The coronavirus has shut down another volunteer ambulance squad in New Jersey.
Mine Hill Township posted this message to Facebook on Thursday:
After consulting with the Mine Hill 1st aid squad, the police department and Atlantic health ambulance service, the decision was made to take the Mine Hill 1st aid squad out of service until July 1st. The primary reason for this is the safety of our volunteers. We are not having very many calls right now but all calls have to be treated as if the virus is part of the household. While our volunteers are wonderful and do a great job, the threat of this virus is not something volunteers should be exposed to. Starting tonight at 6:00 p.m. Atlantic health system ambulance service will be full-time here and stationed at Mine Hill Town Hall until the end of June. There will be at least one of their crews stationed here and sometimes multiple crews will be stationed here around the clock. We are in good hands. Thank you and stay safe.
The Cedar Grove ambulance squad announced last month it was no longer responding to emergencies during the COVID-19 crisis .