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Posted on: January 11, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Burlington County Department of Health declares Code Blue weather emergency until 7AM on 1/14

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The Burlington County Department of Health is declaring a
Code Blue Weather emergency from Monday, January 11, at 7 PM until 7AMThursday, January. 14.

A Code Blue declaration is made in Burlington County when
frigid weather conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to individualswithout shelter. During the declaration, the County provides for short-term
sheltering in clean, safe locations. 

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Individuals will also besheltered in separate rooms to guard against the spread of coronavirus. 

Residents in need of shelter are encouraged to call 211 for
assistance.

“Temperatures are dropping so we’re encouraging all thosein need of help to reach out,” said Freeholder Director Felicia Hopson. “Our
Code Blue sheltering program is ready and we don’t want anyone to have to spendthe night outdoors or in unsafe conditions, especially with the coronavirus
still active.”

For general cold weather precautions, check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage at https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/index.html

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