AtlantiCare City Campus triage tent

Workers set up a temporary triage tent March 14 outside the entrance to the Emergency Department of AtlantiCare’s Atlantic City campus.

AtlantiCare sets up triage tents

AtlantiCare workers and police officers began setting up temporary triage tents on their Atlantic City and Mainland campuses Saturday.

The tents will be used to screen patients with flu-like symptoms, and will only open in the event of the facilities seeing an increase in patients, according to a statement from AtlantiCare. If it is determined during this screening that patients need further treatment or evaluation, they will be sent to the Emergency Department.

Harrah’s in pa. shuts

Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Chester, Pennsylvania, has posted a message on its website saying it has closed as of 6 a.m. Saturday, following a directive from Gov. Tom Wolf.

“To be clear, there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Harrah’s Philadelphia to date. However, for the health and safety of our team members and guests, the casino and racetrack will close to the public,” the casino says. “Harrah’s Philadelphia is closely monitoring this evolving situation and will work with local officials to establish a reopening date as soon as it is appropriate to do so.”

New phone reporting option for police in middle and lower

The Middle and Lower township police departments said Saturday they will take reports for non-emergency calls over the phone to mitigate person-to-person contact. Officers will continue to respond to emergencies and calls requiring scene investigation or evidence collection, the departments said in news releases.

The communications operator will collect the reporting party’s information, and an officer will make contact with the citizen in a timely fashion, police said. This is only a temporary procedure for minor, non-emergency calls.

Garden State Film Festival to switch to digital streaming

The 18th annual Garden State Film Festival will be streamed live from the festival’s private servers, the festival announced in a news release Friday night.

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, physical events such as industry activities, workshops and panels have been canceled.

The festival will be streamed at the originally scheduled times and will only be accessed by ticket holders.

— Press staff reports

Source: State of New Jersey Department of Health

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