It's no secret that COVID-19 struck the northern part of the state hard and fast. Thanks to that, the hospitals in North Jersey are completely overwhelmed.

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In an effort to alleviate some of the pressure of an overcrowded hospital, some patients have been moved to the Atrium Post Acute Care facility located in Woodbury, Gloucester County, just about 8 minutes from the Deptford Mall.

In addition, reports that plans are already in place to reopen the old Inspira hospital location also in Woodbury. Formerly known as Underwood Memorial Hospital, the reopening of that facility will reportedly generate 300 beds for coronavirus patients.

Furthermore, plans are currently in development to reopen several rehab facilities that were formerly closed throughout the region.

All this is shared to pose a question to you, the reader. This is your state. If patients are being moved from one side of the state to the other, that means that these new facilities aren't only being opened for the sole purpose of treating patients from the area, but statewide.

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