bag is applied separately in each season delivering the proper nutrients.

5 bags 5,000 sq. ft.

5 Bags For

54

$

Total Value

$

104

99

99*

7 bags 15,000 sq. ft.

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$

+

Colored Mulch

Root Mulch

$

Up to $60 Savings Just on Complete Insect Purchase Greenview 5M 4-Step Program Receive a 5M bag of Bayer Complete Insect Control

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 Playground Mulch

Hardwood Mulch

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3 Yards ....$139 5 Yards ....$199 10 Yards ..$349 15 Yards ..$470

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Super Compost

3 Yards ....$169 5 Yards ....$249 8 Yards ....$369

Bulk Wood Chips

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$

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