Spring concerts postponed, additional event cancellations in Camden County
(Camden, NJ) – As of 2 p.m. on March 12, there remains just one presumptive positive case of coronavirus in Camden County. That patient, whose case was first announced on Friday, March 6, has had his status improve continually over the past several days. The Department of Health is maintaining constant contact with our partners at the state, local, and federal levels to ensure that any possible infections or exposures are identified quickly, and that the risk to the general public is minimized.
Yesterday, the World Health Organization officially declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic. With this declaration underscoring the need to treat the coronavirus as seriously as any public health crisis, the Freeholder Board is actively considering all preventative measures which will reduce the risk of coronavirus contraction by Camden County residents.
In recognition of the threat posed by continued spread of the virus, the Freeholder Board announced today the postponement of all remaining spring concerts at the Scottish Rite until the fall.
“Until this changes it bears repeating as many times as possible, the risk assessment for the general public of contracting or spreading coronavirus in our community is still considered low,” said Freeholder Louis Cappelli, Jr. “However, we are advocating that the public take this threat seriously and exercise social distancing while avoiding nonessential mass gatherings to further reduce the likelihood that this virus spreads in Camden County. At this time, we find it is in the best interest of our concert-goers, musical acts, and venue personnel to postpone these events until the fall season begins.”
A full list of the season’s concerts as originally scheduled is available by visiting here. This page will be updated as soon as rescheduled dates have been determined.