Know the facts about COVID-19 and help stop the spread of Rumors.
Donating Blood During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Routine Blood Donations: Blood donation is an essential service and is urgently needed. Donors should check with the local blood centers (American Read Cross Blood Services, New York Blood Center, Vitalant Blood Center, and Miller-Keystone Blood Center) for specific requirements for donations.
When going to donate blood, potential donors will be asked about their health, travel history– both internationally and within the U.S., if they’ve been tested for COVID-19, and if they’ve had CLOSE CONTACT with someone who may have had COVID-19. Also, at the time of arrival at the blood center, donor staff may take temperature of potential donors. The blood centers are asking that donations be on an appointment-only basis to maintain safe practices for the donor staff and to consistently follow all social distancing guidelines for donor safety.
CDC Recommendations for COVID-19
Wearing cloth face covering in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (i.e. grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas with community-based transmission. Face covering does not replace social distancing but is another tool to reduce transmission.
Since the Governor instituted the no gathering Executive Order, many religious services have stopped holding services. Many now offer on-line or streamed services. Check with your local congregation.
For more information: https://health.salemcountynj.gov