Yesterday afternoon, the Bordentown City Police Department issued a statement saying that the picnic area located at Bordentown Beach would be shut down due to overcrowding and a lack of social distancing.

Bordentown Beach is located at the end of W. Park Street. The beach is home to the picnic area as well as the city's public boat ramp, which gives boaters access to Crosswicks Creek and the Delaware River.

In addition to closing the picnic area, police say that boat launch permits, both annual and daily, will only be issued to residents of the town. (Police do say that permits purchased prior to Monday will still have access to the ramp.)

According to, as of Monday, July 13, Burlington County had 5.412 reported positive COVID-19 test results and 410 reported deaths due to the coronavirus.

On July 2, NJ Governor Phil Murphy announced that outdoor gatherings of 500 or fewer people would be allowed in the state as long as social distancing guidelines were followed.

In other coronavirus-related news, the Burlington County Health Department issued a reminder today that walk-up mobile COVID-19 testing would take place in the Carslake Center parking lot in Bordentown on Thursday (July 16) between 10:30am-12:30pm. To schedule an appointment, call (609) 726-7097.

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